November 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the November issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・METI Launched "Fair M&A" Study Group
・Clean Ocean Material Alliance to be Established
・METI to Launch SDG Management / ESG Investment Study Group

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・FY2017 Energy Supply and Demand Report Published
・Wage Increase Stays Almost the Same Level as Previous Year
・Number of SMEs and Small Enterprises Continued to Decrease
・Successful Case Examples for Reducing Parcel Redeliveries Released

COMPANY NEWS
・Japan's First Biojet and Diesel Fuel Production Demonstration Plant Completed
・Honda Started Taking Order for its "Smart Hydrogen Station"
・MHI Vestas Received Firm Order for Belgian Northwester 2 Project
・Kansai Electric to Participate in Offshore Wind Farm Project in U.K.
・Sumitomo Forestry Makes Investment in Digital Grid Corporation

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・METI to Hold First "AI Edge" Contest
・New Demonstration Test of Remote Control of Driverless Autonomous Driving to Start
・Report on Counter Measures against "No-Shows" Released
・Japan and India Exchange Progress Reports of Japan Industrial Townships in India

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To help raise EU industrial competitiveness, the EU-Japan Centre began organising in-depth visits to world class European plants in 2013. Participants learn about the host company's 'lean journey...
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½-DAY "ABOUT JAPAN" CROSS-CULTURAL WORKSHOP SERIES IN THE EUIn cooperation with local members of the Enterprise Europe Network, the EU-Japan Centre organises cross-cultural workshops in the EU to...

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