May 2019 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the May issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・Roadmap for Promoting Marine Biodegradable Plastics Formulated
・"GLocal Growth Strategy" Compiled by a Study Group
・The Guide for SDG Business Management Compiled
・Manufacturers of Integrated Circuits, etc. Added as Businesses Required to Submit Prior Notification in Making Inward Direct Investment

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Share of Chinese Subsidiaries in Japan's Outward FDI Continues to Decline
・A Giant Market Emerging in Japan's C-to-C Electronic Commerce
・Enforcement Status of the Basel Convention and Domestic Laws on Import/Export of Specified Hazardous Wastes in 2018 Announced

COMPANY NEWS
・Panasonic and Toyota Agree to Establish Joint Venture in Housing and Town Development Business
・Panasonic to Collaborate with China's GS-Solar in Photovoltaic Business
・Fujitsu and Ford Collaborate to Bring Advanced Mobility Services to Global Automakers
・Hitachi Automotive Systems' EV Inverter Adopted for Audi's First Mass Production EV
・New Large-scale Geothermal Power Plant Started Commercial Operation
・NSG Group and Ubiquitous Energy to Jointly Develop Transparent Solar Windows
・Safer and Cheaper Hydroelectric Power Plant Inspection by Drone

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・Winners of the Nippon Venture Awards Announced

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