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June 2016

July 14 (Japanese release dates below)

June 27 State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Suzuki Attended the 2016 Ministerial Meeting of Digital Economy: Innovation, Growth and Social Prosperity

July 12 (Japanese release dates below)

June 3 Promulgation of the Partial Revision of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electricity Utilities

July 11 (Japanese release dates below)

June 30 Ministerial Ordinances, etc., Concerning International Reciprocal Recognition for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Vehicles were Enacted
June 28 The First Meeting of the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform to be Held

July 7 (Japanese release dates below)

June 27 METI Kids Day will be Held

July 6 (Japanese release dates below)

June 22 Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Kitamura Visited Russia

July 5 (Japanese release dates below)

June 28 Cabinet Decisions were made for the Cabinet Order on the Effective Date and the Cabinet Order on Amendment of Related Cabinet Orders concerning the Act Partially Amending the Act for Facilitating New Business Activities of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

July 4 (Japanese release dates below)

June 24 Advisory Council on Challenges and Future Directions concerning FinTech (Advisory Council on FinTech) is to be held.

June 30 (Japanese release dates below)

June 28 The 144th Survey of SME Business Conditions (April-June 2016) Is Released
June 21 Release of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade

June 29 (Japanese release dates below)

June 24 Numerical Value of Japan’s Ratio of Self-development (FY 2015) Released
June 23 The CGS (Corporate Governance System) Study Group Meeting will be Held.

June 28 (Japanese release dates below)

June 24 FY 2015 Enforcement Status of the Home Appliances Recycling Law and Recycling Statistics for Manufacturers and Importers
June 17 First Meeting of the Platform for a Strategic Dialogue on Carbon Markets Takes Place

June 27 (Japanese release dates below)

June 13 The Second Japan-Israel Economic Dialogue was held
June 3 METI Minister Hayashi Visited San Francisco, the United States, to Attend the Mission Innovation Ministerial Meeting and the Seventh Clean Energy Ministerial

June 24 (Japanese release dates below)

June 24 Schedule change for LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2016
June 23 Fifth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

June 23 (Japanese release dates below)

June 22 Tenth Round of Negotiations (Chief Delegates’ Meetings) on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held
June 20 Craft Meet Project Launched

June 22 (Japanese release dates below)

June 17 Announcing Registration of the 600th Regional Collective Trademark “比婆牛(Hiba Beef)”
June 10 METI Started to Receive Proposals on Local IoT Acceleration Labs

June 21 (Japanese release dates below)

June 15 The Second Public-Private Forum on Trade Secrets Has Taken Place!
June 15 A Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) Project Has Been Registered in Viet Nam!
June 13 Announcement of Figures for FY2013 Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculated Under the GHG Emissions Accounting, Reporting, and Disclosure System

June 20 (Japanese release dates below)

June 14 Results Compiled of the E-Commerce Market Survey
June 10 User Satisfaction with Examination is Increasing (Results of the FY2015 User Satisfaction Surveys on Examination Quality)

June 16 (Japanese release dates below)

June 14 Interim Report by the Sports Development Council Released
June 13 Winners of the First Nihon Service Award Announced
June 10 Findings of METI’s Study of Recent Trends and Future Estimates Concerning IT Human Resources Released
June 3 Guidelines for Safe Use of Play Facilities on the Premises of Commercial Facilities Compiled

June 15 (Japanese release dates below)

June 9 Announcement of the 2016 Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection
June 9 Release of Companies Selected for the “Competitive IT Strategy SME Selection 100”

June 14 (Japanese release dates below)

June 7 Advisory Committee for Geothermal Resources Development Established
June 2 Recall of Aquarium Thermostat Heaters Sold by Gex. Co., Ltd. (Free Product Inspection and Product Replacement)

June 13 (Japanese release dates below)

June 8 Lowering the Risks associated with Overseas Intellectual Property Disputes
June 6 METI State Minister Takagi Visited France and Austria
June 3 Revision of the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading

June 10 (Japanese release dates below)

June 8 Thirteenth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
June 3 Report on Research for Case Examples concerning the Implementation of Regulations on International Cartel Cases among Overseas Competition Regulatory Authorities Compiled
June 2 Super Creators Certified under the MITOU Program!

June 9 (Japanese release dates below)

June 9 Japan Requested the Establishment of a Panel under the WTO Agreement Regarding the Republic of Korea’s Measure Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties on Valves for Pneumatic Transmission from Japan
June 3 IP5 Offices Agreed on the IP5 Joint Statement in Tokyo 2016 (Tokyo Statement)

June 8 (Japanese release dates below)

June 8 The 2016 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA) and the METI Priorities Based on the 2016 Report Released

June 7 (Japanese release dates below)

June 1 National Mine Safety Week to be Held from July 1 to 7
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