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Nov 25, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds a Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market
Nov 24, 2021
State Minister Ishii Holds Meeting with H.E Mr. Jeppe Kofod, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Denmark
Nov 24, 2021
CEFIA Japan Seminar 2021 to be Held
Nov 22, 2021
G7 IP Offices Will Support Economic Recovery After the Pandemic
Nov 19, 2021
IAEA and Japan held a preparatory meeting for the review on the safety of ALPS treated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Nov 18, 2021
Winners of FY2021 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards
Nov 18, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People and European Commissioner for Trade
Nov 18, 2021
Briefing Session on the current status of the Multi-nuclide removal equipment used for (ALPS) treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Nov 17, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds a Meeting with H.E. Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative
Nov 17, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Held a Meeting with H.E. Ambassador. Katherine C. Tai, the United States Trade Representative and launched the Japan-U.S. Partnership on Trade
Nov 15, 2021
State Minister Hosoda Receives Courtesy Call from H.E. Mr. Juan Carlos Jobet Eluchans, Minister of Energy and Mining of Chile
Nov 15, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Attends “International Conference on a Decade of Progress after Fukushima-Daiichi” by IAEA
Nov 15, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds a Meeting with H.E. Ms. Gina M, Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce
Nov 12, 2021
Interim Report of the Study Group on Disclosure Policies for Non-financial Information Compiled
Nov 11, 2021
Prime Minister Kishida Receives the ABAC 2021 Report to APEC Economic Leaders
Nov 9, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Gan Kim Yong, Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry
Nov 9, 2021
State Minister Hosoda Attends APEC Ministerial Meeting (Session 2)
Nov 9, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds Video Conference with H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman, Minister of Energy, Saudi Arabia
Nov 8, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Attends the APEC Ministerial Meeting (Session 1)
Nov 5, 2021
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Iwata Attends the Annual EU-Japan Business Round Table
Nov 5, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds a Teleconference with H.E. Ms. Gina M, Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce
Nov 4, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds a TV conference with H.E. Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative
Nov 3, 2021
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement will enter into force on January 1, 2022
Nov 2, 2021
Meeting of Expert Group on Data Free Flow with Trust Held
Nov 1, 2021
“JP-US-EU Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week for the Indo-Pacific Region” was Held
Oct 29, 2021
Call for Stopping Use of Third-Party Battery Packs for Cordless Vacuum Cleaners Imported by Sumitomo Shoten and Rowa Japan
Oct 28, 2021
State Minister Ishii Attends the 22nd Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Oct 27, 2021
Fourteenth Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum Held
Oct 26, 2021
First Session of the Meeting to Discuss the Japanese Government Exhibition Project for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai Held
Oct 26, 2021
Minister Hagiuda Holds Video Conference with H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE
Oct 25, 2021
Fifth AI Edge Contest to be Held
Oct 22, 2021
Winners of the METI Minister's Award under the FY2021 Factory Greening Award Program
Oct 22, 2021
Second Japan-Africa Public-Private Economic Forum to Be Held
Oct 22, 2021
Cabinet Decision on the Sixth Strategic Energy Plan
Oct 22, 2021
Outcomes of the 14th ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity Policy Meeting
Oct 20, 2021
High Levels of Interest in Communication with Examiners
Oct 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2021)
Oct 19, 2021
Call for Applicants Starts for "Next-Generation Digital Infrastructure Construction" Projects
Oct 19, 2021
R&D and Social Implementation Plan Formulated for "Next-Generation Digital Infrastructure Construction" Projects
Oct 15, 2021
R&D and Social Implementation Plan Formulated for "Development of Technology for Producing Raw Materials for Plastics Using CO2 and Other Sources" Projects
Oct 15, 2021
Call for Applicants Starts for "Development of Technology for Producing Raw Materials for Plastics Using CO2 and Other Sources" Projects
Oct 15, 2021
Call for Applicants Starts for "Development of Technology for Producing Concrete and Cement Using CO2" Projects
Oct 15, 2021
R&D and Social Implementation Plan Formulated for "Development of Technology for Producing Concrete and Cement Using CO2" Projects
Oct 14, 2021
Vice-Minister for International Affairs Hirose Attends the 2021 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and the WTO Informal Ministerial Meeting
Oct 13, 2021
Tokyo "Beyond-Zero" Week 2021 Held
Oct 13, 2021
Third RD20 Leaders' Session Held
Oct 13, 2021
G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting Held
Oct 12, 2021
First International Conference on Fuel Ammonia Held
Oct 12, 2021
TCFD Summit 2021 Held
Oct 11, 2021
Third Round of Selection of Applicants for the J-Innovation Hub Initiative
Oct 11, 2021
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshikawa Attends APEC SME Ministerial Meeting
Oct 8, 2021
Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework—Company Location Seminar in Tokyo to be Held
Oct 8, 2021
Eighth Annual Meeting of the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum (ICEF) 2021 Held
Oct 8, 2021
Fourth Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting Held
Oct 6, 2021
Third International Conference on Carbon Recycling 2021 Held
Oct 6, 2021
10th LNG Producer-Consumer Conference Held
Oct 5, 2021
List of Companies Taking on the Zero-Emission Challenge Updated and Enhanced
Oct 5, 2021
Publication of the Amendments to the Regulatory Notices adding the Core Business Sectors of the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act to Secure the Stable Supply of Critical Minerals
Oct 4, 2021
Ministerial Meeting on the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) Held
Oct 4, 2021
First Asia Green Growth Partnership Ministerial Meeting Held
Oct 1, 2021
Call Starts for Applicants for "Cost Reductions for Offshore Wind Power Generation" Projects
Oct 1, 2021
Call Starts for Applicants for Next-Generation Solar Cell Development Projects
Oct 1, 2021
R&D and Social Implementation Plan Formulated for "Next-Generation Solar Cell Development" Projects
Oct 1, 2021
R&D and Public Implementation Plan Formulated for "Cost Reductions for Offshore Wind Power Generation" Projects
Oct 1, 2021
Oral Proceedings for Trials for Patent Invalidation Can Now Be Attended Online
Oct 1, 2021
Expo 2020 Dubai Opens
Oct 1, 2021
Winners of the 15th Kids Design Awards Program's Grand Award and Excellence Awards Announced
Sep 28, 2021
JAPAN DAY 2021 Job Fair Held at Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad
Sep 28, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market
Sep 28, 2021
Panel Established under the WTO Agreement Regarding China's Measure Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Products Originating from Japan
Sep 21, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2021)
Sep 17, 2021
METI and Rosneft Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation on Carbon Management
Sep 17, 2021
FY2020 Award Ceremony Held (Online) for the Stadiums and Arenas Selected as Bases for Exchange between All Generations
Sep 17, 2021
ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3) and East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM) Held
Sep 17, 2021
Review of the End User List
Sep 16, 2021
State Minister Ejima Holds Video Conference with H.E. Dr. Muhammad Abd Alatef Al-Faris, Kuwait's Minister of Oil and Minister of Higher Education
Sep 15, 2021
Ninth East Asia Summit Economic Ministers' Meeting Held
Sep 15, 2021
27th ASEAN Economic Ministers' (AEM) - METI Consultations Held
Sep 14, 2021
An R&D and Social Implementation Plan for "Hydrogen Use in Steelmaking Processes" Projects Formulated
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
Recommendations toward Improving Access to Countervailing Duties Compiled
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