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News Releases (in provisional translation)

September 19 (Japanese release dates below)

September 19 APEC Top Management Forum on Diversity Management for Women's Empowerment to be Held

September 15 (Japanese release dates below)

August 7 METI to Establish a New Program for Certifying Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

September 13 (Japanese release dates below)

September 11 METI to Conduct the FY2017 Nadeshiko Brand Initiative
September 6 New International Standards for Determination of Biobased Content of Rubber Products Issued

September 12 (Japanese release dates below)

September 5 Round Table Conference on Ed-tech and Recurrent Education Held between METI Minister Seko and Leading Stakeholders in Related Fields

September 8 (Japanese release dates below)

September 6 Fifth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ministerial Meeting
September 5 Study Group for Enhancing Human Resource Capability in Japanese Industries to be Established
September 4 METI State Minister Nishime Visits China

September 7 (Japanese release dates below)

September 4 Recall of Image Recorders (Driving Image Recorders) Imported by Yupiteru Corporation (Free Product Replacement)

September 6 (Japanese release dates below)

August 31 Top-Executive Conference for Safety Measures in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
August 31 Third Round Table Conference on Connected Industries Held between METI Minister Seko and Top Company Executives in Related Industries

September 4 (Japanese release dates below)

August 30 New International Standards for Superconducting Electronic Sensors and Detectors Issued

September 1 (Japanese release dates below)

August 29 Patent Granting in Brunei Darussalam to be Facilitated
August 28 METI Minister Seko Visits the Czech Republic and the Republic of Finland

August 31 (Japanese release dates below)

August 30 The WTO Dispute Settlement Panel Came to a Decision that Brazil's Measures Concerning Discriminatory Taxation and Charges are Inconsistent with the WTO Agreement

August 30 (Japanese release dates below)

August 28 Commendation Ceremony of the Tenth National Maritime Awards Held
August 24 Study Group for Japanese Companies’ M&A Overseas to be Established

August 25 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 Winners of the METI Minister Awards Determined as recipients of the Connected Innovations Grand Awards under the 15th Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Contributors Awards Program

August 24 (Japanese release dates below)

August 23 Announcement of Organizations Additionally Recognized in the SME Category of the 2017 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
August 21 Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2017 Program Selected

August 23 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 Calling for Enterprise Applicants for the "HIYAKU Next Enterprise" Programs under the Program for Supporting Mid-ranking Companies and SMEs in Creating Innovation
August 21 Results of the Survey on Wages in the IT-related Industry Compiled

August 22 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2017)

August 18 (Japanese release dates below)

August 15 New International Standards for Safety of Advanced Medical Equipment (Photodynamic Therapy Equipment) Issued
August 8 Carbon Offset Campaigns Targeting Japan’s National Parks and World Natural Heritage Sites Start this Summer
August 8 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electricity Utilities
August 7 METI and the IoT Acceleration Labs Determine 21 Regions as Winners for the Third Selection under the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project

August 17 (Japanese release dates below)

August 10 Experience-based Fair of Advanced Agricultural Technology to be Held

August 16 (Japanese release dates below)

August 2 JPO Agreed with INPI to Expand Cooperation in the Field of Industrial Property

August 9 (Japanese release dates below)

August 9 Review of the End User List

August 8 (Japanese release dates below)

July 28 Cabinet Decision on the FY2017-FY2020 Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Outline

August 7 (Japanese release dates below)

August 1 The Strategic Policy Committee of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy to Hold a Meeting and METI to Newly Establish a Round Table for Studying Energy Situations
July 19 METI State Minister Takagi Visits the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and India

August 4 (Japanese release dates below)

July 27 Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2017 Recognized
July 26 Experiment Conducted on Data Utilization through Digitalization of Shopping Receipts

August 3 (Japanese release dates below)

July 28 JPO Officials' Use of Original Surnames is Expanded

August 2 (Japanese release dates below)

July 25 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Effective Date and Related Cabinet Order on Associated Enforcement of the Act of Partial Revision of the Act on Formation and Development of Regional Industrial Clusters through Promotion of Establ
July 25 Cabinet Decision on the FY2017 Policies for Granting Designated Subsidies to SMEs, Small Enterprises, and Other Entities

August 1 (Japanese release dates below)

July 28 METI to Hold Kids Day

July 31 (Japanese release dates below)

July 25 The IoT Acceleration Lab Determines the Grand Prix Winner of the HR-Solution Contest
July 25 Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (April-June 2017)
July 24 Action Plan for Enhancing Proper Future-oriented Mold Management Compiled
July 24 METI Minister Seko Visits the Republic of Kazakhstan
June 30 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on the Organization of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

July 28 (Japanese release dates below)

July 24 Nationwide Teleworking Campaign Project in Light of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
July 21 Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
July 14 Promulgation of the Cabinet and Ministerial Orders and the Public Notices for the Enforcement of the Revised Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act

July 27 (Japanese release dates below)

July 24 Recall of Battery Packs for Cell Phones (Smartphones) Imported by UPQ Inc. (Free Product Replacement)

July 26 (Japanese release dates below)

July 21 METI to Hold the Fifth Bike Love Forum and a Bike Love Festival in Maebashi City, Gunma Prefecture
July 21 Aggregate Results of the FY2016 Amount of Recycled and Destroyed Fluorocarbons under the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law Compiled
July 20 METI Fukushima Revitalization Week to be Held
July 19 METI Minister Seko Holds a Meeting with H.E. Dr. Ildefonso Guajardo Villarreal, Secretary of Economy, Mexico
July 18 METI and the IoT Acceleration Lab to Hold a Joint Event Titled "Connected Industries Symposium"
July 14 Cabinet Decision on the Bill of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the High Pressure Gas Safety Act

July 24 (Japanese release dates below)

July 13 Joint Study Group for Promoting the Utilization of Ligneous Biomass Compiles a Report
July 13 Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Visits the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Belgium

July 21 (Japanese release dates below)

July 6 Second Round Table Conference on Connected Industries Held between METI Minister Seko and Top Company Executives in Related Industries
July 6 METI State Minister Matsumura Visits Mongolia
June 28 The 18th Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation Held between METI and MOFCOM
June 19 “Connected Industries” Symposium Held

July 20 (Japanese release dates below)

July 20 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2017)

July 19 (Japanese release dates below)

July 10 METI Compiles a Collection of Case Examples Concerning the Conclusion of Agreements on Consolidation or Merger Among Businesses Working at the Same Petrochemical Complex Sites
July 10 Call for Applicants for the New Diversity Management Selection 100 in FY2017 Starts
July 6 New International Standards for Evaluation of Adult Disposable Diapers are Issued
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