Japanese Industry and Policy News April 2022

Topics covered on the April issue: 

Legislation and Policy News
-  Ministry of the Environment issues bilateral credit for a project in Bangladesh, the first in the country
-  Japanese government announces economic sanctions against Russia
-  METI decided FIT / FIP purchase price in 2022

Survey and Business Data
-  The trade balance in FY2021 was a deficit of JP¥ 5,374.9 billion, the first trade deficit in two years 
-  Japan's total population has decreased by 640,000, and Tokyo has also been negative for the first time in 26 years
-  Ministry of the Environment announced confirmed greenhouse gas emission figures for FY2020
-  Domestic new car sales, low level for the first time in 45 years, down 9% in FY 2021 to 4.21 million units
-  General waste in FY 2020 was 41.67 million tons, a 2.5% decrease, but household waste increased

Company & Organization News
-  Nippon Sheet Glass succeeds in producing float glass with 100% biofuel for the first time in the world
-  ENEOS and TotalEnergies develop self-consumed solar power for corporations in Asia, collaborate with SAF too
-  Mitsui collaborates with a French company that manufactures green hydrogen
-  Mitsui participates in 1,300 MW renewable energy business at India
-  Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering examines the applicability of CO2 capture technology in Bahrain

Other topics
-  ADB announces growth forecast for emerging Asian regions
-  China's top import destination is Taiwan for the second consecutive year, semiconductors lead
-  2020 Dubai International Exposition closes, Japan Pavilion wins "Gold Award" in the exhibition design category

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