November is Telework Month

Intensive PR activities and campaign to popularize and promote teleworking among the public

November 2, 2018

The Telework Promotion Forum is an industry-academia-government collaborative organization established in November 2015 aiming to promote teleworking among the public, an outcome in response to the encouragement by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW), the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) (hereinafter referred to as the “four ministries related to telework promotion activities”). In 2015, the forum designated every November as “Telework Month,” and since then, it has been deploying intensive PR activities during the month to popularize and promote teleworking.

In light of the purpose of Telework Month, METI will intensively be committed to related initiatives, such as convening of PR events, participation in an exhibition, and presentation of awards to pioneering companies in teleworking.

In collaboration with related ministries and agencies, associations and entities, METI will intensively hold a variety of events during the month, including seminars for companies that intend to introduce teleworking into the workplace and PR activities to raise public awareness of teleworking.

Moreover, METI, jointly with the rest of the four ministries related to telework promotion activities, the Cabinet Secretariat and the Cabinet Office, will request prefectures, government-ordinance designated cities and economic associations (i.e., the Keidanren, Keizai Doyukai, Japan Association of New Economy, Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Japan Telework Association) to cooperate in the Telework Month campaign.

This website provides information on companies and individuals engaging in teleworking activities, information on events involving the Telework Month campaign, and other data.

On the website, the forum is now calling for individuals and companies engaging in activities for the encouragement of teleworking. If you complete registration for participating in the campaign, you will obtain a certificate for participation and a logo for the Telework Month campaign that you can freely post on your website or print it on your business cards. METI is looking forward to receiving your proactive registration.

Logo representing Telework Month

Division in Charge

IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI