Japanese Industry and Policy News January 2022

Topics covered on the January 2022 issue:

Legislation and Policy News

  • JIS established "vacuum glass" to improve the heat insulation of windows
  • New promotion law enforced on April 1 to reduce 12 disposable plastic items such as forks and spoons
  • RCEP comes into effect, 30% of the world's GDP starts in a huge economic zone
  •  Forestry Agency announces CO2 absorption calculation method for forests 

Survey and Business Data

  • Total population of 126.14 million, decreased by 940,000 in 5 years, FY 2020 census
  • Japan's greenhouse gas emissions in FY 2020 were the lowest ever at 1,149 million tons

Company & Organization News

  • Private lunar exploration project, “ispace lander" assembly at final stage
  • The world's first liquefied hydrogen carrier "Suiso Frontia" arrives in Australia
  • Honda participates in V2G large-scale demonstration PJ in Switzerland utilizing EV as a storage battery
  • NYK establishes new company for liquefied CO2 sea shipping and storage business with Norwegian company
  • Toray develops 100% plant-derived nylon fiber, commercialize from the fall / winter 2023 season
  • Marubeni work on demonstration PJ for manufacturing, transportation and utilization of "green hydrogen" between Australia and Indonesia
  • MOL participates in mangrove regeneration and conservation business in Indonesia
  • Sony Group to consider full-scale introduction to EV market, establish operating company in spring

Other topics

  • Chinese GDP 2021 slows to 4.0% growth in real terms
  • The number of births in China is 10.62 million, the lowest since the country was founded
  • New car sales 2021 in China for the first time plus in 4 years

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