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News Releases (in provisional translation)

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

December 22 (Japanese release dates below)

December 19 JPO-ROSPATENT Cooperation to be Advanced in the Field of Industrial Property
December 5 METI State Minister Takagi Visited Austria and Switzerland
December 2 Outline of the World Robot Summit and Its Challenges Decided

December 21 (Japanese release dates below)

December 21 Japan Requests Consultations with the Government of India Under The WTO Agreement Regarding the Government of India’s Measures Imposing Safeguard Measures on Steel Products and Minimum Import Price on Iron and Steel Products
December 15 The EGC and the NCAC Concluded an Agreement for Consumer Protection

December 20 (Japanese release dates below)

December 12 Further Advancement to be Achieved in JPO-KIPO-SIPO Cooperation in the IP Field

December 19 (Japanese release dates below)

December 13 The 146th Survey of SME Business Conditions (October-December 2016) is Released
December 12 Implementation Policy and Logo for the Premium Friday Campaign Decided

December 16 (Japanese release dates below)

December 12 From Japan to the Rest of the World!: Cultivating Sales Channels to Overseas Countries Utilizing Japan’s Agriculture-Commerce-Industry Collaboration
December 12 CITES Appendices to be Amended

December 15 (Japanese release dates below)

December 12 IoT Acceleration Lab Will Hold an Event Titled the “Fourth IoT Lab Connection” for Theme-Based Project Organization and Business Collaboration among Companies
December 9 FY2015 Amounts of Fluorocarbons Packed in and Recovered from Commercial Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Units Pursuant to the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law
December 8 The Second Meeting of the Working-Level Meeting for Japan-China Cooperation in the Service Industry Held in Minamiaso

December 13 (Japanese release dates below)

December 9 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Explosives Control Act
December 7 Assessment Policy for Written Applications Filed by Gas Utility Businesses for Approval under the General Provisions for Transportation Services Compiled

December 9 (Japanese release dates below)

December 6 Supporters for the Japan Pavilion in the Astana EXPO 2017 Newly Designated
November 30 Guideline for Enhancing Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Activities Formulated

December 8 (Japanese release dates below)

December 5 Business Succession Guidelines Formulated
December 1 METI and JPO to Start the FY2016 Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign

December 7 (Japanese release dates below)

November 28 METI Minister Seko Visited China

December 6 (Japanese release dates below)

September 20 First Meeting of the Policy Subcommittee for Acceleration of Electricity System Reform to be Held
September 20 Committee for Reforming TEPCO and Overcoming 1F Challenges (TEPCO Committee) to be Established
September 20 Policy Subcommittee for Acceleration of Electricity System Reform to be Established

December 5 (Japanese release dates below)

December 2 Sixteenth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
November 24 METI Minister Seko Visited the Republic of Peru and the Republic of Panama

November 30 (Japanese release dates below)

November 9 Prime Minister Abe Received the ABAC 2016 Report to APEC Economic Leaders

November 28 (Japanese release dates below)

November 18 Recall of Battery Chargers with a Built-In Lithium Battery Imported by Hac, Co., Ltd. (Recall of Products and Refund)
November 18 FY2015 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
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