Mitsui & Co. Global Strategic Studies Institute

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Apr. 23, 2024

“Age Tech” in an Aging Society — Initiatives for Economic Independence of the Elderly —

Apr. 17, 2024

The Current Landscape for Climate Tech Startups — Insights from the Global Cleantech 100 List —

Apr. 16, 2024

Trends in US-China Battery Material (Lithium) Supply Chains ― Actions Required of Japanese Companies ―

Apr. 16, 2024

Farm Mechanization in India Advancing with Custom Hiring ― Transition from Agroindustry to Agroecology —

Mar. 27, 2024

Reaffirming the Significance of Connecting in Solving Social Issues — Collective Impact and Boundary Spanners —

Mar. 27, 2024

Hydrogen Hub Strategies in the US and Europe —With European Hubs Serving Primarily as Import Sites, and US hubs as Production Sites, What Are the Implications for Japan?—

Jan. 31, 2024

Shortage of Labor in the Retail Industry and Initiatives for Improvement — Retailers Striving to Attract More Job Seekers through Introduction of Labor-Efficient Measures and Enhanced Job Appeal —

Jan. 5, 2024

Latest Trends in Personalized Healthcare (PHC) in the US and beyond ― Incorporating PHC into Community Healthcare and Understanding Consumer Perspectives Are Vital ―


Dec. 6, 2023

Seaweed: A High-Profile Material for Decarbonization — Signs of Supply Chain Transformation —

Dec. 5, 2023

Japan’s “Deep Inbound Tourism” to Relaunch ― The Trend of “Local + Luxury” ―

Sep. 5, 2023

Creating a Consumer Market for Nature-Positive Foods — Comprehensive Food Design Is Essential —

Jul. 21, 2023

Middle East and North Africa under Pressure to Prepare for CBAM in Two and a Half Years — Efforts in Turkey and Egypt —

Jun. 16, 2023

The 2024 Problem in Logistics ― Efforts to Avoid a Logistics Crisis ―

May 26, 2023

Innovation Trends in ASEAN ― Leading Companies and Growth Areas as Deciphered from Patent Applications ―

Mar. 28, 2023

Rise of Carbon Farming in India ― World’s Largest Agrarian Country Expected to Become the Leading Market for Carbon Farming Credits ―

Mar. 22, 2023

Initiatives to Popularize EVs in India ― Supply of Parts and Battery Materials Is an Issue; Relying on Imports for the Time Being ―

Mar. 20, 2023

Technologies to Watch in 2023

Mar. 8, 2023

The China Business of Leading Southeast Asian Conglomerates ― Learning from the Factors behind the Success of CP Group and Kuok Group ―

Feb. 27, 2023

Japan’s Acceptance of Ukrainian Refugees and Migrant Integration — The Challenges and Potential Solutions, as Seen in the Indicators and Past Examples —

Feb. 15, 2023

Information Disclosure and Behavior Changes Required of Companies Regarding Natural Capital ― Shifting the Flow of Funds toward Nature Positive ―

Jan. 24, 2023

Transition to EVs Gaining Momentum in the US ― US Auto Industry Reaching a Turning Point ―

Jan. 23, 2023

China’s Rapidly Growing Consumer Market for Prepared Foods — Moves by Chinese Companies, the Problems They Face, and Their Expectations of Japanese Companies —

Jan. 18, 2023

Carbon-Neutral Industrial Complexes Advancing in Europe — Dutch and Belgian Case Studies Suggest Potential for Development in Japan —

Jan. 17, 2023

The Potential for Inflation Caused by Labor Shortages Due to a Declining Birthrate and Aging Population — The Impact of Persistent High Prices on Corporate Management —

Jan. 10, 2023

Wholesale Industry Trends to Enhance Its Significance by Providing New Value ― Efforts to Break Free From Low Profit Structure ―


Dec. 14, 2022

Trends in Regional Trading Companies Leading Regional Revitalization – Three Areas of Potential to Watch –

