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Apr 12, 2024
Minister Saito Participates in US-JP-PH Commerce and Industry Ministerial Meeting
Apr 12, 2024
IAEA Officials and International Experts to Visit Japan for the Review on the Safety of the Discharge of ALPS Treated Water from TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the Sea
Apr 11, 2024
Minister Saito Holds the Third Japan-U.S. Commercial and Industrial Partnership (JUCIP) Ministerial Meeting with Ms. Gina M. Raimondo, United States Secretary of Commerce
Apr 11, 2024
Minister Saito Holds a Policy Dialogue with Senior Advisor to the U.S. President Podesta
Apr 8, 2024
Minister Saito and State Minister Kozuki Hold Meeting with Mr. Dimitri S. Kerkentzes, Secretary General of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Apr 4, 2024
METI State Minister Kozuki Receives a Courtesy Call from the President of the Confederation of Indian Industry
Apr 1, 2024
Agreement Reached on Inauguration of AZEC Japan-Philippines High-Level Coordination Dialogue in the Philippines
Mar 31, 2024
Dialogue between Japanese and Chinese Experts on the Discharge of ALPS Treated Water from TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station into the Sea
Mar 29, 2024
2023 Ratio of Cashless Payment Among the Total Amount Paid by Consumers Calculated
Mar 29, 2024
Preliminary Report of the 2023 Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises (Performance Results Based on the FY2022 Closing Accounts) Compiled
Mar 28, 2024
New Position for External Experts Called AI Advisors to be Established to Support Patent Examiners in Accessing Expert Knowledge on AI-Related Technology
Mar 28, 2024
METI State Minister Iwata Receives a Courtesy Call from the President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry
Mar 27, 2024
State Minister Kozuki Attends Turkmenistan-Japan Business Forum and Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Begench Gochmollayev, Minister of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, Turkmenistan
Mar 27, 2024
From FY2024, 179 Companies Newly Participate in the GX League, Bringing the Total Number of Participants to 747
Mar 27, 2024
METI State Minister Kozuki Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Antoine Evrard, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium to Japan
Mar 27, 2024
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Compiled (October-December 2023)
Mar 26, 2024
The 21st Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation Held between METI and MOFCOM
Mar 22, 2024
Plan for the Development of Marine Energy and Mineral Resources Revised
Mar 22, 2024
Conducted a Progress Check on the Japan-U.S. Clean Energy and Energy Security Initiative (CEESI) and Issued a Joint Statement between METI and the U.S. Department of Energy
Mar 21, 2024
Companies Selected under the FY2023 “Nadeshiko Brands” and “Next Nadeshiko: Companies Supporting Dual-career and Co-parenting”
Mar 21, 2024
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (March 2024)
Mar 19, 2024
METI Sets the Surcharge Rate for FY2024, the Renewable Energy Purchase Prices for FY2024 Onward, and Other Details Relating to the FIT and FIP Schemes
Mar 18, 2024
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii Participates in G7 Industry, Technology and Digital Ministerial Meeting
Mar 15, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with the Honorable John Podesta, Senior Advisor to the President of the United States of America
Mar 15, 2024
IoT Product Security Conformity Assessment Scheme Policy Draft
Mar 14, 2024
Minister Saito Holds a Teleconference with H.E. Jennifer M. Granholm, United States Secretary of Energy
Mar 14, 2024
METI Minister Saito Attends Ministerial Meeting of the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework for Prosperity (IPEF)
Mar 12, 2024
METI Minister Saito Receives Courtesy Call from Chairman of the India-Japan Business Co-operation Committee and Chairman of the Japan-India Business Co-operation Committee
Mar 12, 2024
State Minister Iwata Holds Meeting with Mr. Laurent Wauquiez, President of the Regional Council of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes
Mar 12, 2024
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act for Partially Amending the Act on Promoting the Utilization of Sea Areas for the Development of Marine Renewable Energy Power Generation Facilities
Mar 12, 2024
Launching of the Negotiations for Japan-Bangladesh Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Mar 12, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Mar 11, 2024
53 Enterprises Selected under the 2024 KENKO Investment for Health Stock Selection
Mar 11, 2024
Announcement of Organizations Selected under the 2024 Certified KENKO Investment for Health Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Mar 11, 2024
METI State Minister Kozuki Attends the Uzbekistan-Japan Business Forum
Mar 8, 2024
METI State Minister Iwata Visits the Sultanate of Oman and the United Arab Emirates
Mar 7, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with Mr. Saidov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Mar 6, 2024
METI Minister Saito Attends “Raisina Roundtable @ Tokyo” and Delivers Remarks
Mar 5, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Tengku Muhammad Taufik, President and Group CEO of Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Malaysia
Mar 4, 2024
METI State Minister Kozuki Attends 13th WTO Ministerial Conference
Mar 1, 2024
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act for Partially Amending the Consumer Product Safety Act and Other Related Acts
Mar 1, 2024
Basic Policy for Promoting Business to Solve Local Challenges Formulated
Feb 29, 2024
Beware of Product Accidents Involving Earthquakes
Feb 29, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshida Holds Meeting with Mr. Yalchin Rafiyev, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and COP29 Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Feb 28, 2024
IAEA Officials will Visit TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to Observe Sampling of the ALPS Treated Water for Analysis
