1. Home
  2. News Releases
  3. Economic & Industrial

Economic and Industrial Economic & Industrial

Jun 26, 2024
Discussion Results of the “Round Table Conference on Improving of Sustainable Corporate Value” Compiled as “Chair’s Interim Report”
Jun 25, 2024
“Round Table Conference on Ideal Approaches to Information Disclosure of Companies: Challenges and Future Directions (Interim Report)” Compiled
Jun 21, 2024
Innovation Subcommittee Compiles Interim Report
Jun 3, 2024
Report by Study Group on CX for Strengthening Global Competitiveness Released
May 15, 2024
Report Compiled on Results of FY2023 Survey on University-Developed Venture Businesses (Preliminary Report)
Apr 26, 2024
Guidance for Putting Entrepreneur-Led Carve-Outs into Practice Compiled as Effort for Encouraging Business Companies to Produce Startups
Apr 23, 2024
SX Brands 2024 Selected
Apr 22, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Ahn Dukgeun, Minister for Trade, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, ROK
Apr 19, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshida Receives a Courtesy Call from Mr. Jo Cops, President of the International Electrotechnical Commission
Apr 19, 2024
AI Guidelines for Business Ver 1.0 Compiled
Mar 21, 2024
Companies Selected under the FY2023 “Nadeshiko Brands” and “Next Nadeshiko: Companies Supporting Dual-career and Co-parenting”
Mar 21, 2024
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (March 2024)
Feb 16, 2024
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for Partially Amending the Act on Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness and Other Acts to Create New Business and Encourage Investment in Industries
Jan 19, 2024
Call for Public Comments on Draft AI Guidelines for Business to Open
Jan 15, 2024
New International Standard for AI Management Systems Published
Dec 18, 2023
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Bandar bin Ibrahim AlKhorayef, Minister of Industry and Mineral Resources, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Nov 14, 2023
Opening Ceremony for "Japan Innovation Campus" Held in Silicon Valley, the United States
Nov 13, 2023
New International Standard for Safe Operation of Service Robots Originating from Japan’s Proposal Issued
Oct 30, 2023
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshida Attends the 5th ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting
Oct 20, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2023)
Oct 6, 2023
J-Startup Impact Launched as Public-Private Program for Supporting the Growth of Impact Startups
Oct 2, 2023
Release of the Results of the FY2023 Annual User Satisfaction Surveys on Examination Quality
Sep 27, 2023
Call for Applicants for FY2023 “Nadeshiko Brands” and “Next Nadeshiko: Companies Supporting Dual-career and Co-parenting” Starts Today
Sep 22, 2023
Fifth Round of Selection of Applicants for the J-Innovation Hub Initiative
Sep 20, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2023)
Aug 31, 2023
METI Formulates Guidelines for Corporate Takeovers
Aug 24, 2023
Upcoming Business and Human Rights Dialogue Event
Aug 22, 2023
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Receives a Courtesy Call from IEC Secretary-General Metzger
Aug 8, 2023
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2023 Program Selected
Jul 27, 2023
21st Northeast Asia Standards Cooperation (NEAS) Forum Held in Tokyo
Jul 20, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2023)
Jul 18, 2023
Interim Report Compiled on Discussions by “Working Group on Efficient Collection and Strategic Use of Sustainability-Related Data for Creation of Sustainable Corporate Value”
Jul 18, 2023
Inter-governmental Cooperation Advanced in the Field of Intellectual Property
Jun 21, 2023
METI and the Ministry of Economy and Climate Policy of the Netherlands Sign MOC on Cooperation in Semiconductors
Jun 16, 2023
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Satomi Receives a Courtesy Call from ISO President Francke and ISO Secretary-General Mujica
Jun 9, 2023
Commendation Ceremony Held for the Nippon Startup Awards 2023
Jun 8, 2023
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft of the Guidelines for Corporate Takeovers
Jun 2, 2023
R&D and Innovation Subcommittee Compiles Recommendations to Promote Innovation Circulation for Value Creation and Generating Sustainable Industries
May 22, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2023)
May 18, 2023
METI Minister Nishimura Attends Meeting to Exchange Views with the Senior Executives of Global Semiconductor Companies
May 16, 2023
Report Compiled on Results of FY2022 Survey on University-Developed Venture Businesses (Preliminary Report)
Apr 29, 2023
Japan’s Initiatives for Interoperable Data Infrastructures Officially Named “Ouranos Ecosystem”
Apr 27, 2023
New International Standards for Traffic Control Systems for Drones Issued Based on Contributions from Japan
Apr 20, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (April 2023)
Apr 11, 2023
METI Minister Nishimura Attends the Conference on Public-Private Collaboration for Encouraging Startups to Expand Business Overseas
Apr 4, 2023
“Reference Material on Practical Approaches for Business Enterprises to Respect Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains” Released
