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Consultation Counters to Open as Measure for Supporting SMEs and Small Enterprises in Addressing Novel Coronavirus

January 29, 2020

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) will open consultation counters in the following organizations, targeting SMEs and small enterprises that are or may be affected by the recent epidemic of the novel coronavirus.

METI will open such counters in the following organizations. They will be called “Consultation Counters on Business Operation for Addressing the Novel Coronavirus,” and will provide consultations on business management in response to requests from SMEs and small enterprises:

The Japan Finance Corporation; the Shoko Chukin Bank, Ltd.; Credit Guarantee Corporations; Chambers of Commerce and Industry; the Federation of Societies of Commerce and Industry; the Federation of Small Business Associations; and Yorozu Support Centers; as well as: the National Federation of Shopping Center Promotion Associations; the Organization for Small & Medium Enterprises and Regional Innovation, JAPAN; the Regional Bureaus of Economy, Trade and Industry and other entities.

For details of these counters, see Appendix “List of consultation counters.”

Division in Charge

Office for Business Stability, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency