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April 2014

May 26 (Japanese release dates below)

April 11 Cabinet Decision on the New Strategic Energy Plan

May 2 (Japanese release dates below)

April 30 The Electricity Supply-Demand Verification Subcommittee has Compiled a Report
April 25 Announcement of an Interim Report of the “Ito Review” of the “Competitiveness and Incentives for Sustainable Growth: Building Favorable Relationships between Companies and Investors”

May 1 (Japanese release dates below)

April 30 METI Minister Motegi Visited Cambodia and Lao PDR
April 28 The Government of Japan Received Approval to Join the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

April 30 (Japanese release dates below)

April 24 Recall of Laptop Computers Sold by Sony Corporation (Free Repair)

April 25 (Japanese release dates below)

April 25 2014 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan
April 23 Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (January–March 2014)

April 24 (Japanese release dates below)

April 23 The Second Viet Nam-Japan Coal Policy Dialogue was Held

April 22 (Japanese release dates below)

April 21 New Measure for Promoting Dissemination of Fuel Cell Vehicles
April 21 The Sixth Round of Negotiations for the Japan-Mongolia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
April 18 Announcement Regarding the Present Status of Introduction of Facilities Generating Renewable Energy as of January 31, 2014
April 17 Recall of Electric Kettles (T-fal) Imported by Groupe SEB Japan Co., Ltd. (Replacement)
April 15 METI to Hold a Seminar Titled “ISO's International Standardization Initiative and Future Perspectives”

April 18 (Japanese release dates below)

April 16 Survey to be Conducted on the Refusal to Pay Transferred Consumption Tax by Subcontracting Companies

April 17 (Japanese release dates below)

April 16 Recall of Electric Carpets Manufactured by Panasonic Corporation (Parts Replacement)
April 15 FY 2012 Energy Supply and Demand Report (revised report)
April 15 IEC to Start Examination of Redox Flow Batteries in Response to Japan’s Globally Standardizing Proposal

April 16 (Japanese release dates below)

April 15 ANRE to Launch the FY2014 Survey of Shallow Methane Hydrate
April 14 The Expert Meeting on Venture Business Compiled a Report

April 14 (Japanese release dates below)

April 11 Japan and Cambodia Signed a Low Carbon Growth Partnership
April 1 The Three Principles on Transfer of Defense Equipment and Technology

April 9 (Japanese release dates below)

April 7 Case Studies of Enterprises that Successfully Utilize Investment Partnerships with Overseas Businesses
April 7 Announcement of METI’s March, 2014 Efforts regarding the “Campaign Months for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax”

April 7 (Japanese release dates below)

April 4 Fifth Round of Negotiations on the Japan EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
April 4 Fourth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)

April 4 (Japanese release dates below)

April 2 Progress Made in the Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises

April 3 (Japanese release dates below)

April 2 Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY2014 (April-June 2014)
April 1 Kyoto Mechanisms Credit Acquisition Program in FY2013

April 2 (Japanese release dates below)

April 1 Review of the End User List
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