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METI to Hold a Seminar Titled “ISO's International Standardization Initiative and Future Perspectives”

On May 13, 2014, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will hold a special seminar titled “ISO's International Standardization Initiative and Future Perspectives.”

*ISO refers to “International Organization for Standardization.”

1. Purpose of the seminar

In order to explore new markets and strengthen global competitiveness, it is very important for Japan to strategically address the international standardization of Japanese technology through united efforts of the public and private sectors.

In 2014, Japan will host the IEC General Meeting in Tokyo for the first time in fifteen years. In consideration of this event, METI designated the year of 2014 as a “step-up year” so as to proactively have Japanese technologies globally standardized by international organizations. To achieve this goal, METI has been enhancing related initiatives by uniting efforts of public and private sectors.

As a part of these efforts, METI decided to invite Mr. Rob Steele, ISO Secretary-General, to Japan to hold a special seminar with a section introducing efforts by Japan’s public and private sectors.

This seminar will provide a large number of participants from a variety of fields including government, industry and academia with good opportunities to proactively share information and exchange opinions. Through such efforts, METI endeavors to raise public awareness of Japan’s activities toward the international standardization of Japanese technologies and also to further facilitate such activities in Japan.

2. Date, venue and other information

13:30–16:30, May 13 (Tue), 2014 (reception will start at 13:00)
Iino Hall, Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Keynote speech & lectures

(Speakers: Secretary-General Steele; Mr. Tamotsu Nomakuchi, Chair of JISC (Japanese Industrial Standards Committee); people from related enterprises; officials from METI)

500 (free admission; accepted on a first-come-first-served basis, in the order that the applications are received)
METI, JISC, Japanese Standards Association (JSA)

Note: For content, application procedures and other details of the seminar, visit the following website of the JSA International Standardization Activities Support Center:
URL: 外部リンク

Release Date

April 15, 2014

Division in Charge

Industrial Standards Research Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau

Related Information

International Standards

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