Monthly Japanese Industry and Policy News February 2023

Topics covered on the February 2023 issue:

・This was compiled by Weekly Japanese Industrial and Policy News.

Legislation and Policy News
-    Ministry of the Environment Collaborates with World Bank to Build Carbon Market
-    METI holds “Nuclear Supply Chain Symposium”
-    Investing JP\ 10 trillion to nurture start-up companies, government's 5-year start-up plan
-    Basic Policy for the Realization of GX” was approved by the Cabinet
-    Relaxation of masks, from March 13, individual judgment regardless of whether indoors or outdoors
-    Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and Tokyo Stock Exchange establish SX brands
-    METI holds DX Summit, official public-private event of G7 digital and technology ministerial meeting
-    Government summarizes issues on financed emissions in promoting transition finance
-    METI invests in overseas geothermal power generation
-    International standard originating in Japan issued for control system to avoid car driving collision
-    Tokyo Metropolitan Government decides on 5 startup support companies in the green field

Survey and Business Data
-    Tokyo foreign exchange market trading share hits record low of 4.4%, Bank of Japan
-    Number of births in 2022 falls below 800,000 for the first time 

Company & Organization News
-    Honda supplies renewable power to manned lunar exploration facility 
-    Nippon Steel, Mitsubishi Corporation and ExxonMobil to evaluate and establish CCS value chains in the Asia Pacific Region
-    Toyota tops global sales for 3 consecutive years, 10.48 million units in 2022
-    Panasonic Automotive achieves net zero CO2 emissions at 14 sites worldwide
-    China's BYD starts EV sales in the Japanese market, price is JP¥ 4.4 million
-    Honda sells fuel cell systems externally, 60,000 units a year by 2030
-    AGC reduces CO2 emissions by up to 75% during glass manufacturing, demonstration experiment with French company
-    NEC and Nagasaki University manage newborn vaccines in developing countries using biometric authentication
-    Nippon Paper Industries builds a production system for LiB materials in Europe 
-    Green x Digital Consortium successfully demonstrates CO2 data linkage between different solutions
-    Marubeni to sell low-carbon aluminum products that use renewable energy
-    Sony to release a camera that is easy for the visually impaired to shoot in March
-    Toyobo's FO membrane adopted for the world's first "pressure power generation plant"
-    EBARA develops world's first liquid hydrogen booster pump for hydrogen power generation
-    Nissan accelerates electrification strategy launching 19 EV models by 2030
-    Rapidus invests JP\ 5 trillion in semiconductor factory in Chitose, Hokkaido

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