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Nov 9, 2020
Award-Winning Machine Parts and Tooling Technology to be Showcased in Lobby of METI Main Building
Nov 6, 2020
Outcomes of the 13th ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity
Nov 5, 2020
IoT Security Safety Framework (IoT-SSF) Formulated
Oct 29, 2020
The 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival to be Held
Oct 27, 2020
Announcement of Winners of the Third Nihon Service Award
Oct 27, 2020
Launch of “STEAM Library” project
Oct 20, 2020
Study Group on Collaboration of Regional Areas and Sports Club Industry to be Inaugurated
Oct 16, 2020
Creating Innovative Technologies for Industrial Robots through Industry-Academia Collaboration
Oct 16, 2020
FY2020 METI Minister’s Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries
Oct 15, 2020
Meeting of Council on Development of Infrastructures for Digital Markets for Realization of Society 5.0 to be Held
Oct 9, 2020
Comprehensive Report on Project for Preventing Severe Diabetic Nephropathy in Kobe City under the Social Impact Bond
Oct 9, 2020
Project for Dissemination and Promotion of Safety Measures for Electric Wheelchairs and Other Apparatuses to be Conducted
Oct 8, 2020
Steel Demand Prospects for the Third Quarter of FY2020 (October-December 2020)
Oct 2, 2020
Winners Selected for the Grand Award and the Excellent Awards of the 14th Kids Design Awards Program
Oct 1, 2020
October Campaign to Intensively Encourage Companies to Conduct Self-Diagnoses of Assessment Indices for Digital Management Reforms (“DX Promotion Indices”)
Sep 30, 2020
METI and Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education Jointly Embark on Efforts for Reform of High School Curricula by Introducing STEAM-Based Learning Approach
Sep 30, 2020
“Guidebook for Establishing Cybersecurity Systems and Securing Necessary Human Resources” Compiled
Sep 28, 2020
R&D to Achieve Robot-Friendly Environments to Start
Sep 15, 2020
Call Opens for General People as Participants in the 3rd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
Sep 14, 2020
Event “Orange Ring Dressing-up” to be Held
Sep 10, 2020
Four Online Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Sep 7, 2020
New Municipalities Selected for Promotion of Creating Space Business
Aug 28, 2020
Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading Revised
Aug 28, 2020
“Guidebook on Corporate Governance for Privacy in Digital Transformation (DX) ver.1.0” Formulated
Aug 28, 2020
Recommendation to Start a New Custom Called “Nagarastock” (Stock up & Stay stocked!) for Emergency Preparedness
Aug 28, 2020
Let’s Stockpile Toilet Paper!
Aug 27, 2020
Study Group for Acceleration of Digital Transformation to be Inaugurated
Aug 25, 2020
Cabinet Decisions on: the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information and Communications Technologies; and the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information and Communications Technologies
Aug 25, 2020
“DX Stocks 2020” and “Noteworthy DX Companies 2020” Selected
Aug 25, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Emergency Measures for Stabilizing Living Conditions of the Public
Aug 25, 2020
Logo for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Determined
Aug 24, 2020
The Nippon Kenko Kaigi Starts Acceptance of Applications for the 2021 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (SME category)
Aug 24, 2020
The FY2020 Survey on Health and Productivity Management to be Held for the 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category)
Aug 24, 2020
Fourth AI Edge Contest to be Held
Aug 21, 2020
Results of Call for Public Comments on Draft Guidelines and Final Guidelines compiled for Handling of Medical Information by Information Systems Providers
Aug 21, 2020
FY2020 Online Symposium for Smart Mobility Challenge to be Held
Aug 7, 2020
Call Starts for Applicants to Lead the Project for Research and Development of Enhanced Infrastructures for Post 5G Information Communication Systems/Pioneering Research (Initiative to be Commissioned)
Aug 6, 2020
Four Online Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Aug 5, 2020
Provision of gBizIDs to Systems for Administrative Procedures in Local Governments and Other Organizations to Start
Jul 31, 2020
Creation of New MaaS in Various Regions to be Promoted
Jul 30, 2020
Discussions to Start on Basic Concepts for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Jul 28, 2020
Successful Projects Selected for the TOTTEOKI Project
Jul 22, 2020
Results of FY2019 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
Jul 22, 2020
Joint Store Delivery Experiment among Major Three Convenience Store Chains Launched
Jul 22, 2020
“Service Industry Productivity Study Group” to be Inaugurated
Jul 20, 2020
Aichi Prefecture Chosen as Host Site of FY2021 Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly
Jul 20, 2020
“Surveys and Research on Strategies for Rule Making in e-Sports Competitions” to be Launched
Jul 17, 2020
Study Group on Future Film Production Compiles Report
Jul 14, 2020
First Meeting of “Study Group on the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy in the 2020s” to be Held
Jul 8, 2020
Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2020 (July-September 2020)
Jul 3, 2020
Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2020 Recognized
Jul 1, 2020
List of Cashless Payment Companies’ Commission Charges, Deposit Cycles and Other Information Released in a Retrievable Form
Jun 29, 2020
Successful Applicants Determined for Research and Development of Enhanced Infrastructures for Post 5G Information Communication Systems
Jun 25, 2020
Two Online Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Jun 16, 2020
Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence Founded
Jun 12, 2020
Guidelines for Administrative Accounting of Investment in Health and Productivity Management Formulated
Jun 12, 2020
“Stop Piracy!” Cartoons Prepared for Raising Public Awareness
Jun 12, 2020
Report on the Recognition of Recent Circumstances Surrounding Industries in relation to Cybersecurity and Directions of Future Efforts Compiled
Jun 5, 2020
Call for Applicants for Ninth Robot Awards Program to be Extended
May 29, 2020
Guidelines on Performance Evaluation of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles Developed
May 29, 2020
“Guidelines for Improvement of Working Conditions and Reducing Overtime Work through Cooperation between Consignors and Transportation Businesses in the Distribution Industry Involving Paper and Pulp (in the Field of Paper and Paperboard)” Formulated
May 29, 2020
“Guidelines for Improvement of Working Conditions and Reducing Overtime Work through Cooperation between Consignors and Transportation Businesses in the Distribution Industry Involving Paper and Pulp (in the Field of Household Paper)” Formulated
May 29, 2020
FY2019 Measures to Promote Manufacturing Technology (White Paper on Monodzukuri 2020) Released
May 28, 2020
Super Creators Certified under Exploratory IT Human Resources Project
May 27, 2020
Acceptance of Applications Starts for Subsidies under the Subsidy Project of the Japan Content Localization and Distribution Live Entertainment (Subsidy Project J-LODlive)
May 26, 2020
Materials Concerning Approaches to Enhancing Proper Mold Management Released
May 15, 2020
Partial Revision of Act on Facilitation of Information Processing (Act No. 67 of 2019) Comes into Force
May 12, 2020
The Subcommittee on Business Discussions on Autonomous Driving Technologies Compiles “Progress report on efforts to support the development of autonomous driving technologies and create adequate policies version 4.0 ”
May 8, 2020
Third AI Edge Contest to be Held
May 4, 2020
Expo 2020 Dubai opening postponed to October 2021
May 1, 2020
Convenience Store Chains Compile Reports on Progress of Action Plans
May 1, 2020
METI State Minister Makihara Participates in Extraordinary G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference
May 1, 2020
Call to Open for Applicants to Lead the Project for Research and Development of Enhanced Infrastructures for Post 5G Information Communication Systems
May 1, 2020
Businesses Determined to which METI Commissions “FY2020 Project for Enhancing Systems of Remote Heath Consultation Services under the Supplementary Budget”
Apr 27, 2020
METI Program Helps Municipalities Introduce Cashless Payment Services
Apr 27, 2020
The Full-Fledged Operation of the JPQR (Merchant-Presented-Mode :MPM) , as Unified Standards for Barcode and QR Code Payments, Starts Nationwide, and “Bill Payment” is Newly Set Forth as One of the Recognized “JPQR” Methods
Apr 23, 2020
The 167th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Postponed
Apr 22, 2020
Creation of New MaaS in Various Regions to be Promoted
Apr 20, 2020
METI Collaborates with Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers to Solve Challenges in Distribution Industry
Apr 17, 2020
Report on Discussion Results Concerning Streamlined Approaches to Identity Proofing for Online Services Compiled
Apr 16, 2020
New Website Launched for Explaining Case Examples of Leading Retail Stores Engaging in Efforts for Preventing Expansion of Novel Coronavirus Disease
Apr 9, 2020
Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY2020 (April-June 2020)
Apr 7, 2020
Call for Applicants for the Ninth Robot Awards Program Opens
Apr 3, 2020
Counseling Counters on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in Three Sectors in Manufacturing Industry Opened
Mar 31, 2020
Study Group on Structural Changes in Mobility and Future Directions of Automobile Policies Beyond 2030 (Study Group on 2030 Mobility Visions) to be Inaugurated
Mar 31, 2020
"Current Status of Doorstep Delivery Service and Key Points for Implementation"
Mar 31, 2020
Report on Direction of IP Strategy and Support in the Space Sector Released
Mar 31, 2020
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft of “IoT Security Safety Framework“
Mar 30, 2020
Report compiled by Like-minded Members of Working Group on Studying Model Terms and Conditions for Contracts on Data Sharing-type (Platform-type) Contracts as Effort Involving Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data
Mar 27, 2020
Internal Restructuring to Enhance Measures against Counterfeit Goods
Mar 27, 2020
Call for Public Comments on Criteria on Security Assessment System (ISMAP) for Government Information Systems Draft Report
Mar 27, 2020
Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy Revised
Mar 27, 2020
METI Holds Award Ceremony for Winner of Space Development and Utilization Grand Prize
Mar 24, 2020
Easy-to-Understand Video Clip Produced Explaining Measures for Addressing Novel Coronavirus Disease
Mar 23, 2020
Open data on Government’s Support Measures and Search Service to be provided for Companies
Mar 23, 2020
Expo 2020 Dubai Japan Pavilion Unveils Official Uniforms
Mar 23, 2020
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Fourth Wave of Sponsors and Donors (Nine new sponsors and two new donors to offer their support)
Mar 19, 2020
Video Clip on How to Wash Fabric Face Masks Produced
Mar 13, 2020
Two Businesses Newly Received Highest Grade "Murasaki" of Omotenashi Standard Certification
Mar 13, 2020
Study Group’s Report on Measures for Vitalizing e-Sports Publicized
Mar 13, 2020
Companies to be Subsidized under the FY2019 Subsidy Project for Supporting Businesses in Introducing Facilities for Producing Face Masks Nominated
Mar 11, 2020
Call Opens for Applicants for Second Round of AI Frontier Program for Fostering Human Resources
Mar 11, 2020
Program for Remote Health Consultation Services to Start
Mar 10, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Emergency Measures for Stabilizing Living Conditions of the Public
Mar 9, 2020
Publish Information on Free-of-Charge and discounted Support Services Provided by Private Companies as Responses to Novel Coronavirus Disease with Standardized Open Data
Mar 6, 2020
Types of Used Vehicles Subject to the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars Determined
Mar 5, 2020
Report Compiled on the Status of the Occurrence of Acts of Unauthorized Computer Access and the Progress of Research and Development on Technology Relating to Access Control Features
Mar 2, 2020
Forty Enterprises Selected under the 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program
Mar 2, 2020
Announcement of Organizations Recognized under the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Feb 25, 2020
METI State Minister Matsumoto Attends the National Assembly of Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Held in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Visits an Exhibition of Regional Specialties in which All Exhibitors Employed Cashless Payment Systems
Feb 20, 2020
Automobile Industry Council for Studying Countermeasures against the Novel Coronavirus to be Launched
Feb 18, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act on Improvement of Transparency and Fairness in Trading on Specified Digital Platforms
Feb 18, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information Communication Technologies
Feb 17, 2020
“2020 Health and Productivity Management Award Event” to be Held
Feb 12, 2020
Mr. Dean Fujioka to Serve as Ambassador to the World Robot Summit 2020
Feb 4, 2020
Questionnaire Survey toward New Program “Digital Transformation Stock Selection (DX Stock) 2020” to be Conducted
Jan 30, 2020
Sushiro Global Holdings Ltd. Determined as Business to Open Restaurant at the Japan Pavilion of the Expo 2020 Dubai
Jan 27, 2020
Grand Prix Winners of the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2020 Selected
Jan 22, 2020
Pre-Demonstration Tests for a Small-sized Bus with an Autonomous Driving System to be Conducted in Advance of Scheduled Demonstration Tests for Mid-sized Buses with Autonomous Driving Systems
Jan 14, 2020
Full Text of the Registration Dossier Concerning the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Released
Jan 8, 2020
Experience-based Test-drive Events for “Safety Support Cars” to be Held in Eight Places across Japan
Jan 6, 2020
Explanatory Meeting on Digital Transformation Stock Selection (Tentative Name) to be Held
Dec 27, 2019
Japan Submitted the Registration Dossier of the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan to the BIE
Dec 27, 2019
Winners of the Eighth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
Dec 26, 2019
Call for Public Comments on the Draft Report Titled “GOVERNANCE INNOVATION: Redesigning Law and Architecture in the Age of Society 5.0” Opens
Dec 24, 2019
Steel Demand Prospects for the Fourth Quarter of FY2019 (January-March 2020)
Dec 23, 2019
Types and Grades of Vehicles Targeted by the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars
Dec 20, 2019
Cabinet Decision on Application for Registration of the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai Japan to the BIE
Dec 19, 2019
Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2020 to be Held
Dec 19, 2019
Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading Revised
Dec 16, 2019
Memorandum Concludes Industry-Academia Collaborative Framework on Human Resources for Robotics
Dec 13, 2019
Subsidies for Safety Support Cars Included inFY2019 Supplementary Budget Draft
Dec 12, 2019
PR Ambassadors for Japan’s Pavilion at Expo 2020, Dubai
Dec 12, 2019
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Third Wave of Sponsors and Donor (Four Companies and One Organization This Time)
Dec 11, 2019
Call for Public Comments to Start on Draft Report Compiled by the Study Group on Security Assessment of Cloud Services
Dec 11, 2019
New Platform for Expert Human Resources in the Space Industry Called “S-Expert” to Start Operations
Dec 9, 2019
Call for Information on R&D Involving Technologies for Computer-Access Control Functions
Dec 9, 2019
Series of Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in Manufacturing to be Held
Dec 9, 2019
Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data Version 1.1 Formulated
Dec 6, 2019
Announcement of Winners of Awards under the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program
Dec 6, 2019
Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI) Successfully Launched for Space Demonstration Tests
Dec 5, 2019
National Forum of Smart Monodzukuri Supporting Organizations to be Held
Nov 29, 2019
METI’s Draft Action Plan Promoting Use of Electrified Vehicles (xEVs) in Disaster Situations
Nov 28, 2019
Japan Reports on Progress in Preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at the 166th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Nov 25, 2019
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with Dr. Yoshino Akira, Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation, and Dr. Yoshino Delivers a Speech before METI Staff
Nov 22, 2019
Results of the Fact-finding Survey Targeting People Engaging in Film Production Compiled
Nov 20, 2019
New Designation of Gyoda Tabi Socks, Edo Oshi-e Embossed Fabric Pictures and Naniwa Honzome Hand-dyeing as Traditional Crafts under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
