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Aug 19, 2019
Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Mining with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, the Philippines, Signed
Aug 16, 2019
Expansion of the Matching Support Database for Third Party Business Succession (M&A) by the Support Centers for Smooth Business Succession
Aug 13, 2019
Simplification of Import/Export Procedures for Goods Related to CITES
Aug 13, 2019
Introduction of a System to Issue Alligator Skin Tags
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 9, 2019
Call for Stopping Use of Battery Packs Manufactured by Shenzhen Ollop Technology Co., Ltd. Found in Rechargeable Vacuum Cleaners in Online Shopping Malls
Aug 8, 2019
Ten Startups Selected as Recipients of Support Measures under the first round of IPAS2019
Aug 7, 2019
Japan-ASEAN IP Cooperation Programs Enhanced
Aug 6, 2019
Japanese Innovations on the World Stage
Aug 6, 2019
Report Titled “How to Design ‘Public’ in a digital age” Compiled
Aug 5, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the People’s Republic of China
Aug 2, 2019
Sixteenth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Aug 2, 2019
The Cabinet Approved Partial Amendment to the Export Trade Control Order
Aug 1, 2019
METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Uttama, Minister of Finance, Kingdom of Thailand
Aug 1, 2019
RCEP Ministerial Meeting to be Held
Jul 31, 2019
Assessment Indices for Digital Management Reforms (“DX Promotion Indices”) Compiled
Jul 30, 2019
Promising Sea Areas and Sites Selected for Targeted Promotion
Jul 29, 2019
FY2018 Japan’s Independent Development Ratio of Oil and Natural Gas Released
Jul 29, 2019
Working Group for Expo 2025 Compiles Report
Jul 29, 2019
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2019 Program Selected
Jul 29, 2019
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai announces first wave of sponsors
Jul 26, 2019
The Tenth Joint Committee Meeting of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project Held
Jul 26, 2019
METI Fukushima Revitalization Fair to be Held
Jul 25, 2019
General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands in the Tohoku Region to be Held
Jul 24, 2019
Convening of Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2020 Determined
Jul 24, 2019
Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (April-June 2019)
Jul 24, 2019
Japan’s Position on the Press Conference by MOTIE of the ROK on July 24th
Jul 23, 2019
New International Standard for Safety Requirements of Medical Robots for Rehabilitation Issued
Jul 22, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2019)
Jul 22, 2019
Committee on Study of Standardizations for Marine Biodegradable Plastics Inaugurated
Jul 19, 2019
Event to be held for Presentation by Municipalities on their Visions toward the Air Mobility Revolution
Jul 19, 2019
Two Documents Compiled: University Factbook 2019 and Collection of Case Examples of Successful Processes for Building Full-Fledged Organizational-Scale Industry-Academia Collaboration
Jul 19, 2019
Successful Projects Selected for Cool-Japan SMEs Project
Jul 19, 2019
Twenty-Seventh Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Jul 19, 2019
Today's Press Conference by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of the Republic of Korea
Jul 18, 2019
Key Technologies Shown in Energy Efficiency Technology Strategy 2016 Revised
Jul 18, 2019
Aggregate Results of the FY2018 Amount of Recycled and Destroyed Fluorocarbons under the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law Compiled
Jul 17, 2019
Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2019 Recognized
Jul 16, 2019
Release of the Revised Version of Ito Review 2.0: Biomedical Edition
Jul 16, 2019
New International Standard for Safety Requirements of Surgical Robots
Jul 16, 2019
Release of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2019
Jul 13, 2019
Regarding misinformed media reports concerning a press briefing by the ROK government
Jul 12, 2019
Release of Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2019
Jul 11, 2019
Event to be Held for Presentations by Municipalities on their Visions toward the Air Mobility Revolution
Jul 11, 2019
METI and MIIT Hold the Sixth Meeting of the Japan-China Chemical Industrial Policy Dialogue
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 10, 2019
Call for Applicants for New Diversity Management Selection 100 and Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime in FY2019 Starts on July 17 (Wed.)
