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Jun 17, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii Holds Meeting with Mr. Andreas Motzfeldt Kravik, State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Norway
Jun 14, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Ms. Aurora Elvira Williams Baussa, Minister of Mining, the Republic of Chile, and Signs Revised Memorandum of Cooperation in the Fields of Mining and Mineral Resources
Jun 13, 2024
State Minister Iwata Attends Ukraine Recovery Conference Held in Berlin, Germany
Jun 12, 2024
Japan-Ukraine Public-Private Roundtable Held in Berlin, Germany State Minister Iwata delivers remarks and witnesses unveiling ceremony for cooperation documents
Jun 12, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshida Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Ahmed CHAFRA, Ambassador-Designate of the Republic of Tunisia to Japan
Jun 11, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with His Royal Highness Crown Prince Guillaume, H.E. Mr. Xavier Bettel, Vice Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Minister for Development Cooperation and H.E. Mr. Lex Delles, Minister of the Economy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
Jun 6, 2024
Minister Saito Visits Singapore
Jun 6, 2024
The 6th Japan-Thailand Energy Policy Dialogue Held
Jun 5, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with Mr. Tomislav Momirović, Minister of Domestic and Foreign Trade, Dr. Jelena Begović, Minister of Science, Technological Development and Innovation, and Ms. Adrijana Mesarović, Minister of Economy of Republic of Serbia
Jun 4, 2024
Japan-EU Energy Ministerial Meeting and Hydrogen High-Level Business Forum Held
Jun 3, 2024
Super Creators Certified under the FY2023 MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project)
May 31, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco
May 29, 2024
Second Meeting of the Japan-China Export Control Dialogue and Japan-China Joint Outreach Event Held
May 27, 2024
DX Stocks 2024, Noteworthy DX Companies 2024 and DX Platinum Companies 2024-2026 Selected
May 24, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with Dr. Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN
May 23, 2024
State Minister Iwata Visits France
May 22, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meetings with Ministers of Indonesia and Viet Nam
May 22, 2024
Minister Saito Attends Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 Business Forum
May 21, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Péter SZIJJÁRTÓ, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
May 20, 2024
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2024)
May 20, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii Visits the Republic of Chile and the Republic of Peru
May 17, 2024
Minister Saito Receives Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Sibi George, Ambassador of India to Japan
May 16, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Online Meeting with H.E. Eng. Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih, Minister of Investment, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 16, 2024
Minister Saito Receives Courtesy Call from H.E. Dr. Ghazi Faisal S. Binzagr, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
May 15, 2024
Report Compiled on Results of FY2023 Survey on University-Developed Venture Businesses (Preliminary Report)
May 14, 2024
Technology Strategy for Energy Efficiency and Transition to Non-Fossil Energy 2024 Formulated
May 14, 2024
Minister Saito Receives Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Rachad Bouhlal, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of His Majesty the King of Morocco to Japan
May 8, 2024
Japan-U.S.-ROK Export Control Enforcement Meeting Held
May 7, 2024
Global Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) Forum Publishes Documents (such as Policies, Rules, and Guidelines) for Operationalization of the Global CBPR System
May 7, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Online Meeting with Ms. Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission
May 7, 2024
Minister Saito Receives Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Shihab Ahmed Al Faheem, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United Arab Emirates
May 3, 2024
Minister Saito Visits France
May 2, 2024
Minister Saito Attends the Fifth Japan-EU High Level Economic Dialogue
May 1, 2024
Minister Saito Attends G7 Ministers' Meeting on Climate, Energy and Environment
May 1, 2024
Second Ministerial Meeting of the Japan-EU Digital Partnership Council Held
Apr 26, 2024
Guidance for Putting Entrepreneur-Led Carve-Outs into Practice Compiled as Effort for Encouraging Business Companies to Produce Startups
Apr 26, 2024
The Space Strategy Fund Basic Policy and Implementation Policy (for Budget Allocated to METI)
Apr 26, 2024
The IAEA conducted a Review Mission on the Safety of the Discharge of ALPS Treated Water from TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the Sea
Apr 25, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Franck Riester, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness of the French Republic
Apr 24, 2024
Interim Report of the Subcommittee on Security Export Control Policy under the Trade Committee of the Industrial Structure Council
Apr 24, 2024
