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October 2016

November 11 (Japanese release dates below)

October 31 WLTP* to be Introduced to evaluate the achievement made for Fuel Efficiency Standards of Passenger Car and Other Vehicle
October 31 Japan Will Lead an IEC TC for Standardization of the Management of Assets in Power Systems

November 8 (Japanese release dates below)

October 31 The Eleventh Japan-China-ROK Economic and Trade Ministers’ Meeting Held

November 7 (Japanese release dates below)

October 31 November is Telework Month
October 28 All-Japan Metrology Congress 2016 to be Held
October 28 Seabed Drilling Survey for Oil and Natural Gas Offshore Shimane and Yamaguchi Prefectures Completed

November 4 (Japanese release dates below)

October 28 Winter Energy Efficiency Measures

November 1 (Japanese release dates below)

October 26 Joint Statement on Japan-Philippines Industrial Cooperation Initiatives Issued
October 25 Electricity Supply-Demand Verification Report Has Been Compiled
October 25 Cabinet Approved the Draft Cabinet Order Partially Amending the Order for Enforcement of the High Pressure Gas Safety Act
October 24 Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (July-September 2016)
October 24 November is Traditional Craft Products Month

October 31 (Japanese release dates below)

October 24 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nakagawa Visited Norway
October 24 The Ninth ASEAN-Japan Information Security Policy Meeting Held

October 28 (Japanese release dates below)

October 24 Winner of the METI Minister’s Award Selected under the 10th Industrial Tourism Town Revitalization Awards Program
October 21 Operator of Subsidy Projects Adopted for the FY2016 Program for Promoting Security Measures in Credit Card Transactions

October 27 (Japanese release dates below)

October 21 The IT Security Support Provider System Inaugurated
October 20 Announcement of Winners of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Awards
October 7 The Council on Fast Reactor Development Held Its First Meeting

October 26 (Japanese release dates below)

October 21 Announcement of METI’s Efforts regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of September
October 20 New Study Groups on Flexible Working Styles to be Established
October 18 FY2016 METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries

October 25 (Japanese release dates below)

October 18 Cabinet Approved the Bill on the Act for Partial Revision of the Installment Sales Act

October 24 (Japanese release dates below)

October 17 METI to Hold Japan Content Showcase 2016

October 21 (Japanese release dates below)

October 17 Guidelines Established under the Approaches to Public Calls by General Electricity Transmission/Distribution Businesses for Procuring Other Businesses for Electricity Adjustment
October 14 METI Auto Parts and Software Industries Office Established
October 14 Cabinet Approved Two Cabinet Orders: the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Effective Date of the Act for Partial Revision of the Basic Act on Cybersecurity and Partial Revision of the Act on Facilitation of Information Processing, and the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Facilitation of Information Processing
October 12 Announcement of the Winning Robots in the Seventh Robot Awards

October 20 (Japanese release dates below)

October 3 Inauguration of the Nuclear Reprocessing Organization of Japan

October 19 (Japanese release dates below)

October 12 Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
October 11 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for IoT Cooperation between Japan and the United States Concluded
October 11 METI Minister Seko Visited the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
October 7 The ISO Will Start Discussion on International Standardization of Blockchain Technologies

October 18 (Japanese release dates below)

October 11 INVEST JAPAN Forum 2016 Held

October 17 (Japanese release dates below)

October 7 Announcement of Winners of the FY 2016 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems
October 6 Steel Demand Prospects for the Third Quarter of FY 2016 (October-December 2016)

October 14 (Japanese release dates below)

October 12 Fifteenth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
October 7 Inter-governmental Cooperation Results in Progress in the Intellectual Property Field
October 6 METI to Conduct the FY2016 Nadeshiko Brand Initiative

October 13 (Japanese release dates below)

October 7 The Ninth ASEAN-Japan Information Security Policy Meeting to be Held
October 7 The Cabinet Approved the Bill for the Act for Partial Revision of the Act on the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation, Independent Administrative Agency

October 12 (Japanese release dates below)

October 4 Information on Tools for Supporting Smart Monodzukuri Targeting Mid-Ranking Companies and SMEs in the Manufacturing Industry Compiled
October 3 Events to be Held Including an Opening Reception for CEATEC JAPAN 2016, Japan’s Largest Exhibition in the Field of IoT, and International Collaboration and Japan-Germany Collaboration in the Field

October 11 (Japanese release dates below)

October 5 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ihara Attended a South Africa Investment Promotion Seminar in the Field of Mining
October 4 Seminar to be Held: Movements Involving Personal Information Protection in Cross Border Transfers - APEC/CBPR system as a framework for promoting the cross-border transfers of personal information -

October 7 (Japanese release dates below)

October 4 Call for Applicant Municipalities to serve as Host Site of the World Robot Summit
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