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Jan 20, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2020)
Jan 20, 2020
Carbon Credits Issued for Three Projects under Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) with Indonesia
Jan 17, 2020
AIST to Establish International Joint Research Center for Zero-Emission Technologies
Jan 15, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Visits the United States
Jan 14, 2020
Japan and Abu Dhabi, UAE, Agree to Continue and Expand their Joint Oil Storage Project
Jan 14, 2020
Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of Trade Ministers Released
Jan 14, 2020
New Support page Opens on JPO Website to Assist Personnel in Charge of IP
Jan 14, 2020
First Meeting of the Study Group on Improvement of Sustainable Corporate Value and Sophistication of Human Capital to be Held
Jan 14, 2020
Full Text of the Registration Dossier Concerning the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Released
Jan 10, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Visits Australia
Jan 8, 2020
Experience-based Test-drive Events for “Safety Support Cars” to be Held in Eight Places across Japan
Jan 6, 2020
Explanatory Meeting on Digital Transformation Stock Selection (Tentative Name) to be Held
Jan 6, 2020
New Digital Filing System for Industrial and Product Safety Laws Developed
Dec 27, 2019
Introduction of Fee-incurring Plastic Checkout Bags Starts in July 2020 in All Stores across Japan
Dec 27, 2019
Area Offshore Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Designated for Power Generating Project
Dec 27, 2019
Cybersecurity Guidelines for Energy Resource Aggregation Business Revised
Dec 27, 2019
FY2019 Follow-up Survey on the Progress in the Voluntary-based Action Plans of the Industries Conducted
Dec 27, 2019
Japan Submitted the Registration Dossier of the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan to the BIE
Dec 27, 2019
Winners of the Eighth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
Dec 27, 2019
New Indices to Measure Consumer Sentiment and Product and Commodity Prices.
Dec 26, 2019
Call for Public Comments on Draft Guidelines on Approaches to Hybrid-type Virtual Shareholders Meetings to Open
Dec 26, 2019
Call for Public Comments on the Draft Report Titled “GOVERNANCE INNOVATION: Redesigning Law and Architecture in the Age of Society 5.0” Opens
Dec 25, 2019
Twenty-four Successful Applicants for the FY2019 Research Project for Developing Resources for Geothermal Power Generation Announced
Dec 25, 2019
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Compiled (July-September in 2019)
Dec 25, 2019
Sixth Japan-EU Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility Held
Dec 24, 2019
Steel Demand Prospects for the Fourth Quarter of FY2019 (January-March 2020)
Dec 24, 2019
New System for Filing Requests for Subsidies Called “jGrants” Developed
Dec 24, 2019
METI Conducts a Questionnaire Survey for Fund Management Organizations on ESG Investment
Dec 23, 2019
Second Japan-Indonesia Dialogue on Automobiles Held
Dec 23, 2019
Types and Grades of Vehicles Targeted by the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars
Dec 23, 2019
Third Japan-China Smart Manufacturing and Exchange Seminar Held
Dec 23, 2019
General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands in the Tohoku Region was Held
Dec 23, 2019
IPCC Symposium to be Held
Dec 23, 2019
Japan and India Exchange Progress Reports of Japan Industrial Townships in India
Dec 22, 2019
METI Minister Kajiyama Visits the People’s Republic of China
Dec 20, 2019
FY2018 Amounts of Fluorocarbons Packed into or Recovered from Commercial Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Units Pursuant to the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law
Dec 20, 2019
Development of New International Standards for Vitalizing IoT
Dec 20, 2019
Cabinet Decision on Application for Registration of the Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai Japan to the BIE
Dec 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (December 2019)
Dec 20, 2019
Customer Alert: EC-CUBE Website Builder Vulnerability
Dec 19, 2019
Fukushima Mirai Business Networking Event to be Held in the Fukushima Robot Testing Field
Dec 19, 2019
Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading Revised
Dec 16, 2019
Memorandum Concludes Industry-Academia Collaborative Framework on Human Resources for Robotics
Dec 16, 2019
JPO Hosted the 5th ID5 Annual Meeting in Japan
Dec 16, 2019
The Seventh Japan-Korea Export Control Policy Dialogue Held
Dec 13, 2019
Subsidies for Safety Support Cars Included inFY2019 Supplementary Budget Draft
Dec 12, 2019
PR Ambassadors for Japan’s Pavilion at Expo 2020, Dubai
Dec 12, 2019
Acceptance of Applications Begins for Seminar “Project for Promoting Utilization of Intellectual Property Rights in Fukushima: Fukushima and IP”
Dec 12, 2019
The 158th Survey of SME Business Conditions (October-December 2019) Released
Dec 12, 2019
Promotion of Japan-India Business Cooperation in the Field of Digital Infrastructure Welcomed
Dec 12, 2019
The JPO Hosts the Eighth TM5 Annual Meeting
Dec 12, 2019
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Third Wave of Sponsors and Donor (Four Companies and One Organization This Time)
Dec 11, 2019
Call for Public Comments to Start on Draft Report Compiled by the Study Group on Security Assessment of Cloud Services
Dec 11, 2019
New Platform for Expert Human Resources in the Space Industry Called “S-Expert” to Start Operations
Dec 10, 2019
METI Minister Kajiyama Visits India
Dec 9, 2019
Call for Information on R&D Involving Technologies for Computer-Access Control Functions
Dec 9, 2019
Blueprint of Industrial Development for Fukushima Coastal Area
Dec 9, 2019
Series of Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in Manufacturing to be Held
Dec 9, 2019
Seventh Japan-Russia Meeting Concerning SME Cooperation Held
Dec 9, 2019
Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data Version 1.1 Formulated
Dec 9, 2019
The 13th Japan-China Energy Efficiency and Environment Forum Held (Summary of the Results)
Dec 9, 2019
METI State Minister Matsumoto Attends the 2019 IEA Ministerial Meeting
Dec 9, 2019
The 19th Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation Held between METI and MOFCOM
Dec 9, 2019
Special Exhibition in Conjunction with Nobel Week
Dec 6, 2019
Announcement of Winners of Awards under the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program
Dec 6, 2019
Public Notice and Inspection Regarding Plans for Offshore Power Generation in Nagasaki Prefecture
Dec 6, 2019
Hyperspectral Imager Suite (HISUI) Successfully Launched for Space Demonstration Tests
Dec 5, 2019
National Forum of Smart Monodzukuri Supporting Organizations to be Held
Dec 5, 2019
Director-General Level Preparatory Meeting for the Seventh Japan-Korea Export Control Policy Dialogue
Dec 3, 2019
First Meeting of the Council of Eminent Persons on Value Creation Companies to be Held
Dec 2, 2019
Third Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention on Mercury (COP3) Held
Nov 29, 2019
METI’s Draft Action Plan Promoting Use of Electrified Vehicles (xEVs) in Disaster Situations
Nov 28, 2019
Japan Reports on Progress in Preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at the 166th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Nov 28, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Miyamoto Attends the First CEFIA Government-Private Forum
Nov 26, 2019
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, Ministry of Industry and Handicrafts, Kingdom of Cambodia
Nov 26, 2019
Sixteenth Round of Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held
Nov 25, 2019
Large-scale CCS Demonstration Project in Hokkaido Prefecture, Successfully Injects 300,000 Tons of CO2 cumulatively
Nov 25, 2019
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with Dr. Yoshino Akira, Honorary Fellow, Asahi Kasei Corporation, and Dr. Yoshino Delivers a Speech before METI Staff
Nov 25, 2019
FY2019 Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign to be Held Upholding the Slogan “Always do research and use your Good Judgment !!”