Case Studies Relating to Collaborations and Joint Ventures between Japanese and Foreign Companies in Japan companies Compiled
Apr 24, 2024
A Loss and Restoration of Electric Power at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Apr 24, 2024
Initiation of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation of Graphite Electrodes Originating in the People’s Republic of China
Apr 23, 2024
State Minister Iwata Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Chairman of the Public Authority for Special Economic Zones and Free Zones of Oman
Apr 23, 2024
SX Brands 2024 Selected
Apr 22, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Ahn Dukgeun, Minister for Trade, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, ROK
Apr 19, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshida Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Apr 19, 2024
State Minister Iwata Holds Meeting with Mr. Tim Oliver Holt, Member of the Executive Board of Siemens Energy
Apr 19, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshida Receives a Courtesy Call from Mr. Jo Cops, President of the International Electrotechnical Commission
Apr 19, 2024
AI Guidelines for Business Ver 1.0 Compiled
Apr 19, 2024
Approval of Plans for Ensuring a Stable Supply of Cloud Programs under the Economic Security Promotion Act
Apr 17, 2024
Second Japan-Singapore Economic Dialogue Held
Apr 17, 2024
“Singapore-Japan Fast Track Pitch Event 2024" to be Held in Singapore
Apr 16, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting on the Mining Sector with Hon. Paul C. Kabuswe, the Minister of Mines and Minerals Development of the Republic of Zambia
Apr 16, 2024
State Minister Iwata Holds Meeting with H.E. Ms. Tanja Fajon, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
Apr 12, 2024
FY2022 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)
Apr 12, 2024
Minister Saito Participates in US-JP-PH Commerce and Industry Ministerial Meeting
Apr 12, 2024
IAEA Officials and International Experts to Visit Japan for the Review on the Safety of the Discharge of ALPS Treated Water from TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the Sea
Apr 11, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii Holds Meeting with Mr. Giorgos Papanastasiou, Minister of Energy, Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Cyprus
Apr 11, 2024
Minister Saito Holds the Third Japan-U.S. Commercial and Industrial Partnership (JUCIP) Ministerial Meeting with Ms. Gina M. Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce
Apr 11, 2024
Minister Saito Holds a Policy Dialogue with Senior Advisor to the U.S. President Podesta
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)
Apr 5, 2024
State Minister Kozuki Attends Event on Establishment of MSP Forum
Apr 4, 2024
“Cyber/Physical Security Guidelines for Factory Systems [Appendix: Key Considerations for Promoting Smartification]” Formulated
Apr 4, 2024
METI State Minister Kozuki Receives a Courtesy Call from the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry
Apr 1, 2024
Agreement Reached on Inauguration of AZEC Japan-Philippines High-Level Coordination Dialogue in the Philippines
Mar 31, 2024
Dialogue between Japanese and Chinese Experts on the Discharge of ALPS Treated Water from TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the Sea
Mar 29, 2024
2023 Ratio of Cashless Payment Among the Total Amount Paid by Consumers Calculated
Mar 29, 2024
Preliminary Report of the 2023 Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises (Performance Results Based on the FY2022 Closing Accounts) Compiled
Mar 28, 2024
New Position for External Experts Called AI Advisors to be Established to Support Patent Examiners in Accessing Expert Knowledge on AI-Related Technology
Mar 28, 2024
METI State Minister Iwata Receives a Courtesy Call from the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Mar 27, 2024
State Minister Kozuki Attends Turkmenistan-Japan Business Forum and Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Begench Gochmollayev, Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, Turkmenistan
Mar 27, 2024
From FY2024, 179 Companies Newly Participate in the GX League, Bringing the Total Number of Participants to 747
Mar 27, 2024
METI State Minister Kozuki Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Antoine Evrard, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Japan
Mar 27, 2024
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Compiled (October-December 2023)
Mar 26, 2024
The 21st Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation Held between METI and MOFCOM
Mar 22, 2024
Plan for the Development of Marine Energy and Mineral Resources Revised
Mar 22, 2024
Conducted a Progress Check on the Japan-U.S. Clean Energy and Energy Security Initiative (CEESI) and Issued a Joint Statement between METI and the U.S. Department of Energy
Mar 21, 2024
Companies Selected under the FY2023 “Nadeshiko Brands” and “Next Nadeshiko: Companies Supporting Dual-career and Co-parenting”
Mar 21, 2024
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (March 2024)
Mar 19, 2024
METI Sets the Surcharge Rate for FY2024, the Renewable Energy Purchase Prices for FY2024 Onward, and Other Details Relating to the FIT and FIP Schemes
Mar 18, 2024
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii Participates in G7 Industry, Technology and Digital Ministerial Meeting