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Oct 4, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from Ambassador Paquet, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Japan
Oct 3, 2022
The Second Asia CCUS Network Forum Held
Sep 30, 2022
Second International Conference on Fuel Ammonia Held
Sep 30, 2022
11th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference Held
Sep 29, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Receives a Courtesy Call from Mr. Thangam Thennarasu, Hon. Minister for Industries, Investment Promotion and Commerce, Government of Tamil Nadu, India
Sep 28, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Owji, Iranian Minister of Petroleum
Sep 28, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Arifin Tasrif, Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, Republic of Indonesia
Sep 28, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with Dr. Sultan Al Jaber, CEO of Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), and Minister of Industry and Advanced Technology, UAE
Sep 28, 2022
Second Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting (AGGPM) Held
Sep 27, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with the U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai
Sep 26, 2022
METI and PETRONAS of Malaysia Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) to Promote Cooperation in Energy Transitions
Sep 20, 2022
Meeting of the Study Group on Product Carbon Footprint Calculations and Verification for Supply Chain-Wide Carbon Neutrality to Be Held
Sep 20, 2022
METI to Hold the 5th Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan (WASS)
Sep 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2022)
Sep 16, 2022
Locations Chosen for the Trade Ministers' Meeting, the Digital and Technology Ministers' Meeting, and the Climate, Energy, and Environment Ministers' Meeting to Be Held in Connection with the G7 Hiroshima Summit
Sep 15, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Attends the G20 Joint Environment and Climate Ministerial Meeting
Sep 15, 2022
Release of Trilateral Joint Statement from the Trade and Labour Ministers of the United States, Japan, and the European Union on the International Labour Organization’s Global Forced Labour Estimates
Sep 14, 2022
FY2021 Award Ceremony to Be Held at Kyoto Prefectural Kyoto Stadium (Sanga Stadium by Kyocera) for the Winning Stadiums and Arenas Selected as Exchange Bases Bringing Together Different Generations
Sep 13, 2025
Japan and Georgia Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation Establishing a Joint Crediting Mechanism
Sep 13, 2022
Minister Nishimura Received a Courtesy Call from Delegation of Members of Parliament of India
Sep 13, 2022
Release of Japan's Guidelines on Respecting Human Rights in Responsible Supply Chains
Sep 12, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Satomi Visits Thailand
Sep 12, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with Ms. Ilze Indriksone, Minister of Economics, Republic of Latvia
Sep 9, 2022
IAEA officials and international experts to visit Japan for the second review on the safety of the ALPS treated water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Sep 8, 2022
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2022 Program Selected
Sep 6, 2022
Embedded Formwork Using Concrete Made with Fixated CO2 Achieving Negative Costs to Undergo Trial Construction at Construction Site Managed by MLIT
Sep 6, 2022
Japan and Moldova Sign the Memorandum of Cooperation for Establishing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)
Sep 6, 2022
Japan and Azerbaijan Sign the Memorandum of Cooperation for Establishing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)
Sep 6, 2022
Mobility Hydrogen Public-Private Conference To Be Held
Sep 6, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds Meeting with Senior Minister Azmin Ali, Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry
Sep 6, 2022
The 20th Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation Held between METI and MOFCOM
Sep 5, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from the Honorable Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan
Sep 4, 2022
Minister Nishimura Visits Indonesia (To Attend the G20 Energy Transitions Ministerial Meeting and Other Meetings)
Sep 2, 2022
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nagamine Participates in G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting
Sep 1, 2022
Energy Efficiency Label for Air Conditioners Changed
Sep 1, 2022
Additional Call for Endorsing Companies Starts for the GX League Basic Concept
Aug 31, 2022
ITO Review 3.0 (ITO Review SX Edition) and Guidance for Collaborative Value Creation 2.0 Compiled
Aug 31, 2022
Memorandum of Cooperation on Human Resource Technical Skills Development Signed with the Kenyan Government
Aug 31, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds an Online Meeting with H.E. Ambassador Katherine Tai, the United States Trade Representative
Aug 30, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from the U.S.-Japan Business Council
Aug 30, 2022
The Trade Ministers' Meeting, the Digital and Technology Ministers' Meeting, and the Climate, Energy, and Environment Ministers' Meeting to Be Held in Connection with the G7 Hiroshima Summit
Aug 29, 2022
State Minister Nakatani Attends TICAD8
Aug 29, 2022
Minister Nishimura Receives a Courtesy Call from the Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Aug 26, 2022
Announcement of the Result of the Call for the FY2021 Tertiary Supplementary Budget's Asia Digital Transformation (ADX) Promotion Project
Aug 26, 2022
Japan and Tunisia Sign the Memorandum of Cooperation for Establishing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)
Aug 26, 2022
Japan-U.S. Partnership on Trade (the Second Meeting) Held
Aug 25, 2022
Japan and Senegal Sign the Memorandum of Cooperation for Establishing the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)
