Japanese Industry and Policy News February 2022

Topics covered on the February issue: 

JAPANESE INDUSTRY AND POLICY NEWS
February, 2022

Legislation and Policy News
- Trade insurance covers losses due to COVID-19

Survey and Business Data
- The death toll in 2021 was 1.45 million, the highest number since World War II, and the lowest number of births
- October-December GDP, real annual increase of 5.4%, positive growth for the first time in 2 quarters
- Analysis by a British think tank "Ammonia co-firing and CCS are not solutions to decarbonization" for Japan

Company & Organization News
- Developed the world's first solid-state LiDAR for autonomous driving without any moving parts
- JERA, procure fuel ammonia through international competitive bidding, 500,000 tons per year
- Itochu supplies NESTE's alternative aviation fuel exclusively in Japan at Haneda and Narita
- Sumitomo Forestry develops wooden environment-friendly office in the UK, "Net Zero" for 60 years
- The world's first chemical tanker to transport and deliver the hydrogen carrier "MCH" 
- Succeeded in the world's longest unmanned operation demonstration experiment using a large car ferry
- MOL, Mitsubishi Shipbuilding and Kansai Electric Power decarbonize ships with ammonia

Other topics
- China revised the list of the cross-border EC import product, added 29 customs items 
- JOGMEC participates in Australian CCS business to build an international lignite hydrogen value chain
- Full-scale start of effective use of drifting plastic in Tsushima City
- Hyundai Motor re-enters Japan for the first time in 12 years, EV sales expansion with car share

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