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Oct 16, 2018
Release of Videos Showing the Current Status of Fukushima
Oct 15, 2018
The 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Held
Oct 15, 2018
METI to Hold National Forum of Smart Monodzukuri Supporting Organizations
Oct 15, 2018
METI to Hold Robot Revolution and Industrial IoT International Symposium 2018
Oct 12, 2018
METI Holds Third Meeting of Japan-Viet Nam Joint Committee on Cooperation in Industry, Trade and Energy
Oct 12, 2018
METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative on Climate Change Affairs, the People’s Republic of China
Oct 12, 2018
Announcement of the Winners in the Eighth Robot Awards Program
Oct 12, 2018
October is “3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) Promotion Month”!
Oct 11, 2018
METI State Minister Seki Visits the French Republic
Oct 10, 2018
Japan Hold Forum on Proposal for Hosting the 2025 World Exposition
Oct 10, 2018
Sixth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Intersessional Ministerial Meeting
Oct 9, 2018
METI to Launch a Study Group on Ideal Approaches to New Electricity Platforms that Take Advantage of Next-Generation Technologies
Oct 9, 2018
METI to Launch a Working Group on Electricity Resilience
Oct 9, 2018
Steel Demand Prospects for the Third Quarter of FY2018 (October-December 2018)
Oct 9, 2018
Minister Seko Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Maksim Stanislavovich Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development and Special Representative for Trade and Economic Cooperation with Japan of Russia
Oct 5, 2018
METI to Hold CEATEC JAPAN 2018 “Connected Industries” Symposium
Oct 5, 2018
METI and MIIT Hold First Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving
Oct 4, 2018
Winners of the FY 2018 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems Selected
Oct 4, 2018
Municipalities Selected to be Covered by the “Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan”
Oct 3, 2018
METI to Launch Cross-Sectoral Sub Working Group under Working Group 1 (Systems, Technologies and Standardization) of the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity
Oct 2, 2018
Harvest Festival Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Japan-Africa IP Cooperation
Oct 2, 2018
“Make international organizations more user-friendly!”
Oct 2, 2018
New Japan-Oriented International Standards Issued for Road-Boundary Departure-Prevention Systems for Traveling Vehicles
Oct 1, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits the United States and Spain
Oct 1, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ogushi Participated in EVS31
Oct 1, 2018
METI Compiles Results of the Call for Public Comments on the Draft Cyber/Physical Security Framework
Oct 1, 2018
The WTO Sixth Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Sep 28, 2018
Practical Guidelines for Corporate Governance Systems (CGS Guidelines) Revised
Sep 28, 2018
Guidelines Concerning the Management of the Electricity Retail Business Revised
Sep 28, 2018
Conference of the Cabinet Office and Ministries Responsible for Measures for Mid-ranking Companies Held
Sep 28, 2018
The 153rd Survey of SME Business Conditions (July-September 2018) Released
Sep 28, 2018
Winners of the 12th Kids Design Awards Selected
Sep 27, 2018
Oral Healthcare Forum 2018 “Oral Healthcare Frontline in Malaysia, Thailand and Japan” to be Held
Sep 26, 2018
METI to Hold the Asia Aircraft Supply Chain Forum
Sep 26, 2018
Fourteenth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee under the Stockholm Convention
Sep 26, 2018
IoT Acceleration Lab to Hold the Fourth Big Data Analysis Contest
Sep 26, 2018
METI Releases Results of the Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (April - June 2018)
Sep 25, 2018
Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of Trade Ministers Released
Sep 25, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Visits Canada
Sep 25, 2018
Project Theme that Takes Advantage of the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets Selected
Sep 21, 2018
Second Ministerial Meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Held
Sep 21, 2018
Public Briefing on the 2018 Telework Days Campaign to be Held
Sep 21, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in September under the Premium Friday Initiative
Sep 20, 2018
Winners of FY2018 Awards Program for Individual and Other Contributors to Promotion of Informatization Determined
Sep 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2018)
Sep 20, 2018
The JPO and the DIPP, MCI, India Agree in Principle to Start a Bilateral PPH
Sep 19, 2018
You're invited! "Countdown Showcase" to be Held on Japan's Cutting-edge Technologies of the Future
Sep 18, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Attends G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting
Sep 18, 2018
METI to Establish 2050 Economic and Social Structure Committee under the Industrial Structure Council
Sep 18, 2018
