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METI to Convey Information on Menu of Support Measures for Businesses Affected by Novel Coronavirus Disease Utilizing LINE Application

- Official LINE Account titled "METI Support Measures for Businesses Affected by the Novel Coronavirus Disease" -

April 16, 2020

On April 12 (Sun.), 2020, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) opened an official LINE account titled “METI Support Measures for Businesses Affected by the Novel Coronavirus Disease.” Through a LINE application, users are able to search the menu of support measures for businesses affected by the novel coronavirus disease and receive the latest related information if they add this account as a friend.

1. Outline of the account

Through the official account, users are able to keyword search to find desired information from information contained in the Brochure for Businesses Affected by the Novel Coronavirus Disease, a brochure that METI has publicized for businesses on its website. Moreover, taking advantage of the application’s text message function, METI will convey the latest information on the menu of support measures for businesses affected by the novel coronavirus disease.

2. Details of the account

The details of the official account are as follows:

3. How to add this account as a friend

After installing the LINE application to your smartphone or other device, please add the account titled “METI Support Measures for Businesses Affected by the Novel Coronavirus Disease” (in Japanese) as a friend using one of the following methods.

Adding the account through a link

 Visit the following address and add this account as a friend.

Adding the account through searching its LINE ID

Start your LINE application, open the “Add Friends” screen and then tap the “ID Search” button. After the page on which text messages are able to be input opens, input “@meti_chusho” to search the account and add the account as a friend.

Adding the account through its QR code

Using a smartphone with a function for reading QR codes, start your LINE application, open the “Add Friends” screen and tap the “QR Code” button. After the screen for reading a QR code opens, read the following QR code using the smartphone and add the account as a friend.

Division in Charge

Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Commissioner's Secretariat, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency