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April 2016

May 19 (Japanese release dates below)

April 28 METI Signed a Joint Statement Regarding Japan-Germany Cooperation on IoT/Industrie 4.0
April 28 The Electricity Supply-Demand Verification Subcommittee Has Compiled a Report

May 18 (Japanese release dates below)

April 5 The Requirement for Filing an Application on behalf of the Domestic Industry for the Imposition of an Anti-dumping Duty was Revised

May 17 (Japanese release dates below)

April 28 METI Compiled a Report Titled “Guidebook for Introducing New Stock-based Compensation (“Restricted Stock”) as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”
April 27 An Interim Report on the New Industrial Structure Vision was Compiled
April 26 Recall of Pressure Cookers Imported by SIS Co., Ltd. (Product Recall)

May 16 (Japanese release dates below)

April 27 Calling for Entrepreneur Applicants for the Start Next Innovator 2016 Initiative (Program for Fostering Global Entrepreneurs)
April 27 Results of the Meetings of the Examination Working Group of the Information Economy Subcommittee were Compiled

May 13 (Japanese release dates below)

April 26 Results of the Demonstration Project for the Introduction of Robots under the FY2014 Supplementary Budget were Compiled
April 25 Successful Reduction of Returned Food and Food Loss through Enhancing and Sharing a Demand Forecast Technique

May 12 (Japanese release dates below)

April 19 Innovative Energy Strategy was Compiled

May 11 (Japanese release dates below)

April 27 Call for Applicants for the Seventh Robot Awards
April 22 2016 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan and 2016 White Paper on Small Enterprises in Japan Released
April 21 METI Compiled a Proposal Titled “Development of a System for Promoting Dialogue between Companies and Shareholders/Investors” Toward Promoting and Expanding Electronic Provision of Materials Related to Shareholder Meetings
April 21 Study Group on Promoting Electronification of Processes for Shareholder Meetings Compiled a Report

May 10 (Japanese release dates below)

April 22 Enforcement Status of the Basel Convention and its Domestic Laws Concerning Import/Export of Specified Hazardous Wastes in 2015

May 9 (Japanese release dates below)

April 22 OECD High-Level Meeting on Steel was Held
April 15 Recall of Electric Heaters (Carbon Heaters) Imported by Sugiyama Spinning and Weaving Co., Ltd. (Product Inspection and Repair)

May 2 (Japanese release dates below)

April 28 Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Thursday, April 28)
April 18 Announcement of METI’s Efforts regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of March 2016
April 15 SMEA Announces the Declarations of Support for Regional Specialties (March 2016)

April 28 (Japanese release dates below)

April 27 Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Wednesday, April 27)
April 26 Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Tuesday, April 26)
April 21 METI calls for opinions and information on FinTech

April 27 (Japanese release dates below)

April 20 The Study Group on Entities Which Provide Essential Services For Regions Compiled a Report
April 20 Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (January–March 2016)
April 15 First Japanese-led Offshore Seismic Survey Using the Three-dimensional Seismic Survey Vessel Shigen
April 15 FY 2014 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report) (April 15, 2016)

April 26 (Japanese release dates below)

April 25 Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Monday, April 25)
April 15 IoT Acceleration Lab Started Calling for New Projects for the Second IoT Lab Selection
April 14 A Strategy Council for Utilization of Benchmarks for Local Companies is to be Established

April 25 (Japanese release dates below)

April 22 Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Friday, April 22)
April 15 Partial Amendment of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Issuance of Certificates of Origin Pursuant to the Economic Partnership Agreement adding the Agreement between Japan and Mongolia for an Economic Partnership

April 22 (Japanese release dates below)

April 21 Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Thursday, April 21)
April 20 Twelfth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
April 13 METI Exchanged Views with International Payment Brands on Cooperation Toward the Realization of a Safe and Secure Cashless Society

April 21 (Japanese release dates below)

April 20 Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Wednesday, April 20)
April 13 ANRE and NDF Held the 1st International Forum on the Decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station

April 20 (Japanese release dates below)

April 19 Results of Damage Caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Tuesday, April 19)
April 8 The Third Meeting of the Japan-China Chemical Industrial Policy Dialogue was Held

April 19 (Japanese release dates below)

April 18 Results of Damage caused by the Earthquakes that Occurred in Kumamoto Prefecture and METI’s Response (as of 6:00 am, Monday, April 18)
April 11 METI Compiled a Survey Report on Business Activities Utilizing Social Media

April 18 (Japanese release dates below)

April 6 Results of the Second Meeting of the Sino-Japanese Distribution and Exchange Dialogue

April 15 (Japanese release dates below)

April 7 Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
April 5 Authorization of Demonstration Tours Using Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices in the Futako-Tamagawa Area: A Plan for New Business Activities under the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act

April 13 (Japanese release dates below)

April 5 Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY 2016 (April-June 2016)
April 5 Achievement of Target for Reduced Emissions during the First Commitment Period Prescribed by the Kyoto Protocol was Formally Finalized

April 12 (Japanese release dates below)

April 4 Multilingual Guidelines for In-store Signs in the Retail Industry were Developed

April 11 (Japanese release dates below)

April 1 G7 Kitakyushu Energy Ministerial Meeting (EMM) to be Held

April 8 (Japanese release dates below)

April 5 Sixteenth Round of Negotiations on the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
April 5 Determination of Imposition of Provisional Anti-dumping Duties on Potassium Hydroxide Originating in the Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China

April 5 (Japanese release dates below)

April 1 The Act on Facilitation of Business Succession Entered into Force Today
 
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