The Eighth Joint Committee Meeting of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project Held
Sep 18, 2018
METI to Start the Effort for FY2018 Nadeshiko Brand Initiative
Sep 18, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ogushi Visits the United States
Sep 14, 2018
METI to Hold "Regional Business Conference in Fukuoka"
Sep 14, 2018
Winner of the METI Minister's Award Selected in 12th Industrial Tourism Town Revitalization Awards Program
Sep 14, 2018
US-Japan Cybersecurity Joint Training with ASEAN Member States Held
Sep 13, 2018
METI and NDRC Joint Event on Japan-China Cooperation Addressing Aging Societies to be Held
Sep 13, 2018
Japan Requests the Establishment of a Panel under the WTO Agreement Regarding the Republic of Korea’s Measure Imposing Anti-dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars Originating from Japan
Sep 12, 2018
METI to Hold Japan-wide “Safety Support Car” Test-drive Events during the National Autumn Traffic Safety Campaign
Sep 12, 2018
Call for Applicants for Japan-China Co-Production of Films under the Film Co-Production Agreement between Japan and China Starts
Sep 12, 2018
METI and MIIT Hold the Fifth Meeting of the Japan-China Chemical Industrial Policy Dialogue
Sep 11, 2018
Announcement of Program of the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
Sep 11, 2018
METI State Minister Muto Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Hernán Lombardi, Minister of the Federal System of Media and Public Content, the Argentine Republic
Sep 11, 2018
Joint Team for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods Determines Their Future Efforts
Sep 9, 2018
Warning! Indoor Use of Portable Generators Can Endanger Your Life
Sep 7, 2018
METI Releases a Report on Digital Transformation: Overcoming of '2025 Digital Cliff' Involving IT Systems and Full-fledged Development of Efforts for Digital Transformation
Sep 7, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Relevant Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, etc.
Sep 7, 2018
"Healthcare Innovation Weeks Asia-Japan 2018" to be Held from October 9 to 19
Sep 7, 2018
METI and the IoT Acceleration Labs Determine 19 Regions as Winners for the Fourth Selection under the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project
Sep 6, 2018
Japan-ASEAN IP Cooperation Programs Enhanced
Sep 6, 2018
The Second Meeting on Japan-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Held
Sep 6, 2018
Experience-based Fair of Advanced Forestry Technology to be Held
Sep 4, 2018
The Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Cabinet Order for Defining Foreign Public Officials, etc. Specified by Cabinet Order under Article 18, (2), (ⅲ) of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act.
Sep 3, 2018
METI Releases Guidelines for Cyber-Physical Security Measures for Building Systems (β Version)
Sep 3, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits the Republic of Singapore
Sep 3, 2018
Conveyance of Attractiveness of Outstanding Regional Brands in Tokai and Hokuriku Regions Starts on September 3
Sep 3, 2018
Eleventh Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Aug 31, 2018
METI Revises Guidelines for Taking Advantage of Spin-off Approach
Aug 31, 2018
METI Releases Interim Report by Strategic Commission for the New Era of Automobiles
Aug 31, 2018
Commendation Ceremony of the 11th National Maritime Awards Held
Aug 31, 2018
Announcement of Figures for FY2015 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculated Under the GHG Emissions Accounting, Reporting, and Disclosure System
Aug 30, 2018
Ten Startups Selected as the First Recipients of Support Measures under IPAS
Aug 30, 2018
Seminar for Human Resource Development in the Manufacturing Industry in the Digital Era to be Held
Aug 30, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in August under the Premium Friday Initiative
Aug 27, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Attends G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
Aug 27, 2018
METI Holds Collaboration Promotion Event between Business Owners of J-Startups and Large Companies
Aug 27, 2018
Initiation of Demonstration Test for Evaluation of Last-Mile Autonomous Driving Using Small Buses with Autonomous Driving Function
Aug 27, 2018
METI to Officially Open Portal Website of “Future Classroom-Learning Innovation”
Aug 27, 2018
FY2017 Progress in Enforcement of the Act against Delay in Payment of Subcontract Proceeds, etc. to Subcontractors and Efforts for Fair Subcontracting Practices
Aug 24, 2018
Study Group on Security Assessment of Cloud Services to be Launched
Aug 24, 2018
Public-Private Conference for Future Air Mobility to be Established
Aug 23, 2018
Successful Companies Determined and Adopted as Participants in JETRO Innovation Program
Aug 23, 2018
Successful Applicants for NEDO Project for Enhanced Efficiency of Trade Procedures in Global Supply Chains
Aug 23, 2018
Successful Applicants Determined and Adopted for NEDO Project for Enhanced Efficiency of Domestic Consumer-Goods Supply Chains
