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Jul 12, 2018
Twenty-third Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Jul 12, 2018
Japan and Viet Nam Hold the First Energy Working Group
Jul 11, 2018
METI to Hold Second Collaboration Platform for Exchanging Information on Cyber/Physical Security
Jul 11, 2018
Businesses Participating in Project for Supporting Joint Development of AI Systems Determined and Adopted
Jul 10, 2018
Collection of Reports under Article 3 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act Partially Amending the Act on the Protection of the Ozone Layer through the Control of Specified Substances and Other Measures
Jul 10, 2018
Release of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2018
Jul 9, 2018
Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2018 (July-September 2018)
Jul 9, 2018
Partial Revisions of the Act for Facilitating New Business Activities of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Act on Facilitation of Succession of Management of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Come into Force
Jul 6, 2018
Minister Seko Holds the First Japan-Australia Economic Ministerial Dialogue
Jul 4, 2018
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A Fake Website Pretending to be METI's Homepage Found
Jul 3, 2018
Commission for Promotion of Cashless Settlement Established as New Industry-Academia-Government Organization
Jul 2, 2018
The IoT Acceleration Lab Will Hold the “Seventh IoT Lab Connection” and a Commendation Ceremony for Winners of the Fourth IoT Lab Selection
Jul 2, 2018
Call for Outstanding Businesses as Applicants for FY2018 Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program
Jul 2, 2018
METI Releases Guidelines for Discussing Plans for Operation and Management of Stadiums and Arenas
Jul 2, 2018
JPO Launches IP Acceleration Program for Startups
Jul 2, 2018
METI Minister Seko Hosts RCEP Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo
Jul 1, 2018
RCEP Participating Countries Releases a Joint Media Statement of the Fifth RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting
Jun 29, 2018
METI Conducts Experiment for Examination of Standard Specification of Digital Shopping Receipts
Jun 29, 2018
Release of Annual Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection (2018)
Jun 28, 2018
Release of Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2018
Jun 28, 2018
METI Announces Winners of the Second Nihon Service Award
Jun 28, 2018
METI Releases the Revised Report on the Results of the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity Concerning Data Across Industries
Jun 28, 2018
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Jun 27, 2018
METI Releases Guidelines for Collaboration between Business Entities and R&D-based Venture Businesses (Second Edition)
Jun 27, 2018
METI Releases Results of the Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (January-March 2018)
Jun 27, 2018
Second Edition of the White Paper on Open Innovation Compiled
Jun 27, 2018
The 152nd Survey of SME Business Conditions (April-June 2018) Released
Jun 26, 2018
Release of the Guidelines of Certification Schemes Concerning Functions of Information Trust ver. 1.0
Jun 26, 2018
METI to Hold Kids Day Event
Jun 25, 2018
Primary Recommendations by Study Group for Learning Innovation-“Future Classroom” and EdTech Released
Jun 25, 2018
METI Releases the Report on ESG Dialogue between Active Fund Managers and Companies
Jun 25, 2018
Public Symposium Held on “Future Approaches to Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems Across Supply Chains”
Jun 25, 2018
Minister Seko Visits the Russian Federation
Jun 21, 2018
Results of the 2017 Survey on Selected Service Industries Compiled (Preliminary Report)
Jun 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (June 2018)
Jun 20, 2018
The WTO Fourth Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Jun 19, 2018
METI Releases Report by Study Group on Ideal Approaches to University-Oriented Venture Businesses
Jun 19, 2018
Weaving a Better Future: METI Releases Decision on "Initiatives for Proper Implementation of Technical Intern Training Programs in the Textile and Apparel Industry"
Jun 18, 2018
METI State Minister Muto Attended the G20 Energy Ministerial Meeting
Jun 18, 2018
Panel Discussion for Incubation of Women Leaders to be Held
Jun 18, 2018
Japan Requests Consultation with the Republic of Korea under the WTO Agreement Regarding the ROK’s Measure Imposing Anti-dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars Originating from Japan
Jun 18, 2018
The 2018 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA) and the METI Priorities Based on the 2018 Report Released
Jun 15, 2018
The JPO Strengthens Its Cooperative Relationship with the USPTO on Industrial Designs
Jun 15, 2018
METI Formulates "Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data"
Jun 15, 2018
Initiatives for Development of Global Patent Systems Progress
Jun 14, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends the 163rd General Assembly of the BIE in Paris, the French Republic
Jun 13, 2018
Two Years have Passed Since the Start of Full Liberalization of New Entry into the Electricity Retail Market
Jun 13, 2018
Shizuoka Succession Forum to be Held
Jun 13, 2018
Meeting of the IoT Security Working Group under the IoT Acceleration Consortium to be Held
Jun 13, 2018
Japan Makes Presentation before the 163rd General Assembly of the BIE
Jun 11, 2018
METI Launches New Initiative, “J-Startup” Program
Jun 11, 2018
METI and Thai Government Sign the Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Smart Industrial Safety
Jun 11, 2018
Round Table Conference on Connected Industries Held - METI Minister Seko Discusses Smart Life with Leading Executives
Jun 8, 2018
Toward Further Enrichment of Diversity 2.0
Jun 8, 2018
Public Symposium Titled "Future Approaches to Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems Across Supply Chains" to be Held
Jun 8, 2018
METI Announces Efforts Regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of March 2018
Jun 8, 2018
Tenth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Jun 8, 2018
The Cabinet Approves the FY 2017 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s Energy White Paper 2018)
Jun 7, 2018
METI Establishes Expert Study Group on Ideal Approaches to CCS Demonstration and Research Projects
Jun 7, 2018
FY 2017 Enforcement Status of the Home Appliances Recycling Law and Recycling Statistics for Manufacturers and Importers
Jun 6, 2018
Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement Enforced
Jun 6, 2018
National Mine Safety Week to be Held from July 1 to 7
Jun 5, 2018
JPO Agreed with IMPI to Expand Cooperation in the Field of Industrial Property
Jun 5, 2018
Announcement for release of "Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents"
Jun 4, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends Third Trilateral Meeting of Trade Ministers, OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and Informal Meeting of Ministerial Responsible for WTO Trade
Jun 1, 2018
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Visits the Republic of Azerbaijan
Jun 1, 2018
Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement Approved
Jun 1, 2018
Future Approach for Developing Small Satellites and Small Rockets