March 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the March issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・METI and JACDS to Make Drug Stores Smarter with RFID

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Study Group on Overseas M&A Compiles Two Documents
・Results of the 2017 Basic Survey on the Information and Communications Industry
・Basic Survey on SMEs Revealed Improvement of Sales and Profits
・SME Business Conditions for January-March Show Moderate Improvement
・FY2017 Survey on University-oriented Venture Business Compiled
・JETRO Survey Revealed Over Half of Japanese Companies Considering to Use the Japan-EU EPA
・First Trade Surplus with China Registered in 6 Years
・Average Fuel Consumption of Gasoline Engine Cars Improved
・Factory-grown Vegetables Become Better Accepted by Consumers

COMPANY NEWS
・Nissan Starts Exchange Program for Batteries of LEAF in Japan
・Toyota Launches Production of FC Bus "Sora"

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・Japan H2 Mobility, a Company for Development of Hydrogen Stations, Established
・One Hundred Hydrogen Stations to Open
・One of the Largest Solar Power Plants Built in Okayama
・Search Functions for Patent Examiners to be Accessible to the Public
・Japan and Indonesia Started the Application of ASEAN-Japan EPA

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