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March 2017

May 19 (Japanese release dates below)

March 31 The Study Group for the Revitalization of Consumption Economy Markets Based on Consumer Understanding (Consumption Intelligence Study Group) Compiles a Report

April 17 (Japanese release dates below)

March 28 Results of the 2016 Basic Survey on the Information and Communications Industry Compiled

April 14 (Japanese release dates below)

March 31 METI State Minister Takagi Visits the United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
March 28 METI and MIC to Establish a Joint Director-General-Level Team
March 28 Multilingualization of Product Information for Foreign Visitors Will Be Accelerated

April 13 (Japanese release dates below)

March 31 Practical Guidelines for Corporate Governance Systems (CGS Guidelines) Formulated

April 12 (Japanese release dates below)

March 29 Document Titled “Evaluation Forms for Blockchain-based Systems ver. 1.0” Released

April 11 (Japanese release dates below)

March 31 The Study Group for Ideal Approaches to Model Utilization in the Automobile Industry Releases a Compilation of Discussion Results
March 29 Collection of Information on Robot Utilization Compiled as Contents Communicated to the Public

April 10 (Japanese release dates below)

March 30 JPO Status Report 2017 Compiled
March 23 Announcement of the FY2016 Nadeshiko Brands and Semi-Nadeshiko Brands

April 7 (Japanese release dates below)

March 31 The 35th Trilateral Heads of Offices Meeting held
March 28 The 147th Survey of SME Business Conditions (January-March 2017) Released
March 22 METI Minister Seko Visited the Federal Republic of Germany and the French Republic

April 6 (Japanese release dates below)

March 31 Survey Results of Factory Location Trends in 2016 (Preliminary Report) (January-December)
March 31 Summary of the 2016 Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises (Preliminary Report)

April 5 (Japanese release dates below)

March 23 Report on Discussion Results Concerning Diversity 2.0 Compiled
March 20 METI Minister Seko Concluded the Hannover Declaration
March 20 METI Released a Policy Concept Titled “Connected Industries” as a Goal that Japanese Industries Should Aim for
March 17 Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order to Specify Provisions for Related Cabinet Orders Associated with Enforcement of the Revised Gas Business Act

April 4 (Japanese release dates below)

March 29 User Satisfaction with Examination Increased
March 24 Change of Current Office Name “Patent Office” under METI Regional Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry, etc. to “Intellectual Property Office”

April 3 (Japanese release dates below)

March 24 Guidelines for Appropriate Trade Practices in the Gasoline Industry Formulated
March 14 Panel on Business Strategy of Automated Driving Compiled a Report, "Action Plan for realize the Automated Driving"

March 31 (Japanese release dates below)

March 28 The JPO Extensively Reviewed and Revised the Trademark Examination Guidelines under a Two-year Plan
March 27 Power Sector Action Plan for the Philippines Compiled

March 30 (Japanese release dates below)

March 29 Eighteenth Round of Negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
March 27 Handbook of Useful Measures and Tools for Freelancers Published
March 23 Winners of the New Diversity Management Selection 100 Project in FY 2016
March 21 Japan-EU Joint Press Statement on Facilitating the Free Flow of Data Issued

March 29 (Japanese release dates below)

March 17 Actual Situation of Global Warming Countermeasures Commitment by Small and Medium Enterprises Surveyed for the First Time and Results Compiled
March 17 METI Minister Seko Visited the United States

March 28 (Japanese release dates below)

March 21 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nakagawa Visited the Republic of Chile and the Republic of Panama
March 17 Recall of Water Dispensers Imported by Suisosum Co., Ltd. (Free Product Replacement)
March 10 The CGS (Corporate Governance System) Study Group Compiled a Report

March 27 (Japanese release dates below)

March 24 Announcement regarding Launching "Timestamp Token Deposition Service"
March 15 Discussions on Measures for Environmental Control of Ship Fuel Oil to Start under Public-Private Collaboration
March 15 Second Meeting of the Joint Group for Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 was Held

March 24 (Japanese release dates below)

March 21 Memorandum of Understanding for IoT Cooperation between Japan and the EU Concluded
March 21 Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Urban Transportation in Maputo Concluded
March 16 Recall of Hot-Water-Circulation Ventilator-Dryer-Heater Apparatuses for Bathrooms Manufactured by Noritz Corporation and Harman Co., Ltd. (Free Product Inspection and Parts Replacement)
March 13 Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 Formulated
March 7 Working Group on CO2-Free Hydrogen Compiled a Report

March 23 (Japanese release dates below)

March 2 The 24th Asian Export Control Seminar Held

March 22 (Japanese release dates below)

March 17 Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Program between Japan and Brazil/Chile

March 21 (Japanese release dates below)

March 14 The IoT Lab Selection and Local IoT Acceleration Labs Events Were Held and Winners Were Selected and Honored
March 10 Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Act on Control of Export, Import and Others of Specified Hazardous Wastes and Other Wastes
March 8 Action Plan 2017 for the Consolidation of Security Measures for Credit Card Transactions Formulated (“Action Plan 2017”)

March 17 (Japanese release dates below)

March 9 Silicon Valley D-Lab Project x the Machine Parts and Tooling Industries Seminar to be Held

March 16 (Japanese release dates below)

March 13 Future Directions for Overseas Development of the Water Business Industry Compiled
March 7 Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, etc.

March 15 (Japanese release dates below)

March 2 METI and BSI, the World’s Largest Standardization Organization, Concluded a Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen the International Standardization Efforts

March 14 (Japanese release dates below)

March 10 PR Video Clip Concerning Fukushima Titled Fukushima Today Produced

March 13 (Japanese release dates below)

March 7 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Fees Concerning the Measurement Act
March 3 MITOU KAIGI 2017 to be Held

March 10 (Japanese release dates below)

March 3 Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
March 2 Public-Private Council for Safety Measures in the Manufacturing Industry to be Established

March 9 (Japanese release dates below)

March 9 Japan Requested Establishment of a Panel under the WTO Agreement Regarding India's Safeguard Measures on Steel Products
March 8 METI Releases Concept Book: A Compilation of Traditional Japanese Value as the Foundation of Commodities and Services under the Cool Japan Initiative
March 3 FY2015 PRTR Data Released
March 3 Open Debriefing Meeting to be Held by the Study Group for the Creativity in Fourth Industrial Revolution

March 8 (Japanese release dates below)

March 1 Progress Report 2015–2016 on the Corporate Reporting Lab Compiled

March 7 (Japanese release dates below)

March 1 Registration of Two Color-per-se Trademarks as the First Case in Japan
March 1 METI to Hold a Press Conference Marking the 100th Day before Opening Day of the Japan Pavilion at Astana EXPO 2017

March 6 (Japanese release dates below)

March 1 Applications for Approval for Wheeling Service Provisions Filed by Electric Power Companies Approved
 
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