Japan's Circularity

The world is currently facing two global crises, the climate crisis alongside the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic ramifications. Transitioning to a circular economy can be the solution to both, which aims to decouple our economic activity from consuming finite resources and design out waste, underpinned by using renewable energy. Thus this report, on the basis of over 40 interviews with stakeholders from the Japanese and EU private and public sectors, alongside desk-based research, presents a snapshot of Japan’s circularity. It gives an overview of Japan’s current awareness of circularity and its circular economy policy framework, which centres around the concept of a Sound Material-Cycle Society, its Circular Economy Vision 2020, alongside a table of key circularity indicators comparing the EU and Japan.

Report written as part of the MINERVA Market&Policy Intelligence programme.
 

EU-Japan Centre News

More
Get an overview of everything the EU-Japan Centre is doing in July 2021! (subject to changes)...
Get an overview of everything the EU-Japan Centre is doing in June 2021! (subject to changes) 31...
Get an overview of everything the EU-Japan Centre is doing in April 2021! (subject to changes)...

Events

More
07/09/2021
This webinar targets European companies seeking to put, administratively, everything in place before exporting to Japan.
14/09/2021
This webinar presents a series of tools and techniques for perfecting ways of navigating virtual communication and interaction with Japanese partners. At any stage in a business relationship and whatever the precise business format both European and Japanese companies will benefit from those insights into Japanese strategic and tactical thinking.

Library

More
Japanese Industry and policy News June - July 2021 JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWSJune - July,...
Energy Transition Agencies | Fukushima X North Rhine-Westphalia THe Prefecture OF FUkushima and The Region of...
Report: Semiconductor market in Japan Expert: Łukasz FyderekPublication date: June...
Report: Frozen Food Market in Japan (incl. Ice Cream) Expert: Maths LundinPublication date: June 2021To...