October 2018 Japanese Industry and Policy News

Topics covered in the October issue:

LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS
・Municipalities Selected for Promoting Inward FDI
・Winners of the FY 2018 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems Selected
・Winners in the Eighth Robot Awards Program Announced
・Interim Report on New Mobility Services Brought About by IoT and AI Released
・METI to Launch Study Group on Encouraging Japanese Companies to Address International Initiatives on Climate Change

SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA
・Survey of Factory Location Trends in the First Half of 2018 Released

COMPANY NEWS
・Mazda Announced Electrification and Connectivity Strategies for Cars
・ITOCHU Announces Establishment of Joint Venture Plant of Cellulose Fibers with Finnish Metsa Group
・Toyota and SoftBank Agreed on Strategic Partnership for New Mobility Services
・Vietnam's First Mega Solar Power Plant Starts Operation
・Toshiba to Build New Production Facility for Lithium-ion Rechargeable Battery in Yokohama
・Toshiba to Cooperate with German Senvion in Wind Power Generation Business

ADDITIONAL TOPICS
・Public-Road Demonstration Tests of System for Driverless Trucks Traveling in Caravan with Drivers in the Second and Following Trucks to be Held
・MoE to Start "Plastic Smart" Campaign
・MoE to Strengthen International Cooperation
・Japan Hosts First Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting
・As Many as 52 MOCs Signed during the First Japan-China Forum on Third Country Business Cooperation
・Japan and India Agree on Partnership in the Digital Industry
・METI Minister Signs Japan-Germany Joint Declaration of Intent on Economic Policy and Cooperation
・Opening of Information Collection Website for the Project for Establishing a Public-Private Joint Demonstration Platform for Dementia Sufferers

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