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News Releases (in provisional translation)

November 24 (Japanese release dates below)

November 21 Japan-Oriented New International Standard for Test Methods for Fibrous Activated Carbon Issued Taking Advantage of ISO Fast Track Procedure System
November 20 Establishment of Study Group for Data Portability
November 16 Japan Makes a Presentation before the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) on November 15, 2017, as a Part of the Bid to Host the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai Region
November 15 Official Telephone Conversation Held between METI Minister Seko and EU Commissioner for Trade Malmström

November 22 (Japanese release dates below)

November 17 Cabinet Decision on the Bill of the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Export Trade Control Order
November 17 FY 2016 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
November 17 Winners of the Japan Medical Research and Development Awards Determined

November 21 (Japanese release dates below)

November 17 Winner of the METI Minister’s Award Selected under the 11th Industrial Tourism Town Revitalization Awards Program
November 17 The Nippon Kenko Kaigi Starts Acceptance of Applications for the Large Enterprise Category of the 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
November 16 Cybersecurity Management Guidelines Revised
November 14 METI State Minister Nishime Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

November 20 (Japanese release dates below)

November 20 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (November 2017)
November 13 Small Rocket Called "SS-520 No.5" to be Launched

November 17 (Japanese release dates below)

November 13 Study Group for Encouraging Dialogue between Biotech Venture Businesses and Investors to be Established
November 13 IPCC Symposium to be Held

November 16 (Japanese release dates below)

November 10 METI State Minister Muto Attends the 2017 IEA Ministerial Meeting
November 10 METI Holds Trial Ride Event for Experiencing Suppocar and Suppocar S and an Exhibition Booth for Dissemination and Awareness Raising of the Cars at Nagoya Motor Show
November 8 Fourth EU-Japan Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility Held

November 15 (Japanese release dates below)

November 9 IoT Acceleration Lab Starts Calling for New Projects for Fifth IoT Lab Selection
November 7 Announcement of Winners of the 11th Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards
November 7 Machine Parts and Tooling Industries Seminar to be Held
November 6 Establishment of the Study Group for Ideal Approaches to a Certification Scheme Concerning Functions of Information Trust

November 14 (Japanese release dates below)

November 6 The Nippon Kenko Kaigi Starts Acceptance of Applications for the SME Category of the 2018 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
November 6 IPCC Workshop to be Held
November 2 Announcement of the Elements Concerning Tariff Rates of Industrial Goods under the Agreement in Principle on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

November 13 (Japanese release dates below)

November 13 Cosmetics Promotion Event Titled "Japan Beauty Week" to be Held in Hong Kong
November 2 The 16th Green Logistics Partnership Conference to be Held

November 10 (Japanese release dates below)

November 9 Japan and Viet Nam Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Energy Fields
November 7 Japan and the United States Affirm Advancement of Cooperation in the Fields of Energy and Infrastructure
November 2 The First Meeting of the Japan-U.K. Trade and Investment Working Group Held
October 26 First Systematic Guidance and Policy Recommendations Compiled Concerning ESG and Intangible Assets Investment

November 9 (Japanese release dates below)

October 31 First Meeting of the National Smart Monodzukuri Conference to be Held
October 30 Prime Minister Abe Received the ABAC 2017 Report to APEC Economic Leaders

November 7 (Japanese release dates below)

November 6 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ministerial Meeting
October 27 All-Japan Metrology Congress 2017 to be Held
October 27 Announcement of Winners of the 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Awards
October 26 FY2016 Amounts of Fluorocarbons Packed in and Recovered from Commercial Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Units Pursuant to the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law

November 6 (Japanese release dates below)

October 30 Survey of Factory Location Trends in the First Half of FY2017 (Preliminary Report) (January-June)
October 16 The National Implementation Plan for Preventing Environmental Pollution of Mercury Developed

October 30 (Japanese release dates below)

October 2 “Connected Industries’ Tokyo Initiative 2017” Released

October 27 (Japanese release dates below)

October 26 November is Product Safety Inspection Month
October 25 METI-RIETI Policy Symposium to be Held
October 25 November is Telework Month

October 26 (Japanese release dates below)

October 24 Measures for Electricity Supply and Demand for the Winter of FY2017 Compiled
October 24 The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival to be Held
October 20 "Japan Startup Selection" to be delegated to the world's leading innovation ecosystem under "HIYAKU Next Enterprise" program

October 25 (Japanese release dates below)

October 25 Trade Remedy Seminar to be Held
October 24 Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (July-September 2017)
October 23 Future Visions of the Manufacturing Industry: Discover Tips for Value Creation in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
October 19 The LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2017 was Held

October 24 (Japanese release dates below)

October 20 Announcement of METI's Efforts Regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of September 2017
October 20 November is Traditional Craft Products Month
October 18 Japan and India Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation on Establishing a Liquid, Flexible and Global Liquefied Natural Gas Market

