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May 2014

June 3 (Japanese release dates below)

May 30 New Measure for Promoting Dissemination of Fuel Cell Vehicles
May 29 Alert to Purchasers to Stop Using Bathroom-installed Heater Dryers Manufactured by Harman Pro Co., Ltd. (currently Harman Co., Ltd.)

June 2 (Japanese release dates below)

May 30 Preliminary Results of Survey on the Trends in Wage Hikes at Enterprises

May 30 (Japanese release dates below)

May 28 Announcement of Successful Applicants for the Project to Promote the Development and Introduction of Robotic Devices for Nursing Care
May 28 Results of the 2013 Survey on IT Use

May 29 (Japanese release dates below)

May 28 Recall of Laptop Computer Battery Packs Manufactured by Panasonic Corporation (Replacement of the Products)
May 28 Recall of Laser Printers Manufactured by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Parts Replacement)
May 23 A Report was Compiled on a Survey of Enterprises’ CSR Challenges and Managementn

May 28 (Japanese release dates below)

May 26 Enhancement of Cooperation between ANRE and MOD Self-Defense Forces in Transportation of Petroleum in a Crisis Situation

May 27 (Japanese release dates below)

May 23 Announcement of the Results of a Monthly Monitoring Survey concerning Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax (April Written Survey Results)
May 23 Authorization of a Plan for New Business Activities under the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act

May 26 (Japanese release dates below)

May 23 Call for applications for the 6th Robot Award
May 23 Announcement of Calculated Results of FY2011 Greenhouse Gas Emissions According to the GHG Emissions Accounting, Reporting, and Disclosure System
May 19 METI Minister Motegi Attended the 2014 Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT)
April 11 Cabinet Decision on the New Strategic Energy Plan

May 23 (Japanese release dates below)

May 16 METI State Minister Matsushima Visited Brazil and Paraguay
May 14 JPO Compiled the Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2014

May 20 (Japanese release dates below)

May 19 METI Formulated a List of Requirements for Ensuring Security in Procurement of IT Products
May 19 Recall of Electric Clothes Dryers Manufactured by Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Free Inspection and Repair)

May 19 (Japanese release dates below)

May 16 The Week from June 10 to 16 is Explosives Safety Week
May 16 Announcement of Preliminary Estimate of Consumer Counseling Cases in FY 2013
May 16 Announcement Regarding the Present Status of Introduction of Facilities Generating Renewable Energy as of February 28, 2014
May 16 Summary of the Fifth Round of Negotiations for the Japan-Colombia Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
May 16 Summer Energy Conservation Measures
May 16 A Report was Compiled in the Inter-Ministerial Liaison Council for Studying Measures for Preventing Disasters in Petroleum Industrial Complexes and Other Petroleum Facilities, and METI Requested Disaster Prevention Efforts to Related Associations and Entities and Prefectural Governments
May 14 METI Parliamentary Vice Minister Tanaka Attended the Clean Energy Ministerial 5

May 16 (Japanese release dates below)

May 15 Recall of Coffee Machines Imported by Kalita Co., Ltd. (Refund or Replacement of the Products)
May 8 METI Minister Motegi Visited Saudi Arabia, Italy, and France

May 15 (Japanese release dates below)

May 14 METI Revised the Civil Protection Plan
May 12 JPO and ISO Agreed to Cooperate in the Fields of Patents and Standardization

May 14 (Japanese release dates below)

May 14 Public Release of the “2014 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements – WTO, FTA/EPA, and IIA” and “METI Priorities Based on the Report”
May 13 Announcement of METI’s March-April 2014 Efforts Regarding the Campaign Months for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax
May 12 GECF and METI issued a joint statement

May 13 (Japanese release dates below)

May 9 Announcement of the Results of a Survey for Case Examples of Good Practices Concerning Shareholder Meeting Notices
May 7 LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2014

May 9 (Japanese release dates below)

May 7 May 10th is Geology Day
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