Feb 22, 2024
The 30th Asian Export Control Seminar was Held
Feb 22, 2024
METI Joined Japan-US-ROK Export Control Dialogue
Feb 22, 2024
Release of the “WITH ART Start Up Guideline” for Art Projects for Regional Revitalization
Feb 22, 2024
25th Japan-EU Industrial Policy Dialogue
Feb 21, 2024
State Minister Iwata Delivers Congratulatory Address at the Special Public Event "Inclusive Economic Growth and the Role of the Private Sector in Ukraine’s Reconstruction" Co-hosted by UNDP and JETRO
Feb 21, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with WIPO Director General Tang
Feb 21, 2024
Commissioner Hamano of the Japan Patent Office (JPO) and Director General Tang of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed the "Cooperation Statement in the field of support for SMEs, Start-ups and Entrepreneurs"
Feb 20, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Denys Shmyhal, Prime Minister of Ukraine
Feb 20, 2024
Decision to Extend the Taxable Period of Anti-Dumping Duties on Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide Originating in the People’s Republic of China
Feb 19, 2024
METI State Minister Iwata Delivers Speech at Japan-Ukraine Conference for Promotion of Economic Growth and Reconstruction
Feb 19, 2024
Japan and Ukraine Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation Establishing a Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM)
Feb 19, 2024
Minister Saito Pays a Courtesy Call on H.E. Dr. Bisher Hani Al-Khasawneh, Prime Minister of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Feb 16, 2024
METI State Minister Iwata Delivers Remark via Video Message at “Connecting with Ukraine” Held by JICA
Feb 16, 2024
Japan-Korea Director-General Meeting Held in the Field of Hydrogen and Derivatives, Including Ammonia
Feb 15, 2024
METI State Minister Iwata Attends 2024 IEA Ministerial Meeting
Feb 14, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii holds meeting with H.E. Ms. Aleksandra KOVAČ, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Serbia to Japan
Feb 14, 2024
Launch of the First Round of the Japan-U.S. Task Force on the Promotion of Human Rights and International Labor Standards in Supply Chains
Feb 14, 2024
Launch of AI Safety Institute
Feb 13, 2024
Cabinet Approvals on the “Bill for the Act on Promotion of Supply and Utilization of Low-Carbon Hydrogen and its Derivatives for Smooth Transition to a Decarbonized, Growth-Oriented Economic Structure” and the “Bill for the Act on Carbon Dioxide Storage Businesses”
Feb 13, 2024
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii Visits the Republic of South Africa and the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Feb 13, 2024
METI State Minister Iwata Delivers Closing Remarks at the Ukraine Economic Reconstruction Business Forum Held by Nikkei Inc.
Feb 9, 2024
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Yoshida Holds Meeting with H.E. Dr. William Samoei Ruto, President of the Republic of Kenya, and Attends Kenya-Japan Business Forum
Feb 9, 2024
State Minister Iwata Holds Meeting with Ms. Denisa Saková, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Economy, and Mr. Tomáš Taraba, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Environment of the Slovak Republic
Feb 8, 2024
METI Minister Saito Attends G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting via Video Conference
Feb 8, 2024
Minister Saito Holds Meeting with H.E. Ms. Pimphattra Wichaikul, Minister of Industry, Thailand
Feb 2, 2024
METI State Minister Kozuki Attends WTO-related (Ottawa Group) Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference
Feb 2, 2024
Evaluation on Transparency and Fairness of Specified Digital Platforms Compiled
Feb 2, 2024
GENIAC to be Launched as a Project for Enhancing Japan's Capability to Develop Generative AI
Feb 1, 2024
IPEF Supply Chain Agreement to Enter into Force
Jan 30, 2024
Preliminary Report on the 2023 Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities
Jan 30, 2024
Minister Saito Receives a Courtesy Call from a Delegation of the American Jewish Committee
Jan 30, 2024
The IAEA Published Results for Second Interlaboratory Comparison on the Determination of Radionuclides in ALPS Treated Water
Jan 30, 2024
The IAEA Published a Report on Its First Review Mission of Safety Aspects of Handling of ALPS Treated Water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station since the Start of the Discharge in October 2023
Jan 29, 2024
METI Minister Saito Holds Meeting with Ms. Madeleine King, Australia’s Minister for Resources and Minister for Northern Australia
Jan 25, 2024
Minister Saito Receives a Courtesy Call from Japan-U.S. Business Council
Jan 25, 2024
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishii Held Meeting with Mr. Oliver Luksic, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport of Germany
Jan 25, 2024
The 1st Meeting of the Japan-China Export Control Dialogue Held
Jan 25, 2024
Minister Saito Holds a Meeting with H.E. Mr. Abdullah Allafi, Vice President of the Presidential Council of the State of Libya
Jan 24, 2024
Minister Saito Receives a Courtesy Call from a Delegation of the U.S. Congressional Study Group on Japan
Jan 23, 2024
METI Minister Saito Receives Recommendations Adopted by the Japan-EU Business Round Table
Jan 22, 2024
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2024)
Jan 22, 2024
Minister Saito Held Meeting with H.E. Mr. Rashid Meredov, Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkmenistan
Jan 19, 2024
Call for Public Comments on Draft AI Guidelines for Business to Open
Jan 16, 2024
Ministerial-Level Meeting of Japan-UK Digital Partnership Held
Jan 16, 2024
GX Dashboard on the GX League Official Website Opens and Emission Reduction Targets and Other Information by Participating Companies Published
Jan 15, 2024
New International Standard for AI Management Systems Published
Jan 15, 2024
METI State Minister Kozuki Visits the Republic of Uzbekistan and the Republic of Kazakhstan
Jan 12, 2024
Second Nuclear Supply Chain Symposium to be Held