Jul 9, 2019
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Trade and Investment Insurance Act
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 8, 2019
Recent Trends in AI-related Inventions
Jul 4, 2019
The Guide for SDG Business Management Explained at G20 Meetings
Jul 4, 2019
Call for Applicant Universities that Accept IP Strategy Designers under the Project for Dispatching IP Strategy Designers to Universities
Jul 4, 2019
Symposium Titled “Next Generation Computer Creates New Business” Held
Jul 1, 2019
Call for Applicants for the New Program for Support Involving Intellectual Property Finance Targeting Regional Financial Institutes and Other Entities
Jul 1, 2019
The Tenth Career Education Awards and the Ninth Awards for Partnerships for Career Education Promotion to be Held
Jul 1, 2019
METI State Minister Isozaki Visits Turkmenistan
Jul 1, 2019
Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Attends Meetings Related to the G20 Osaka Summit
Jul 1, 2019
Non-fossil Fuel Energy Certificates with Tracking Information to be Sold Utilizing the FY2019 First Auction for Non-Fossil Fuel Energy Certificates
Jul 1, 2019
Update of METI's licensing policies and procedures on exports of controlled items to the Republic of Korea
Jun 28, 2019
METI Newly Formulates Fair M&A Guidelines: Enhancing Corporate Value and Securing Shareholders’ Interests
Jun 28, 2019
Japan Patent Office Prepares Guidebook for Venture Capitalists
Jun 28, 2019
Report of the SDG Management / ESG Investment Study Group Compiled
Jun 28, 2019
World Robot Summit 2020 to be Held
Jun 27, 2019
The 156th Survey of SME Business Conditions (April-June 2019) Released
Jun 26, 2019
METI and the Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France Exchanged
Jun 26, 2019
Call for Applicants for Transportation Businesses to Operate Public-Road Demonstration Tests for Mid-sized Buses with Autonomous Driving Functions
Jun 26, 2019
Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Results (January-March 2019)
Jun 26, 2019
Round Table Conference on Standardization Held
Jun 26, 2019
Results Compiled of the Review on the Circumstances Surrounding the Electricity Business toward the Legal Unbundling of the Transmission/Distribution Sector
Jun 26, 2019
The 2019 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA) and the METI Priorities Based on the 2019 Report Released
Jun 25, 2019
Visions of the “Future Classroom” Program Compiled as Effort toward Educational Reform in the Reiwa Era
Jun 25, 2019
Report on New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles Compiled
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
Recall of Bicycles and Electric Power Assisted Bicycles with Built-in Locking Mechanism Simultaneously Working Handlebar Lock and Circle Lock (Free Product Inspection and Repair)
Jun 24, 2019
Series of Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources into the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Jun 24, 2019
Newly Selected Startups Released under the Public-Private Joint Initiative for Supporting Startups called “J-Startup Program”
Jun 21, 2019
Electricity and Gas Market Surveillance Commission
Jun 20, 2019
Report Compiled by the Study Group on Improvement of Effectiveness of Product Recalls under the Consumer Product Safety Act
Jun 20, 2019
Symposium Celebrating Inauguration of the Council for Electrified Vehicle Society to be Held
Jun 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (June 2019)
Jun 19, 2019
Results of the 2018 Survey on Selected Service Industries Compiled (Preliminary Report)
Jun 19, 2019
Business and Policy Examples for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth through Trade and Investment Publicized
Jun 19, 2019
The 2nd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan to be Held
Jun 18, 2019
Cabinet Decides Basic Plan for Small Enterprise Promotion (Second Version)
Jun 18, 2019
Japan and France Agree to Strengthen Ties in Commercial Aircraft Industry
Jun 18, 2019
“Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 2.0” Formulated
Jun 18, 2019
Acceptance of Applications Commences for Participation in the Overseas Job Fair Project
Jun 18, 2019
Twenty-Sixth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Jun 18, 2019
Smart Mobility Challenge Project Launched
Jun 18, 2019
G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth Held
Jun 17, 2019
Supplementary Document to the Nine Actions for Successful Cross-border M&A Compiled to Present Roles Expected of CFOs, Executive Officers Responsible for Legal Affairs and Outside Directors in Companies’ Cross-border M&A
Jun 17, 2019
Guidelines for Cyber-Physical Security Measures for Building Systems (First Version) Formulated