Mar 31, 2023
METI Revises the "Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members' Remuneration to Promote Proactive Business Management"
Mar 22, 2023
Nadeshiko Brands Selected for FY2022
Mar 20, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (March 2023)
Feb 22, 2023
Call for Opinions and Information on Best Practice for Takeovers (Public Consultation) by the Fair Acquisition Study Group
Feb 20, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (February 2023)
Feb 10, 2023
SX Brands to be Established
Jan 20, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2023)
Jan 18, 2023
Administrative Arrangement to Facilitate Reciprocal Sharing and Utilization of Satellite Data Signed with the Directorate-General for Defence Industry and Space of the European Commission
Dec 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (December 2022)
Dec 12, 2022
Establishment of a Working Group on Efficient Collection and Strategic Use of Sustainability-Related Data for Creation of Sustainable Corporate Value
Dec 9, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Satomi Attends the 4th ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting
Nov 21, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (November 2022)
Nov 16, 2022
New International Standard Issued for the Scenario-Based Safety Evaluation Framework for Automated Driving Systems Formulated by Japan
Oct 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2022)
Oct 12, 2022
Consistency of Judgements among Examiners to Be Improved by Responding to User Feedback
Oct 11, 2022
Nadeshiko Brand to Be Revamped, Call for Applicants to Begin
Oct 3, 2022
Fourth Round of Selection of Applicants for the J-Innovation Hub Initiative
Sep 21, 2022
New International Standard Issued for Truck Platooning Systems Proposed by Japan
Sep 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2022)
Sep 13, 2022
Release of Japan's Guidelines on Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains
Sep 8, 2022
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2022 Program Selected
Aug 31, 2022
ITO Review 3.0 (ITO Review SX Edition) and Guidance for Collaborative Value Creation 2.0 Compiled
Aug 23, 2022
Study Group Members and Overall Roadmap for the Research Project on Constructing Web-3.0-Era Creator Economies to Be Published
Aug 22, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2022)
Aug 2, 2022
Cabinet Decision Made on the Cabinet Order to Partially Revise the Cabinet Orders for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Measurement Act and of the Order for Fees Concerning the Measurement Act
Jul 27, 2022
Release of Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2022
Jul 27, 2022
Two Standardization Project Themes Determined as New Standardization Projects to be Developed by Taking Advantage of the "Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets"
Jul 25, 2022
Human Capital Management Consortium to Be Established
Jul 25, 2022
Inter-governmental Cooperation Advanced in the Field of Intellectual Property
Jul 22, 2022
Decision on Support for Four New Temporary-Secondment Start-Ups
Jul 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2022)
Jul 19, 2022
The Practical Guidelines for Corporate Governance Systems (CGS Guidelines) Have Been Revised
Jul 15, 2022
Cabinet Decisions on the “Cabinet Order to Set the Effective Dates for Parts of the Act on the Partial Revision of the Patent Act and Other Acts” and the “Cabinet Order to Partially Revise the Order on Fees Related to the Patent Act and Other Acts”
Jul 15, 2022
Web 3.0 Policy Office Established in the Minister's Secretariat as a Cross-Departmental Internal Organization
Jul 5, 2022
Research Project on Constructing Web-3.0-Era Creator Economies to Be Launched
Jun 1, 2022
EU-Japan Joint Webinar on Business and Human Rights to Be Held
May 31, 2022
IEA-METI-RIETI Conference on New Thinking on Industrial Policy to be Held
May 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2022)
May 17, 2022
Report Compiled on Results of the Survey on University-Developed Venture Businesses
May 16, 2022
Policy Established to Disseminate the Good Faith Negotiation Guidelines for Standard Essential Patent Licenses and Use them at Consultation Counter
May 12, 2022
First Certification Body Registered for the JIS Mark System for Electromagnetic Records Such as Software and Data
Apr 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (April 2022)
Mar 31, 2022
First Meeting of the Task Force on Strategic Goods and Energy Supply Chains Held
Mar 31, 2022
“Good Faith Negotiation Guidelines for Standard Essential Patent Licenses” Established
Mar 30, 2022
JPO Status Report 2022 Released
Mar 22, 2022
Nadeshiko Brands and Semi-Nadeshiko Brands Selected for FY2021
Mar 17, 2022
Study Group on Competition Policy for Realization of Green Society Established
Mar 8, 2022
The First Meeting of the “Study Group on Guidelines for Respecting Human Rights in Supply Chains” to be Held
Feb 21, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (February 2022)
Jan 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2022)
Jan 11, 2022
Demonstration Tests to be Held for Food Waste Reduction Taking Advantage of IoT Technologies