Dec. 12, 2022

Changes in the Air Conditioning Market Brought about by the Energy Crisis and Decarbonization—Growth Opportunities Created by Addressing Environmental Challenges —

Nov. 4, 2022

The Evolution of the Sustainable Consumption Market toward 2030 — Three Factors Accelerating the Transformation of Consumer Behavior —

Nov. 2, 2022

Transitions in Indonesian Conglomerates – With a Focus on the Third Generation of the Founding Families –

Aug. 15, 2022

The Potential of the Jewish Kosher Certification Market - Synergies Expected to Expand Japanese Product Sales -

Jul. 22, 2022

Decarbonization in Japan’s Trucking Industry — A Turning Point for Labor and Environmental Solutions —

May 27, 2022

The Role of Financial Institutions in Conserving Biodiversity — Restrictions on Financing to Encourage Changes in Corporate Behavior Will Have Impacts on Various Industries —

Apr. 21, 2022

Initiatives and Challenges on India's Transition to Green Hydrogen— Green Hydrogen Can Be the Trump Card in India's Quest for “Energy Independence” —

Apr. 15, 2022

Three National Oil Companies in Latin America with Management Policies That Differ on Decarbonization

Mar. 28, 2022

Decarbonization Initiatives by Oil Majors — Different Approaches between Europe and the US —


Nov. 11, 2021

Trends in China’s Consumer Market and the Implications for Japanese Companies

Oct. 28, 2021

China’s Grain Imports Rapidly Growing – Expectation for the Rise of Innovation Triggered by Soaring Prices –

Oct. 14, 2021

Ten Years Since the Introduction of PPP Concessions in Japan and the Outlook for the Future — Number of Participating Companies Expected to Increase with an Expansion in Market Entry Opportunities —

Sep. 14, 2021

A New Ecosystem for the Manufacturing Industry Presented by the Circular Economy — LCA Is a Key to Its Formation —

Sep. 14, 2021

A Comparison of the Japanese and Korean Beauty Industries — Toward Strengthening Japan’s Industrial Competitiveness in the Consumer Domain —

Jul. 13, 2021

The European Union Is Set To Launch a Comprehensive Strategy for the Indo-Pacific — A Major Point of Interest Is on Developing the Region as a Promising Market for Green Business Expansion —

Jul. 13, 2021

ESG Activists Exerting Greater Influence on Corporate Management — Pursuing Social Interests for Their Self-Interest —

Jul. 13, 2021

Commercialization of Floating Offshore Wind Power Speeds up in Europe – Expectations Are Also High in Japan, Which Aspires To Deploy up to 45 GW of Offshore Wind Power by 2040 –

Jun. 15, 2021

Initiative Toward Bolstering Electric Power System Resilience — Stepping up Distribution Voltage from 100V to 230V in Japan —

May 18, 2021

Controlled Environment Agriculture Capturing Growing Interest — The Accelerating Expansion of Urban Agriculture —

May 18, 2021

Trends in Last Mile Delivery ― Pandemic-driven Growth in E-commerce Market Reveals the Future Landscape of the Delivery Business ―

Apr. 15, 2021

Accelerating the Use of Renewable Energy in India —Structural Problems in the Power Industry Hamper Efforts to Achieve This Goal—

Apr. 15, 2021

Agricultural Land is Attracting Attention as a Potential CO2 Sink-European and US Trends in Agricultural Carbon Storage and Carbon Credits-

Apr. 15, 2021

Increasing Intellectual Property Risks Accompanying Open Innovation and Measures Required for Businesses —Case Study of the “Self-Checkout Lawsuit”—

Mar. 16, 2021

New Digital Financial Services Offer the Prospect of High Customer Retention – Expectations for the Growing Trend of “Embedded Finance” –

Feb. 18, 2021

Air Conditioning Market Focus Shifts to Air Quality —The Current Status and Future Potential of Japanese Companies—

