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Implementation Policy for the 2018 Telework Days Campaign Determined

On March 2, 2018, the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Conference for Teleworking, consisting of vice ministers and other officials of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), held a meeting and determined an implementation policy for the 2018 Telework Days Campaign.

In collaboration with related ministries, agencies and associations, METI and MIC designated July 24, the day on which the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games will be held, as Telework Day, and they will run a national teleworking campaign every July 24 until 2020, targeting companies and entities across Japan.

On July 24, 2017, as the first campaign, 63,000 people from approximately 950 associations participated in the nationwide campaign, marking a significant step toward the goal of the campaign.

On March 2, 2018, the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Conference for Teleworking, consisting of vice ministers and other officials of MIC, MHLW, METI and MLIT, held a meeting, designated the 2018 campaign as “Telework Days,” and determined that they will encourage companies and associations to carry out teleworking for several days this year.

METI will publish details on how to apply for registration to participate in the campaign and other information soon after they are decided.

Release date

March 2, 2018

Division in Charge

  • IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI
  • Information Applications Promotion Office, Promotion for Content Distribution Division, Information and Communications Bureau, MIC
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