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March 2016

May 10 (Japanese release dates below)

March 31 Work Teams Committed to the Measures for Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management were Finalized and will Receive a Certificate of Gratitude
March 11 Work Teams Will Receive a Certificate of Gratitude for their Commitment to the Measures for Decommissioning and Contaminated Water Management in Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

April 14 (Japanese release dates below)

March 29 JPO Compiles the JPO Status Report 2016

April 12 (Japanese release dates below)

March 30 Survey of Factory Location Trends: 2015 Preliminary Report (January–December)

April 11 (Japanese release dates below)

March 29 Summary of the 2015 Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises (Preliminary Report)

April 8 (Japanese release dates below)

March 29 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order to Partially Revise the Export Trade Control Order

April 7 (Japanese release dates below)

March 30 METI Releases the Study Group Report “For Realizing a Vigorous ‘Vintage Society’”
March 29 The 143rd Survey of SME Business Conditions (January–March 2016) Is Released

April 6 (Japanese release dates below)

March 28 Japan to Call Global Attention to its Traditional Crafts in Milan, Italy

April 5 (Japanese release dates below)

March 25 METI Conducts Prior Registration for Business Operators Including Retail Electricity Suppliers (on March 25, 2016)
March 24 Status of the Occurrence of Acts of Unauthorized Computer Access and Progress of Research and Development on Technology relating to Access Control Features Are Compiled
March 24 You Could Help a Lot by Just Recycling "Used Paper" and "Glass Bottles" !

April 4 (Japanese release dates below)

March 30 Tenth Round of Negotiations (DG/DDG Meetings) on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) among Japan, China and the ROK
March 29 Review of the End User List

April 1 (Japanese release dates below)

March 22 METI to Start Discussion on New Trends Brought about by Biotechnology
March 22 METI Minister Hayashi Visits Viet Nam

March 30 (Japanese release dates below)

March 24 METI Releases the Report by the Study Group on the Provision of Nursing Care Services in Response to Future Nursing Care Demand
March 23 Compilation of the Road Map for EVs and PHVs toward the Dissemination of Electric Vehicles and Plug-in Hybrid Vehicles
March 22 Compilation of the Revised Version of the Strategic Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells

March 29 (Japanese release dates below)

March 22 METI and JETRO Establish AP Commission for the Public and Private Sectors in India
March 22 METI Compiles the Report of the Study Group on Internal Globalization

March 28 (Japanese release dates below)

March 25 Preliminary Determination Made based on the Results of the Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation on Potassium Hydroxide Originating in the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China
March 22 Recall of Electric Heaters (Carbon Heaters) Imported by YUASA PRIMUS CO., LTD. (Inspection and Repair)
March 18 Settlement of FY 2016 Purchase Prices and FY 2016 Surcharge Rates under the Feed-in Tariff Scheme for Renewable Energy

March 25 (Japanese release dates below)

March 22 The JPO Extensively Reviews and Revises the Trademark Examination Guidelines for the First Time in 45 Years

March 24 (Japanese release dates below)

March 18 The Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order to Specify the Date for Partial Enforcement of the Act for Preparation etc. of Related Acts to Promote Reform for Increasing Independence and Autonomy of Local Communities and the Cabinet Order on the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act for Facilitating New Business Activities of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

March 23 (Japanese release dates below)

March 16 Announcement of the FY 2015 Nadeshiko Brands
March 16 Winners of New Diversity Management Selection 100 in FY 2015
March 15 Winner of Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2016 Grand Prix Selected

March 18 (Japanese release dates below)

March 18 The Fourth Japan- Arab Economic Forum to be held
March 14 SMEA Compiles Guidebook on Overseas Risk Management for Small and Medium Enterprises
March 10 JPO Compiles FY 2015 Survey Report on Losses Caused by Counterfeiting

March 17 (Japanese release dates below)

March 14 Accession to the Patent Law Treaty and the Singapore Treaty on the Law of Trademarks

March 16 (Japanese release dates below)

March 15 Japan Requests Consultations with the Republic of Korea Under The WTO Agreement Regarding the Republic of Korea’s Measure Imposing Anti-dumping Duties on Valves for Pneumatic Transmission From Japan
March 14 METI Conducts Prior Registration for Business Operators Including Retail Electricity Suppliers (on March 14, 2016)
March 8 The Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order to Specify the Enforcement Date for the Bill for the Partial Revision of the Act on Facilitation of Succession of Management of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Other Acts and the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Small Enterprise Mutual Relief Projects Act and the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Independent Administrative Agency for the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, Japan
March 7 METI and the JFTC Revise the Guidelines for Proper Electric Power Trade
March 4 Cabinet Approves the Bill on the Strengthening of the Management of SMEs, etc.

March 14 (Japanese release dates below)

March 4 METI Formulates a Tool for Business Diagnoses Named Benchmarks for Local Companies (“Local Benchmark”)
March 4 METI to Hold the Monodzukuri Exhibition (Manufacturing Exhibition)
March 4 The First NIPPON QUEST Awards have been Selected!

March 11 (Japanese release dates below)

March 4 Release of FY 2014 PRTR Data
March 2 The 23rd Asian Export Control Seminar was Held
March 1 SMEA Announces the Sixth Round of Declarations of Support for Regional Specialties

March 10 (Japanese release dates below)

March 7 METI Conducts Prior Registration for Business Operators Including Retail Electricity Suppliers (on March 7, 2016)
March 7 JPO Compiles a Booklet Titled Regional Brands in JAPAN 2016 - Regional Collective Trademarks
March 2 METI to Hold the FY 2015 Symposium for the Commendation Ceremony for the New Diversity Management Selection 100 and the Announcement of the Nadeshiko Brands
March 1 Public Notice of the Announcement of the Unit Prices to Be Used as the Basis for Calculating Imbalance Rates in Preparation for the Full Liberalization of Entry into the Electricity Retail Market

March 8 (Japanese release dates below)

March 1 METI Formulates the Information Security Management Standards (2016 Revised Version)
 
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