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  METI to Extend the Application Period for the Special Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Specified Area Scheme (March 26, 2013)
  Extension of the Application Period of the Measures to Assist SME and Microenterprise Financing in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 12,2013)
  FY 2012 Measures to Assist SMEs' Financing in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 27)
  Loan made to Ishinomaki Gas Co., Ltd. under “Capital Subordinated Loans for SMEs” program for recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake (February 6)
  Release of Q&A on the Basic Procedures to Implement SME Turnaround Support Committee Project (Industrial Recovery Consultation Center Project) (January 10)
  Supporting lease fees for SMEs in affected areas (December 12)
No.48 Announcement of the “Special Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Specified Area” scheme, in response to the nuclear power accident (November 22)
  Release of the Basic Procedures to Implement SME Turnaround Support Committee Project (Industrial Recovery Consultation Center Project) (October 7)
No.45 Basic Agreement toward Enhancement of the Scheme “Special Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Specified Area” upon Nuclear Power Accident in Relation to Lifting the Evacuation-Prepared Area in case of Emergency designation (October 4)
  Measures to assist SMEs' financing in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake and the strong yen (September 27)
  Measures for SMEs affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake under the Act on Special Financial Support to deal with a Designated Disaster of Extreme Severity (September 6)
No.40 Decision of the Plans Subject to Restoration and Maintenance Subsidy Project for Facilities of Small and Medium Enterprise Groups  (August 5)
No.38 Special Business Fair for the Recovery of Disaster-Affected SMEs to be held in Miyagi and Tokyo
- Call for applications for the first round in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture -
  (July 29)
No.35 First Financing Implementation under the “Special Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Specified Area” in response to the Nuclear Power Station Accident  (June 24)
No.34 Enhancing collaboration between the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency and Japan Federation of Bar Associations (Preparation of Joint Communiqué)  (June 15)
No.33 Start of Temporary Facilities Construction Project by SMRJ (June 9)
No.32 Call for Restoration and Construction Subsidy Projects for Facilities and Equipment of Small and Medium Enterprises (June 9)
No.31 Invitation for applications from small and medium enterprises in the affected area to participate in nationwide sales promotion events (June 3)
No.30 Efforts to Enhance Employment Opportunities and to Support Management in Fukushima Prefecture in the Wake of Nuclear Power Station Accident (May 23)
No.29 Launch of “Special Finance for Small and Medium Enterprises in the Specified Area” in response to the nuclear power station accident (May 23)
No.28 Special interest rate for safety-net loans (funds to respond to customer bankruptcies) available from May 23 (May 23)
No.27 Measures to expand the enhancement loans from SMRJ regarding disaster recovery, and electricity supply and demand (May 16)
No.26 Improving the operation of the Small Enterprise Mutual Relief System and enhancing support for financing (May 13)
No.25 Implementation of FY 2011 Shopping District Practical Activities Project (post-disaster recovery and arcade roof removal in shopping districts) (May 9)
No.24 Issuance of request for more opportunities for small and medium enterprises to receive orders from the government and other public agencies in relation to the FY 2011 first supplementary budget (May 6)
No.23 Commencement of consultation services for financing assistance measures for earthquake-affected SMEs in accordance with FY 2011 first supplementary budget (May 2)
No.22 Cabinet Ordinance for the Enforcement of Provisions Related to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry regarding the Act on Special Fiscal Aid and Subsidy for Recovery from the Great East Japan Earthquake (May 2)
No.21 Enhancement of financing assistance measures for SMEs following the Cabinet approval of the draft FY 2011 first supplementary budget (April 28)
No.20 Agreement in Principle on Special Assistance for Businesses Severely Affected by the Nuclear Power Station Incident  (April 22)
No.19 Issuance of request for consideration in business dealings with subcontracting SMEs affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
 (April 22)
No.18 Further Improving the Operation of the Mutual Relief System to Prevent Chain Reaction Bankruptcies of Small and Medium Enterprises (April 22)
No.17 Support for new graduates in areas affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake (April 18)
No.16 SMEA to strengthen credit guarantee corporations’ financial foundation to help smooth funding operations for disaster-stricken SMEs (April 13)
No.15 Implementation of FY 2011 Shopping District Promotion Project (Post-disaster Recovery Project) (April 11)
No.14 Maintenance of Temporary Stores and Plants by the Organization for Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan (April 11)
No.13 Improving the Operation of the Mutual Relief System to Prevent the Chain Reaction Bankruptcies of Small and Medium Enterprises (April 8)
No.12 Consolidation and Period of Grace for Repayment of Existing Debts under the Enhancement Loan System (April 5)
No.11 Continuing the “navigation dial for SME phone consultations” (March 29)
No.10 Dispatching expert teams to affected areas and setting up local support bases  (March 29)
No.9 Preferential Treatment regarding Government Contracts for SMEs Affected by the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake (March 25)
No.8 Expansion of industries covered by the Safety-net Guarantee (No. 5) (March 23)
No.7 Implementation of Shopping District Promotion Project (post-disaster recovery project) (March 23)
No.6 Establishment of “Liaison Headquarters for Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake-Related SME Measures”  (March 22)
No.5 Measures for SMEs affected by the 2011 Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake
(Additional measures including disaster relief loans under Mutual Relief Scheme for Small-scale Enterprises)
(March 18)
No.4 SMRJ facilities to be provided in relief efforts in areas affected by the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake (March 17)
No.3 Measures for SMEs affected by the 2011 Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake (March 14)
No.1 & No.2 Designation of Disasters Related to the 2011 Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake as “Disasters of Extreme Severity,” and Related Measures for Affected SMEs (March 13)
 
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