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January 2016

March 4 (Japanese release dates below)

January 28 ANRE and NDF to Hold the 1st International Forum on the Decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

February 10 (Japanese release dates below)

January 29 Japan Sports Agency and METI to Hold the First Meeting of the Sports Development Council

February 8 (Japanese release dates below)

January 29 SMEA Announces the Fifth Round of Declarations of Support for Regional Specialties

February 5 (Japanese release dates below)

January 28 Recall of Battery Packs Installed in Laptop Computers Manufactured by Panasonic Corporation (Product Replacement)

February 4 (Japanese release dates below)

January 29 Formulation of the Guidelines Concerning the Management of the Electricity Retail Business

February 3 (Japanese release dates below)

January 28 Recall of Battery Packs Installed in Laptop Computers Imported by Toshiba Corporation (Product Replacement)
January 26 Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act for Partial Revision of the NEDO Act
January 25 METI and the Fukushima Prefectural Government Conclude an Agreement on the Development and Operation of Robot Testing Fields and the International Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Facilities for Robots under the Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework
January 20 METI has established a Study Group on Technical Issues associated with Geological Disposal in Coastal Areas

February 2 (Japanese release dates below)

January 28 METI Conducts Prior Registration for Retail Electricity Suppliers (on January 28, 2016)
January 25 SMEA Compiles an Export Support Handbook for SMEs
January 25 It Will Become Possible to Certify the Personal Information Protection in Cross-Border Transfer in the APEC Region
January 21 METI and the MIC to Hold Meetings of the Data Distribution Promotion Working Group under the IoT Acceleration Consortium
January 21 METI Announces the Twenty-five Enterprises Selected for the 2016 Health & Productivity Stock Selection!

February 1 (Japanese release dates below)

January 22 State Minister Takagi Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia
January 22 ANRE Conducts FY 2015 Surveys in order to Ascertain Shallow Methane Hydrate Resources

January 29 (Japanese release dates below)

January 26 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hoshino Visits Switzerland
January 20 METI and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) to Hold Meetings of the IoT Security Working Group

January 26 (Japanese release dates below)

January 25 LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2016
January 22 Approval of the Implementation Plan Prepared by iPS Academia Japan, Inc. Based on the Act to Facilitate Technology Transfer from Universities to the Private Sector
January 22 Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (October-December 2015)
January 20 Recall of Electric Fan Heaters (Ceramic Fan Heaters) Imported by Sengoku Works, Ltd. and Sold by Koizumi Seiki Corp. (Product Replacement)
January 14 METI Hold Meetings of the Cross-sectional System Study Group for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

January 25 (Japanese release dates below)

January 22 Review of the End User List

January 22 (Japanese release dates below)

January 15 International Standardization of Method for Identifying Fake Cashmere by DNA Analysis

January 21 (Japanese release dates below)

January 19 The Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order for Enforcing the Amended Patent Act and Other Acts of 2015
January 18 Announcement of METI’s Efforts regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of December 2015

January 20 (Japanese release dates below)

January 19 Fourth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
January 15 Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order on the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Ordnance Manufacturing Act

January 19 (Japanese release dates below)

January 14 METI Will Start Final Voting to Decide the Annual Awards for Regional Specialties

January 18 (Japanese release dates below)

January 18 METI Conducts Prior Registration for Retail Electricity Suppliers (on January 18, 2016)

January 15 (Japanese release dates below)

January 15 Ninth Round of Negotiations (Chief Delegates’ Meetings) on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held
January 12 Eighth Japan-India Energy Dialogue is Held in Tokyo

January 12 (Japanese release dates below)

January 12 JPO Improves and Enhances the International Reach and Quality of Information Provided on Industrial Property Rights in Japan
 
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