Jun 17, 2019
Global Niche Top Companies Survey Compiled
Jun 17, 2019
The 12th IP5 Heads of Office Meeting held
Jun 17, 2019
The International Roundtable on Final Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste to be Held
Jun 14, 2019
Announcement of METI’s Efforts Regarding Measures for Securing Smooth and Appropriate Transfer of Consumption Tax as of the End of March 2019
Jun 14, 2019
G20-IEA Hydrogen Report Launch Event Held
Jun 13, 2019
Current State of Enforcement of the Act on Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances (Collection Results) and Results of Recycling Efforts by Home Appliance Manufacturers (FY2018 Results)
Jun 13, 2019
METI State Minister Seki Visits the Russia, Slovenia, and North Macedonia
Jun 13, 2019
Fifteenth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Jun 12, 2019
Trade Remedy Seminar to be Held
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 10, 2019
Two Institutes in India were certified as members of the Japan-India Institute for Manufacturing (JIM)
Jun 10, 2019
First Japan-China Ministerial Dialogue on Industry between METI and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of China Held (Summary of the Results)
Jun 10, 2019
G20 Ibaraki-Tsukuba Ministerial Meeting on Trade and Digital Economy Held
Jun 10, 2019
METI Minister Seko had a Meeting with H.E. Mr. Maksim Stanislavovich Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development, Special Representative for Trade and Economic Cooperation with Japan of the Russian Federation
Jun 10, 2019
METI Minister Seko Holds a Meeting with Minister Le Maire, France
Jun 7, 2019
Public-Road Demonstration Tests of Autonomous Driving System Using Driverless Trucks in Caravan on Expressway to be Held
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 7, 2019
METI Minister Seko Attends a Signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Cooperation between Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) and a Group of Japanese and Foreign International Banks to Encourage Mobilizing the capital of Institutional Investors for Infrastructure Exports
Jun 7, 2019
Roadmap for Carbon Recycling Technologies Formulated
Jun 7, 2019
The Cabinet Approves the FY 2018 Annual Report on Energy (Japan’s Energy White Paper 2019)
Jun 6, 2019
Official Website for the Japan Pavilion of Expo 2020 Dubai Opens
Jun 4, 2019
Winners of the Vibrant HABATAKU Small and Medium Enterprises 300 Program and the Vibrant HABATAKU Shopping Districts 30 Program Selected
Jun 3, 2019
New Value of Fuel Efficiency Standards for Passenger Vehicles and Other Targets Presented
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 31, 2019
METI Revises the “Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”
May 31, 2019
METI State Minister Isozaki Visits Canada
May 31, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore
May 31, 2019
The Guide for SDG Business Management Compiled
May 30, 2019
Event for Disseminating “JPQR” and Encouraging Businesses to Use It to be Held
May 29, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Visit to Chile, Brazil, Peru and the United States
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 28, 2019
Enforcement Status of the Basel Convention and Domestic Laws Concerning Import/Export of Specified Hazardous Wastes in 2018
May 27, 2019
New International Standard for Partially-Automated Parking Systems proposed by Japan was issued.
May 27, 2019
Addition of Businesses Required to Submit Prior Notification Concerning Inward Direct Investment, etc.
May 24, 2019
Super Creators Certified under Exploratory IT Human Resources Project
May 24, 2019
METI Minister Seko Attends Sixth Trilateral Meeting of Trade Ministers, OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and WTO Informal Ministerial Meeting
May 23, 2019
Demonstration Test of Drones Taking Advantage of Quasi-Zenith Satellite System called “Michibiki” Conducted
May 23, 2019
Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers Released
May 23, 2019
Announcement of the Winners of the Nippon Venture Awards
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 21, 2019
METI Nudge Unit Inaugurated
May 21, 2019
TCFD Consortium to be inaugurated
May 20, 2019
Fourth Round of Certification Issued to IT-Training Courses Meeting the Fourth Industrial Revolution
May 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2019)
May 20, 2019
New JIS as Safety Standards for Robot Services Established
May 20, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Visited Belgium
May 20, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Attends the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting