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Oct 16, 2020
Creating Innovative Technologies for Industrial Robots through Industry-Academia Collaboration
Oct 16, 2020
FY2020 METI Minister’s Award to Recognize Contributions to Traditional Craft Industries
Oct 15, 2020
Meeting of Council on Development of Infrastructures for Digital Markets for Realization of Society 5.0 to be Held
Oct 15, 2020
Online Special Event of Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting Held
Oct 14, 2020
“Register of Medical Institutions Issuing COVID-19 Testing Certificates” for Overseas Travelers to be Updated
Oct 14, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Attends Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial Meeting
Oct 14, 2020
The 1st adaption of “Asia Digital Transformation(ADX) projects” under the FY2019 Supplementary Budget
Oct 13, 2020
Ninth LNG Producer-Consumer Conference Held
Oct 13, 2020
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Intersessional Ministerial Meeting to be Held
Oct 12, 2020
Round Table Conference on Ideal Approaches to Export and Investment Insurance to be Held
Oct 9, 2020
Comprehensive Report on Project for Preventing Severe Diabetic Nephropathy in Kobe City under the Social Impact Bond
Oct 9, 2020
Project for Dissemination and Promotion of Safety Measures for Electric Wheelchairs and Other Apparatuses to be Conducted
Oct 9, 2020
Supporting Companies in Efforts towards a Decarbonized Society
Oct 6, 2020
Seminar in Tokyo on Industrial Sites for Establishing Businesses under the Fukushima Innovation Coast Scheme to be Held
Oct 6, 2020
Operation of COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT) to Start
Oct 5, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Khalid al-Falih, Minister of Investment, Saudi Arabia, via Video Conference
Oct 2, 2020
Winners Selected for the Grand Award and the Excellent Awards of the 14th Kids Design Awards Program
Oct 1, 2020
October Campaign to Intensively Encourage Companies to Conduct Self-Diagnoses of Assessment Indices for Digital Management Reforms (“DX Promotion Indices”)
Oct 1, 2020
October is “3Rs (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) Promotion Month”!
Sep 30, 2020
METI and Hiroshima Prefectural Board of Education Jointly Embark on Efforts for Reform of High School Curricula by Introducing STEAM-Based Learning Approach
Sep 30, 2020
“Guidebook for Establishing Cybersecurity Systems and Securing Necessary Human Resources” Compiled
Sep 30, 2020
METI Revises the “Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”
Sep 30, 2020
Operation of COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT) to Start
Sep 29, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama and METI State Minister Nagasaka Attend G20 Energy Ministers Meeting via Video Conference
Sep 28, 2020
Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2020 Program Selected
Sep 28, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in July 2020 Compiled
Sep 28, 2020
Process for Selecting FY2020 Nadeshiko Brands to Start
Sep 28, 2020
Users' Positive Assessment of Examination Quality Increases
Sep 28, 2020
R&D to Achieve Robot-Friendly Environments to Start
Sep 28, 2020
Panel Exhibition on “Nobel Prizes and Patents” to be Held
Sep 25, 2020
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Compiled (April-June in 2020)
Sep 25, 2020
Tokyo “Beyond-Zero” Week to be Held
Sep 23, 2020
New International Standard for City Service Continuity against Disasters Issued
Sep 23, 2020
Japan-led New International Standard Published for ECHONET Lite* Application Communication Interface (AIF) Specifications
Sep 23, 2020
ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee Starts Deliberations on International Standardization of “Biometric performance estimation methodologies using statistical model” Proposed by Japan
Sep 23, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (September 2020)
Sep 23, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Attends G20 Trade and Investment Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference
Sep 18, 2020
Website Exclusively for COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT) to Open and “Register of Medical Institutions Issuing COVID-19 Testing Certificates” for Overseas Travelers to be Published
Sep 18, 2020
Decision of Companies Adopted for the Second Term for the “Japan Brand Development Assistance Program (Special Reserves)” under the FY2020 Supplementary Budget
Sep 16, 2020
Granting Certificate of Approval to Research Institute as Approved Entity Certifying Security Measures of Companies to Prevent Technological Information from Being Compromised under Act on Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness
Sep 16, 2020
“Climate Innovation Finance Strategy 2020” Compiled
Sep 15, 2020
METI to Collaborate with Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka in Export Control
Sep 15, 2020
Call Opens for General People as Participants in the 3rd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan
Sep 14, 2020
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting via Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Alexander Valentinovich Novak, Minister of Energy of the Russian Federation
Sep 14, 2020
Nationwide General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands to be Held
Sep 14, 2020
Event “Orange Ring Dressing-up” to be Held
Sep 10, 2020
Four Online Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Sep 9, 2020
Call for Applicants for the Young Professionals Japan Program
Sep 8, 2020
Announcement of the Winners of the 9th Innovation Net Award 2020
Sep 7, 2020
New Municipalities Selected for Promotion of Creating Space Business
Sep 4, 2020
M&A Handbook for SMEs Formulated
Sep 3, 2020
New Projects Adopted for Regional Business Conference for Encouraging Overseas Companies to Directly Invest in Various Regions of Japan
Sep 3, 2020
METI 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, via Video Conference
Sep 2, 2020
ISO Deliberations on Japan-Proposed Development of New International Standard for Safety Operation of Robot Services to Start
Sep 1, 2020
“Report on Revision of the Label Display Program for Retailers” Compiled
Sep 1, 2020
Results Compiled for the Second Round of Applications from Medical Institutions Intending to Conduct Novel Coronavirus Tests for Business Travelers
Sep 1, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama attended the Australia-India-Japan Economic Ministers’ Meeting
Sep 1, 2020
TCFD Summit 2020 to be Held
Aug 31, 2020
Initiation of an Expiry Review of the Anti-Dumping Duties on Potassium Hydroxide Originating in the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China
Aug 28, 2020
Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading Revised
Aug 28, 2020
New Secretariat of Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses Accepting Requests for Subsidies on September 1, 2020
Aug 28, 2020
“Guidebook on Corporate Governance for Privacy in Digital Transformation (DX) ver.1.0” Formulated
Aug 28, 2020
Demo Day under the IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS2019) to be Held
Aug 28, 2020
Study Group on Approaches to Making More Substantial the Dialogues for Creation of Sustainable Corporate Value Compiles Interim Report
Aug 28, 2020
Recommendation to Start a New Custom Called “Nagarastock” (Stock up & Stay stocked!) for Emergency Preparedness
Aug 28, 2020
Let’s Stockpile Toilet Paper!
Aug 28, 2020
ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings held
Aug 27, 2020
Study Group for Acceleration of Digital Transformation to be Inaugurated
Aug 27, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Attends Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting
Aug 26, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in June 2020 Compiled
Aug 25, 2020
Cabinet Decisions on: the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information and Communications Technologies; and the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information and Communications Technologies
Aug 25, 2020
“DX Stocks 2020” and “Noteworthy DX Companies 2020” Selected
Aug 25, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Emergency Measures for Stabilizing Living Conditions of the Public
Aug 25, 2020
Logo for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Determined
Aug 25, 2020
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting to be Held
Aug 24, 2020
The Nippon Kenko Kaigi Starts Acceptance of Applications for the 2021 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (SME category)
Aug 24, 2020
The FY2020 Survey on Health and Productivity Management to be Held for the 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category)
Aug 24, 2020
The 3rd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan to be Held
Aug 24, 2020
Fourth AI Edge Contest to be Held
Aug 21, 2020
Results of Call for Public Comments on Draft Guidelines and Final Guidelines compiled for Handling of Medical Information by Information Systems Providers
Aug 21, 2020
FY2020 Online Symposium for Smart Mobility Challenge to be Held
Aug 21, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Minister of Energy, Saudi Arabia, via Video Conference
Aug 21, 2020
Report Compiled by International Roundtable on the Final Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Released
