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Oct 12, 2019
Japan Held Consultations with the Government of the Republic of Korea under the WTO Agreement Regarding Japan’s Update of Licensing Policies and Procedures on Exports to the ROK
Oct 10, 2019
Japan to Hold Consultations with the Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) under the WTO Agreement Regarding Japan’s Update of Licensing Policies and Procedures on Exports of Controlled Items to the ROK
Oct 1, 2019
The Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Rationalized Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons and Other Cabinet Order
Sep 30, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with Minister Suriya Jungrungreangkit, Minister of Industry, the Kingdom of Thailand
Sep 30, 2019
Release of the Results of the FY2019 User Satisfaction Surveys on Examination Quality
Sep 27, 2019
Guidelines for Proper Electric Power Trade Revised
Sep 27, 2019
METI Hosts Three Conferences: Second Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting, First International Conference on Carbon Recycling and LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2019
Sep 27, 2019
Hydrogen Fluoride Exports to the Republic of Korea in August
Sep 26, 2019
Category of Inward Direct Investment Act, etc to be Revised and Modified
Sep 25, 2019
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Compiled (April-June 2019)
Sep 25, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade of the United Kingdom
Sep 25, 2019
Establishing the Carbon Recycling 3C Initiative
Sep 24, 2019
Subsidy Project for Supporting Businesses in Providing Services Utilizing Networked Household Appliances, Equipment and Other Devices to Start
Sep 24, 2019
Successful Applicants Determined and Adopted for Demonstration Projects under the “Future Classroom” Program
Sep 24, 2019
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Second Wave of Sponsors and Donors (Seven Companies in Total)
Sep 20, 2019
Map Application for Smartphones and Online Map Function for Computers Released
Sep 20, 2019
Fukushima Mirai Business Networking Event in Iwaki to be Held
Sep 19, 2019
G20 Resource Efficiency Dialogue 2019 and Follow up of the G20 Implementation Framework for Actions on Marine Plastic Litter to be Held
Sep 18, 2019
Strategy for Developing Hydrogen and Fuel-Cell Technologies Formulated
Sep 17, 2019
Twenty-Eighth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Sep 17, 2019
Growth Strategy Committee of the Industrial Structure Council to be Established and its First Meeting Held
Sep 12, 2019
Smart Mobility Challenge on Service Ideathon in Kyoto
Sep 12, 2019
Japan - US Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Training for Indo-Pacific Region Held
Sep 12, 2019
METI to Start the Effort for the FY2019 Nadeshiko Brand Initiative
Sep 11, 2019
Information on Recovery from the Blackouts Caused by Typhoon No. 15 and Measures for Preventing Heatstroke Due to the Blackouts
Sep 11, 2019
The WTO Appellate Body Circulated its Report Regarding Korea’s Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves from Japan
Sep 10, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takinami Visits the United States, the Republic of Colombia and the Republic of Chile
Sep 10, 2019
METI State Minister Isozaki Visits the Arab Republic of Egypt (Japan-Arab Economic Forum)
Sep 9, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the Kingdom of Thailand
Sep 9, 2019
METI State Minister Seki Visits the United Kingdom and the Federal Republic of Germany
Sep 6, 2019
Updated List of Stores Passing Examinations in Project Encouraging Cashless Payment
Sep 6, 2019
METI and the IPA Determine Eight Regions as Winners in the Fifth Selection under the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project
Sep 6, 2019
Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Visits the Russian Federation
Sep 4, 2019
Briefing session on the current status of multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS)-treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Sep 3, 2019
The ASEAN Economic Minister (AEM)-METI Consultation and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting to be Held
Sep 3, 2019
METI-UNDP Joint Event on SDGs Held
Sep 3, 2019
Conference of the Cabinet Office and Ministries Responsible for Measures for Mid-ranking Companies Held
Sep 3, 2019
METI submitted opinions and questions regarding the plans of the ROK to revise the Public Notice of the Exportation and Importation of Strategic Items
Sep 2, 2019
Conveyance of Attractiveness of Outstanding Regional Brands in the Tohoku Region Starts on September 2
Sep 2, 2019
METI State Minister Seki Attended TICAD 7
Sep 2, 2019
Seminar in Tokyo on Industrial Sites for Business Establishment under the Fukushima Innovation Coast Scheme to be Held
Sep 2, 2019
Offical Telephone Conversation Held between METI Minister Seko and Minister Le Maire, France
Aug 30, 2019
METI Minister Seko Attends the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7)
Aug 30, 2019
The Nippon Kenko Kaigi Starts Acceptance of Applications for the SME Category of the 2020 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
Aug 30, 2019
FY2019 Survey on Health and Productivity Management to be Held for Selection of Outstanding Enterprises under the FY2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program and the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition (Large Enterprise Category) Program
Aug 30, 2019
Study Group on Measures for Vitalizing e-Sports to be Inaugurated
Aug 29, 2019
The Japan Patent Office Strengthens Comprehensive Cooperation with Kenya, South Africa and the OAPI
Aug 28, 2019
METI Begins Distribution of Storefront RP Kits for the Project for Encouraging Businesses to Introduce Cashless Payment Systems and Pass on Benefits to Consumers
Aug 28, 2019
METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Bouasone Bouphavanh, President of the National Institute for Economic Research (NIER), Lao PDR
Aug 28, 2019
METI and MIIT to Hold Second Japan-China Joint Public-Private Seminar on Autonomous Driving
Aug 28, 2019
The Japan Open Innovation Council (JOIC) Merges with the Council on Science & Innovations Integration (S&II Council) to Integrate their Functions into JOIC
Aug 28, 2019
Regarding Today’s Announcement by the ROK Government
Aug 27, 2019
The Nippon Export and Investment Insurance (NEXI) Signs Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB), the Islamic Corporation for the Insurance of Investment and Export Credit (ICIEC), and the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) under the Witness of METI Minister Seko
Aug 27, 2019
Two Bodies Inaugurated: Subcommittee on System Reform for Renewable Energy as Main Power Source and Subcommittee for Sustainable Power Systems
Aug 27, 2019
Groundbreaking Ceremony Held for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Aug 27, 2019
Mr. Kunihiko Morinaga, ANREALAGE Determined as the Designer to Produce Official Uniforms for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
Aug 27, 2019
Answer to a Note Verbale From the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea on 19th August
Aug 26, 2019
METI State Minister Seki Visits China
Aug 23, 2019
Development of an International Standard for an Information Model for the Electricity Balancing Market to Start
Aug 22, 2019
Commendation Ceremony for the 12th National Maritime Awards Held
Aug 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2019)
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