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Jan 31, 2023
Decision to Extend the Taxable Period of Anti-Dumping Duties on Polyethylene Terephthalate with a High Degree of Polymerization Originating in the People’s Republic of China
Jan 30, 2023
Video Conference Briefing Session on the Current Status of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Held
Jan 26, 2023
Minister Nishimura Attends a Reception to Celebrate the 74th Republic Day of India
Jan 24, 2023
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with the Hon. Mark McGowan, MLA Premier of Western Australia
Jan 24, 2023
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with OECD Secretary-General Cormann
Jan 20, 2023
METI Minister Nishimura Visits Switzerland
Jan 20, 2023
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2023)
Jan 20, 2023
Joint Statement Released by Coalition of Trade Ministers on Climate
Jan 20, 2023
WTO Joint Statement Initiative on E-commerce: Ministerial Meeting Held and Statement by Co-convenors Released
Jan 20, 2023
Minister Nishimura Visits the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
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 18, 2023
State Minister Nakatani Holds Meeting with Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources Canada
Jan 17, 2023
The 5th Japan-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue Held
Jan 17, 2023
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Satomi Holds Meeting with Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan MP, Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office of the United Kingdom
Jan 14, 2023
Japan-U.S. Economic Policy Consultative Committee (Economic “2+2”) Vice-Ministerial Meeting Held
Jan 13, 2023
Minister Nishimura Holds a Meeting with H.E. Mr. Suriya Jungrungreangkit, Minister of Industry, the Kingdom of Thailand
Jan 12, 2023
Minister Nishimura Visits the United States of America
Jan 11, 2023
Joint Statement Between METI and the U.S. Department of Energy on Cooperation toward Energy Security and Clean Energy Transition
Jan 10, 2023
Winners of the Ninth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
Jan 9, 2023
Minister Nishimura Delivers a Speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in the U.S.
Jan 7, 2023
Minister Nishimura Signs a Memorandum of Cooperation on the Japan-U.S. Task Force on the Promotion of Human Rights and International Labor Standards in Supply Chains
Jan 7, 2023
Memorandum of Cooperation on Cybersecurity signed with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America
Jan 6, 2023
Release of the Interim Note for Developing the ASEAN-Japan Economic Co-Creation Vision
Jan 4, 2023
The IAEA Published a Report on "IAEA’s Independent Sampling, Data Corroboration, and Analysis Activities" from Its Review of Safety Related Aspects of Handling ALPS Treated Water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Dec 28, 2022
Minister Nishimura Visits Malaysia
Dec 27, 2022
First Ever the Certificate of Origin Data Exchange Under the Japan-Indonesia EPA to Be Implemented in Japan
Dec 27, 2022
Minister Nishimura Visits Saudi Arabia
Dec 26, 2022
Results of the 2021 Economic Census for Business Activity Compiled: Aggregates by Industry for Manufacturing, Mining and Quarrying of Stone and Gravel, and Cross-Industry Aggregates for a Breakdown of Construction and Service Revenue
Dec 26, 2022
Notice to all Online Marketplace Users to Check for Safe Products
Dec 23, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkmenistan
Dec 22, 2022
70% of Snowblower Deaths Due to Misuse or Carelessness
Dec 22, 2022
Evaluation on Transparency and Fairness of Specified Digital Platforms Compiled
Dec 22, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from the Japan-U.S. Business Council
Dec 22, 2022
Video Conference Briefing Session to the Government of the Republic of Korea on the Current Status of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Dec 21, 2022
WTO Co-Coordinators’ Statement on Structured Discussions on Investment Facilitation for Development Issued
Dec 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (December 2022)
Dec 20, 2022
Minister Nishimura Attends the Ministerial Discussion of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) for Prosperity
Dec 19, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Attends WTO-related (Ottawa Group) Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference
Dec 16, 2022
Mr. Hirai Hirohide, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Attends OECD Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
Dec 15, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Hassan Bin Mohammed Rafei Al-Emadi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Qatar
Dec 15, 2022
Asia Zero Emissions Community (AZEC) Ministerial Meeting to Be Hosted
Dec 15, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Ilia Darchiashvili, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia
Dec 15, 2022
Japan-Thailand Policy Dialogue on Smart Industrial Safety Held
Dec 13, 2022
State Minister Nakatani Exchanges Views with Mr. George Freeman, Minister of State in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (Science, Research and Innovation), United Kingdom
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 12, 2022
Launching of the Joint Study Group on the possibility of a Japan-Bangladesh Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Dec 9, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Satomi Attends the 4th ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting
Dec 9, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from Dato Seri Paduka Awg Hj Matsatejo bin Sokiaw, Deputy Minister, Department of Energy, Prime Minister’s Office of Brunei Darussalam
Dec 9, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting withHon. Antoinette N'SAMBA KALAMBAYI, the Democratic Republic of Congo's Minister of Mines, and Signs a Joint Statement of Intent on Cooperation in the Mining Sector
Dec 9, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds a Teleconference with H.E. Ms. Gina M. Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce
Dec 9, 2022
Memorandum of Cooperation in the Area of Unified QR Code -Based Payments Signed with Bank Indonesia
Dec 7, 2022
Launch of Japan-UK Digital Partnership
Dec 7, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with the Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion, Small Business and Economic Development of Canada
Dec 7, 2022
Second Japan-China Policy Dialogue on Decarbonization Held
Dec 7, 2022
Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign Has Been Revamped
Dec 6, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Minister attached to the Prime Minister, Kingdom of Cambodia
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
Dec 5, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from a Delegation (13 members) of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Japan Committee
Dec 2, 2022
Minister Nishimura Signs a Memorandum of Cooperation on Hydrogen with Ms. Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
Dec 2, 2022
Winners of the METI Minister's Award under the FY2022 Factory Greening Award Program
Dec 2, 2022
10th Japan-Mongolia Government and Business Sector Joint Committee Held
Dec 2, 2022
Decision to Impose Anti-Dumping Duties on Hot-dipped Galvanized Steel Wire Originating in the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China
Dec 1, 2022
State Minister Nakatani Holds Meeting with H.E. Franz Fayot, Minister of the Economy and Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Dec 1, 2022
Japan-U.S. Energy Security Dialogue held between Mr. Minami Ryo, Deputy Commissioner for International Policy on Carbon Neutrality, and Mr. Geoffrey Pyatt, Assistant Secretary of State of the United States
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 30, 2022
State Minister Nakatani Receives a Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Kabir, Minister of Industry and New Technologies, Republic of Tajikistan
Nov 29, 2022
Name and Date Decided for the 2023 G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting
Nov 28, 2022
State Minister Ota Holds Meeting with Mr. Tommy CHEUNG Yu-yan, a Member of the Executive Council and Legislative Council of Hong Kong, and the Council Members from Hong Kong Japanese Food and Cuisine Association
Nov 25, 2022
Video Conference Briefing Session Regarding the Handling of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) Treated Water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Nov 24, 2022
State Minister Ota Received a Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Atadurdy Bayramov, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Japan
Nov 24, 2022
NEA-METI International Workshop on Joint Utilization of Underground Research Laboratories for Research and Development Projects Held
Nov 24, 2022
GPAI Summit 2022 Held
Nov 22, 2022
FY2021 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
Nov 22, 2022
Launching of the Joint Study Group on the possibility of a Japan-Israel Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Nov 22, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Holds Meeting with Mr. Michael Matheson, Minister of Parliament and Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport of Scotland
Nov 22, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Ernesto Max Elias Tonela, Minister of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Mozambique
Nov 21, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Maitha bint Salem Al Shamsi, Minister of State, the United Arab Emirates
Nov 21, 2022
Leaders' Declaration and Joint Ministerial Statement Issued at APEC Economic Leaders' and Ministerial Meetings
Nov 21, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (November 2022)
Nov 18, 2022
Minister Nishimura Visits Thailand
Nov 18, 2022
Fair Acquisition Study Group Launched
Nov 18, 2022
Minister Nishimura Attends APEC Ministerial Meeting
Nov 18, 2022
Minister Nishimura Visits Singapore
Nov 18, 2022
The IAEA conducted its 2nd review of safety aspects of the handling of ALPS treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
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 16, 2022
New International Standard Issued for the Scenario-Based Safety Evaluation Framework for Automated Driving Systems Formulated by Japan
Nov 16, 2022
Cooperation Framework on Human Resource Development for Realizing Industry 4.0 Exchanged with the Thai Government
Nov 16, 2022
State Minister Nakatani Attends the Annual EU-Japan Business Roundtable
Nov 14, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with Ms. Madeleine King, Australia's Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia
Nov 14, 2022
State Minister Nakatani Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Eduardo Frei Ruiz-Tagle, Former President of the Republic of Chile
Nov 11, 2022
Petition Process for the US-JP Collaborative Search Pilot Program Has Been Simplified
Nov 11, 2022
Announcement Regarding Efforts Toward the Establishment of Design and Manufacturing Bases for Next-Generation Semiconductors
Nov 10, 2022
Prime Minister Kishida Receives the ABAC 2022 Report to APEC Economic Leaders
Nov 9, 2022
State Minister OTA Receives Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Alojz KOVŠCA, President of the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia, and His Delegation
Nov 8, 2022
The 6th Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 Ministerial Meeting Held
Nov 8, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with the Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Nov 8, 2022
State Minister Nakatani Receives Courtesy Call from a Delegation of the Foreign Policy Committee of the National Council of the Switzerland Confederation to Japan
Nov 7, 2022
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement will Enter into Force in Indonesia
Nov 7, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Manuel Tovar, Minister of Foreign Trade and H.E. Dr. Arnoldo André, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Republic of Costa Rica
Nov 4, 2022
METI State Minister Nakatani Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Nov 4, 2022
Review of the End User List
Nov 4, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Receives Courtesy Call from H.E. Dr. Ashurboy Solehzoda, First Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Trade of the Republic of Tajikistan
Nov 1, 2022
Two-Year Extension of the Collaborative Search Pilot Program Between the United States Patent and Trademark Office and the Japan Patent Office
Nov 1, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives Courtesy Call from the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Japan
Nov 1, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Satomi Holds Meeting with Lao PDR Minister of Energy and Mines Daovong
Oct 31, 2022
State Minister Ota Attends International Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Power in the 21st Century
Oct 31, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Satomi Holds Meeting with Mr. Paganini, Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining, Oriental Republic of Uruguay
Oct 31, 2022
Parliamentary Vice Minister Satomi Receives a Courtesy Call from Mr. Emmanuel Faber, Chairman of the ISSB, IFRS Foundation
Oct 31, 2022
"JP-US-EU Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week for the Indo-Pacific Region" was Held