Nov 18, 2019
Second AI Edge Contest to be Held
Nov 18, 2019
Business receives highest grade “Murasaki” of Omotenashi Standard Certification
Nov 12, 2019
Task Force for Promoting Public Implementation of Robots Launched
Oct 29, 2019
Mima City and Omuta City Start Projects utilizing the Social Impact Bond (SIB) System
Oct 24, 2019
The 2nd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Held
Oct 23, 2019
The 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival to be Held
Oct 21, 2019
Public Briefing on the 2019 Telework Days Campaign to be Held
Oct 18, 2019
FY2019 METI Minister’s Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries
Oct 18, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with Dr. Yoshino Akira Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation
Oct 17, 2019
Forecast of Global Supply and Demand Trends for Petrochemical Products (from 2010 to 2023) Compiled
Oct 16, 2019
Bus Operation Businesses Determined Concerning the Public-Road Demonstration Tests for Mid-sized Buses with Autonomous Driving Systems
Oct 15, 2019
The Cabinet Approves the Bill for the Act on Partial Division of the Act on Facilitation of Information Processing
Oct 11, 2019
Winners of FY2019 Awards Program Promoting Informatization
Oct 8, 2019
Secondary Examination to be Held under the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2020 Program
Oct 8, 2019
Release of: Results of Call for Public Comments for the Draft Report on Discussion Results of the Study Group for Ideal Approaches to a Certification Scheme Concerning Verification of the Proper Management of Organizations which Handle Personal Data (hereafter “Scheme Ensuring Trustworthiness of Data-handling Organizations”); and Guidelines for those Certification Schemes. ver. 2.0
Oct 8, 2019
Steel Demand Prospects for the Third Quarter of FY2019 (October-December 2019)
Oct 7, 2019
Events Held in Five Areas of Kansai Region for EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Oct 4, 2019
Winners of the Grand Award and the Excellent Awards of the 13th Kids Design Awards Program Selected
Oct 4, 2019
Third Satellite Data Analysis Contest “Tellus Satellite Challenge” to be Held
Oct 3, 2019
Indications, POP Displays and Pictograms under the Guidelines for Multilingualization in the Retail Sales Industry Publicized for Downloading Free of Charge
Oct 1, 2019
Program of the 2nd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Released
Sep 26, 2019
Winner of the METI Minister's Award Selected under the 13th Industrial Tourism Town Revitalization Awards Program
Sep 24, 2019
Subsidy Project for Supporting Businesses in Providing Services Utilizing Networked Household Appliances, Equipment and Other Devices to Start
Sep 24, 2019
Successful Applicants Determined and Adopted for Demonstration Projects under the “Future Classroom” Program
Sep 24, 2019
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Second Wave of Sponsors and Donors (Seven Companies in Total)
Sep 20, 2019
Map Application for Smartphones and Online Map Function for Computers Released
Sep 13, 2019
Series of Regional Symposiums for Smart Mobility Challenge to be Held
Sep 12, 2019
Japan - US Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Training for Indo-Pacific Region Held
Sep 6, 2019
METI and the IPA Determine Eight Regions as Winners in the Fifth Selection under the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project
Sep 2, 2019
Working Group on Dementia Innovations Alliance Holds Its First Meeting
Aug 30, 2019
The Nippon Kenko Kaigi Starts Acceptance of Applications for the SME Category of the 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
Aug 30, 2019
FY2019 Survey on Health and Productivity Management to be Held for Selection of Outstanding Enterprises under the FY2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program and the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition (Large Enterprise Category) Program
Aug 30, 2019
Study Group on Measures for Vitalizing e-Sports to be Inaugurated
Aug 28, 2019
METI Begins Distribution of Storefront RP Kits for the Project for Encouraging Businesses to Introduce Cashless Payment Systems and Pass on Benefits to Consumers
Aug 28, 2019
METI and MIIT to Hold Second Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving
Aug 27, 2019
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Aug 27, 2019
Mr. Kunihiko Morinaga, ANREALAGE Determined as the Designer to Produce Official Uniforms for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Aug 13, 2019
METI Commences Training for Advanced Certification for Omotenashi Skills Standards
Aug 9, 2019
Revised Version of Guidelines on Animation Industry Subcontracting Formulated
Aug 9, 2019
Series of Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry Held in Ten Places Across Japan
Aug 6, 2019
Japanese Innovations on the World Stage
Aug 6, 2019
Report Titled “How to Design ‘Public’ in a digital age” Compiled
Jul 31, 2019
Assessment Indices for Digital Management Reforms (“DX Promotion Indices”) Compiled
Jul 29, 2019
Working Group for Expo 2025 Compiles Report
Jul 29, 2019
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai announces first wave of sponsors
Jul 24, 2019
Convening of Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2020 Determined
Jul 19, 2019
Event to be held for Presentation by Municipalities on their Visions toward the Air Mobility Revolution
Jul 17, 2019
Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2019 Recognized
Jul 11, 2019
Event to be Held for Presentations by Municipalities on their Visions toward the Air Mobility Revolution
Jul 10, 2019
[Successfully Adopted Projects after the Third Round of the Call for Applicants under the Subsidy Project J-LOD]Successful Projects Adopted under the Subsidy Project for Creation of Highly Advanced Contents Taking Advantage of Digital Technology
Jul 9, 2019
Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2019 (July-September 2019)
Jul 8, 2019
Counseling Counters Open for Foreign Residents Working in the Manufacturing Industry
Jul 8, 2019
Healthcare Innovation Hub (InnoHub) Opens
Jul 4, 2019
Symposium Titled “Next Generation Computer Creates New Business” Held
Jun 28, 2019
World Robot Summit 2020 to be Held
Jun 26, 2019
Call for Applicants for Transportation Businesses to Operate Public-Road Demonstration Tests for Mid-sized Buses with Autonomous Driving Functions
Jun 24, 2019
Approval Issued for a Data Sharing Project as the First Business Entitled to Make Use of the System for Permitting Businesses to Request Public Data
Jun 24, 2019
Series of Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources into the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Jun 20, 2019
Symposium Celebrating Inauguration of the Council for Electrified Vehicle Society to be Held
Jun 19, 2019
The 2nd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan to be Held
Jun 18, 2019
Japan and France Agree to Strengthen Ties in Commercial Aircraft Industry
Jun 18, 2019
Smart Mobility Challenge Project Launched
Jun 17, 2019
Guidelines for Cyber-Physical Security Measures for Building Systems (First Version) Formulated
Jun 11, 2019
Details of SME Cybersecurity Project (Cybersecurity Support Ranger) Demonstration Released
Jun 11, 2019
FY2018 Measures to Promote Manufacturing Technology (White Paper on Monodzukuri 2019) Released
Jun 7, 2019
Official Website for Revision of Automobile Taxation Systems Launched
Jun 7, 2019
Film Industry Survey Planned to Further Develop Human Resources in the Business
Jun 6, 2019
Official Website for the Japan Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai Opens
Jun 3, 2019
Plan for Advancement of Integration and Streamlining of Distribution Business Approved under the Act on Advancement of Integration and Streamlining of Distribution Business
May 31, 2019
Organizer of World Expo 2025 designated under the Act on Special Measures Necessary for Preparing for and Managing the World Expo 2025
May 30, 2019
Event for Disseminating “JPQR” and Encouraging Businesses to Use It to be Held
May 29, 2019
Japan reported the Progress in Preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at 165th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
May 24, 2019
Super Creators Certified under Exploratory IT Human Resources Project
May 23, 2019
Demonstration Test of Drones Taking Advantage of Quasi-Zenith Satellite System called “Michibiki” Conducted
May 22, 2019
Symposium for Smart Mobility Challenge to be Held
May 21, 2019
Options for Rulemaking to Address the Rise of Platform Businesses Released
May 17, 2019
Target Areas and Organizers Determined for the Project for Demonstrating Measures for Supporting SMEs in Conducting Post-Accident Measures Involving Cybersecurity (Cybersecurity Support Ranger)
May 17, 2019
Collection Compiled of Reference Cases for Prior Notice and Announcement: As Part of the Guidebook for Utilization of Camera Images
May 16, 2019
Results of FY2018 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
May 16, 2019
Preparation of a System for Accepting Applications for Affiliated Stores Completed and Schedule of Explanatory Meetings Released
May 15, 2019
Observation Images Sent from Satellite Called “Tsubame” to be Released through Satellite Data Platform Called “Tellus”
May 10, 2019
The Cabinet approves orders for enforcing the Act on Special Measures Necessary for Preparing for and Managing the World Expo 2025 
May 10, 2019
Guidelines Formulated for Water Utilities’ Introduction of the System for Utilization of Water Information
May 7, 2019
First Partnership Concluded with the Internationale Funkausstellung, Germany
Apr 26, 2019
METI to Hold “Symposium to discuss cyber security measures across the supply chain; Think about cyber security for DFFT (Data Free Flow with Trust) toward G20”
Apr 26, 2019
Call for Public Comments on Animation Industry Subcontracting Guidelines
Apr 26, 2019
Report on Designing Global Content Market Management Simulation Game
Apr 26, 2019
Instructions, Provided to Businesses in Fukushima Prefecture Based on Results of Survey for Current State of Distribution of Agricultural Products and Other Items Produced in Fukushima Prefecture
Apr 26, 2019
Target Date and Time Determined for Requesting Businesses to Complete Switching to Standard Barcodes Called “JPQR” under the Consumer-Presented-Mode QR Code Payment System
Apr 26, 2019
Explanatory Meeting on the System for the Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Apr 25, 2019
J-PlatPat improvements to Allow Same Day or Previous Day Retrieval of Examination Results
Apr 23, 2019
Call Starts for Applicants for Pilot Areas Willing to Engage in Public Implementation of New Mobility Services Utilizing of IoT and AI
Apr 23, 2019
Selection of Companies for 2019 Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection and and Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies Programs Announced
Apr 19, 2019
Project for Public-Road Demonstration Tests for Mid-sized Buses with Autonomous Driving Functions to be launched
Apr 19, 2019
Acceptance of Applications for Registration of Participants in 2019 Telework Days Campaign to Start and Pre-Event of the Campaign to be Held
Apr 18, 2019
[Fourth Round of the Call for Applicants under the Subsidy Project J-LOD] Call for Applicants Begins for the Subsidy Project J-LOD Involving Development and Demonstration of Systems for Distribution of Contents Taking Advantage of Blockchain Technologies
Apr 18, 2019
Cyber/Physical Security Framework (CPSF) Formulated
Apr 16, 2019
Guidelines for Measures for Preventing Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Information Wrongly Leaked during QR Payment Formulated
Apr 9, 2019
Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY2019 (April-June 2019)
Apr 9, 2019
FY2019 Call for Applicants for the MITOU Target Program
Apr 8, 2019
Smart Mobility Challenge to Start
Apr 8, 2019
Council for Promoting Society Utilizing of Electrified Vehicles to be launched
Apr 8, 2019
Automated Driving-related IT Human Resources Strategy Compiled
Apr 5, 2019
Report on Content Services Utilizing Blockchain Technologies Released
Apr 5, 2019
METI’s Survey Results of Case Examples by Convenience Store Chain Affiliates Released
Apr 4, 2019
English Translation Version of the Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data Released
Mar 29, 2019
QR Code Payments Standard Determined
Mar 28, 2019
Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Distribution Policy Revised
Mar 28, 2019
Information on Events and Efforts in March under the Premium Friday Initiative
Mar 26, 2019
The Liaison Conference for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in the Manufacturing Industry Holds its First Meeting
Mar 25, 2019
METI and TSE to Hold an Event to Announce the 2019 Selected Competitive IT Strategy Companies and the Selected Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies
Mar 19, 2019
Interim Report of the Future Innovations Working Group Released
Mar 18, 2019
METI to Hold a Symposium on “Innovative Business Realized by Next-Generation Computing”
Mar 15, 2019
Invitation for Public Comments on the Interim Report (Draft) by the Study Group on Security Assessment of Cloud Services
Mar 15, 2019
Promulgation of METI Public Notice concerning the “Specific Skills” Criteria for Foreign Residents Engaging in the Manufacturing Industry
Mar 13, 2019
Five Businesses Newly Obtained “Murasaki Certification,” the Highest Grade in the Omotenashi Standard Certification System
Mar 12, 2019
METI Starts Accepting Provisional Registration of Cashless Settlement Businesses under the Point Reward Project for Consumers using Cashless Payment
Mar 11, 2019
Invitation for Public Comments on the Guidelines for Cyber-Physical Security Measures for Building Systems, First Edition (Draft)
Mar 4, 2019
METI to hold “e-Sports” Seminar
Mar 4, 2019
MITOU KAIGI 2019 to be Held
Mar 1, 2019
Study Group for the Content Business Era Held
Mar 1, 2019
The Sixth IoT Lab Selection Event Held
Mar 1, 2019
METI to Hold Debrief Meetings on Outcomes of Demonstration Projects involving “Future Classroom – Learning Innovation"
Feb 21, 2019
37 Enterprises Selected under the 2019 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program
Feb 21, 2019
Announcement of Organizations Recognized under the 2019 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Feb 21, 2019
Information on Events and Efforts in February under the Premium Friday Initiative
Feb 19, 2019
Symposium on Human Resource Development Toward Utilization of Nursing Care Robots to be Held
Feb 18, 2019
METI to Hold a Symposium on Quantum Computing Technologies
Feb 14, 2019
Official Logo and Symbolic Mark for the Japan Pavilion of the Expo 2020 Dubai Determined
Feb 8, 2019
The Cabinet Approves the Bill for the Act on Special Measures Necessary for Preparing for and Managing the International Exposition in 2025
Feb 8, 2019
Experiment of Information Sharing System Using Electronic Tags to be Conducted
Feb 6, 2019
METI to Start a Call for Promotion Plan Proposals that incorporate “Branded Content”
Jan 31, 2019
Implementation Policy for the 2019 Telework Days Campaign Released
Jan 31, 2019
“2019 Health and Productivity Management Award Event” to be Held
Jan 30, 2019
Announcement: Schedule of Explanatory Meetings on the New System for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry
Jan 25, 2019
Future Innovations Working Group to be Launched
Jan 24, 2019
7th Meeting of the Japan-China Joint IP Working Group and 2nd Japan-China Joint IP Seminar Held
Jan 24, 2019
Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
Jan 24, 2019
We Are Genki Hokkaido: METI to Accelerate Implementation of Project for Supporting Hokkaido
Jan 24, 2019
Information on Events and Efforts in January under the Premium Friday Initiative
Jan 21, 2019
METI Holds Explanatory Meeting on the New System for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry
Jan 18, 2019
Second Satellite Data Analysis Contest “Tellus Satellite Challenge” to be Held
Jan 18, 2019
METI Designates February 2019 as “Smart Mobility Promotion Month”
Jan 17, 2019
METI Revises Requirements under the Omotenashi Standard Certification System
Jan 16, 2019
Oral Healthcare Seminar 2019 to be Held
Jan 16, 2019
METI to Hold Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2019
Jan 15, 2019
METI State Minister Isozaki Signed Agreement with The Boeing Company on Cooperation in Aircraft Technology
Jan 15, 2019
Seminar to be Held for Improvement of Working Conditions and Reducing Overtime Work through Cooperation between Consignors and Transportation Businesses
Jan 15, 2019
Standard Specifications Adopted for Digital Shopping Receipts
Jan 10, 2019
METI Promotes Parking Lot Sharing among Convenience Store Chains for their Distribution Vehicles
Jan 9, 2019
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft Cyber/Physical Security Framework
Jan 8, 2019
Embarking on Demonstration Tests of Autonomous Driving System using Driverless Trucks in Caravan to Travel on Public Expressways
Dec 28, 2018
METI to Convene Study Group for Measures for Preventing Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Information Wrongly Leaked during QR Payment
Dec 27, 2018
METI to Hold Explanatory Meeting on New System for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry
Dec 27, 2018
Steel Demand Prospects for the Fourth Quarter of FY2018 (January-March 2019)
Dec 27, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in December under the Premium Friday Initiative
Dec 25, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Field-based Operation Policies toward Accepting Foreign Human Resources in Three Sectors in the Manufacturing Industry
Dec 20, 2018
Roadmap toward Air Mobility Revolution Formulated
Dec 20, 2018
Guidelines for Multilingualization in the Retail Sales Industry Released
Dec 18, 2018
Fundamental Principles for Rule Making to Address the Rise of Platform Businesses Formulated
Dec 12, 2018
METI Releases Interim Report of the Study Group for the Improvement of the Trade Environment Involving Digital Platform Businesses
Dec 12, 2018
Guidelines for Promotion of Digital Transformations Formulated
Dec 12, 2018
METI to hold Events Titled “DX Days 2019”
Dec 3, 2018
The IoT Acceleration Lab Will Hold the “Eighth IoT Lab Connection”
Nov 29, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in November under the Premium Friday Initiative
Nov 27, 2018
Japan Signs Participation Contract of Expo Dubai 2020, UAE
Nov 23, 2018
Japan Elected Host Country of World Expo 2025
Nov 20, 2018
METI to Showcase Award-winning Machine Parts and Tooling Technology in Lobby of METI Main Building
Nov 16, 2018
Premium-Friday University to Open
Nov 15, 2018
Call for Applicants for the Eighth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
Nov 14, 2018
New Demonstration Test of Remote Control of Driverless Last-Mile Autonomous Driving to Start
Nov 13, 2018
METI to Start “Hashiwatashi” Project
Nov 12, 2018
METI to Hold First AI Edge Contest
Nov 7, 2018
Cosmetics Promotional Event titled “JAPAN Beauty Week in Cosmoprof Asia 2018” to be Held
Nov 7, 2018
New Designation of Nara Sumi Ink Sticks and Sanshin String Instruments as Traditional Crafts under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
Nov 6, 2018
Guidelines for Improvement of Trade Environments and Overtime Work through Cooperation between Consignors and Transportation Businesses Formulated
Nov 5, 2018
METI releases Draft Interim Report of the Study Group on the Improvement of the Trade Environment Involving Digital Platform Businesses
Nov 5, 2018
IoT Acceleration Lab Calls for New Projects for the Sixth IoT Lab Selection
Nov 2, 2018
Successful Case Examples for Reducing Parcel Redeliveries Released
Nov 2, 2018
November is Telework Month
Nov 1, 2018
Report Released on Counter Measures against “No-Shows” in Restaurants
Oct 31, 2018
Opening of Information Collection Website for the Project for Establishing a Public-Private Joint Demonstration Platform for Dementia Sufferers
Oct 26, 2018
The 11th ASEAN-Japan Information Security Policy Meeting Held
Oct 25, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in October under the Premium Friday Initiative
Oct 24, 2018
METI Starts Big Data Analysis Contest on Tourism Forecasting
Oct 23, 2018
Demonstration Test of Autonomous Valet Parking Functions to be Held
Oct 23, 2018
Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
Oct 23, 2018
Series of Cosmetics Promotion Events Titled “Japan Beauty Week” to be Held
Oct 19, 2018
Forecast of Global Supply and Demand Trends for Petrochemical Products (for the period 2009 to 2022)
Oct 19, 2018
Interim Briefing on Outcomes of the “Learning Innovation” Demonstration Projects to be Held
Oct 18, 2018
CEATEC JAPAN 2018 “Connected Industries” Symposium Held
Oct 18, 2018
Winners of the FY2018 METI Minister Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries Program Selected
Oct 18, 2018
November is Traditional Craft Products Month
Oct 18, 2018
The 31st Tokyo International Film Festival to be Held
Oct 17, 2018
Public-Road Demonstration Tests of System for Driverless Trucks Traveling on Expressways in Caravan with Drivers in the Second and Following Trucks to be Held
Oct 17, 2018
Interim Report of the Study Group on New Mobility Services Brought About by IoT and AI Releases
Oct 16, 2018
METI Revises Omotenashi Skills Standards
Oct 16, 2018
METI Holds CEATEC JAPAN 2018 “Connected Industries” Conference
Oct 15, 2018
The 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Held
Oct 15, 2018
METI to Hold National Forum of Smart Monodzukuri Supporting Organizations
Oct 15, 2018
METI to Hold Robot Revolution and Industrial IoT International Symposium 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Announcement of the Winners in the Eighth Robot Awards Program
Oct 10, 2018
Japan Hold Forum on Proposal for Hosting the 2025 World Exposition
Oct 9, 2018
Steel Demand Prospects for the Third Quarter of FY2018 (October-December 2018)
Oct 5, 2018
METI and MIIT Hold First Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving
Oct 3, 2018
METI to Launch Cross-Sectoral Sub Working Group under Working Group 1 (Systems, Technologies and Standardization) of the Study Group for Industrial Cybersecurity
Oct 1, 2018
METI Compiles Results of the Call for Public Comments on the Draft Cyber/Physical Security Framework
Sep 28, 2018
Winners of the 12th Kids Design Awards Selected
Sep 27, 2018
Oral Healthcare Forum 2018 “Oral Healthcare Frontline in Malaysia, Thailand and Japan” to be Held
Sep 26, 2018
IoT Acceleration Lab to Hold the Fourth Big Data Analysis Contest
Sep 21, 2018
Public Briefing on the 2018 Telework Days Campaign to be Held
Sep 14, 2018
Winner of the METI Minister's Award Selected in 12th Industrial Tourism Town Revitalization Awards Program
Sep 14, 2018
US-Japan Cybersecurity Joint Training with ASEAN Member States Held
Sep 12, 2018
METI to Hold Japan-wide “Safety Support Car” Test-drive Events during the National Autumn Traffic Safety Campaign
Sep 11, 2018
Announcement of Program of the 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
Sep 7, 2018
METI Releases a Report on Digital Transformation: Overcoming of '2025 Digital Cliff' Involving IT Systems and Full-fledged Development of Efforts for Digital Transformation
Sep 7, 2018
"Healthcare Innovation Weeks Asia-Japan 2018" to be Held from October 9 to 19
Sep 7, 2018
METI and the IoT Acceleration Labs Determine 19 Regions as Winners for the Fourth Selection under the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project
Sep 3, 2018
METI Releases Guidelines for Cyber-Physical Security Measures for Building Systems (β Version)
Aug 31, 2018
METI Releases Interim Report by Strategic Commission for the New Era of Automobiles
Aug 30, 2018
Seminar for Human Resource Development in the Manufacturing Industry in the Digital Era to be Held
Aug 30, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in August under the Premium Friday Initiative
Aug 27, 2018
Initiation of Demonstration Test for Evaluation of Last-Mile Autonomous Driving Using Small Buses with Autonomous Driving Function
Aug 27, 2018
METI to Officially Open Portal Website of “Future Classroom-Learning Innovation”
Aug 24, 2018
Study Group on Security Assessment of Cloud Services to be Launched
Aug 24, 2018
Public-Private Conference for Future Air Mobility to be Established
Aug 23, 2018
Successful Applicants for NEDO Project for Enhanced Efficiency of Trade Procedures in Global Supply Chains
Aug 23, 2018
Successful Applicants Determined and Adopted for NEDO Project for Enhanced Efficiency of Domestic Consumer-Goods Supply Chains
Aug 10, 2018
Collection of Case Examples to be Studied Concerning New Data Distribution Transactions ver. 2.0 Compiled
Aug 9, 2018
Second Round of Call for Applicants for MITOU Target Program Start in Field of Quantum Computers
Aug 7, 2018
METI Launches Roundtable for Development of Facilities for Demonstrations to Create New Products and Services that are “Friendly to Dementia Patients”
Aug 6, 2018
IT Passport Examination Updated to “iPass 4.0” in Response to the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Aug 3, 2018
Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2018 Recognized
Jul 27, 2018
METI Releases Revision of the Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading
Jul 26, 2018
Enjoy Premium Friday to Enrich Your Personal Experiences for Happiness and Fun
Jul 25, 2018
METI Establishes Digital Transformation Offices to Promote Digitalization in METI’s Administrative Procedures
Jul 25, 2018
METI, Japan Sports Agency, JETRO and JSC to Collaborate for Popularizing Japanese Sports Overseas and Promotion of Sports Industry’s Overseas Business Development
Jul 23, 2018
METI Formulates Report on the Survey on Technology and Institutes Related to Distributed System
Jul 20, 2018
METI Holds the First Meeting of U.K.-Japan Aviation Working Group
Jul 18, 2018
Successful Projects Selected under the BrandLand Japan Program
Jul 17, 2018
METI to Hold Kick-off Event for Platform of Learning Innovation -“Future Classroom” Project
Jul 13, 2018
METI to Enhance the “Space New Economy Creation Network (S-NET)” Program to be More Sustainable, Autonomous, Practical
Jul 11, 2018
METI to Hold Second Collaboration Platform for Exchanging Information on Cyber/Physical Security
Jul 11, 2018
Businesses Participating in Project for Supporting Joint Development of AI Systems Determined and Adopted
Jul 9, 2018
Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2018 (July-September 2018)
Jul 3, 2018
Commission for Promotion of Cashless Settlement Established as New Industry-Academia-Government Organization
Jul 2, 2018
The IoT Acceleration Lab Will Hold the “Seventh IoT Lab Connection” and a Commendation Ceremony for Winners of the Fourth IoT Lab Selection
Jul 2, 2018
METI Releases Guidelines for Discussing Plans for Operation and Management of Stadiums and Arenas
Jun 29, 2018
METI Conducts Experiment for Examination of Standard Specification of Digital Shopping Receipts
Jun 29, 2018
Release of Annual Report on the Office of Intellectual Property Protection (2018)
Jun 28, 2018
METI Announces Winners of the Second Nihon Service Award
Jun 28, 2018
Enjoy Premium Friday to Enrich Your Personal Experiences for Happiness and Fun
Jun 26, 2018
Release of the Guidelines of Certification Schemes Concerning Functions of Information Trust ver. 1.0
Jun 25, 2018
Primary Recommendations by Study Group for Learning Innovation-“Future Classroom” and EdTech Released
Jun 25, 2018
Public Symposium Held on “Future Approaches to Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems Across Supply Chains”
Jun 19, 2018
Weaving a Better Future: METI Releases Decision on "Initiatives for Proper Implementation of Technical Intern Training Programs in the Textile and Apparel Industry"
Jun 15, 2018
METI Formulates "Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data"
Jun 14, 2018
METI Minister Seko Attends the 163rd General Assembly of the BIE in Paris, the French Republic
Jun 13, 2018
Meeting of the IoT Security Working Group under the IoT Acceleration Consortium to be Held
Jun 13, 2018
Japan Makes Presentation before the 163rd General Assembly of the BIE
Jun 11, 2018
Round Table Conference on Connected Industries Held - METI Minister Seko Discusses Smart Life with Leading Executives
Jun 8, 2018
Public Symposium Titled "Future Approaches to Strengthening Quality Assurance Systems Across Supply Chains" to be Held
Jun 1, 2018
Future Approach for Developing Small Satellites and Small Rockets