Nov 25, 2019
Japan-Brazil PPH to Become Available in All Technical Fields
Nov 22, 2019
Study Group on Approaches to Making More Substantial the Dialogues for Creation of Sustainable Corporate Value to be Newly Inaugurated
Nov 22, 2019
Results of the Fact-finding Survey Targeting People Engaging in Film Production Compiled
Nov 22, 2019
The Third JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting Held
Nov 21, 2019
Briefing Session on the current status of Multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS) treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Nov 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (November 2019)
Nov 20, 2019
New Designation of Gyoda Tabi Socks, Edo Oshi-e Embossed Fabric Pictures and Naniwa Honzome Hand-dyeing as Traditional Crafts under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
Nov 20, 2019
The 9th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical Materials Held
Nov 20, 2019
Japan Held Consultations under the WTO Agreement with the Government of the Republic of Korea Regarding Japan’s Update of Licensing Policies and Procedures on Exports to the ROK
Nov 19, 2019
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order to Partially Amend the Export Trade Control Order
Nov 19, 2019
Report on Corporate Law and International Competitiveness Compiled by the Study Group for Development of Ideal Approaches to Legal Functions in Japanese Companies for Enhancement of International Competitiveness
Nov 18, 2019
Second AI Edge Contest to be Held
Nov 18, 2019
Business receives highest grade “Murasaki” of Omotenashi Standard Certification
Nov 15, 2019
METI State Minister Matsumoto Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Nov 15, 2019
Five Startups Selected as Recipients of Support Measures under the Second Round of Call of Applicants for the IPAS2019 Program
Nov 15, 2019
Teams Advance to the Finals of the General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands in the Tohoku Region
Nov 13, 2019
New Municipality Joins the Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan (Kyoto Prefecture)
Nov 12, 2019
Task Force for Promoting Public Implementation of Robots Launched
Nov 12, 2019
The 13th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum to be Held
Nov 11, 2019
Two Institutes in India were certified as Members of the Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIMs)
Nov 8, 2019
The FY2019 Green Logistics Partnership Conference to be Held
Nov 8, 2019
First CEFIA Government-Private Forum to be Held in the Philippines
Nov 8, 2019
Winners of FY2019 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards
Nov 8, 2019
Prime Minister Abe Receives ABAC 2019 Report to APEC Economic Leaders
Nov 8, 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
Nov 7, 2019
The 18th Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation Held between METI and BMWi
Nov 6, 2019
METI State Minister Makihara Visits Shanghai, China
Nov 6, 2019
Summer FY 2019 Electricity Supply and Demand Results Compiled along with Winter FY2019 Electricity Supply and Demand Outlook and Related Measures
Nov 5, 2019
METI State Minister Makihara Visits the Kingdom of Thailand
Nov 1, 2019
Decision on Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of Partial Revision of the Patent Act, etc.
Nov 1, 2019
FIT-Based Contracts between Household Consumers and Electricity Companies Start to Expire Sequentially
Oct 31, 2019
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Preparation Meeting and Signing Ceremony on Collaboration Projects between Japanese and Thai Companies to be Held
Oct 31, 2019
METI to Hold “Regional Business Conference in Sendai”
Oct 30, 2019
New Municipalities Subject to the Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan Determined (Kanagawa Prefecture and Okinawa Prefecture)
Oct 30, 2019
Call for Applicants for the Young Professionals Japan Program
Oct 30, 2019
Seminar Encouraging Regional Businesses to Go Global to be Held
Oct 30, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Miyamoto Visits Slovakia and France
Oct 29, 2019
Amended CITES Appendices to Come into Force on November 26, 2019
Oct 29, 2019
Mima City and Omuta City Start Projects utilizing the Social Impact Bond (SIB) System
Oct 29, 2019
Government of Japan to Submit Candidature of Mr. NATSUME Kenichiro for Director General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Nov 28, 2019
Interactive Experience-based Fair of Smart Agricultural and Husbandry Technologies to be Held
Oct 26, 2019
Ministerial Meeting on the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity(GFSEC) Held
Oct 25, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, UAE Minister of State and ADNOC CEO
Oct 25, 2019
Meeting of the G20 Transport Task Group to be Held
Oct 25, 2019
Announcement of Winners of the FY2019 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Promotion Merit Awards
Oct 24, 2019
“Saudi-Japan Vision 2030 2.0 Updated” Formulated
Oct 24, 2019
METI Minister Sugawara Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkmenistan
Oct 24, 2019
The 2nd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Held
Oct 23, 2019
The 32nd Tokyo International Film Festival to be Held
Oct 23, 2019
Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (July- September 2019) were Compiled
Oct 23, 2019
Japan and Lithuania Conclude Memorandum of Cooperation in the Energy Field
Oct 23, 2019
Commendation Ceremony for the FY2019 Factory Greening Award Program to be Held to Recognize Winners of METI Minister’s Award
Oct 23, 2019
Joint Commendation Ceremony Held for Winners of the FY2019 Awards Program for Promoting Informatization and the U-22 Programming Contest 2019
Oct 21, 2019
SMEA to Hold Seminar on Improving Market Value
Oct 21, 2019
Public Briefing on the 2019 Telework Days Campaign to be Held
Oct 21, 2019
The First Meeting on the Platform for Distributed Energy Systems to be Held
Oct 21, 2019
Explanatory Meetings on the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law to be Held
Oct 21, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2019)
Oct 21, 2019
Japan-EU-OECD Seminar on Supporting International Collaboration on RBC/CSR Held