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News Releases (in provisional translation)

February 24 (Japanese release dates below)

February 21 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy
February 20 Announcement of the Winners of the Third Nippon Venture Awards

February 23 (Japanese release dates below)

February 22 Seventeenth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
February 17 Cabinet Decision on the Bill of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Export Trade Control Order
February 17 Directions to Electric Power Companies for the Review and Revision of Contents Concerning Their Applications for Approval of Wheeling Service Provisions

February 22 (Japanese release dates below)

February 13 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ihara Visited the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of Madagascar

February 20 (Japanese release dates below)

February 10 A New International Standard for the “Safety of Tubular LED Lamps” was issued

February 17 (Japanese release dates below)

February 9 Learning Consortium for the Future to be Established
February 7 Recall of Aquarium Water Chillers Sold by Gex. Co., Ltd. (Free Product Replacement)

February 16 (Japanese release dates below)

February 6 Scope of Applications for Trademark Registration Entitled to the Accelerated Examination and Accelerated Appeal Examination Systems to be Expanded
December 26 Call for Evidence and Information Concerning an Interim Summary of the Long-term Climate Change Policy Platform

February 15 (Japanese release dates below)

February 8 METI to Hold the New Business Creation Conference & Connect! Event and the Commendation Ceremony for the Nippon Venture Awards
February 1 Three Action Plans for the Development of Human Resources Responsible for Standardization Formulated
January 31 Guidebook for Utilization of Camera Images Version 1.0 Formulated
January 31 International Symposium on LNG Bunkering to be Held

February 14 (Japanese release dates below)

February 6 Guidelines for Proper Gas Power Trade Revised
February 6 Guidelines for Proper Electric Power Trade Revised

February 13 (Japanese release dates below)

February 7 Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act for the Partial Revision of the Act on the Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corporation
February 1 Experiment on Data Utilization through Digitalization of Shopping Receipts to be Conducted

February 8 (Japanese release dates below)

January 24 Recall of Electric Fans Imported by Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd. and Sold by Panasonic Corporation (Product Replacement and Installation)

February 7 (Japanese release dates below)

January 31 Cabinet Decision on the “Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Date for Partial Enforcement of the Act on the Development of Related Acts for Promoting Reform with the Aim of Increasing the Autonomy and Independence of Local Authorities....

February 2 (Japanese release dates below)

January 26 New Designation of Owari Household Buddhist Altars, Nagasaki Tortoiseshell Works, and Haebaru Hanaori Textiles as Traditional Crafts under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
January 26 The Guidelines Concerning the Management of the Gas Retail Business Established
January 24 Cabinet Decision on the “Cabinet Order for Developing Related Cabinet Orders Required to Be Revised along with the Enforcement of the Promulgation of the Partial Revision of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable

February 1 (Japanese release dates below)

January 25 A 90-Second Video Clip titled Fukushima Today to be Produced
January 19 Summary of the Preliminary Report on the 2016 Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities

January 31 (Japanese release dates below)

January 24 Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (October-December 2016)

January 30 (Japanese release dates below)

January 23 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nakagawa Visits Switzerland
January 12 World’s First Success in Long-distance Air Freight Shipment by a Fully-Autonomous Drone!

January 26 (Japanese release dates below)

January 23 Traditional Japanese Crafts Will Be Showcased to Gain Publicity at the World’s Largest International Trade Fair for Consumer Goods
January 18 METI Minister Seko Visited the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

January 25 (Japanese release dates below)

January 17 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for Enforcement of the Revised Trade and Investment Insurance Act and Other Act
January 17 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Patent Act and the Order for the Patent Act and Other Related Fees
January 16 METI and ADNOC Concluded a Basic Agreement on the Extension of a Japanese Company’s Oil Concessions on the Satah and Umm Al Dalkh Oilfields Offshore from Abu Dhabi that the Company Has Possessed for Forty Years

January 23 (Japanese release dates below)

January 16 METI Minister Seko Visited India and the Russian Federation

January 20 (Japanese release dates below)

January 18 Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
January 18 Sixth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

January 17 (Japanese release dates below)

January 12 A Study Group for Ideal Approaches to Competition Policies for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Hold Its Meetings
January 12 Japan and the Philippines Concluded an Agreement to Establish a Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)

January 13 (Japanese release dates below)

December 26 The Working Group for the Standardization of Credit Card Data Compiled a Report

January 12 (Japanese release dates below)

December 26 Call for Evidence and Information Concerning an Interim Reports Compiled by the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform

January 11 (Japanese release dates below)

January 5 “Japan Startup Selection” delegated to the world’s leading innovation ecosystem under “HIYAKU Next Enterprise” program
December 22 Replacement of a Gas Valve with an Air Vent Port Installed by Tokyo Gas Corporation Ltd.
November 24 LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2016 was Held

January 10 (Japanese release dates below)

December 26 METI Developed and Released Rules for Information Utilization and Collaboration and Held a Matching Event among Communities and Businesses under the Framework of the Omotenashi Platform Project

January 6 (Japanese release dates below)

January 6 Eleventh Round of Negotiations (Chief Delegates’ Meetings, DG/DDG Meetings) on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held
December 28 METI Accepted Notifications of Last Resort Service Provisions Filed by General Gas Utilities
December 28 A Handbook for Demand Response (Negawatt Trading) Prepared

January 5 (Japanese release dates below)

December 27 ANRE Accepted Notifications of Provisions of Wholesale and Supply Services of Renewable Energy Electricity Filed by General Electricity Transmission/Distribution Businesses
December 27 Bimonthly PR Magazine “METI Journal” to Shift to Daily Journal

January 4 (Japanese release dates below)

December 27 Steel Demand Prospects for the Fourth Quarter of FY 2016 (January-March 2017)
December 26 Businesses Adopted to Introduce and Demonstrate a Common Settlement System for Sector-based Introduction of IC Transactions Among Sellers and Other Entities
December 22 An IPCC Symposium to be Held: Global Warming Countermeasures - IPCC Activities during the Sixth Assessment Cycle and Future Efforts-

December 28 (Japanese release dates below)

December 20 Japan’s First Certification of a Business under the APEC CBPR System
November 17 Business Improvement Recommendations Issued to TEPCO Energy Partner, Inc.
June 17 Business Improvement Recommendations Issued to TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.

December 27 (Japanese release dates below)

December 19 The Study Group on Working Styles Not Bound by Traditional Employment Relationships Held Its Second Meeting
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