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News Releases (in provisional translation)

October 20 (Japanese release dates below)

October 20 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2017)
October 17 FY2017 METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries
October 16 The Tenth ASEAN-Japan Information Security Policy Meeting Held
September 29 Launch of the Advanced Small Radar Satellite Called “ASNARO-2” to be Postponed

October 19 (Japanese release dates below)

October 16 A Study Group for Risk Capital Supply for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Hold its Meetings
October 13 Announcement of Winners of the FY 2017 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems
October 13 The Fourth Meeting of the Japan-China Chemical Industrial Policy Dialogue was Held
October 12 Revision of the Priority Areas to Which Robot Technology is to be Introduced in Nursing Care

October 18 (Japanese release dates below)

October 18 METI and US DOE Conclude a Cooperation Document in the Field of CCUS
October 11 The IoT Lab Selection Event Was Held and Winners Were Selected and Recognized
October 10 New International Standards for Methods of Evaluating the Optical Properties of Ceramic Phosphors for White LEDs Issued
October 10 Recipe and Tools for Supporting Smart Monozukuri Targeting Mid-ranking Companies and SMEs in the Manufacturing Industry Compiled
October 2 Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Holds a Meeting with H.E. Mr. Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

October 17 (Japanese release dates below)

October 10 METI Minister Seko Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
October 6 Inter-governmental Cooperation Results in Progress in the Intellectual Property Field
October 5 Fifth Japan-Russia Meeting Concerning SME Cooperation Held

October 16 (Japanese release dates below)

October 12 Twentieth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
October 10 Steel Demand Prospects for the Third Quarter of FY2017 (October-December 2017)
September 27 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Visits the Italian Republic

October 13 (Japanese release dates below)

October 10 METI, ADNOC and JOGMEC Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation
October 2 IoT Acceleration Lab to Hold the Third Big Data Analysis Contest
September 29 Release of the Full Text of the Bid Dossier (the Document Outlining the Plan) for Hosting the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai Region
September 29 Call Starts for Applicants for Conducting Regional Exhibitions of the World Robot Summit 2018
September 29 Revision of the Report titled “Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”

October 11 (Japanese release dates below)

October 10 Speakers at the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2017 Determined
September 28 Industrial-Academic Exchange Seminar to be Held in Osaka Aiming to Foster Management Human Resources for the Service Industry in the Field of Tourism
September 28 The 149th Survey of SME Business Conditions (July-September 2017) Released
September 27 Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (April-June in 2017) Conducted

October 6 (Japanese release dates below)

October 2 Mission of Japanese Companies to be Dispatched to India Aiming to Accelerate Actions for Curbing Emissions under the Paris Agreement
September 26 World’s First Success in Continuous Ore Lifting test for Seafloor Polymetallic Sulphides
September 26 Japan Submitted the Bid Dossier (the Document Outlining the Plan) to the Bureau International des Expositions to Host the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai Region

October 5 (Japanese release dates below)

September 29 Winners of the 11th Kids Design Awards

October 4 (Japanese release dates below)

September 26 Partial Revision of the Ministerial Order as the Basis for Calculating Imbalance Rates
September 26 Conference on Connected Industries to be Held

October 3 (Japanese release dates below)

September 28 ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3) and East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM) were Held
September 25 State Minister Nishime Attends the ASEM Economic Ministers’ Meeting

September 29 (Japanese release dates below)

September 19 METI Minister Seko Visits the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

September 28 (Japanese release dates below)

September 25 Nationwide Network of Aircraft Clusters to be Established
September 25 Report on the Results of the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity Concerning the Manufacturing Industry Compiled (Summary Report)
September 22 Seventh Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
September 22 New Efforts for Dissemination and Raising Awareness of the “Safety Support Car (Suppocar)” and “Safety Support Car S (Suppocar S)”

September 27 (Japanese release dates below)

