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Dec 7, 2018
Call for Information on Technologies for Computer-Access Control Functions
Dec 6, 2018
The 8th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical Materials Held
Dec 5, 2018
Commendation Ceremony for Winners of the Contest for Female Entrepreneurs Support Efforts to be Held
Dec 4, 2018
International Workshop on Deepening Comprehension on Safety Case on Deep Geological Repository (DGR) and Public Confidence on Japan’s DGR Programme Held
Dec 4, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits Argentina
Dec 3, 2018
The IoT Acceleration Lab Will Hold the “Eighth IoT Lab Connection”
Dec 3, 2018
IOSCO Releases Report on Update to Survey on the Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives Markets (Third Review)
Dec 3, 2018
The 14th Round of Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held
Nov 30, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Attends IEA CCUS Summit
Nov 30, 2018
Results of Aggregated Number of SMEs and Small Enterprises Released (as of June 2016)
Nov 30, 2018
The WTO Eighth Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Nov 29, 2018
Asia Pacific Energy Regulatory Forum Meeting 2018 Held
Nov 29, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in November under the Premium Friday Initiative
Nov 27, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Relevant Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy
Nov 27, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Basic Policy for the Act on the Rational Use of Energy
Nov 27, 2018
Japan and Malaysia Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Halal Cooperation
Nov 27, 2018
Japan Signs Participation Contract of Expo Dubai 2020, UAE
Nov 26, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends APEC Ministerial Meeting
Nov 26, 2018
The 12th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum Held (Summary of the Results)
Nov 26, 2018
Second Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP2) Held
Nov 23, 2018
Japan Elected Host Country of World Expo 2025
Nov 23, 2018
METI Minister Seko Holds a Meeting with Minister Le Maire, France
Nov 22, 2018
METI to Launch SDG Management / ESG Investment Study Group
Nov 20, 2018
Clean Ocean Material Alliance to be Established
Nov 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (November 2018)
Nov 20, 2018
Teams Selected for the Finals of the General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands in the Tokai and Hokuriku Region
Nov 20, 2018
Official Telephone Conversation Held between METI Minister Seko and Minister Le Maire, France
Nov 20, 2018
METI to Showcase Award-winning Machine Parts and Tooling Technology in Lobby of METI Main Building
Nov 19, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits the Republic of Singapore
Nov 19, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits Australia
Nov 17, 2018
APEC Guidebook on Quality of Infrastructure Development and Investment Revised
Nov 16, 2018
Premium-Friday University to Open
Nov 15, 2018
Call for Applicants for the Eighth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
Nov 15, 2018
FY2017 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
Nov 14, 2018
METI State Minister Seki Visits the United Arab Emirates
Nov 14, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends RCEP Ministerial Meeting
Nov 14, 2018
New Demonstration Test of Remote Control of Driverless Last-Mile Autonomous Driving to Start
Nov 13, 2018
Japan and the United States Announce Memorandum of Cooperation Concerning Research and Development and Industrial Cooperation in the Nuclear Energy Sector
Nov 13, 2018
METI Receives Preliminary Summary Report from IAEA Review Mission
Nov 13, 2018
METI to Start “Hashiwatashi” Project
Nov 12, 2018
Japan and Thailand Hold Government-Private Workshop on Clean Energy Technology
Nov 12, 2018
METI to Hold First AI Edge Contest
Nov 9, 2018
The 12th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum to be Held
Nov 9, 2018
RCEP Ministerial Meeting to be Held
Nov 8, 2018
Prime Minister Abe Receives ABAC 2018 Report to APEC Economic Leaders
Nov 8, 2018
METI Releases Measures for Electricity Supply and Demand for the Winter of FY2018
Nov 8, 2018
New Japan-Oriented ISO Standards Issued for Test Methods Applying Protein Analysis Technologies
Nov 7, 2018
METI to Launch Fair M&A Study Group
Nov 7, 2018
Fourth ID5 Annual Meeting Held
Nov 7, 2018
METI State Minister Isozaki Visits Shanghai, China
Nov 7, 2018
Japan’s First Business Succession Contract Concluded under Collaboration Project between Support Center for Smooth Business Succession and Local Vitalization Cooperator
Nov 7, 2018
Cosmetics Promotional Event titled “JAPAN Beauty Week in Cosmoprof Asia 2018” to be Held
Nov 7, 2018
New Designation of Nara Sumi Ink Sticks and Sanshin String Instruments as Traditional Crafts under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
