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JAPAN'S GREEN TRANSFORMATION (GX) PLANS

During 2023 the Japanese government steadily progressed with its "GX plans" - plans for an economy- and society-wide "Green Transformation". GR Japan has produced the attached summary of progress to date, particularly focused on recent preparations to issue Japan Climate Transition Bonds in February 2024 and plans announced by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in December 2024 on how the funds raised will be spent.

GR Japan Report: Japan’s offshore wind power policy

The Japanese government has referred to offshore wind as a Japan's "trump card" for achieving its decarbonisation goals. While fixed-bottom offshore wind development in maritime waters faces challenges, the government is optimistic about the potential for floating offshore wind projects in Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). 

"Japan's Digitization: Evolution of Technology and Outlook for the Future" with Masaaki Taira

GR Japan held its fifth International Policy Forum of 2023 on 4 December, welcoming Masaaki Taira, Member of the House of Representatives and former State Minister of the Cabinet Office overseeing IT policy, science, and technology innovation.  Mr. Taira discussed his insights on the challenges and opportunities for Japan in the digital age.  The event was hosted by GR Japan’s Jakob Edberg and Mary Popeo.

GR Japan and Daisen-Cho of Tottori Prefecture Enter Partnership Agreement in Staff Exchange Program

Tokyo – 14 November 2023 – GR Japan K.K., the leading government relations and public affairs consultancy in Japan, today announced that the company concluded an agreement with Daisen-cho in Tottori Prefecture to dispatch GR Japan staff member under the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications' "Entrepreneurship Program for Regional Revitalization". A signing ceremony was held at GR Japan office on Monday, 13 November 2023.

"Brand New Japan, designed by the Constitutional Democratic Party" with Kenta Izumi

GR Japan held its fourth International Policy Forum of 2023 on 28 July, welcoming Kenta Izumi, Member of the House of Representatives and Head of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP), who shared his insights on the CDP’s role and policy agenda. The event was hosted by GR Japan’s Jakob Edberg and Mary Popeo.

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GR Japan Celebrates Its Anniversaries

GR Japan celebrated its 13th anniversary on 14 June and Osaka Office's fifth anniversary on 14 July. We are grateful for your continued support and look forward to many more years of growth and achievement.

"Scenarios for Japan's Economic Revival" with Yoshihiro Seki

GR Japan held its third International Policy Forum of 2023 on 27 April, welcoming Yoshihiro Seki, Member of the House of Representatives and former State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and former Minister of the Environment.  Mr. Seki discussed his insights into enhancing Japan’s economic security, environmental and economic policies, and the future of the Kishida administration.  The event was hosted by GR Japan’s Jakob Edberg and Mary Popeo.

 

“Japan’s changing security environment and Defense Policy” with Hiroyuki Miyazawa

GR Japan held its second International Policy Forum of 2023 on 28 February, welcoming Hiroyuki Miyazawa, Member of the House of Representatives, former Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Defense  and the previous chairman of the LDP's National Defense Committee, who shared his insights into the prospects of Japan’s new national security policy.  The event was hosted by GR Japan’s Jakob Edberg and Mary Popeo.

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