First Meeting of “Study Group on the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy in the 2020s” to be Held
- Effort for formulating the next Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy -
July 14, 2020
The FY2017-FY2020 Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy, on which the Cabinet Decision was made in July 2017, stipulates FY2020 as the final fiscal year of the planned period for the policy.
Environments surrounding the distribution industry in Japan have been changing in a diverse manner, such as an escalating labor shortage along with a decrease in population and the aging society with fewer children, changes in social and economic environments caused by expansion of the novel coronavirus disease and evolution of AI, IoT and other advanced technologies.
To address this situation, the first meeting of the Study Group on the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy in the 2020s will be held as below for the purpose of holding discussions on future directions of actions to solve a variety of challenges surrounding the distribution industry and obtaining recommendations on ideal approaches to future distribution policies. These are efforts towards formulating the next Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy.
1. Date and time:
July 16 (Thur.), 2020; from 13:00 to 15:00
Lecture Hall, Mita Kaigisho (address: 2-1-8 Mita, Minato Ward, Tokyo)
- Outline of the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy and the purpose of the study group
- Trends surrounding the distribution industry and the current situations of the distribution policies
- Future approaches to advancing discussions
- Other issues
4. Members of the study group:
See Appendix 1.
5. Other information:
In the beginning of the first meeting, an opportunity for the press to take photos will be provided. From the viewpoint of taking measures against the novel coronavirus disease, only the press will be allowed to attend the meeting as observers (only by listening to speeches) in a separate room prepared at Mita Kaigisho. One person per company is permitted to take photos and attend the meeting as an observer, due to the capacity of the venue. In addition, the total number of such observers will be limited. Observers will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis if applicants reach the limit. Please note that such speeches may be disrupted or temporarily suspended depending on the communication and technological conditions.
If you are a press person and wish to take photos and attend the meeting as an online observer, complete prior registration by sending a registration form in Appendix 2 completed with information including your name, the name of the company to which you belong and your contact details by email to the prior registration counter below by 16:00, July 15 (Wed.), 2020.
Prior registration counter: hqt-taikou-logistics★gxb.mlit.go.jp (please replace the “star (★)” sign with an “at (@) sign.”)
Meeting materials and minutes will be released on the MILT and METI websites at a later date.
- Appendix 1: Members of the study group (in Japanese) (PDF:202KB)
- Appendix 2: Registration form for the press (in Japanese) (PDF:120KB)
Division in Charge
Logistics Policy Planning Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group