March 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the March issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・Japanese Ministers Signed "Hannover Declaration" with Their German Counterpart for Enhancing Bilateral Cooperation in the IoT/Industrie 4.0 Field
・MoU for the IoT Cooperation between Japan and the EU Concluded
・Japan-EU Joint Press Statement on Facilitating the Free Flow of Data Issued
・METI Working Group on CO2-free Hydrogen Compiled a Report
・Report on the Future Directions for Overseas Development of the Water Business Industry Released
・Panel on Business Strategy of Automated Driving Compiled an "Action Plan"
・NEDO is to Manage the Large-scale Field Test of Automated Driving Systems

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Global Warming Countermeasures Commitment by SMEs Surveyed for the First Time
・Shares of the New Market Entrants of Power Supply Remains Less Than 10%
・Use of Geothermal Energy Increases
・MHLW Publishes 2017 "Vital Statistics in Japan"

COMPANY NEWS
・Suzuki to Study the Marketability of Fuel Cell 2-Wheelers
・Japan Post and Honda Test Electric Motorcycles for Delivery Operation

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・NEDO Launches On-line Information Service on Offshore Wind Generation Location
・JOGMEC to Provide a Guaranty of Liabilities on a Project for Geothermal Power Generation in Iwate Prefecture
・Large-Scale Hybrid Battery System Demonstration Project to Launch in Germany
・Operational Test of Fuel Cell Ship Begins
・Two Trademarks of Color Alone Type to be Registered for the First Time in Japan
・METI Releases Concept Book on Japanese Tradition as the Foundation of Its Commodities and Services

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