July 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the July issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・New Strategic Energy Plan Adopted
・METI Releases Overseas Development Strategy of Water Industry
・METI Revised the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading
・METI to Enhance the "Space New Economy Creation Network (S-NET)"
・Business Participants in Project for Supporting Joint Development of AI Systems Selected
・The First Meeting of U.K.-Japan Aviation Working Group Organized
・The Fifth Meeting of the Japan-U.S. Comprehensive Dialogue on Space was Held
・METI and MAFF Establish Joint Team for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods
・Successful Projects Selected under the BrandLand Japan Program

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2018 Released
・Actions for SDGs by the Japanese Companies Compiled in English
・Situation of Japan's Independent Development of Oil and Natural Gas in FY2017 Released
・Imported Car Sales Recorded a Modest Increase in the First Half
・Declining Pace of Gas Stations Slows Down

COMPANY NEWS
・A Small Satellite Launching Service Company Established
・Honda and Panasonic to Begin Research Experiment on Battery Sharing Using Detachable Mobile Batteries and Electric Motorcycles in Indonesia
・Ocean Current Generation System Awarded a Category Prize of "Ship of the Year"
・Sumitomo Corp. and the UK's ITM Power Announce Strategic Partnership for Producing CO2 Free Hydrogen
・Solar Power Station for Large-scale Solar Power Sharing was Constructed in Iwate
・5G Super High-speed Communications with a Fast-moving Connected Car Proved Successful, Using "Vehicle Glass Mounted Antenna"
・Toyota to Start Verification Testing for Road Maintenance Inspections Using Data Obtained from Connected Cars
・JGC to Implement Seawater Desalination Business in Oman
・UNICEF and LIXIL Concluded a Partnership to Help Children Gain Access to Safe and Clean Toilets

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・Be Careful of a Fake Website of METI
・Part of Fukushima Robot Test Field to Open
・Academic, Corporate Collaboration Succeeds at World's Most Efficient Solar Power-Generated Hydrogen Production
・Partial Revision of the METI Organization Approved
・METI Establishes Digital Transformation Offices to Promote Digitalization in Its Administrative Procedures

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