September 27 US-Japan ICS (Industrial Control System) Cybersecurity Joint Training First time in Japan
September 20 Survey Results of Factory Location Trends in 2016 (Final Report)
September 19 Winners Determined for the FY2017 Awards Program for Individual and Other Contributors to Promotion of Informatization
September 19 The Third Japan-Indonesia Policy Dialogue on Distribution was Held
September 19 Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Attends the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting
September 19 CEATEC JAPAN 2017 “Connected Industries” Symposium to be Held
September 15 Japan and India Signed a Roadmap and a Memorandum for the Promotion of the Make in India Policy

September 26 (Japanese release dates below)

September 19 IoT Acceleration Lab will Hold its Events at the Site of the CEATEC JAPAN 2017 as Japan's Largest IoT Exhibition

September 25 (Japanese release dates below)

September 8 Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Visits the Russian Federation

September 22 (Japanese release dates below)

September 15 METI begins Accepting Applications for Certification as Fourth Industrial Revolution Skills Courses
September 15 Opening of the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing and Japanese Endowed Courses Announced in India
September 12 Advanced Small Radar Satellite Called “ASNARO-2” to be Launched by the Third Epsilon Launch Vehicle

September 21 (Japanese release dates below)

September 20 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2017)
September 14 Japanese Companies Conclude Agreements to Extend the Production Sharing Agreement for the ACG Offshore Oil Concession in Azerbaijan for additional 25 Years
July 14 FY2016 Japan's Independent Development Ratio of Oil and Natural Gas Released

September 20 (Japanese release dates below)

September 14 New International Standard for Evaluating Energy Efficiency of Industrial Furnaces Issued
September 14 Successful Projects Determined under the BrandLand JAPAN Program
September 11 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ogushi Visits the United States
September 4 The 1st JPO-DIPP Review Meeting Held

September 19 (Japanese release dates below)

September 19 APEC Top Management Forum on Diversity Management for Women's Empowerment to be Held

September 15 (Japanese release dates below)

August 7 METI to Establish a New Program for Certifying Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

September 13 (Japanese release dates below)

September 11 METI to Conduct the FY2017 Nadeshiko Brand Initiative
September 6 New International Standards for Determination of Biobased Content of Rubber Products Issued

September 12 (Japanese release dates below)

September 5 Round Table Conference on Ed-tech and Recurrent Education Held between METI Minister Seko and Leading Stakeholders in Related Fields

September 8 (Japanese release dates below)

September 6 Fifth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ministerial Meeting
September 5 Study Group for Enhancing Human Resource Capability in Japanese Industries to be Established
September 4 METI State Minister Nishime Visits China

September 7 (Japanese release dates below)

September 4 Recall of Image Recorders (Driving Image Recorders) Imported by Yupiteru Corporation (Free Product Replacement)

September 6 (Japanese release dates below)

August 31 Top-Executive Conference for Safety Measures in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
August 31 Third Round Table Conference on Connected Industries Held between METI Minister Seko and Top Company Executives in Related Industries

September 4 (Japanese release dates below)

August 30 New International Standards for Superconducting Electronic Sensors and Detectors Issued

September 1 (Japanese release dates below)

August 29 Patent Granting in Brunei Darussalam to be Facilitated
August 28 METI Minister Seko Visits the Czech Republic and the Republic of Finland

August 31 (Japanese release dates below)

August 30 The WTO Dispute Settlement Panel Came to a Decision that Brazil's Measures Concerning Discriminatory Taxation and Charges are Inconsistent with the WTO Agreement

August 30 (Japanese release dates below)

August 28 Commendation Ceremony of the Tenth National Maritime Awards Held
August 24 Study Group for Japanese Companies’ M&A Overseas to be Established

August 25 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 Winners of the METI Minister Awards Determined as recipients of the Connected Innovations Grand Awards under the 15th Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Contributors Awards Program

August 24 (Japanese release dates below)

August 23 Announcement of Organizations Additionally Recognized in the SME Category of the 2017 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
August 21 Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2017 Program Selected

August 23 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 Calling for Enterprise Applicants for the "HIYAKU Next Enterprise" Programs under the Program for Supporting Mid-ranking Companies and SMEs in Creating Innovation
August 21 Results of the Survey on Wages in the IT-related Industry Compiled

August 22 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2017)
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