October 23 (Japanese release dates below)

October 23 Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises

October 20 (Japanese release dates below)

October 20 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2017)
October 17 FY2017 METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries
October 16 The Tenth ASEAN-Japan Information Security Policy Meeting Held
September 29 Launch of the Advanced Small Radar Satellite Called “ASNARO-2” to be Postponed

October 19 (Japanese release dates below)

October 16 A Study Group for Risk Capital Supply for the Fourth Industrial Revolution to Hold its Meetings
October 13 Announcement of Winners of the FY 2017 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems
October 13 The Fourth Meeting of the Japan-China Chemical Industrial Policy Dialogue was Held
October 12 Revision of the Priority Areas to Which Robot Technology is to be Introduced in Nursing Care

October 18 (Japanese release dates below)

October 18 METI and US DOE Conclude a Cooperation Document in the Field of CCUS
October 11 The IoT Lab Selection Event Was Held and Winners Were Selected and Recognized
October 10 New International Standards for Methods of Evaluating the Optical Properties of Ceramic Phosphors for White LEDs Issued
October 10 Recipe and Tools for Supporting Smart Monozukuri Targeting Mid-ranking Companies and SMEs in the Manufacturing Industry Compiled
October 2 Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Holds a Meeting with H.E. Mr. Arkady Vladimirovich Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation

October 17 (Japanese release dates below)

October 10 METI Minister Seko Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
October 6 Inter-governmental Cooperation Results in Progress in the Intellectual Property Field
October 5 Fifth Japan-Russia Meeting Concerning SME Cooperation Held

October 16 (Japanese release dates below)

October 12 Twentieth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
October 10 Steel Demand Prospects for the Third Quarter of FY2017 (October-December 2017)
September 27 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Visits the Italian Republic

October 13 (Japanese release dates below)

October 10 METI, ADNOC and JOGMEC Signed a Memorandum of Cooperation
October 2 IoT Acceleration Lab to Hold the Third Big Data Analysis Contest
September 29 Release of the Full Text of the Bid Dossier (the Document Outlining the Plan) for Hosting the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai Region
September 29 Call Starts for Applicants for Conducting Regional Exhibitions of the World Robot Summit 2018
September 29 Revision of the Report titled “Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”

October 11 (Japanese release dates below)

October 10 Speakers at the LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2017 Determined
September 28 Industrial-Academic Exchange Seminar to be Held in Osaka Aiming to Foster Management Human Resources for the Service Industry in the Field of Tourism
September 28 The 149th Survey of SME Business Conditions (July-September 2017) Released
September 27 Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (April-June in 2017) Conducted

October 6 (Japanese release dates below)

October 2 Mission of Japanese Companies to be Dispatched to India Aiming to Accelerate Actions for Curbing Emissions under the Paris Agreement
September 26 World’s First Success in Continuous Ore Lifting test for Seafloor Polymetallic Sulphides
September 26 Japan Submitted the Bid Dossier (the Document Outlining the Plan) to the Bureau International des Expositions to Host the World Expo 2025 in Osaka, Kansai Region

October 5 (Japanese release dates below)

September 29 Winners of the 11th Kids Design Awards

October 4 (Japanese release dates below)

September 26 Partial Revision of the Ministerial Order as the Basis for Calculating Imbalance Rates
September 26 Conference on Connected Industries to be Held

October 3 (Japanese release dates below)

September 28 ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3) and East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM) were Held
September 25 State Minister Nishime Attends the ASEM Economic Ministers’ Meeting

September 29 (Japanese release dates below)

September 19 METI Minister Seko Visits the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam

September 28 (Japanese release dates below)

September 25 Nationwide Network of Aircraft Clusters to be Established
September 25 Report on the Results of the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity Concerning the Manufacturing Industry Compiled (Summary Report)
September 22 Seventh Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
September 22 New Efforts for Dissemination and Raising Awareness of the “Safety Support Car (Suppocar)” and “Safety Support Car S (Suppocar S)”

September 27 (Japanese release dates below)

September 27 US-Japan ICS (Industrial Control System) Cybersecurity Joint Training First time in Japan
September 20 Survey Results of Factory Location Trends in 2016 (Final Report)
September 19 Winners Determined for the FY2017 Awards Program for Individual and Other Contributors to Promotion of Informatization
September 19 The Third Japan-Indonesia Policy Dialogue on Distribution was Held
September 19 Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Attends the APEC SME Ministerial Meeting
September 19 CEATEC JAPAN 2017 “Connected Industries” Symposium to be Held
September 15 Japan and India Signed a Roadmap and a Memorandum for the Promotion of the Make in India Policy

September 26 (Japanese release dates below)

September 19 IoT Acceleration Lab will Hold its Events at the Site of the CEATEC JAPAN 2017 as Japan's Largest IoT Exhibition

September 25 (Japanese release dates below)

September 8 Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Visits the Russian Federation
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