May 2017 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the May issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・"FinTech Vision", the First Comprehensive Policy Recommendations on FinTech Presented
・Study Group for Policy Issues on the Future of Renewable Energy Holds its First Meeting
・Agricultural Data Platform Will Be Constructed in Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration
・10 Regional Brands Selected for Overseas Promotion

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Patent Application Trends in Important Technologies Analyzed
・Number of Japanese Nationals Overseas Continues to Grow
・Domestic Shipment of PV Module Registered Decline in Two Consecutive Years

COMPANY NEWS
・Verification Test of Mechanical-type Wave Power Generation Begins
・Sekisui Attained High Ratio of ZEH among Its New Constructed Houses
・Experiment of Autonomous Driven Rice-Planting Begins
・First Autonomous Driving Tractor Introduced on Market
・Construction of the World's Largest Automated Vertical Vegetable Farm Announced

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・Examples of Bad-Faith Trademark Filings was Jointly Compiled by Five Trademark Offices
・A Portal Website for Large-scale Field Test for Automated Driving Systems Opened
・11 Companies Agree to Collaborate on Large-scale Construction of Hydrogen Stations

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