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Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay Holds its First General Assembly

- The council released a Zero-emission Bay Map showing locations and efforts for innovations toward zero emissions recognizable at a glance -

June 16, 2020

Note: This press release was revised on June 25 2020, to correct erratum of the number of representatives who attended the video conference.

On June 16 (Tue.), 2020, the Tokyo Zero-emission Innovation Bay (hereinafter referred to as the “Zero-emission Bay”) held its first general assembly, with the attendance of Mr. Matsumoto Yohei, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and released a Zero-emission Bay Map as one of the council’s major activities.

1. Outline of the first general assembly

Today, June 16, 2020, the Zero-emission Bay held its first general assembly mainly via video conference and representatives of about 90 companies, universities, research institutes, administrative organizations and other entities attended it.

At the first general assembly, State Minister Matsumoto delivered a speech, and following this, Dr. Kashiwagi Takao, President, Zero-emission Bay, as well as Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Dr. Yoshino Akira, Director, Global Zero Emission Research Center (GZR), National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), as well as Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation, delivered celebratory lectures.

Date

June 16 (Tue.), 2020

Venue

AIST First Meeting Room, METI
Note: The general assembly was held via video conference as a measure for preventing expansion of the novel coronavirus disease.

Organizer

Zero-emission Bay

Participants

Mr. Matsumoto Yohei, State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry;,
Mr. Iida Yuji, Director-General, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau; Mr. Watanabe Shoji, Deputy Director-General, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau;  and representatives of participating companies and other organizations

2. Publication of the Zero-Emission Map

In line with convening the first general assembly, the Zero-emission Bay published a Zero-emission Bay Map on its website below, representing its goal of “preparation of an area map plotting information on activities of companies, universities, research institutes, administrative organizations and other entities located in the areas around the Tokyo Bay, and dispatching information to the world” as one of its major activities.

3. Future actions

The Zero-emission Bay will continue to open a call for members of companies and other organizations that agree with the purpose of the Zero-emission Bay and are engaging in activities for zero-emission technologies in the Tokyo Bay area.

Currently, the Zero-emission Bay Map shows information on 13 member organizations serving as organizers of the council. In addition to these members, the council will advance publication of information on other members, which are 93 organizations as of June 16, 2020, in sequence and will strive to proactively dispatch information.

Moreover, the council will strengthen collaboration among members, through inauguration of working groups, and embark on full-fledged activities.

4. Contact counter on how to file an application for membership

For details and information on filing an application for membership, visit the following website.

Division in Charge

Energy and Environment Innovation Strategy Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and