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Jun 3, 2024
Super Creators Certified under the FY2023 MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project)
May 27, 2024
DX Stocks 2024, Noteworthy DX Companies 2024 and DX Platinum Companies 2024-2026 Selected
Apr 26, 2024
The Space Strategy Fund Basic Policy and Implementation Policy (for Budget Allocated to METI)
Apr 19, 2024
Approval of Plans for Ensuring a Stable Supply of Cloud Programs under the Economic Security Promotion Act
Apr 8, 2024
Minister Saito and State Minister Kozuki Hold Meeting with Mr. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Mar 29, 2024
2023 Ratio of Cashless Payment Among the Total Amount Paid by Consumers Calculated
Mar 18, 2024
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii Participates in G7 Industry, Technology and Digital Ministerial Meeting
Mar 11, 2024
53 Enterprises Selected under the 2024 KENKO Investment for Health Stock Selection
Mar 11, 2024
Announcement of Organizations Selected under the 2024 Certified KENKO Investment for Health Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Feb 22, 2024
Release of the “WITH ART Start Up Guideline” for Art Projects for Regional Revitalization
Feb 14, 2024
Launch of AI Safety Institute
Feb 2, 2024
Evaluation on Transparency and Fairness of Specified Digital Platforms Compiled
Feb 2, 2024
GENIAC to be Launched as a Project for Enhancing Japan's Capability to Develop Generative AI
Dec 18, 2023
METI and the National Bank of Cambodia Sign and Exchange Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) in the Area of Unified QR Code-Based Payments
Dec 8, 2023
Commendation Ceremony for Presenting Special Awards Held under the Good Design Award 2023 Program
Nov 27, 2023
World Robot Summit 2025 to be Held
Nov 14, 2023
METI Minister Nishimura Attends Meeting to Exchange Views with the Senior Executives of AI and Semiconductor Companies
Nov 10, 2023
Call for Applicants Starts for Supporting the Development of Generative AI Foundation Models
Nov 2, 2023
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshida Delivers Remark at WDO World Design Assembly Tokyo 2023
Oct 26, 2023
New Designation of Tokyo Honzome Chusen as Traditional Craft under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
Oct 19, 2023
Launch of Level 4 System Mobility Acceleration Committee for Realization of New Automated Driving Mobility Services by FY2025
Oct 18, 2023
Guidelines for Promoting the Development of EV Charging Infrastructure Formulated
Sep 29, 2023
Winners of the 17th Kids Design Awards Program's Grand Award and Excellence Awards Announced
Sep 22, 2023
Preliminary Survey for the Development of Generative AI Foundation Model to be Commenced
Sep 22, 2023
METI Minister Nishimura Signs Memorandum of Cooperation Concerning Battery Supply Chains with Canada
Sep 21, 2023
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with Mr. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Sep 11, 2023
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Japanese Government Pavilion (Japan Pavilion) at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Aug 31, 2023
Results of FY2022 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
Aug 21, 2023
Applications Open for the 2024 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and 2024 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Jun 30, 2023
Demonstrations Commence Using Commercial Electric Vehicles with the Aim of Achieving Carbon Neutrality in the Transportation Sector, such as the Operation of Buses, Trucks, and Taxies
Jun 26, 2023
First Meeting of the Study Group for Promoting Development of Battery-Charging Infrastructure Held
Jun 12, 2023
METI Holds Japan Innovation Night
Jun 1, 2023
Allocation Rate of Credit Card Merchant Fee Disclosed
May 31, 2023
"DX Stocks 2023," "Noteworthy DX Companies 2023" and "Platinum DX Companies 2023-2025" Selected
May 30, 2023
Interim Report 2.0 Released as Outcome of Meetings of the Expert Group on the Development of Digital Infrastructures (Data Centers (DCs), etc.)
May 26, 2023
Super Creators Certified under the MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project)!
May 22, 2023
Automated Driving Mobility Services Configured with a Level 4 System Start for the First Time in Japan
May 12, 2023
Operation of Automated Driving Vehicle with a Level 4 System Approved for the First Time in Japan
Apr 30, 2023
“G7 Digital and Tech Ministers’ Meeting in Takasaki, Gunma” Held
Apr 13, 2023
METI Minister Nishimura Visits Osaka Prefecture, Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, and Visits Panasonic Holdings Corporation to Observe Automated Delivery Robots
Apr 13, 2023
METI Opens Official Website for the Japanese Government Pavilion (Japan Pavilion) at the 2025 World Exposition in Japan (Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan)
Apr 6, 2023
2022 Ratio of Cashless Payment Among the Total Amount Paid by Consumers Calculated
Apr 5, 2023
“Study Group on Ideal Approaches to the Distribution Industry Facing High Prices” Compiles Report, “Reviving Physical Stores,” to Redefine Ideal Approaches to the Distribution Industry Facing the Highest Prices in Forty Years
Mar 31, 2023
Automated Driving Vehicle Approved as Automated Operation Level 4 System for the First Time in Japan
Mar 27, 2023
Automated Delivery Robots to Operate on Public Roads from April 2023
Mar 20, 2023
Discussion by Study Group on the Future Direction of Cashless Payment Summarized
Mar 8, 2023
Announcement of Organizations Selected under the 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Mar 8, 2023
49 Enterprises Selected under the 2023 Health & Productivity Stock Selection
Mar 8, 2023
Name, Concept and Design for the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Women's Pavilion Announced
Feb 9, 2023
The First Meeting of the Second Phase of the Sports Future Development Conference Is to Be Held
Jan 31, 2023
The 100 Next Leader Textile Industry Companies Have Been Selected
Jan 27, 2023
Grand Prix Winners of the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2023 Selected
Jan 19, 2023
Japanese and Chinese Government Organizations Held Exchange of Views Toward Stronger Protection of Intellectual Property Rights
Jan 18, 2023
Study Group on Future Design Policies to Be Established
Jan 10, 2023
Winners of the Ninth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
Dec 22, 2022
Evaluation on Transparency and Fairness of Specified Digital Platforms Compiled
Dec 16, 2022
Mr. Hirai Hirohide, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Attends OECD Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
Dec 6, 2022
Minister Nishimura Attends the Signing Ceremony of the MOC Between Imec and Rapidus, with Mr. Jan JAMBON, Minister-President of the Government of Flanders
Nov 30, 2022
Standard Rates for Credit Card Interchange Fees Disclosed
Nov 30, 2022
Japan Reports on the Progress in Preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at the 171st General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Nov 16, 2022
New Designation of Tokyo Shamisen, Tokyo Koto, and Edo Hyogu as Traditional Crafts under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
Nov 11, 2022
Announcement Regarding Efforts Toward the Establishment of Design and Manufacturing Bases for Next-Generation Semiconductors
Oct 12, 2022
Announcement of the Winners in the Tenth Robot Awards Program
Oct 11, 2022
Name and Date Decided for the 2023 G7 Digital and Tech Ministers' Meeting
Oct 3, 2022
Designation of Digital Platform Providers Subject to Specific Regulations Under the Act on Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms (TFDPA)
Oct 3, 2022
Winners of the 16th Kids Design Awards Program's Grand Award and Excellence Awards Announced
Sep 27, 2022
First Meeting of the Study Group on the Future Direction of Cashless Payment to Be Held
Sep 20, 2022
METI to Hold the 5th Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan (WASS)
Sep 14, 2022
Standard Rates for Credit Card Interchange Fees Will Be Disclosed
Sep 14, 2022
FY2021 Award Ceremony to Be Held at Kyoto Prefectural Kyoto Stadium (Sanga Stadium by Kyocera) for the Winning Stadiums and Arenas Selected as Exchange Bases Bringing Together Different Generations
Sep 6, 2022
Mobility Hydrogen Public-Private Conference To Be Held
Sep 2, 2022
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Participates in G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
Aug 22, 2022
Applications Open for the 2023 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Aug 12, 2022
Results of FY2021 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
Aug 8, 2022
Report "Agile Governance Update -How Governments, Businesses and Civil Society Can Create a Better World By Reimagining Governance-" Compiled
Aug 1, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Signs an Agreement with The Boeing Company on Cooperation in Future Aircraft Technology
Jul 30, 2022
New Research and Development Organization has Decided to Be Launched for Research into Next-Generation Semiconductors
Jul 29, 2022
FY2021 Summary of the Digital Platform Consultation Desks’ Operations
Jul 27, 2022
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition Celebrates the Opening of Its Tokyo Office, and Signs an Agreement with the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) to Promote Cooperation
Jul 26, 2022
Association for Networking Local Governments of Textile Production Areas to Be Established to Drive Cooperation between Said Areas
Jul 21, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshikawa Meets with Mr. Dimitrios Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Jul 19, 2022
Prime Minister Kishida and METI State Minister Hosoda Attend the 1000 Days to Go! Event (Tokyo), 1,000 Days Prior to Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai; Name of the Official Character and Theme Song Announced
Jul 5, 2022
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order to Partially Amend the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Business Category and Scale under Article 4, Paragraph 1 of the Act on Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms
Jul 1, 2022
Automotive Semiconductor Supply Chain Working Group Releases Interim Report Titled Efforts to Make Automotive Supply Chains Resilient
Jun 29, 2022
First Meeting of the Study Group on the Distribution Industry and Inflation to be Held
Jun 27, 2022
Interim Report by the Pallet Standardization Promotion Subcommittee of the Public-Private Round Table for Standardizing Distribution Released
Jun 27, 2022
Study Group on Art and the Economy and Society to Be Established
Jun 22, 2022
Japan Reports on Progress in Preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at the 170th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Jun 20, 2022
PHR Service Business Association (Tentative Name) to Be Established
Jun 17, 2022
Commencement of the First Meeting of Public-Private Committee on New Technologies toward Decarbonization of Aircraft
May 31, 2022
FY2021 Measures to Promote Manufacturing Technology (White Paper on Monodzukuri 2022) Released
May 27, 2022
Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) on the Aircraft Industry Signed and Exchanged with the Government of Malaysia
May 27, 2022
Super Creators Certified under the MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project)!
May 18, 2022
The Textile Industry's Vision for 2030 Compiled
May 12, 2022
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshikawa Participates in the G7 Digital Ministers' Meeting
May 10, 2022
Collection of Use Case Examples Expanded Regarding Management Methods for Utilizing Open Source Software and Ensuring Its Security
May 10, 2022
LMVH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO Bernard Arnault Pays a Courtesy Visit to Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno to Strengthen His Company's Ties with the Japanese Fashion and Art Industries, and Exchange Views Together
May 2, 2022
Emerging State of Fashion Report Compiled
Apr 21, 2022
Agreement Reached on Declaration to Establish the Global Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum
Apr 4, 2022
Expo 2020 Dubai Closes, the BIE Flag Is Passed on to Japan
Apr 1, 2022
Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading Revised
Mar 31, 2022
Basic Plan Formulated for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Mar 30, 2022
Guidebook for Utilization of Camera Images Ver. 3.0 Formulated
Mar 22, 2022
METI Holds Award Ceremony for Winner of Space Development and Utilization Grand Prize
Mar 22, 2022
Design of the Official Mascot of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai Decided
Mar 18, 2022
New Designation of Gifu Wagasa as Traditional Craft under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
Mar 18, 2022
Call for Participants for the NEDO Supply Chain Data Challenge
Mar 15, 2022
Evaluation Sheets Published for 2,000 Enterprises Under the FY2021 Survey on Health and Productivity Management
Mar 14, 2022
Winners of "AI x Trademark: Image Search Competition"
Mar 9, 2022
Announcement of Organizations Selected under the 2022 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Mar 9, 2022
Fifty Enterprises Selected under the 2022 Health & Productivity Stock Selection
Mar 7, 2022
International Forum for Promoting Understanding and Inviting Participating Countries to the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai to be Held
Mar 3, 2022
Call Commenced for Public Comments on the Draft Report "Agile Governance Update -How Governments, Businesses and Civil Society Can Create a Better World By Reimagining Governance-"
Feb 22, 2022
Cabinet Decisions Made on the “Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Act of Partial Revision of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information Communication Technologies and the Act on the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization,” and on the “Cabinet Order for the Partial Amendment of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information Communication Technologies, etc.”
Feb 7, 2022
Invitation for Public Comments on “New Data Management Methods and Framework to Promote Value Creation through Data”
Jan 31, 2022
METI and MIIT to Hold Third Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving
Jan 28, 2022
"Governance Guidelines for Implementation of AI Principles Ver. 1.1" Compiled
Jan 26, 2022
Grand Prix Winners of the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2022 Selected
Jan 21, 2022
First Meeting of the Study Group on Sustainability of Storage Batteries to be Held
Jan 11, 2022
GPAI (Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence) Symposium to be Held
Jan 7, 2022
"Study Group Working toward the Transformation to a Digital Industry" Launched
Dec 22, 2021
Government Event Held at Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit 2021: Workplace Health Investment as a Corporate Strategy - Potential of Health and Productivity Management
Dec 22, 2021
International Forum on the Super Aging Challenge Held
Dec 21, 2021
Monitoring Meeting on the Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms to be Held
Dec 15, 2021
Japan Reports on Progress in Preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at the 169th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Dec 13, 2021
Japan Day Held at Expo 2020 Dubai
Dec 8, 2021
Japan Day to be Held on December 11 at Expo 2020 Dubai with Some Content Changes
Dec 7, 2021
Development and Commercialization of Platform Technology for Small Secure-and-Reliable Aerial Photography Drones
Dec 6, 2021
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information Communication Technologies and the Act on the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
Dec 1, 2021
Workplace Health Investment as a Corporate Strategy - Potential of Health and Productivity Management - Event Hosted by the Japanese Government to be Held at Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit 2021
Nov 24, 2021
Japan Day to be Held on December 11 at Expo 2020 Dubai
Nov 22, 2021
AI x Trademark: Image Search Competition to Be Held
Nov 15, 2021
A Textile Industry Subcommittee Established and Held under the Industrial Structure Council to Discuss the Future Direction of the Textile Industry
Nov 5, 2021
The Japan Textile Federation (JTF) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Cooperation toward Promoting Responsible Business Conduct in the Textile and Apparel Industry
Nov 2, 2021
Meeting of Expert Group on Data Free Flow with Trust Held
Nov 1, 2021
“JP-US-EU Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week for the Indo-Pacific Region” was Held
Oct 26, 2021
First Session of the Meeting to Discuss the Japanese Government Exhibition Project for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai Held
Oct 25, 2021
Fifth AI Edge Contest to be Held
Oct 22, 2021
Outcomes of the 14th ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Policy Meeting
Oct 19, 2021
Call for Applicants Starts for "Next-Generation Digital Infrastructure Construction" Projects
Oct 19, 2021
R&D and Social Implementation Plan Formulated for "Next-Generation Digital Infrastructure Construction" Projects
Oct 1, 2021
Expo 2020 Dubai Opens
Oct 1, 2021
Winners of the 15th Kids Design Awards Program's Grand Award and Excellence Awards Announced
Sep 17, 2021
FY2020 Award Ceremony Held (Online) for the Stadiums and Arenas Selected as Bases for Exchange between All Generations
Sep 6, 2021
International Forum on the Super Aging Challenge to Be Held
Sep 1, 2021
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Sixth Wave of Sponsors and Donors (Three new sponsors and three new donors to offer their support)
Sep 1, 2021
One Month to Go Before Expo 2020 Dubai
Aug 30, 2021
Applications Open for the 2022 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and the 2022 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Aug 6, 2021
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Sato Participates in G20 Digital Ministers' Meeting
Jul 30, 2021
Results of FY2020 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
Jul 16, 2021
R&D and Social Implementation Plan Formulated for "Next-generation Aircraft Development" Projects
Jul 15, 2021
Invitation for Public Comments on the Outline of “New Data Management Methods and Framework to Promote Value Creation through Data (Tentative)” (Draft)
Jul 15, 2021
European Blockchain Workshop Held
Jul 13, 2021
Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2021 (July-September 2021)
Jul 12, 2021
Holding of Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2022 Decided
Jul 9, 2021
Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2021 Recognized
Jul 6, 2021
A EU-Japan AI Workshop on Monitoring AI Systems’ Operations Held
Jul 1, 2021
Japan Reports on Progress in Preparation for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at the 168th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Jun 30, 2021
Eleven Programs Certified as FY2021 1st Mathematics, Data Science and AI Smart Higher Education Programs (Literacy Level)
Jun 29, 2021
Platform Economics Study Group Meeting to Be Held
Jun 25, 2021
First Proposal of the Study Group on Collaboration of Regional Areas and Sports Club Industry Compiled
Jun 21, 2021
New International Standard for Safe Use of IoT Products and Systems Issued
Jun 17, 2021
Evaluation Summaries for the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category [White 500]) Have Been Published
Jun 16, 2021
Successful Applicants Chosen for Research and Development of Enhanced Infrastructures for Post 5G Information and Communications Systems
Jun 15, 2021
Cabinet Decision on the "Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy (FY2021-2025)"
Jun 4, 2021
"Strategy for Semiconductors and the Digital Industry" Compiled
May 28, 2021
FY2020 Measures to Promote Manufacturing Technology (White Paper on Monodzukuri 2021) Released
May 20, 2021
Call for Applicants for the Ninth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
May 10, 2021
Evaluation Summaries for the 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program Published
May 10, 2021
Nationwide Local Government Drone Summit Will Be Held
Apr 30, 2021
Report Compiled on Enhancing Fairness at Film Production Worksites
Apr 30, 2021
8th Meeting of the Japan-China Joint IP Working Group Held
Apr 26, 2021
Industry, Academia and Government Collaborate to Formulate Cosmetics Industry Vision in Japan
Apr 21, 2021
Collection of Use Case Examples Compiled Regarding Management Methods for Utilizing Open Source Software and Ensuring Its Security
Apr 16, 2021
Announcement of the Four Winning Regions in the Sixth Selection of the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project
Apr 14, 2021
Revision of the Collection of Use Case Examples of Drones at Plants
Apr 13, 2021
Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY2021 (April-June 2021)
Apr 13, 2021
Formulation of Basic Concepts for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Apr 2, 2021
"Advanced Logistics Human Resources Symposium" to be Held
Apr 2, 2021
METI Compiles a Collection of Knowledge Useful for Public Implementation and Future Directions Based on the Results and Challenges of the FY2020 Smart Mobility Challenge Project
Apr 1, 2021
Cyber/Physical Security Guidelines for the Safety and Security of Smart Homes Formulated
Apr 1, 2021
Designation of Digital Platform Providers Subject to Specific Regulations Under the Act on Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms
Mar 12, 2021
“Approach to Implementations of Electronic Tags (RFID) toward the Realization of Smart Stores” Formulated
May 7, 2019
First Partnership Concluded with the Internationale Funkausstellung, Germany
Apr 23, 2019
Selection of Companies for 2019 Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection and and Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies Programs Announced
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)