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Sep 17, 2021
Review of the End User List
Sep 15, 2021
Ninth East Asia Summit Economic Ministers' Meeting Held
Sep 15, 2021
27th ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) - METI Consultations Held
Sep 13, 2021
TCFD Summit 2021 to be Held
Sep 13, 2021
ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings Held
Sep 9, 2021
State Minister Nagasaka Holds Video Conference with Mr. Graham Stuart, Minister for Exports, the U.K.
Sep 9, 2021
IAEA senior officials came to Japan and had a discussion toward the full-scale implementation of the review on the safety of ALPS treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Sep 8, 2021
The 2nd Supply Chain Resilience Forum to Be Held
Sep 8, 2021
METI and Gazprom Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation on Hydrogen, Ammonia, CCS, and CCU/Carbon Recycling
Sep 6, 2021
State Minister Ejima Visits Turkmenistan
Sep 6, 2021
International Forum on the Super Aging Challenge to Be Held
Sep 6, 2021
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Munekiyo Meets with H.E. Mr. Ville Skinnari, Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Finland
Sep 6, 2021
J-Bridge Platform U.S. Launch Event; Carbon Neutrality and Hydrogen Seminar to Be Held
Sep 3, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Nikolai Shulginov, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation, at Eastern Economic Forum -Joint Statement of Intent Signed
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 31, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds a meeting with H.E. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry
Aug 30, 2021
Applications Open for the 2022 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and the 2022 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Aug 27, 2021
State Minister Ejima Receives Report from IAEA Review Mission on Decommissioning
Aug 26, 2021
Global Startup Connection: J-Startups for NET ZERO Will Be Held, An Event to Promote the Attractiveness of Japanese Startups
Aug 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2021)
Aug 19, 2021
Minister Kajiyama’s meeting with IAEA Director General Grossi: Agreement on launch of review missions, Discussion of new activities towards continuous use of nuclear energy
Aug 19, 2021
Interim Report of “Study Group on International Taxation in the Digital Economy” Compiled
Aug 19, 2021
Japan Requests the Establishment of a Panel under the WTO Agreement Regarding China's Measure Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Products Originating from Japan
Aug 11, 2021
Public Notice and Inspection Regarding Plans for Offshore Power Generation
Aug 11, 2021
METI and Thailand's Ministry of Industry and Ministry of Digital Economy and Society Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation toward Promoting LIPE, Which Will Help Achieve Thailand 4.0
Aug 10, 2021
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2021 Program Selected
Aug 10, 2021
Decision to Extend the Taxable Period of Anti-Dumping Duties on Potassium Hydroxide Originating in the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China
Aug 6, 2021
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Sato Participates in G20 Digital Ministers' Meeting
Aug 3, 2021
Enhancement of Japan-ASEAN IP Cooperation
Aug 3, 2021
Announcement of the Result of the Call for the FY2020 Tertiary Supplementary Budget's Asia Digital Transformation (ADX) Promotion Project
Jul 30, 2021
Results of FY2020 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
Jul 30, 2021
Report "GOVERNANCE INNOVATION Ver. 2: A Guide to Designing and Implementing Agile Governance" Compiled
Jul 29, 2021
Online Event “NET ZERO Leaders Summit (Japan Business Conference 2021)” Being Held to Promote Japan's Investment Environment and Efforts toward Net Zero
Jul 28, 2021
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in May 2021 Compiled
Jul 26, 2021
Interim Report Formulated Regarding the Study Group on Licensing Environment of Standard Essential Patents
Jul 26, 2021
Roadmap for Carbon Recycling Technologies Revised
Jul 26, 2021
State Minister Ejima Holds Meeting with H.E. Serdar Berdymukhamedov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Turkmenistan
Jul 26, 2021
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Sato attends WTO-related (Ottawa Group) Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference
Jul 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2021)
Jul 20, 2021
Online Event NET ZERO Leaders Summit (Japan Business Conference 2021) Will Be Held to Promote Japan's Investment Environment and Efforts toward Net Zero
Jul 16, 2021
R&D and Social Implementation Plan Formulated for "Next-generation Aircraft Development" Projects
Jul 15, 2021
Third Japan-Australia Ministerial Economic Dialogue Held
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 14, 2021
