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News Releases (in provisional translation)

February 22 (Japanese release dates below)

February 5 Announcement of the Winners of the 7th Innovation Net Award 2018

February 21 (Japanese release dates below)

February 20 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards(JIS)(February 2018)

February 16 (Japanese release dates below)

February 5 Basic Plan for the Japan Pavilion at the Expo 2020 Dubai Formulated
February 2 Working Group 1(Systems, Technologies and Standardization)under the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity to Hold Its First Meeting

February 15 (Japanese release dates below)

February 9 Seminar for Promoting the Formulation of Projects for the Green Climate Fund(GCF)to be Held
February 7 Fukushima Mirai Business Networking Event to be Held

February 13 (Japanese release dates below)

February 2 Preliminary Report of 2017 Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities Compiled-The results based on the actual results for FY2016
January 29 Japan-Oriented New International Standards for Methods to Measure Characteristics Applied to Regenerative Medical Care Involving Bioceramics Issued

February 9 (Japanese release dates below)

February 2 Experiment of Information Sharing System for Supply Chains Using Electronic Tags

February 8 (Japanese release dates below)

February 3 Small Rocket "SS-520 No.5" Successfully Launched

February 7 (Japanese release dates below)

February 1 Portable Lithium Ion Storage Batteries(Mobile Batteries)to be regulated under the Electrical Appliances and Materials Safety Act
January 31 New Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Distribution Policy Decided
January 31 Experiment for Examination of Standard Specification of Digital Shopping Receipts to be Conducted

February 5 (Japanese release dates below)

January 31 Silicon Valley D-Lab Project x METI Seminar Held

January 31 (Japanese release dates below)

January 25 Announcement of Information on Events and Efforts in January under the Premium Friday Initiative
January 23 World Robot Summit 2018 to be Held
January 19 Small Rocket “SS-520 No.5” to be Launched

January 30 (Japanese release dates below)

January 29 Twenty-first Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

January 29 (Japanese release dates below)

January 26 Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
January 24 Eighth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
January 24 Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research(October-December 2017)
January 19 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes, and the Order for Enforcement of the Administrative Complaint Review Act

January 26 (Japanese release dates below)

January 18 Grand Prix Winner of the Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2018 Selected
January 18 Advanced Small Radar Satellite Called "ASNARO-2" Successfully Launched
January 16 Outstanding Case Examples Determined and Recognized under the Contest for Female Entrepreneurs Support Efforts

January 24 (Japanese release dates below)

January 16 METI Minister Seko Visits the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
January 16 Study Group for “Future Classroom” and EdTech to be Established

January 23 (Japanese release dates below)

January 22 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2018)

January 18 (Japanese release dates below)

January 15 Recall of Air Conditioners Imported by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (Currently, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Thermal Systems, Ltd.) (Free Product Inspection and Repair)

January 17 (Japanese release dates below)

January 15 Winners of the Seventh Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award
January 12 World’s First*1 Test of Expressway Traveling of CACC*2 -mounted Trucks in a Caravan with Drivers in the Second and Following Trucks to be Launched

January 16 (Japanese release dates below)

January 15 Oral Healthcare Seminar 2018 to be Held
January 4 METI to Hold a Seminar Titled “SIB Seminar: Discussion on the Feasibility of Introducing a Social Impact Bond System to Solve Social Challenges in the Field of Healthcare”
January 4 Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2018 to be Held

January 15 (Japanese release dates below)

December 28 Report Titled “Japan’s Efforts for Encouraging Companies to Integrally Disclose Business Reports, etc. and Securities Reports” Compiled
December 27 Omotenashi Skills Standards Formulated

January 12 (Japanese release dates below)

January 10 First Round of Certification Issued to the Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
December 25 The 11th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum Held(Summary of the Results)

January 11 (Japanese release dates below)

January 5 Recall of Batteries and Battery Chargers for Electrothermal Gloves Imported by Komine Co., Ltd.(Free Product Replacement)
December 27 Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries(July-September in 2017)Conducted
December 26 Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity to Hold Its First Meeting
December 26 Basic Hydrogen Strategy Determined

January 10 (Japanese release dates below)

December 26 New International Standards Issued for Maturity Model for Assessment and Improvement of Community Infrastructures
December 25 Steel Demand Prospects for the Fourth Quarter of FY2017(January-March 2018)
December 25 Details of the EU Tariff Rates of Industrial Goods under the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement(EPA)Released
December 21 Silicon Valley D-Lab Project x METI Seminar to be Held

January 9 (Japanese release dates below)

December 25 New Japan-Oriented International Standards Issued for Pedestrian Detection and Collision Mitigation Braking Systems to improve Driving Safety of Vehicles
December 25 Report on the Results of the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity Concerning the Industries of:Manufacturing, Mining and Quarrying of Stone and Gravel, Construction, School Education and Category A Service-Related Business Compiled

December 28 (Japanese release dates below)

December 15 The Forum for Integrated Corporate Disclosure and ESG Dialogue to be Established

December 27 (Japanese release dates below)

December 21 Experience-based Fair of Advanced Agricultural Technology(Horticultural Facility Use)to be Held
December 20 Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Visits the Russian Federation

December 26 (Japanese release dates below)

December 18 METI Minister Seko Visits the Argentine Republic and the Republic of Paraguay
December 13 Japan, Australia and Singapore co-chair a Ministerial Meeting on Electronic Commerce in the margins of the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference and 70 WTO Members issue a Joint Statement

December 22 (Japanese release dates below)

December 22 Announcement of Policy Measures Titled "Toward Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems for Manufacturing Industries"
December 13 Demonstration Test to be Launched for Evaluation of Unmanned Last-Mile Autonomous Driving in Wajima City to Achieve Mobility Revolution
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