Feb. 18, 2021

Thermal Energy Storage Developing for a Decarbonized Society

Jan. 28, 2021

Technologies to Watch in 2021

Jan. 14, 2021

The Impact of China’s Industrial Subsidies on Companies and the Response of Japan, the United States, and the European Union

Jan. 14, 2021

Employing Patent Analysis to Identify Promising Technology Venture Companies


Dec. 10, 2020

Germany's National Hydrogen Strategy —Serious Efforts to Realize a Decarbonized Society; Development of Green Hydrogen Supply Infrastructure is the Challenge —

Dec. 10, 2020

China’s Live Commerce Market Expanding

Dec. 10, 2020

Industrial Trends Toward Post-COVID 19 Era by Market Capitalization

Nov. 10, 2020

Cultured Meat Production Technology: Challenges and Future Development

Oct. 13, 2020

EdTech Surge: COVID-19 and Beyond — Toward a Paradigm Shift in Learning —

Sep. 15, 2020

Initiatives to Motivate People Towards Wellness -Prospects of Incorporating Behavioral Science and Technology to Expand the Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Market-

Aug. 13, 2020

Wave of Reorganization Shaking Up Autonomous Driving Industry -Non-Contact Needs Point to New Development-

Jul. 14, 2020

Marine-Degradable Plastics Progressing for Popularization Under New International Standards

Jun. 16, 2020

A Sea Change for Plastic Resource Recycling —Trends and Challenges amid the Growing Demand for Recycled Plastics—

Jun. 16, 2020

Brick-and-Mortar Retailers’ Survival Strategies amid the COVID-19 Crisis

May 21, 2020

Teleworking from the Perspective of Employees' Mental and Physical Health —Required Innovative HR Policies and Adoption of ICT—

Apr. 14, 2020

ESG Investing Sustainability in Question —Simplified Framework and Broader Participation are Required—

Mar. 17, 2020

Business Method Patents Evolving Along with ICT —The Effectiveness of Business Protection and the Resulting Benefits—

Mar. 17, 2020

Indian Companies in Africa Leveraging Commerce Systems –Reference Cases of “Make in Africa”–

Feb. 18, 2020

The Potential of the Shenzhen Healthcare Industry

Feb. 18, 2020

China’s Consumer Markets for the Elderly growing


Dec. 12, 2019

Continuous Manufacturing Development in Pharmaceutical and Fine Chemicals Industries

Nov. 21, 2019

Ethical Consumption Spreading — Impact on Corporate Activities and Business Opportunities —

Nov. 21, 2019

Retailing in an Era Without Online/Offline Boundaries – Japan’s Path to OMO –

Nov. 21, 2019

Seed Business as a Promising New Field in Changing Food Supply Chain

Sep. 10, 2019

Will Japanese Agriculture Shift Its Focus to Saving the Environment? — Taking EU's GAP Agricultural Policy as a Model —

Sep. 10, 2019

Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships:Development Trends and Prospects — How Digitalization Drivies Changes in Maritime Industry—

Jul. 16, 2019

Addressing Dementia: the Roles Played by Businesses

Jun. 18, 2019

The US Long-Haul Trucking Industry in Need of Transformation to Address Driver Shortage

Jun. 18, 2019

Development trends and prospects for eVTOL: a new mode of air mobility

May 21, 2019

China's NEV Industry: Changing Business Environment Expected to Bring Business Opportunities along with Challenges

May 21, 2019

Perspectives of Leading ASEAN Companies on the Consumer Market(Indonesia & Philippines)

Apr. 9, 2019

Creating New Value for Food Products with Geographical Indications (GI)

Mar. 25, 2019

Development Potential of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in China

Mar. 25, 2019

OTC Drugs Becoming More Like Consumer Goods —Business Opportunities Extending to Other Industry Players—

Mar. 25, 2019

The Spread of Social Media in the GCC and the Potential for its Utilization in B2C Business

Feb. 18, 2019

Comparing Pursuits of 100% Renewable Energy by Germany and California, and Future of Power System