Aug 25, 2022
Minister Nishimura Holds a Teleconference with H.E. Ms. Gina M. Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce
Aug 25, 2022
Public Notice and Inspection Regarding Plans for Offshore Power Generation
Aug 23, 2022
Implementation Status of Recycling under the Act on Promotion of Recycling of Small Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (FY2020 Results)
Aug 23, 2022
Study Group Members and Overall Roadmap for the Research Project on Constructing Web-3.0-Era Creator Economies to Be Published
Aug 23, 2022
METI Holds the Fifth Meeting of the Japan-Vietnam Joint Committee on Cooperation in Industry, Trade and Energy
Aug 22, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2022)
Aug 22, 2022
Applications Open for the 2023 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and 2023 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Aug 19, 2022
TICAD 8 Official Side Event "Energy Transition for Africa: Realistic Utilization of Renewables with African Countries" to be Held
Aug 12, 2022
Results of FY2021 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
Aug 12, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Iwata Visits Malaysia
Aug 8, 2022
Second Meeting of the Japan Business Council for Africa Held
Aug 8, 2022
Report "Agile Governance Update -How Governments, Businesses and Civil Society Can Create a Better World By Reimagining Governance-" Compiled
Aug 2, 2022
Cabinet Decision Made on the Cabinet Order to Partially Revise the Cabinet Orders for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Measurement Act and of the Order for Fees Concerning the Measurement Act
Aug 1, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Signs an Agreement with The Boeing Company on Cooperation in Future Aircraft Technology
Aug 1, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Visits the United States of America
Aug 1, 2022
Tokyo GX Week to Be Held
Jul 30, 2022
New Research and Development Organization has Decided to Be Launched for Research into Next-Generation Semiconductors
Jul 30, 2022
METI Minister Hagiuda Attends US-Japan Economic Policy Consultative Committee (Economic 2+2) Meeting—Joint Statement Released
Jul 29, 2022
FY2021 Summary of the Digital Platform Consultation Desks’ Operations
Jul 28, 2022
State Minister Ishii Receives Courtesy Call from Mr. Mirzokhid Ubaydullaev, Deputy Minister of Economic Development and Poverty Reduction of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Jul 28, 2022
J-Bridge Africa Launch Event To Be Held
Jul 27, 2022
Ministerial Discussion of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) for Prosperity Held
Jul 27, 2022
Release of Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2022
Jul 27, 2022
Two Standardization Project Themes Determined as New Standardization Projects to be Developed by Taking Advantage of the "Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets"
Jul 27, 2022
Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition Celebrates the Opening of Its Tokyo Office, and Signs an Agreement with the Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) to Promote Cooperation
Jul 26, 2022
Association for Networking Local Governments of Textile Production Areas to Be Established to Drive Cooperation between Said Areas
Jul 25, 2022
Human Capital Management Consortium to Be Established
Jul 25, 2022
Inter-governmental Cooperation Advanced in the Field of Intellectual Property
Jul 25, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Receives a Courtesy Call from the Honorable Rahm Emanuel, Ambassador of the United States to Japan
Jul 25, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Airlangga Hartarto, Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs, and H.E. Mr. Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Minister of Industry, Indonesia
Jul 22, 2022
First Meeting of the Study Group on ASEAN-Japan Business Co-Creation Vision Development Held
Jul 22, 2022
Decision on Support for Four New Temporary-Secondment Start-Ups
Jul 21, 2022
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshikawa Meets with Mr. Dimitrios Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Jul 21, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Attends 2022 Supply Chain Ministerial
Jul 20, 2022
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2022)
Jul 19, 2022
The Practical Guidelines for Corporate Governance Systems (CGS Guidelines) Have Been Revised
Jul 19, 2022
Prime Minister Kishida and METI State Minister Hosoda Attend the 1000 Days to Go! Event (Tokyo), 1,000 Days Prior to Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai; Name of the Official Character and Theme Song Announced
Jul 15, 2022
Cabinet Decisions on the “Cabinet Order to Set the Effective Dates for Parts of the Act on the Partial Revision of the Patent Act and Other Acts” and the “Cabinet Order to Partially Revise the Order on Fees Related to the Patent Act and Other Acts”
Jul 15, 2022
JAPAN DAY 2022 Job Fair to Be Held at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Jul 15, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Visits Australia
Jul 15, 2022
Web 3.0 Policy Office Established in the Minister's Secretariat as a Cross-Departmental Internal Organization
Jul 15, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Meets with Prof. Doc. Anek, Thailand's Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
Jul 7, 2022
Minister Hagiuda Holds Meeting with the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, Canada
Jul 5, 2022
Research Project on Constructing Web-3.0-Era Creator Economies to Be Launched
Jul 5, 2022
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order to Partially Amend the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Business Category and Scale under Article 4, Paragraph 1 of the Act on Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms