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Dec 9, 2019
Special Exhibition in Conjunction with Nobel Week
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
Dec 5, 2019
Director-General Level Preparatory Meeting for the Seventh Japan-Korea Export Control Policy Dialogue
Dec 2, 2019
Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP3) 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 28, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Miyamoto Attends the First CEFIA Government-Private Forum
Nov 26, 2019
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, Kingdom of Cambodia
Nov 26, 2019
Sixteenth Round of Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held
Nov 25, 2019
Large-scale CCS Demonstration Project in Hokkaido Prefecture, Successfully Injects 300,000 Tons of CO2 cumulatively
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 25, 2019
FY2019 Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign to be Held Upholding the Slogan “Always do research and use your Good Judgment !!”
Nov 25, 2019
Japan-Brazil PPH to Become Available in All Technical Fields
Nov 22, 2019
Study Group on Approaches to Making More Substantial the Dialogues for Creation of Sustainable Corporate Value to be Newly Inaugurated
Nov 22, 2019
Results of the Fact-finding Survey Targeting People Engaging in Film Production Compiled
Nov 22, 2019
The Third JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting Held
Nov 21, 2019
Briefing Session on the current status of Multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS) treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Nov 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (November 2019)
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 20, 2019
The 9th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical Materials Held
Nov 20, 2019
Japan Held Consultations under the WTO Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Korea Regarding Japan’s Update of Licensing Policies and Procedures on Exports to the ROK
Nov 19, 2019
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order to Partially Amend the Export Trade Control Order
Nov 19, 2019
Report on Corporate Law and International Competitiveness Compiled by the Study Group for Development of Ideal Approaches to Legal Functions in Japanese Companies for Enhancement of International Competitiveness
Nov 18, 2019
Second AI Edge Contest to be Held
Nov 18, 2019
Business receives highest grade “Murasaki” of Omotenashi Standard Certification
Nov 15, 2019
METI State Minister Matsumoto Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Nov 15, 2019
Five Startups Selected as Recipients of Support Measures under the Second Round of Call of Applicants for the IPAS2019 Program
Nov 15, 2019
Teams Advance to the Finals of the General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands in the Tohoku Region
Nov 13, 2019
New Municipality Joins the Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan (Kyoto Prefecture)
Nov 12, 2019
Task Force for Promoting Public Implementation of Robots Launched
Nov 12, 2019
The 13th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum to be Held
Nov 11, 2019
Two Institutes in India were certified as Members of the Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIMs)
Nov 8, 2019
The FY2019 Green Logistics Partnership Conference to be Held
Nov 8, 2019
First CEFIA Government-Private Forum to be Held in the Philippines
Nov 8, 2019
Winners of FY2019 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards
Nov 8, 2019
Prime Minister Abe Receives ABAC 2019 Report to APEC Economic Leaders
Nov 8, 2019
Japan to Hold Consultations with the Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) under the WTO Agreement Regarding Japan’s Update of Licensing Policies and Procedures on Exports of Controlled Items to the ROK
Nov 7, 2019
The 18th Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation Held between METI and BMWi
Nov 6, 2019
METI State Minister Makihara Visits Shanghai, China
Nov 6, 2019
Summer FY 2019 Electricity Supply and Demand Results Compiled along with Winter FY2019 Electricity Supply and Demand Outlook and Related Measures
Nov 5, 2019
METI State Minister Makihara Visits the Kingdom of Thailand
Nov 1, 2019
Decision on Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of Partial Revision of the Patent Act, etc.
Nov 1, 2019
FIT-Based Contracts between Household Consumers and Electricity Companies Start to Expire Sequentially
Oct 31, 2019
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Preparation Meeting and Signing Ceremony on Collaboration Projects between Japanese and Thai Companies to be Held
Oct 31, 2019
METI to Hold “Regional Business Conference in Sendai”
Oct 30, 2019
New Municipalities Subject to the Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan Determined (Kanagawa Prefecture and Okinawa Prefecture)
Oct 30, 2019
Call for Applicants for the Young Professionals Japan Program
Oct 30, 2019
Seminar Encouraging Regional Businesses to Go Global to be Held
Oct 30, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Miyamoto Visits Slovakia and France
Oct 29, 2019
Amended CITES Appendices to Come into Force on November 26, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
Mima City and Omuta City Start Projects utilizing the Social Impact Bond (SIB) System
Oct 29, 2019
Government of Japan to Submit Candidature of Mr. NATSUME Kenichiro for Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Nov 28, 2019
Interactive Experience-based Fair of Smart Agricultural and Husbandry Technologies to be Held
Oct 26, 2019
Ministerial Meeting on the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity(GFSEC) Held
Oct 25, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC CEO
Oct 25, 2019
Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group to be Held
Oct 25, 2019
Announcement of Winners of the FY2019 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Promotion Merit Awards
Oct 24, 2019
“Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 2.0 Updated” Formulated
Oct 24, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkmenistan
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 23, 2019
Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (July- September 2019) were Compiled
Oct 23, 2019
Japan and Lithuania Conclude Memorandum of Cooperation in the Energy Field
Oct 23, 2019
Commendation Ceremony for the FY2019 Factory Greening Award Program to be Held to Recognize Winners of METI Minister’s Award
Oct 23, 2019
Joint Commendation Ceremony Held for Winners of the FY2019 Awards Program for Promoting Informatization and the U-22 Programming Contest 2019
Oct 21, 2019
SMEA to Hold Seminar on Improving Market Value
Oct 21, 2019
Public Briefing on the 2019 Telework Days Campaign to be Held
Oct 21, 2019
The First Meeting on the Platform for Distributed Energy Systems to be Held
Oct 21, 2019
Explanatory Meetings on the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law to be Held
Oct 21, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2019)
Oct 21, 2019
Japan-EU-OECD Seminar on Supporting International Collaboration on RBC/CSR Held
Oct 18, 2019
Tenth U.S.-Japan Policy Cooperation Dialogue on the Internet Economy Held
Oct 18, 2019
Collaborative Safety: Japan to Convey New Security Concept in the IoT Era
Oct 18, 2019
FY2019 METI Minister’s Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries
Oct 18, 2019
METI State Minister Makihara Attends Regional Business Conference in Yokohama
Oct 18, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with Dr. Yoshino Akira Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation
Oct 17, 2019
Demonstration Plans under the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme Approved
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 15, 2019
Fifteenth Meeting of the Persistent Organic Pollutants Review Committee (POPRC.15) under the Stockholm Convention Held
Oct 15, 2019
October is “3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) Promotion Month”!
Oct 15, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Visits Thailand
Oct 15, 2019
IP Community Portal Website for Startups “IP BASE” Starts Additional Provision of New Contents
Oct 15, 2019
Workshop on the Osaka Track Held as Part of the WTO Public Forum 2019
Oct 12, 2019
Japan Held Consultations with the Government of the Republic of Korea under the WTO Agreement Regarding Japan’s Update of Licensing Policies and Procedures on Exports to the ROK
Oct 11, 2019
RCEP Ministerial Meeting to be Held
Oct 11, 2019
Winners of the FY2019 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems Selected
Oct 11, 2019
Winners of FY2019 Awards Program Promoting Informatization
Oct 10, 2019
The Inaugural TCFD Summit Held in Japan
Oct 10, 2019
Green Innovation Summit Held
Oct 10, 2019
METI Fukushima Revitalization Fair to be Held
Oct 10, 2019
Japan to Hold Consultations with the Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) under the WTO Agreement Regarding Japan’s Update of Licensing Policies and Procedures on Exports of Controlled Items to the ROK
Oct 9, 2019
Successful Universities that Accept IP Strategy Designers Determined
Oct 9, 2019
Seminar on International Trade Remedy Titled “Protect Your Benefits with Anti-Dumping Knowledge” to be Held
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
Inter-governmental Cooperation Enhanced in the Field of Intellectual Property
Oct 7, 2019
Events Held in Five Areas of Kansai Region for EXPO 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Oct 4, 2019
Brexit Preparation “Service Desks” for SME’s and Businesses Open across Japan
Oct 4, 2019
Action Guidelines for Japanese Companies’ Management for Value Creation Formulated
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 2, 2019
METI State Minister Matsumoto Visits Germany
Oct 1, 2019
METI to Resume Series of Meetings of the Working Group on Electricity Resilience
Oct 1, 2019
JETRO Releases Collection of Successful Case Examples of Overseas Business Development as Effort under the Consortium for New Export Nation Program
Oct 1, 2019
Program of the 2nd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Released
Oct 1, 2019
The Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Rationalized Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons and Other Cabinet Order
Sep 30, 2019
The 157th Survey of SME Business Conditions (July-September 2019) Released
Sep 30, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit, Minister of Industry, the Kingdom of Thailand
Sep 30, 2019
Release of the Results of the FY2019 User Satisfaction Surveys on Examination Quality
Sep 27, 2019
Guidelines for Proper Electric Power Trade Revised
Sep 27, 2019
METI Hosts Three Conferences: Second Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting, First International Conference on Carbon Recycling and LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2019
Sep 27, 2019
Hydrogen Fluoride Exports to the Republic of Korea in August
Sep 26, 2019
Seventeenth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Sep 26, 2019
Winner of the METI Minister's Award Selected under the 13th Industrial Tourism Town Revitalization Awards Program
Sep 26, 2019
Category of Inward Direct Investment Act, etc to be Revised and Modified
Sep 25, 2019
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Compiled (April-June 2019)
Sep 25, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade of the United Kingdom
Sep 25, 2019
Establishing the Carbon Recycling 3C Initiative
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 20, 2019
Fukushima Mirai Business Networking Event in Iwaki to be Held
Sep 19, 2019
First Joint Meeting to be Held between: the Working Group for the Study for Introducing Fee-incurring Plastic Checkout Bags under the Waste and Recycling Subcommittee of the Committee on Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment of the Industrial Structure Council, METI; and the Subcommittee on the Study for Introducing Fee-incurring Plastic Checkout Bags of the Working Group for a Circular Economy of the Central Environment Council, MOE
Sep 19, 2019
G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue 2019 and Follow up of the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter to be Held
Sep 18, 2019
Strategy for Developing Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Technologies Formulated
Sep 17, 2019
Twenty-Eighth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Sep 17, 2019
Growth Strategy Committee of the Industrial Structure Council to be Established and its First Meeting Held
Sep 12, 2019
Smart Mobility Challenge on Service Ideathon in Kyoto
Sep 12, 2019
Japan - US Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Training for Indo-Pacific Region Held
Sep 12, 2019
METI to Start the Effort for the FY2019 Nadeshiko Brand Initiative
Sep 11, 2019
Information on Recovery from the Blackouts Caused by Typhoon No. 15 and Measures for Preventing Heatstroke Due to the Blackouts
Sep 11, 2019
The WTO Appellate Body Circulated its Report Regarding Korea’s Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves from Japan
Sep 10, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takinami Visits the United States, the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Chile
Sep 10, 2019
METI State Minister Isozaki Visits the Arab Republic of Egypt (Japan-Arab Economic Forum)
Sep 9, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the Kingdom of Thailand
Sep 9, 2019
METI State Minister Seki Visits the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany