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May 2015

June 9 (Japanese release dates below)

May 25 Joint Statement on Cooperation on Industrial Property Rights for Sustainable Economic Development in ASEAN and Japan was Adopted

June 8 (Japanese release dates below)

May 26 Initiation of an Anti-Dumping Investigation on Potassium Hydroxide Originating in the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China

June 5 (Japanese release dates below)

May 29 Results of the E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
May 29 The Eleventh Meeting of the J-Credit Scheme Certification Committee was Held

June 4 (Japanese release dates below)

May 27 Japan and Republic of Chile Establish Joint Crediting Mechanism

June 3 (Japanese release dates below)

May 26 Announcement of the FY 2014 Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection

June 2 (Japanese release dates below)

May 25 Results of the Eighth Meeting of the IP5 Heads of Office Held in Suzhou, China

May 29 (Japanese release dates below)

May 25 Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Program between the JPO and the EGPO, which is the First PPH participant in Africa
May 25 METI Minister Miyazawa Visited the Republic of the Philippines
May 25 “Enevolution” Initiative for Driving Overseas Expansion of Energy Industry through Export of Infrastructure was Launched

May 28 (Japanese release dates below)

May 27 Public Release of the “2015 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements – WTO, FTA/EPA, and IIA” and “METI Priorities Based on the Report”
May 27 JPO Releases Report on Annual User Satisfaction Survey on Patent Examination Quality

May 27 (Japanese release dates below)

May 25 Promulgation and Enforcement of Partial Amendment of Rules on Factory Location

May 26 (Japanese release dates below)

May 25 The Week from June 10 to 16 is Explosives Safety Week
May 22 Additional Information Concerning the Second Japan-Africa Ministerial Meeting for Resources Development (JAMM 2) and the Japan-Africa Mining & Resources Business Seminar 2015 (J-SUMIT 2)
May 22 Summer Energy Conservation Measures
May 22 Summary of the Eleventh Round of Negotiations for the Japan-Colombia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
May 22 Basic Policy on the Final Disposal of Designated Radioactive Wastes was Revised
May 20 Pairs of Sellers and Producers at Japan Traditional Craft Week 2015 were Determined

May 22 (Japanese release dates below)

May 21 JPO to Commence the Collaborative Search with the USPTO
May 19 The Survey Report on Topics Such as the Acquisition of Raw Material Cells For the Sake of Industrializing Regenerative Medicine was Compiled

May 21 (Japanese release dates below)

May 21 Announcement of Partnership for Quality Infrastructure

May 20 (Japanese release dates below)

May 20 Japan appealed to the WTO Appellate Body regarding China’s Measure Imposing Anti-dumping Duties on Certain High-performance Stainless Steel Seamless Tubes from Japan.
May 18 Japan and Saudi Arabia Establish a Joint Crediting Mechanism
May 11 METI State Minister Yamagiwa Visited Africa and the Middle East

May 19 (Japanese release dates below)

May 18 METI Approves a Type of Tank Manufactured by Toyota Motor Corporation
May 15 Industry-Academia-Government Collaborative Roundtable on Human Resources Development in Science and Technology to be Launched
May 15 New Minister’s Award under the Award for Academic Startups to be Established
May 13 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Iwai visited Germany

May 18 (Japanese release dates below)

May 14 Receiving the Final Report of the Third IAEA Review on Plans towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Units 1-4
May 13 The International Design Registration System is Available from May 13, 2015
May 12 State Minister Takagi Visited Europe

May 18 (Japanese release dates below)

May 14 Receiving the Final Report of the Third IAEA Review on Plans towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Units 1-4
May 13 The International Design Registration System is Available from May 13, 2015
May 12 State Minister Takagi Visited Europe

May 14 (Japanese release dates below)

May 12 Fourth Meeting of Japan-China Joint IP Working Group

May 13 (Japanese release dates below)

May 12 “Youth × Intellectual Property” JPO Will Hold “TOKYO IP COLLECTION 2015”!

May 12 (Japanese release dates below)

May 1 METI Minister Miyazawa Visited India

May 11 (Japanese release dates below)

May 11 Eleventh Round of Negotiations for the Japan-Colombia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
May 7 May 10th is Geology Day

May 8 (Japanese release dates below)

May 7 Seventh Round of Negotiations (Chief Delegates’ Meetings) on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held

May 1 (Japanese release dates below)

May 1 Termination of China’s Export Duties on Three Raw Materials Including Rare Earths
 
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