Monthly Japanese Industry and Policy News July 2023

Topics covered on the July 2023 issue:

・This was compiled by Weekly Japanese Industrial and Policy News.

Legislation and Policy News

-    Japanese version of "Product Safety Pledge" started, seven online marketplaces signed
-    METI Minister Nishimura signed a memorandum of cooperation on semiconductors with European Commissioner Breton and had a meeting
-    Japan-EU digital ministerial meeting held, agreed to strengthen collaboration on semiconductors and submarine cables 
-    MAFF selects 4 J-credit projects
-    IAEA releases comprehensive report on safety review of ALPS treated water
-    IMO agreed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ships to zero by around 2050
-    Approval of the UK's accession to the TPP 
-    Establishment of Japan-EU Foreign Minister Level Strategic Dialogue 
-    METI held the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2023 in Tokyo
-    METI Minister Nishimura signs semiconductor supply chain partnership with India

Company & Organization News

-    JAXA signs agreement with German and French research institutions for Mars satellite exploration
-    JGC HD mass-produces catalysts for synthetic fuels
-    Tokyo Institute of Technology achieves the world's highest level of all-solid-state battery capacity 
-    Mitsui & Co. invests in Danish methanol production company
-    Mitsui & Co. investigates Port of Tilbury, UK for use of green hydrogen
-    Marubeni to sell new Estonian power storage equipment in 2024
-    Sumitomo Corporation, hydrogen production with UK-Australia resource giant
-    University of Tsukuba developed a new catalyst for producing "green hydrogen", no need precious metals
-    JOGMEC and EU commission agreed on critical materials
-    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries signs MOU with Port of Newcastle to build clean energy economy
-    Four parties build a supply network for low-carbon reduced iron in the UAE
-    Sojitz invests in Nordic Startup to produce Turquoise Hydrogen
-    Interstellar launches beef-derived liquefied methane as rocket fuel
-    RIKEN develops safe ammonia storage at normal temperature and pressure
-    JOGMEC revised technology business strategy
-    JERA signs memorandum with Saudi Arabian government fund for green hydrogen production

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