Aug 21, 2018
Sixth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ministerial Meeting
Aug 20, 2018
METI Releases New Platform for Human Resource Development for SME Employees
Aug 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2018)
Aug 16, 2018
Credits Issued for Two Projects under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) with Viet Nam
Aug 10, 2018
Collection of Case Examples to be Studied Concerning New Data Distribution Transactions ver. 2.0 Compiled
Aug 10, 2018
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2018 Program Selected
Aug 9, 2018
JPO Starts Design-Driven Management
Aug 9, 2018
METI Holds Third Public-Private Session on the Departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union
Aug 9, 2018
Second Round of Call for Applicants for MITOU Target Program Start in Field of Quantum Computers
Aug 7, 2018
METI Launches Roundtable for Development of Facilities for Demonstrations to Create New Products and Services that are “Friendly to Dementia Patients”
Aug 7, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order of Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Protection of the Ozone Layer through the Control and Other Measures on Specified Substances and Other Substances
Aug 7, 2018
METI Fukushima Revitalization Fair to be Held
Aug 6, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits the States of California, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan of the United States
Aug 6, 2018
IT Passport Examination Updated to “iPass 4.0” in Response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Aug 3, 2018
Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2018 Recognized
Aug 1, 2018
Third Carbon Offset Campaign on Mountain Day to be Held
Aug 1, 2018
IOSCO Releases a Consultation Report on Commodity Storage and Delivery Infrastructures: Good or Sound Practices
Jul 31, 2018
METI Launches Industry-Academia Round-Table Discussion to Encourage Human Resources in the Fields of Science and Mathematics to Play Important Roles in Industry
Jul 31, 2018
General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands in Tokai and Hokuriku Regions to be Held
Jul 31, 2018
Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
Jul 27, 2018
32nd Japan-China High-Level Consultation Held
Jul 27, 2018
METI and MAFF Establish Joint Team for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods
Jul 27, 2018
FY 2017 Japan’s Independent Development Ratio of Oil and Natural Gas Released
Jul 27, 2018
METI Releases Revision of the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading
Jul 27, 2018
METI Releases Overseas Development Strategy of Water Industry
Jul 26, 2018
Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (April-June 2018)
Jul 26, 2018
Enjoy Premium Friday to Enrich Your Personal Experiences for Happiness and Fun
Jul 26, 2018
FY2018 Explanatory Meetings on the Basel Convention Act to be Held
Jul 26, 2018
Two Standardization Projects that Take Advantage of the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets Selected
Jul 25, 2018
Second Round of Certification Issued for the Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Jul 25, 2018
METI Establishes Digital Transformation Offices to Promote Digitalization in METI’s Administrative Procedures
Jul 25, 2018
METI, Japan Sports Agency, JETRO and JSC to Collaborate for Popularizing Japanese Sports Overseas and Promotion of Sports Industry’s Overseas Business Development
Jul 24, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends a Signing Ceremony for a Partnership Agreement with Wakayama Prefecture
Jul 24, 2018
METI Releases Progress Report 2016-2018 on the Corporate Reporting Lab
Jul 23, 2018
METI Formulates Report on the Survey on Technology and Institutes Related to Distributed System
Jul 23, 2018
METI Establishes Study Group on Implementing TCFD Recommendations for Mobilizing Green Finance through Proactive Corporate Disclosure
Jul 23, 2018
METI Exchanges Framework Document with MOI, Thailand
Jul 20, 2018
Cabinet Decision on Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on the Organization of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Jul 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2018)
Jul 20, 2018
METI Holds the First Meeting of U.K.-Japan Aviation Working Group
Jul 20, 2018
JPO to Hold Kids Summer Event
Jul 19, 2018
Aggregate Results of the FY2017 Amount of Recycled and Destroyed Fluorocarbons under the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law Compiled
Jul 19, 2018
Part of Fukushima Robot Test Field to Open
Jul 19, 2018
The WTO Fifth Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Jul 18, 2018
Successful Projects Selected under the BrandLand Japan Program
Jul 17, 2018
METI State Minister Muto Visits France
Jul 17, 2018
METI to Hold Kick-off Event for Platform of Learning Innovation -“Future Classroom” Project
Jul 17, 2018
Call for Applicants for New Diversity Management Selection 100 and Diversity Management 100 Prime in FY 2018