Dec 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (December 2021)
Dec 3, 2021
New International Standard for Names and Definitions of Protein Fibers Issued
Nov 30, 2021
Release on the Results from the Questionnaire Survey on the Status of Efforts on Human Rights in the Supply Chains of Japanese Companies
Nov 16, 2021
Committee on New Direction of Economic and Industrial Policies Established in the Industrial Structure Council
Nov 15, 2021
Corporate Governance System (CGS) Study Group (Phase 3) Meeting to be Held
Nov 12, 2021
Decision on Support for Six Newly-Established Temporary-Secondment Start-Ups
Nov 12, 2021
Interim Report of the Study Group on Disclosure Policies for Non-financial Information Compiled
Oct 20, 2021
High Levels of Interest in Communication with Examiners
Oct 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2021)
Oct 8, 2021
Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework—Company Location Seminar in Tokyo to be Held
Oct 1, 2021
Oral Proceedings for Trials for Patent Invalidation Can Now Be Attended Online
Sep 21, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2021)
Sep 6, 2021
J-Bridge Platform U.S. Launch Event; Carbon Neutrality and Hydrogen Seminar to Be Held
Aug 26, 2021
Global Startup Connection: J-Startups for NET ZERO Will Be Held, An Event to Promote the Attractiveness of Japanese Startups
Aug 10, 2021
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2021 Program Selected
Jul 30, 2021
Report "GOVERNANCE INNOVATION Ver. 2: A Guide to Designing and Implementing Agile Governance" Compiled
Jul 28, 2021
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in May 2021 Compiled
Jul 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2021)
Jul 14, 2021
Release of Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2021
Jul 9, 2021
Call for Public Comments on "AI Governance Guidelines for Implementation of AI Principles Ver. 1.0" Opens
Jul 8, 2021
New International Standards for Framework for Development and Operation of Smart City Infrastructures Issued
Jul 1, 2021
The Eleventh Career Education Awards and the Tenth Awards for Partnerships for Career Education Promotion to Be Held
Jun 30, 2021
Study Group toward Achieving Human Capital Management to Have Its First Meeting
Jun 28, 2021
Successful Applicants Decided for Femtech Demonstration Projects Supporting the Health and Continued Employment of Working Women
Jun 22, 2021
New International Standard for Printing Plate Dimensions Issued
Jun 21, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (June 2021)
Jun 16, 2021
Part of the Act for Partially Amending the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act and Other Related Acts Has Come into Effect
Jun 15, 2021
Call for Applicants for the IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS2021) to Open
Jun 11, 2021
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order Regarding the Organization, etc. of Relevant Cabinet Orders Accompanying the Enforcement of Part of the Act for Partially Amending the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act and Other Related Acts, with the effective date for part of the Act determined
Jun 8, 2021
A New International Standard for Aseptic Processing of Health Care Products — Isolator Systems
Jun 7, 2021
METI Revises the "Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members' Remuneration to Promote Proactive Business Management"
Jun 3, 2021
Inauguration of a Study Group on Disclosure Policies for Non-financial Information
May 28, 2021
Inauguration of a Study Group on Dialogues that Contribute to Long-term Corporate Management and Investment for Creation of Sustainable Corporate Value
May 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2021)
May 11, 2021
Call for Applicants for the Young Professionals Japan Program
May 7, 2021
Informational Meeting toward Promoting Cooperation on the Container Shortage Problem Held
Apr 28, 2021
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in February 2021 Compiled
Apr 28, 2021
Assistance for Initiatives to Create Femtech-driven Systems to Support the Health and Continued Employment of Working Women
Apr 27, 2021
International Standardization of a Guideline for Evaluating the Contribution of Fine Bubble Technology to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Apr 26, 2021
"Encouraging Japanese and Foreign Employees to Think about Miscommunication in Workplaces" Educational Videos Created, along with a Learning Handbook
Apr 21, 2021
"Market Formation Potential Index Ver. 1.0" Developed
Apr 21, 2021
Information Sharing Meeting toward Promoting Cooperation on the Container Shortage Problem to Be Held among Stakeholders
Apr 20, 2021
Revision of the Collection of Use Case Examples of Drones at Plants
Oct 25, 2019
Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group to be Held
Apr 15, 2019
New Establishment of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) for Portable Microbe Imaging Scopes
Apr 12, 2019
Symposium on Working Style Reforms Held
Mar 8, 2019
METI Revises the “Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”
Mar 6, 2019
Spoof Patrol: Demonstration plan under the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme approved for preventing unauthorized opening of internet bank accounts