Nov 7, 2018
India’s Safeguard Measure on Imports of Iron and Steel Products from Japan Inconsistent with the WTO Agreement
Nov 6, 2018
Guidelines for Improvement of Trade Environments and Overtime Work through Cooperation between Consignors and Transportation Businesses Formulated
Nov 6, 2018
Revision of FAQ on the Tax System Supporting Wage Hikes and Productivity in Large Enterprises and on the Tax System Supporting Income Growth for SMEs
Nov 6, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources
Nov 6, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Foreign Exchange Order and the Export Trade Control Order
Nov 5, 2018
METI releases Draft Interim Report of the Study Group on the Improvement of the Trade Environment Involving Digital Platform Businesses
Nov 5, 2018
International Workshop on Deepening Comprehension on Safety Case on Deep Geological Repository (DGR) and Public Confidence on Japan’s DGR Programme to be Held
Nov 5, 2018
IoT Acceleration Lab Calls for New Projects for the Sixth IoT Lab Selection
Nov 2, 2018
International Electrotechnical Commission Selects its Vice President from Japan
Nov 2, 2018
Successful Case Examples for Reducing Parcel Redeliveries Released
Nov 2, 2018
Japan and India Exchange Progress Reports of Japan Industrial Townships in India
Nov 2, 2018
The WTO Seventh Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Nov 2, 2018
November is Telework Month
Nov 1, 2018
The FY2018 Green Logistics Partnership Conference to be Held
Nov 1, 2018
Report Released on Counter Measures against “No-Shows” in Restaurants
Oct 31, 2018
November is Eco Driving Month
Oct 31, 2018
November is Product Safety Inspection Month
Oct 31, 2018
Event Titled “Seminar on Global Top Management: Effort for Encouraging Regional Companies to Embark on Global Markets” to be Held
Oct 31, 2018
Summary Report of Comprehensive Assessment concerning Development of Seafloor Polymetallic Sulphides Released
Oct 31, 2018
Opening of Information Collection Website for the Project for Establishing a Public-Private Joint Demonstration Platform for Dementia Sufferers
Oct 30, 2018
ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting and East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting Held
Oct 30, 2018
Minister Seko Signs Japan-Germany Joint Declaration of Intent on Economic Policy and Cooperation
Oct 30, 2018
METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with Mr. Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
Oct 30, 2018
Interactive Experience-based Fair of Smart Agricultural Technology to be Held
Oct 30, 2018
Survey of Factory Location Trends in the First Half of 2018 (Preliminary Report) (January-June)
Oct 30, 2018
METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with Mr. Yuriy Petrovich Trutnev, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian federation
Oct 30, 2018
Japan-India PPH to Start in 2019
Oct 29, 2018
State Minister Seki Attends Ottawa Ministerial on WTO Reform Organized by Canada
Oct 29, 2018
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takinami Attends IEA Global Conference on Energy Efficiency
Oct 29, 2018
Japan and India Agree on Partnership in the Digital Industry
Oct 29, 2018
Series of Forums on Agriculture-Manufacturing-Logistics Collaboration for Sixth Industrialization to be Held
Oct 29, 2018
Panel Established under the WTO Agreement Regarding the Republic of Korea’s Measure Imposing Anti-dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars Originating from Japan
Oct 26, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits the People’s Republic of China
Oct 26, 2018
The 11th ASEAN-Japan Information Security Policy Meeting Held
Oct 26, 2018
52 MOCs Signed in Line with Convening of First Japan-China Forum on Third Country Business Cooperation
Oct 26, 2018
Announcement of Winners of the FY2018 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Awards
Oct 26, 2018
Commendation Ceremony for2018 Factory Greening Award Program Winner to be Held
Oct 25, 2018
FY2017 Amounts of Fluorocarbons Packed in and Recovered from Commercial Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Units Pursuant to the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law
Oct 25, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in October under the Premium Friday Initiative
Oct 24, 2018
METI Starts Big Data Analysis Contest on Tourism Forecasting
Oct 24, 2018
Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (July-September 2018)
Oct 24, 2018
First Japan-China Forum on Third Country Business Cooperation to be Held
Oct 24, 2018
Promulgation and Enforcement of Public Notice relating to Ozone Layer Protection Act
Oct 24, 2018
The 12th Meeting of the Japan-Qatar Joint Economic Committee Held
Oct 23, 2018
Demonstration Test of Autonomous Valet Parking Functions to be Held
Oct 23, 2018
Japan Hosts First Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting
Oct 23, 2018
METI and New Zealand Government Sign Memorandum of Cooperation on Hydrogen
Oct 23, 2018
Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
Oct 23, 2018
Japan-China Forum on Cooperation in Nursing Services Held
Oct 23, 2018
METI to Hold Events to Attract Domestic and Overseas Attention to Made-in-Hokkaido-Products and Tourism
Oct 23, 2018
First Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue Held
Oct 23, 2018
Series of Cosmetics Promotion Events Titled “Japan Beauty Week” to be Held
Oct 22, 2018
METI State Minister Isozaki Visits Tianjin, China
Oct 22, 2018
The LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2018 Held
Oct 22, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2018)
Oct 22, 2018
Trade Remedy Seminar to be Held
Oct 19, 2018
Forecast of Global Supply and Demand Trends for Petrochemical Products (for the period 2009 to 2022)
Oct 19, 2018
Interim Briefing on Outcomes of the “Learning Innovation” Demonstration Projects to be Held
Oct 19, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Visits Italy
Oct 18, 2018
METI to Launch Study Group on Encouraging Japanese Companies to Address International Initiatives on Climate Change
Oct 18, 2018
CEATEC JAPAN 2018 “Connected Industries” Symposium Held
Oct 18, 2018
Three Institutes in India Certified as Members of the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing
Oct 18, 2018
Winners of the FY2018 METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries Program Selected
Oct 18, 2018
November is Traditional Craft Products Month
Oct 18, 2018
The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival to be Held
Oct 17, 2018
Public-Road Demonstration Tests of System for Driverless Trucks Traveling on Expressways in Caravan with Drivers in the Second and Following Trucks to be Held
Oct 17, 2018
Interim Report of the Study Group on New Mobility Services Brought About by IoT and AI Releases
Oct 17, 2018
"COUNTDOWN SHOWCASE in Kyushu" to be Held
Oct 17, 2018
Eleventh Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum to be Held
Oct 17, 2018
The First Japan-EU High Level Industrial, Trade and Economic Dialogue to be Held
Oct 16, 2018
METI Revises Omotenashi Skills Standards
Oct 16, 2018
METI Holds CEATEC JAPAN 2018 “Connected Industries” Conference
Oct 16, 2018
Twenty-fourth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Oct 16, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits the Republic of Singapore
Oct 16, 2018
Release of Videos Showing the Current Status of Fukushima
Oct 15, 2018
The 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Held
Oct 15, 2018
METI to Hold National Forum of Smart Monodzukuri Supporting Organizations
Oct 15, 2018
METI to Hold Robot Revolution and Industrial IoT International Symposium 2018
Oct 12, 2018
METI and MIIT Hold Second Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation
Oct 12, 2018
METI Holds Third Meeting of Japan-Viet Nam Joint Committee on Cooperation in Industry, Trade and Energy
Oct 12, 2018
METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Special Representative on Climate Change Affairs, the People’s Republic of China
Oct 12, 2018
Announcement of the Winners in the Eighth Robot Awards Program
Oct 12, 2018
October is “3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) Promotion Month”!
Oct 11, 2018
METI State Minister Seki Visits the French Republic
Oct 10, 2018
Japan Hold Forum on Proposal for Hosting the 2025 World Exposition
Oct 10, 2018
Sixth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Intersessional Ministerial Meeting
Oct 9, 2018
METI to Launch a Study Group on Ideal Approaches to New Electricity Platforms that Take Advantage of Next-Generation Technologies
Oct 9, 2018
METI to Launch a Working Group on Electricity Resilience
Oct 9, 2018
Steel Demand Prospects for the Third Quarter of FY2018 (October-December 2018)
Oct 9, 2018
Minister Seko Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Maksim Stanislavovich Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development and Special Representative for Trade and Economic Cooperation with Japan of Russia
Oct 5, 2018
METI to Hold CEATEC JAPAN 2018 “Connected Industries” Symposium
Oct 5, 2018
METI and MIIT Hold First Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving
Oct 4, 2018
Winners of the FY 2018 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems Selected
Oct 4, 2018
Municipalities Selected to be Covered by the “Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan”
Oct 3, 2018
METI to Launch Cross-Sectoral Sub Working Group under Working Group 1 (Systems, Technologies and Standardization) of the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity
Oct 2, 2018
Harvest Festival Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Japan-Africa IP Cooperation
Oct 2, 2018
“Make international organizations more user-friendly!”
Oct 2, 2018
New Japan-Oriented International Standards Issued for Road-Boundary Departure-Prevention Systems for Traveling Vehicles
Oct 1, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits the United States and Spain
Oct 1, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ogushi Participated in EVS31
Oct 1, 2018
METI Compiles Results of the Call for Public Comments on the Draft Cyber/Physical Security Framework
Oct 1, 2018
The WTO Sixth Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Sep 28, 2018
Practical Guidelines for Corporate Governance Systems (CGS Guidelines) Revised
Sep 28, 2018
Guidelines Concerning the Management of the Electricity Retail Business Revised
Sep 28, 2018
Conference of the Cabinet Office and Ministries Responsible for Measures for Mid-ranking Companies Held
Sep 28, 2018
The 153rd Survey of SME Business Conditions (July-September 2018) Released
Sep 28, 2018
Winners of the 12th Kids Design Awards Selected
Sep 27, 2018
Oral Healthcare Forum 2018 “Oral Healthcare Frontline in Malaysia, Thailand and Japan” to be Held
Sep 26, 2018
METI to Hold the Asia Aircraft Supply Chain Forum
Sep 26, 2018
Fourteenth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee under the Stockholm Convention
Sep 26, 2018
IoT Acceleration Lab to Hold the Fourth Big Data Analysis Contest
Sep 26, 2018
METI Releases Results of the Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (April - June 2018)
Sep 25, 2018
Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of Trade Ministers Released
Sep 25, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Visits Canada
Sep 25, 2018
Project Theme that Takes Advantage of the Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets Selected
Sep 21, 2018
Second Ministerial Meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Held
Sep 21, 2018
Public Briefing on the 2018 Telework Days Campaign to be Held
Sep 21, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in September under the Premium Friday Initiative
Sep 20, 2018
Winners of FY2018 Awards Program for Individual and Other Contributors to Promotion of Informatization Determined
Sep 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2018)
Sep 20, 2018
The JPO and the DIPP, MCI, India Agree in Principle to Start a Bilateral PPH
Sep 19, 2018
You're invited! "Countdown Showcase" to be Held on Japan's Cutting-edge Technologies of the Future
Sep 18, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Attends G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting
Sep 18, 2018
METI to Establish 2050 Economic and Social Structure Committee under the Industrial Structure Council
Sep 18, 2018
The Eighth Joint Committee Meeting of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project Held
Sep 18, 2018
METI to Start the Effort for FY2018 Nadeshiko Brand Initiative
Sep 18, 2018
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ogushi Visits the United States
Sep 14, 2018
METI to Hold "Regional Business Conference in Fukuoka"
Sep 14, 2018
Winner of the METI Minister's Award Selected in 12th Industrial Tourism Town Revitalization Awards Program
Sep 14, 2018
US-Japan Cybersecurity Joint Training with ASEAN Member States Held
Sep 13, 2018
METI and NDRC Joint Event on Japan-China Cooperation Addressing Aging Societies to be Held
Sep 13, 2018
Japan Requests the Establishment of a Panel under the WTO Agreement Regarding the Republic of Korea’s Measure Imposing Anti-dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars Originating from Japan
Sep 12, 2018
METI to Hold Japan-wide “Safety Support Car” Test-drive Events during the National Autumn Traffic Safety Campaign
Sep 12, 2018
Call for Applicants for Japan-China Co-Production of Films under the Film Co-Production Agreement between Japan and China Starts
Sep 12, 2018
METI and MIIT Hold the Fifth Meeting of the Japan-China Chemical Industrial Policy Dialogue
Sep 11, 2018
Announcement of Program of the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
Sep 11, 2018
METI State Minister Muto Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Hernán Lombardi, Minister of the Federal System of Media and Public Content, the Argentine Republic
Sep 11, 2018
Joint Team for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods Determines Their Future Efforts
Sep 9, 2018
Warning! Indoor Use of Portable Generators Can Endanger Your Life
Sep 7, 2018
METI Releases a Report on Digital Transformation: Overcoming of '2025 Digital Cliff' Involving IT Systems and Full-fledged Development of Efforts for Digital Transformation
Sep 7, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Relevant Cabinet Orders for the Enforcement of the Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, etc.
Sep 7, 2018
"Healthcare Innovation Weeks Asia-Japan 2018" to be Held from October 9 to 19
Sep 7, 2018
METI and the IoT Acceleration Labs Determine 19 Regions as Winners for the Fourth Selection under the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project