Aug 20, 2020
Report on New Energy Efficiency Standards for Magnetic Disk Units Compiled
Aug 20, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2020)
Aug 19, 2020
Korea’s Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves from Japan were Eliminated
Aug 17, 2020
Call for Participants in FY2020 “AI Quest” Program Starts
Aug 7, 2020
Decision of Companies Adopted for the First Term for the “Japan Brand Development Assistance Program (Special Reserves)” under the FY2020 Supplementary Budget
Aug 7, 2020
169 Companies Newly Announced the “Declaration of Partnership Building”
Aug 7, 2020
Publication of the Results of the First Round of Accepting Applications from Medical Institutions Intending to Conduct Novel Coronavirus Tests for Business Travelers and Commencement of the Second Round
Aug 7, 2020
Call Starts for Applicants to Lead the Project for Research and Development of Enhanced Infrastructures for Post 5G Information Communication Systems/Pioneering Research (Initiative to be Commissioned)
Aug 7, 2020
METI Holds the Fourth Meeting of Japan-Viet Nam Joint Committee on Cooperation in Industry, Trade and Energy
Aug 6, 2020
Demonstration Plan under the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme Approved
Aug 6, 2020
Four Online Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Aug 5, 2020
Provision of gBizIDs to Systems for Administrative Procedures in Local Governments and Other Organizations to Start
Aug 5, 2020
Announcement of Progress in Program for Promoting Investment in Japan to Strengthen Supply Chains: Current Situations of Application Filing and Schedule for Selecting Applications
Aug 4, 2020
Announcement of Successful Applicants for FY2019 Project for Promotion and Support of Creating Digital Transformation (DX) and Other New Businesses in Asia (Project for Japan-India Economic and Industrial Cooperation) under METI Subsidy Program
Aug 3, 2020
Enters into Force of the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Aug 3, 2020
Convening of Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2021 Determined
Jul 31, 2020
“Practical Guidelines for Business Transformations - Toward Changes to Business Portfolios and Organizations -” Formulated
Jul 31, 2020
“Practical Guidelines for Independent Directors” Formulated
Jul 31, 2020
Creation of New MaaS in Various Regions to be Promoted
Jul 31, 2020
TCFD Guidance 2.0 published
Jul 30, 2020
Discussions to Start on Basic Concepts for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Jul 30, 2020
Panel Established under the WTO Agreement Regarding India’s Measures Concerning Tariff Increases on ICT Products
Jul 29, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in May 2020 Compiled
Jul 29, 2020
Japan and ASEAN produced ASEAN-Japan Economic Resilience Action Plan
Jul 28, 2020
Report on New Energy Conservation Standards for Gas or Oil Water Heaters Compiled
Jul 28, 2020
Successful Projects Selected for the TOTTEOKI Project
Jul 27, 2020
Recent Trends in AI-related Inventions
Jul 25, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Attends APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting via Video Conference
Jul 23, 2020
METI State Minister Makihara Participates in G20 Digital Economy Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference
Jul 22, 2020
Results of FY2019 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
Jul 22, 2020
Joint Store Delivery Experiment among Major Three Convenience Store Chains Launched
Jul 22, 2020
FY2019 “Independent development Ratio of Oil and Natural Gas in Japan” Released
Jul 22, 2020
The 13th IP5 Heads of Office Meeting Held
Jul 22, 2020
“Service Industry Productivity Study Group” to be Inaugurated
Jul 21, 2020
Fifteen Startups Selected as Recipients of Support Measures under the FY2020 IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS2020)
Jul 21, 2020
Sea Areas as Project Target Areas Designated under the Act on Promoting the Utilization of Sea Areas for the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Power Generation Facilities
Jul 21, 2020
Distribution MaaS to be Launched
Jul 20, 2020
Aichi Prefecture Chosen as Host Site of FY2021 Traditional Craft Products Month National Assembly
Jul 20, 2020
“Surveys and Research on Strategies for Rule Making in e-Sports Competitions” to be Launched
Jul 20, 2020
New Municipality Joins the Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan (Sapporo City)
Jul 20, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2020)
Jul 17, 2020
Successful Applicants Selected for the Program for Promoting Investment in Japan to Strengthen Supply Chains
Jul 17, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market, via Video Conference