June 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the June issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・Report on the New Industrial Structure Vision was Published
・A Study Group for Ideal Approaches to Competition Policies for the 4th Industrial Revolution Compiles a Report
・Round Table Conference on "Connected Industries" Held with METI Minister
・Contract Guidelines on Data Utilization Rights ver. 1.0 Formulated
・IP5 Offices Agree on New Vision for Further Cooperation

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Number of Smartphone Users Keeps on Growing
・A Record Number of Applications Filed for Trademark Registration
・Establishment of Wind Power Generation Continues to Increase

COMPANY NEWS
・Infini to Start Operation of Fukushima Factory for the Next Generation Module Production
・Daikin Establishes a Subsidiary for Micro Hydraulic Power Generation
・NTN Starts Sales of Micro Hydraulic Turbines
・NEDO and Zenrin Conduct Demonstration Test of Autonomous Flight Support System for Drones Using 3D Maps

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・METI and Thai MOI Conclude a Memorandum of Intent on Eastern Economic Corridor and Cooperation on Upgrading Industrial Structure
・Consortium for Developing Drone Operating Control System Inaugurated
・A Portal Website "Open for Professionals" Starts for Highly-skilled Foreign Professionals
・Successful Achievement of Zero Food Loss by Forecasting Demand Based on Weather Information
・"METI Journal" Shifts from Bimonthly Magazine to Daily Journal

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