May 31, 2022
FY2021 Measures to Promote Manufacturing Technology (White Paper on Monodzukuri 2022) is a report on measures that the government of Japan has taken to promote core manufacturing technologies. It was compiled pursuant to Article 8 of the Basic Act on the Promotion of Core Manufacturing Technology (Act No. 2 of 1999).
This report was jointly prepared by three ministries, namely, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). It was approved by the Cabinet on May 31, 2022.
Outline of White Paper on Monodzukuri 2022
The business environment encompassing Japan's manufacturing industry is changing rapidly due to accelerating efforts to achieve carbon neutrality and respect human rights, the increasing importance of DX (digital transformation), strengthening supply chain resilience, soaring crude oil prices, and material shortages, in addition to the effects from COVID-19.
In the White Paper on Monodzukuri 2022, METI analyzed recent trends in business conditions, capital investment, securing and developing human resources, education, and research and development in Japan's manufacturing industry, as well as industry’s potential to improve profitability. The document also includes trends in achieving carbon neutrality and moving DX forward, as well as related case examples.
Part 1: Current Status and Challenges of Manufacturing Infrastructure Technology
Chapter 1: Business conditions
Chapter 2: Production
Chapter 3: Financing
Chapter 4: Securing and developing human resources
Chapter 5: Capital investment
Chapter 6: Suspending/discontinuing businesses, bankruptcy, opening businesses
Chapter 7: Changes in the business environment
Chapter 8: Education/ Research and development
Part 2: Policy Measures Taken in FY2021 for Promoting Manufacturing Infrastructure Technology
- Summary of the White Paper on Monodzukuri 2021 (FY2020 White Paper on Manufacturing Industries)(PDF:105KB)