Monthly Japanese Industry and Policy News November 2023

Topics covered on the November 2023 issue:

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

Legislation and Policy News
-    Japan-EU agreement in principle on free data flow
-    G7 Trade Ministers Meeting adopts statement calling for elimination of unnecessary trade restrictions
-    METI signs memorandum of cooperation on critical minerals with Department for Business and Trade of UK
-    MET signs a memorandum of cooperation in the mining field with the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources foreign economy
-    Japanese government to issue “GX Economic Transition Bonds” framework receives international certification
-    Establishment of hydrogen and ammonia supply network between Japan and South Korea
-    IPEF summit establishes new dialogue to strengthen supply chain for important minerals
-    METI and MOE hold a workshop on CCU/carbon recycling technology
-    METI reports results of INC3 meeting towards formulation of treaty on plastic pollution
-    METI releases energy supply and demand results for FY 2022

Survey and Business Data
-    JOGMEC successfully identifies resources at the level of 50 million tons in seafloor hydrothermal deposits 
-    The number of foreign visitors to Japan in October was 2.51 million, exceeding the number for the same month in 2019 for the first time since the pandemic
-    Steel cans, recycling rate over 90% for 12 consecutive years

Company & Organization News
-    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines collaborates with German company on e-methanol
-    TDK collaborates with Swiss giant on next-generation current sensor
-    Toyota to invest additional JP¥1.2 trillion in US EV battery factory
-    AGC manufactures glass using hydrogen fuel
-    Hitachi Energy acquires Spain's eks Energy to strengthen energy storage business
-    Four companies including Toyota use "EV batteries" for stationary storage batteries
-    Enechange invests in Canadian geothermal energy technology startup
-    Tokyo Gas and Belgium's TES collaborate on e-methane
-    Promoting GX in the Sake industry with high vacuum technology
-    Yokohama Port visualizes exhaust gas from ships
-    Asia-Pacific Airlines Association aims to increase recycled fuel ratio to 5% in 2030
-    NEOS collaborates with France's Air Liquide on hydrogen business
-    Daikin uses CO2 to generate synthetic resin raw materials
-    IHI developed large-capacity recirculation device for aircraft fuel cells
-    Hitachi joint venture with British transport major to procure storage batteries
-    Toyota uses recycled materials at U.S. battery factory
-    Tokyo Gas invests € 220 million in European offshore wind fund
-    AI will support tomato cultivation, Kagome and NEC will launch in Italy next spring
-    Tokyo Gas to manufacture and export e-methane in Australia
-    French human resources giant ALTEN acquires East Japan Institute of Technology 
-    Hitachi Energy develops demonstration hydrogen generator with Swedish fuel cell manufacturer
-    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Australia's Orica sign memorandum of understanding (MOU) on business development related to hydrogen and ammonia
-    Kyushu University invests in technology for direct capture CO2 from the atmosphere

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