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Aug 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2018)
Aug 16, 2018
Credits Issued for Two Projects under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) with Viet Nam
Aug 10, 2018
Collection of Case Examples to be Studied Concerning New Data Distribution Transactions ver. 2.0 Compiled
Aug 10, 2018
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2018 Program Selected
Aug 9, 2018
METI Holds Third Public-Private Session on the Departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union
Aug 9, 2018
Second Round of Call for Applicants for MITOU Target Program Start in Field of Quantum Computers
Aug 7, 2018
METI Launches Roundtable for Development of Facilities for Demonstrations to Create New Products and Services that are “Friendly to Dementia Patients”
Aug 7, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order of Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Protection of the Ozone Layer through the Control and Other Measures on Specified Substances and Other Substances
Aug 7, 2018
METI Fukushima Revitalization Fair to be Held
Aug 6, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits the States of California, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan of the United States
Aug 6, 2018
IT Passport Examination Updated to “iPass 4.0” in Response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Aug 3, 2018
Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2018 Recognized
Aug 1, 2018
Third Carbon Offset Campaign on Mountain Day to be Held
Aug 1, 2018
IOSCO Releases a Consultation Report on Commodity Storage and Delivery Infrastructures: Good or Sound Practices
Jul 31, 2018
METI Launches Industry-Academia Round-Table Discussion to Encourage Human Resources in the Fields of Science and Mathematics to Play Important Roles in Industry
Jul 31, 2018
General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands in Tokai and Hokuriku Regions to be Held
Jul 31, 2018
Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
Jul 27, 2018
32nd Japan-China High-Level Consultation Held
Jul 27, 2018
METI and MAFF Establish Joint Team for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods
Jul 27, 2018
FY 2017 Japan’s Independent Development Ratio of Oil and Natural Gas Released
Jul 27, 2018
METI Releases Revision of the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading
Jul 27, 2018
METI Releases Overseas Development Strategy of Water Industry
Jul 26, 2018
Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (April-June 2018)
Jul 26, 2018
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Jul 26, 2018
FY2018 Explanatory Meetings on the Basel Convention Act to be Held
Jul 26, 2018
Two Standardization Projects that Take Advantage of the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets Selected
Jul 25, 2018
Second Round of Certification Issued for the Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Jul 25, 2018
METI Establishes Digital Transformation Offices to Promote Digitalization in METI’s Administrative Procedures
Jul 25, 2018
METI, Japan Sports Agency, JETRO and JSC to Collaborate for Popularizing Japanese Sports Overseas and Promotion of Sports Industry’s Overseas Business Development
Jul 24, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends a Signing Ceremony for a Partnership Agreement with Wakayama Prefecture
Jul 24, 2018
METI Releases Progress Report 2016-2018 on the Corporate Reporting Lab
Jul 23, 2018
METI Establishes Study Group on Implementing TCFD Recommendations for Mobilizing Green Finance through Proactive Corporate Disclosure
Jul 23, 2018
METI Exchanges Framework Document with MOI, Thailand
Jul 20, 2018
Cabinet Decision on Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Ordinance on the Organization of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Jul 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2018)
Jul 20, 2018
METI Holds the First Meeting of U.K.-Japan Aviation Working Group
Jul 20, 2018
JPO to Hold Kids Summer Event
Jul 19, 2018
Aggregate Results of the FY2017 Amount of Recycled and Destroyed Fluorocarbons under the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law Compiled
Jul 19, 2018
Part of Fukushima Robot Test Field to Open
Jul 19, 2018
The WTO Fifth Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Jul 18, 2018
Successful Projects Selected under the BrandLand Japan Program
Jul 17, 2018
METI State Minister Muto Visits France
Jul 17, 2018
METI to Hold Kick-off Event for Platform of Learning Innovation -“Future Classroom” Project
Jul 17, 2018
Call for Applicants for New Diversity Management Selection 100 and Diversity Management 100 Prime in FY 2018
Jul 13, 2018
METI to Enhance the “Space New Economy Creation Network (S-NET)” Program to be More Sustainable, Autonomous, Practical
Jul 13, 2018
Three JCM Projects in Indonesia Newly Registered
Jul 12, 2018
Twenty-third Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Jul 12, 2018
Japan and Viet Nam Hold the First Energy Working Group
Jul 11, 2018
METI to Hold Second Collaboration Platform for Exchanging Information on Cyber/Physical Security
Jul 11, 2018
Businesses Participating in Project for Supporting Joint Development of AI Systems Determined and Adopted
Jul 10, 2018
Collection of Reports under Article 3 of the Supplementary Provisions of the Act Partially Amending the Act on the Protection of the Ozone Layer through the Control of Specified Substances and Other Measures
Jul 10, 2018
Release of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2018
Jul 9, 2018
Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2018 (July-September 2018)
Jul 9, 2018
Partial Revisions of the Act for Facilitating New Business Activities of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises and the Act on Facilitation of Succession of Management of Small and Medium Sized Enterprises Come into Force
Jul 6, 2018
Procedure for Switching to Electricity Retailer (Low Voltage Type) Announced
Jul 6, 2018
Minister Seko Holds the First Japan-Australia Economic Ministerial Dialogue
Jul 4, 2018
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A Fake Website Pretending to be METI's Homepage Found
