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February 2016

March 14 (Japanese release dates below)

February 29 METI to Hold an International Symposium “Think Together Now about Geological Disposal –Learning from Efforts Made around the World–“

March 9 (Japanese release dates below)

February 29 Compilation of the Report of the Study Group on the Credit Card Industry and Big Data
February 26 METI Releases the Innovation 100 Committee Report

March 8 (Japanese release dates below)

February 29 METI Concludes a Memorandum with the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation
February 19 Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order to Specify the Date of Entry into Force of the Amended Electricity Business Act (3rd Stage) and Other Cabinet Orders

March 4 (Japanese release dates below)

February 26 Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order on the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc.
February 25 JPO to Promote Cooperation concerning Classification for Patents and Designs with the USPTO

March 3 (Japanese release dates below)

February 24 Announcement of Tax Treatment of Insurance Premiums for Directors’ & Officers’ Liability Insurance

March 2 (Japanese release dates below)

February 26 Announcement of the Winners of the Second Nippon Venture Awards
February 23 METI Conducts Prior Registration for Business Operators Including Retail Electricity Suppliers (on February 23, 2016)

February 29 (Japanese release dates below)

February 23 Compilation of an Action Plan for the Strengthening of Measures for Security in Credit Card Transactions
February 23 Winners Selected for the 2016 Grand Prix for Development of Fundamental Competencies for Working Persons!

February 26 (Japanese release dates below)

February 24 Fifteenth Round of Negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

February 25 (Japanese release dates below)

February 22 SMEA Strengthens Financial Support for SMEs and Micro Businesses
February 17 METI Starts Public Calls for Demonstration Projects for Lifestyle improvement Using Personal Health and Medical Information
February 16 March 3rd Is World Wildlife Day

February 24 (Japanese release dates below)

February 15 Winner of the METI Minister’s Award under the Fifth Commendation Program for Supporting Regional Industries (Innovation-Net Award 2016)
February 12 Electricity Market Surveillance Commission and the NCAC Conclude an Agreement for Consumer Protection

February 23 (Japanese release dates below)

February 15 State Minister Takagi Visits India
February 9 Cabinet Decision on the Bill on the Partial Revision of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electricity Utilities.
February 9 METI to Establish the Study Group on Investment for Sustainable Value Creation

February 22 (Japanese release dates below)

February 15 METI Is to Hold the “New Business Creation Conference & Connect!” and the Commendation Ceremony for the Nippon Venture Awards
February 12 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Kitamura Visits the Republic of South Africa
February 12 METI Is to Hold the MITOH Meeting 2016 for the Promotion of the Active Participation of IT Human Resources with Outstanding Abilities!

February 19 (Japanese release dates below)

February 12 Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order to Specify Provisions for Related Cabinet Orders Associated with Enforcement of the Amended Electricity Business Act (2nd Stage)
February 10 METI to Launch Robots for Everyone Project

February 18 (Japanese release dates below)

February 9 Recall of Shelves (for Washstands) Produced by Takara Standard Co., Ltd. (Inspection, Free of Charge and on a Voluntary Basis)
February 5 Signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation with Iran concerning Establishment of a Financing Facility and Iran’s provision of sovereign guarantee

February 17 (Japanese release dates below)

February 10 METI Publishes a Tool That Supports the Provision of Corporate Numbers to Attach to Corporate Information
February 10 METI Is to Collect Information Related to Actual Conditions of Online Businesses
February 5 Cabinet Approved the Amendment Bill to the Spent Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing Fund Act

February 15 (Japanese release dates below)

February 8 Recall of Battery Cartridges for Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaners Imported by Iris Ohyama, Inc. (Product Replacement)
February 5 Japan and the Islamic Republic of Iran Sign a Bilateral Investment Agreement

February 12 (Japanese release dates below)

February 8 METI to Build a Network of Japanese Companies Interested in Business in Myanmar × Young Human Resources in the Area
February 5 JPO to Hold Japan-Singapore Intellectual Property Symposium
February 5 Characteristics of Companies in Japan from the Viewpoints of Young Foreign Human Resources Are Revealed
February 5 METI Reviews and Revises the Electricity Supply-Demand Outlook for the Winter of FY 2015

February 10 (Japanese release dates below)

February 10 Eleventh Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
February 8 METI Conducts Prior Registration for Retail Electricity Suppliers (on February 8, 2016)
February 4 Signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement

February 10 (Japanese release dates below)

February 4 METI to Introduce Efforts Made to Advance Business Activities Utilizing Social Media
February 3 DENSAN to Hold Traditional Crafts Exhibition WAZA 2016

February 9 (Japanese release dates below)

February 3 METI Selects Enterprises to Participate in the Program for Dispatching Global Entrepreneurs to the U.S. under the Project for Fostering Global Entrepreneurs
February 1 Traditional Japanese Crafts Will Be Showcased to Gain Publicity at the World’s Largest International Trade Fair for Consumer Goods

February 4 (Japanese release dates below)

February 1 Seminar on Resource Efficiency and the Circular Economy in Japan and the EU to be held
 
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