May 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the May issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・Study Group for Enhanced Human Resource Bases in the Space Industry Compiled a Report
・Business Matching Platform for Space Industry Launched
・METI-MIC Joint Team Continues Discussion on IoT
・METI Establishes Study Group for Digital Transformation
・Series of Round Table Conferences on Connected Industries Organized
・Keidanren Calls for the Creation of "Ministry of Digital Economy"
・Robot Performance Evaluation Manuals Compiled
・"Declaration of Design Management" Compiled
・The Corporate Governance System Study Group Compiled an Interim Report
・Business Conference Plans of 4 Regions Selected for Promoting Inward Direct Investment

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Report on Shopping Receipt Potential Published

COMPANY NEWS
・Monitoring Coral Reefs by Surface Floating Drone
・Hitachi and Toray Implement the Demonstration Project for an Energy Saving Seawater RO System in Saudi Arabia
・Trial Production of "Green" Hydrogen Started in Soma, Fukushima
・Toshiba to Start Demonstration Project with Iwatani to Establish Low-Carbon Hydrogen Supply Chain in Hokkaido
・Johnan Shinkin Becomes the First Japanese Financial Institution to Join RE100

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・MFA Targets at 100% Renewable Energy
・Special Ship for Effectively Installing Offshore Wind Power Generation Device Made Public
・4 Prefectures Participate in the Global EV Pilot City Programme
・Solar Power Reached 80% of Electricity Demand in Shikoku
・Japan and Germany to Advance Cooperation in Industrial Cybersecurity

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