July 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the July issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・Key Technologies Shown in Energy Efficiency Technology Strategy 2016 Revised
・Committee on Study of Standardizations for Marine Biodegradable Plastics Inaugurated
・Promising Sea Areas and Sites Selected for Targeted Promotion

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Japanese Population Has Decreased for 10 Consecutive Years
・Japan's Independent Development Ratio of Oil and Natural Gas Showed an Increase in FY2018
・Recent Trends in AI-related Inventions Analyzed

COMPANY NEWS
・Daikin Facilitates Use of HFC-32 by Pledging Free Access to Its Patents
・Epson Starts a Project Turning Used Paper into New One in Localized Cycle
・Fast Retailing to Reduce Single-Use Plastic Up to 85% by End 2020
・Partnership Agreement on Plastic Recycling and the Promotion of a Circular Economy Signed
・Chinese BYD and Toyota Enter Agreement to Jointly Develop BEVs
・Toyota Expands Collaboration in MaaS with Didi Chuxing
・Sumitomo Rubber and Kansai University Developed New Technology to Generate Electric Power Using Static Electricity within a Tire
・Daiwa House to Develop"100% Renewable Energy Town"
・Shimizu Begins Construction of the World's Largest Self-Propelled SEP Vessel
・Toyobo Accelerates Development of Material for OPV through a Joint Effort with French CEA

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2019 Released
・English Summary of the "Next Generation Computer Creates New Business" Symposium Published
・Healthcare Innovation Hub Opens
・Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2019 Selected
・PHV with High Efficiency Solar Cells to be Tested on Road

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