About Chemicals

Japan’s chemical industry has traditionally been regarded as an uncompetitive, weak industry. However, in the field of high value-added, functional chemical materials (e.g. protective films for LCDs, polarisers, compound semiconductors and carbon fibres) Japanese firms have a far larger global market share than cars and electronic goods. Japan’s chemical sector therefore has the potential to become a leading global industry.

Chemistry & Chemical Industry, How Japan’s Chemical Industry Can Overtake the World, 2011

Table of Contents

  • Overview
  • Issues and Global Competitiveness
  • Japanese Chemical Substances Control Law
  • Annual report
  • Expert report
  • Further Reading
  • Relevant Organisations and Trade Fairs