Jul 3, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the New Strategic Energy Plan
Jul 3, 2018
Commission for Promotion of Cashless Settlement Established as New Industry-Academia-Government Organization
Jul 2, 2018
The IoT Acceleration Lab Will Hold the “Seventh IoT Lab Connection” and a Commendation Ceremony for Winners of the Fourth IoT Lab Selection
Jul 2, 2018
Call for Outstanding Businesses as Applicants for FY2018 Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program
Jul 2, 2018
METI Releases Guidelines for Discussing Plans for Operation and Management of Stadiums and Arenas
Jul 2, 2018
JPO Launches IP Acceleration Program for Startups
Jul 2, 2018
METI Minister Seko Hosts RCEP Ministerial Meeting in Tokyo
Jul 1, 2018
RCEP Participating Countries Releases a Joint Media Statement of the Fifth RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting
Jun 29, 2018
METI Releases Report compiled by Study Group for Risk Capital Supply for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Jun 29, 2018
METI Conducts Experiment for Examination of Standard Specification of Digital Shopping Receipts
Jun 29, 2018
Release of Annual Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection (2018)
Jun 28, 2018
Release of Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2018
Jun 28, 2018
METI Announces Winners of the Second Nihon Service Award
Jun 28, 2018
METI Releases the Revised Report on the Results of the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity Concerning Data Across Industries
Jun 28, 2018
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Jun 27, 2018
METI Releases Guidelines for Collaboration between Business Entities and R&D-based Venture Businesses (Second Edition)
Jun 27, 2018
METI Releases Results of the Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (January-March 2018)
Jun 27, 2018
Second Edition of the White Paper on Open Innovation Compiled
Jun 27, 2018
The 152nd Survey of SME Business Conditions (April-June 2018) Released
Jun 26, 2018
Release of the Guidelines of Certification Schemes Concerning Functions of Information Trust ver. 1.0
Jun 26, 2018
METI to Hold Kids Day Event
Jun 25, 2018
Primary Recommendations by Study Group for Learning Innovation-“Future Classroom” and EdTech Released
Jun 25, 2018
METI Releases the Report on ESG Dialogue between Active Fund Managers and Companies
Jun 25, 2018
Public Symposium Held on “Future Approaches to Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems Across Supply Chains”
Jun 25, 2018
Minister Seko Visits the Russian Federation
Jun 21, 2018
Results of the 2017 Survey on Selected Service Industries Compiled (Preliminary Report)
Jun 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (June 2018)
Jun 20, 2018
The WTO Fourth Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Jun 19, 2018
METI Releases Report by Study Group on Ideal Approaches to University-Oriented Venture Businesses
Jun 19, 2018
Weaving a Better Future: METI Releases Decision on "Initiatives for Proper Implementation of Technical Intern Training Programs in the Textile and Apparel Industry"
Jun 18, 2018
METI State Minister Muto Attended the G20 Energy Ministerial Meeting
Jun 18, 2018
Panel Discussion for Incubation of Women Leaders to be Held
Jun 18, 2018
Japan Requests Consultation with the Republic of Korea under the WTO Agreement Regarding the ROK’s Measure Imposing Anti-dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars Originating from Japan
Jun 18, 2018
The 2018 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA) and the METI Priorities Based on the 2018 Report Released
Jun 15, 2018
The JPO Strengthens Its Cooperative Relationship with the USPTO on Industrial Designs
Jun 15, 2018
METI Formulates "Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data"
Jun 15, 2018
Initiatives for Development of Global Patent Systems Progress
Jun 14, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends the 163rd General Assembly of the BIE in Paris, the French Republic
Jun 13, 2018
Two Years have Passed Since the Start of Full Liberalization of New Entry into the Electricity Retail Market
Jun 13, 2018
Shizuoka Succession Forum to be Held
Jun 13, 2018
Meeting of the IoT Security Working Group under the IoT Acceleration Consortium to be Held
Jun 13, 2018
Japan Makes Presentation before the 163rd General Assembly of the BIE
Jun 11, 2018
METI Launches New Initiative, “J-Startup” Program
Jun 11, 2018
METI and Thai Government Sign the Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Smart Industrial Safety
Jun 11, 2018
Round Table Conference on Connected Industries Held - METI Minister Seko Discusses Smart Life with Leading Executives
Jun 8, 2018
Toward Further Enrichment of Diversity 2.0
Jun 8, 2018
Public Symposium Titled "Future Approaches to Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems Across Supply Chains" to be Held
Jun 8, 2018
METI Announces Efforts Regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of March 2018
Jun 8, 2018
Tenth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Jun 8, 2018
The Cabinet Approves the FY 2017 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s Energy White Paper 2018)
Jun 7, 2018
METI Establishes Expert Study Group on Ideal Approaches to CCS Demonstration and Research Projects
Jun 7, 2018
FY 2017 Enforcement Status of the Home Appliances Recycling Law and Recycling Statistics for Manufacturers and Importers
Jun 6, 2018
Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement Enforced
Jun 6, 2018
National Mine Safety Week to be Held from July 1 to 7
Jun 5, 2018
JPO Agreed with IMPI to Expand Cooperation in the Field of Industrial Property
Jun 5, 2018
Announcement for release of "Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents"
Jun 4, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends Third Trilateral Meeting of Trade Ministers, OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and Informal Meeting of Ministerial Responsible for WTO Trade
Jun 1, 2018
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Visits the Republic of Azerbaijan
Jun 1, 2018
Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act on Special Measures for Productivity Improvement Approved
Jun 1, 2018
Future Approach for Developing Small Satellites and Small Rockets