Japan’s annual domestic production of olive oil is limited at about 45 tonnes (2020). Japan cannot meet the internal demand and imports more than 99% of the domestic consumption. In 2020, Japan imported about 70,000 tonnes. The EU supplies the majority of the imports; 96% of total imports in 2020. The main EU exporters are Spain and Italy that together have a market share of about 94%.
Topics covered on the January 2021 issue:Legislation and Policy News- Services launched for system for filing requests for subsidies called "jGrants 2.0"-Demonstration tests to be held for food waste reduction taking advantage of electronic tags (RFID)- "Echizen Gani" and "Iburigakko" are targets of Geographical Indication, first added in Japan-EU EPA
When entering the Japanese market, several specific obstacles for operating biogas plants and challenges need to be considered carefully. This report gives interested European SMEs an insight into the opportunities and key success factors for a successful entry in the Japanese biogas plant market.
This report provides interested European SMEs with a sophisticated insight into the opportunities and key success factors for the Japanese smart farming market.
This report presents an overview of trends and opportunities on the Japanese convenience store and drugstore market under the Corona pandemic and delivers strategic insight, tactical guidance and real-life examples of how to succeed in the Japanese convenience store and drugstore market.
This report provides an overview of the current situation on the Japanese consumer market (as of January 2021).
Topics coverd on the November-December 2020 issue:Legislation and Policy News The ratio of renewable energy over 50%, Government decides green growth strategy Up to JP¥ 800,000 subsidy, EV with "100% renewable energy procurement" Japan to be France's first partner for patent prosecution highway program 15 RCEP countries sign agreement, about 30% of world population in huge free trade zone
This report, on the basis of over 40 interviews with stakeholders from the Japanese and EU private and public sectors, alongside desk-based research, presents a snapshot of Japan’s circularity. It gives an overview of Japan’s current awareness of circularity and its circular economy policy framework, which centres around the concept of a Sound Material-Cycle Society, its Circular Economy Vision 2020, alongside a table of key circularity indicators comparing the EU and Japan.
December 2020 - NEW online version!The Centre's newsletter is now available in an online version in addition to the PDF one.
Topics covered on the issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS Japan to drop “Hanko” seals requirement in 99% of administrative procedures Image design registered for the first time Prime Minister Mr. Suga declares "substantially zero greenhouse gases by 2050" New establishment and revision of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS)SURVEY AND BUSIINESS DATA GDP July-September annual rate increase of 21.4% Nikkei Trendy and Nikkei X Trend announce 2020 hit products

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