Tokyo “Beyond-Zero” Week 2021 to be Held
Jul 14, 2021
Release of Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2021
Jul 13, 2021
Steel Demand Prospects for the Second Quarter of FY2021 (July-September 2021)
Jul 13, 2021
The 4th Japan-U.K. Industrial Policy Dialogue Held
Jul 12, 2021
Holding of Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2022 Decided
Jul 9, 2021
Results of Adoptions for Subsidies for Temporary-Secondment Start-Ups:Businesses Adopted for Subsidies through the First Public Call for the FY2021 Budget
Jul 9, 2021
Call for Public Comments on "AI Governance Guidelines for Implementation of AI Principles Ver. 1.0" Opens
Jul 9, 2021
METI Issues Sanctions for Violating the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
Jul 9, 2021
Winners of the Supply Chain Innovation Award 2021 Recognized
Jul 9, 2021
The Government of Japan signed on IAEA's support for handling of ALPS treated water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Jul 8, 2021
New International Standards for Framework for Development and Operation of Smart City Infrastructures Issued
Jul 8, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, UAE
Jul 6, 2021
Accusation against Tonegawa-Seiko Co., Ltd. on Charges of Violating the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
Jul 6, 2021
A EU-Japan AI Workshop on Monitoring AI Systems’ Operations Held
Jul 2, 2021
Successful Applicants Selected for the Program for Promoting Investment in Japan to Strengthen Supply Chains (Second Call)
Jul 2, 2021
Model Examples Selected for the 2021 Climate Transition Finance Model Projects
Jul 2, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds a Telephone Conference with H.E. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry
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)
Jul 1, 2021
Call for Outstanding Businesses as Applicants for FY2021 Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program
Jul 1, 2021
The Eleventh Career Education Awards and the Tenth Awards for Partnerships for Career Education Promotion to Be Held
Jun 30, 2021
The 164th Survey of SME Business Conditions (April-June 2021) Released
Jun 30, 2021
Eleven Programs Certified as FY2021 1st Mathematics, Data Science and AI Smart Higher Education Programs (Literacy Level)
Jun 30, 2021
11th Conference on Critical Materials and Minerals Held
Jun 30, 2021
Study Group toward Achieving Human Capital Management to Have Its First Meeting
Jun 29, 2021
Platform Economics Study Group Meeting to Be Held
Jun 29, 2021
Release of the White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2021
Jun 28, 2021
Call for Applicants for the FY2021 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards (PS Awards 2021) Program Starts
Jun 28, 2021
Interim Report Compiled on an Appropriate Form for the Regulations on Fuel Cell Vehicles
Jun 28, 2021
Successful Applicants Decided for Femtech Demonstration Projects Supporting the Health and Continued Employment of Working Women
Jun 28, 2021
METI and Thai Government Sign Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Smart Industrial Safety
Jun 25, 2021
First Proposal of the Study Group on Collaboration of Regional Areas and Sports Club Industry Compiled
Jun 25, 2021
The 2021 Report on Compliance by Major Trading Partners with Trade Agreements (WTO, FTA/EPA and IIA) and the METI Priorities Based on the 2021 Report Released
Jun 24, 2021
State Minister Ejima Holds Video Conference with H.E. Serdar Berdymuhamedov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Turkmenistan
Jun 24, 2021
IP5 Offices Agreed on New Cooperation on AI and Harmonization of Patent Prosecution Procedures Results of the 14th IP5 Heads of Office Meeting
Jun 24, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with the Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade of Canada
Jun 22, 2021
New International Standard for Printing Plate Dimensions Issued
Jun 22, 2021
Scope of the Act on Issuance of Certificates of Origin under Economic Partnership Agreement Added to RCEP Agreement
Jun 22, 2021
“Asia CCUS Network" has launched
Jun 21, 2021
Developing an International Standard for Energy Efficiency in IT
Jun 21, 2021
New International Standard for Safe Use of IoT Products and Systems Issued
Jun 21, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (June 2021)
Jun 21, 2021
The Special Meeting of ASEAN Ministers on Energy and Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
Jun 18, 2021
Japanese Airlines Fly with Domestically Produced Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)
Jun 18, 2021
"Green Growth Strategy through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050" Formulated
Jun 18, 2021
Decision to Impose a Definitive Anti-Dumping Duty on Dipotassium Carbonate Originating in the Republic of Korea
Jun 17, 2021
Evaluation Summaries for the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category [White 500]) Have Been Published