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Apr 15, 2019
Call for Stopping Use of US Fisher-Price Cradle-type Infant Cribs
Apr 9, 2019
New Listing of South Sudan in Appended Table 3-2 of the Export Trade Control Order
Apr 9, 2019
Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY2019 (April-June 2019)
Apr 9, 2019
Report on Survey for Current Situations of Japanese Companies’ Cross-border M&A Compiled
Apr 9, 2019
FY2019 Call for Applicants for the MITOU Target Program
Apr 9, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takinami Visits Germany and Denmark
Apr 8, 2019
Tour for Visiting Industrial Sites for Business Establishment under the Fukushima Innovation Coast Scheme to be Held
Apr 8, 2019
Smart Mobility Challenge to Start
Apr 8, 2019
Council for Promoting Society Utilizing of Electrified Vehicles to be launched
Apr 8, 2019
Automated Driving-related IT Human Resources Strategy Compiled
Apr 8, 2019
Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting 2019 to be Held
Apr 8, 2019
International Conference on Carbon Recycling to be Held
Apr 8, 2019
LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2019 to be Held
Apr 5, 2019
Report on Content Services Utilizing Blockchain Technologies Released
Apr 5, 2019
FY2018 Collection of Case Examples of Successful Projects under the IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS) Released
Apr 5, 2019
Case Examples of Leading International Businesses Contributing to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Selected
Apr 5, 2019
METI’s Survey Results of Case Examples by Convenience Store Chain Affiliates Released
Apr 5, 2019
New Support Measures for Active Participation by Highly-skilled Foreign Professionals in Mid-ranking Enterprises and SMEs
Apr 4, 2019
English Translation Version of the Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data Released
Apr 2, 2019
First Japan-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue Held
Apr 1, 2019
Cross-border M&A Forum Titled “Cross-border M&A: a Trigger Encouraging Companies to Cultivate Business Growth - Methodology for Taking Advantage of Cross-border M&A for Management” to be Held
Apr 1, 2019
Partial Revision of Ministerial Order as Basis for Calculating Imbalance Rates
Apr 1, 2019
Fourteenth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Mar 29, 2019
Guidance for Encouraging Japanese Companies to Address International Initiatives on Climate Change Formulated
Mar 29, 2019
Explanation of Offshore Wind Power Facility Standards for Maintenance and Management Released
Mar 29, 2019
JPO Status Report 2019 Released
Mar 29, 2019
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy
Mar 29, 2019
New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses Formulated
Mar 29, 2019
Preliminary Report of the 2018 Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises (Performance Results Based on the FY2017 Closing Accounts) Compiled
Mar 29, 2019
QR Code Payments Standard Determined
Mar 28, 2019
Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Distribution Policy Revised
Mar 28, 2019
The 155th Survey of SME Business Conditions (January-March 2019) Released
Mar 28, 2019
Information on Events and Efforts in March under the Premium Friday Initiative
Mar 27, 2019
METI Releases Results of the Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (October - December 2018)
Mar 26, 2019
METI and MEXT Report “The Coming Era of Mathematical Capitalism - How the Power of Mathematics Changes Our Future-”
Mar 26, 2019
The Government of Japan Offers Full Cooperation for the Asia-Pacific Water Summit in 2020
Mar 26, 2019
Results of the 2018 Basic Survey on the Information and Communications Industry
Mar 26, 2019
The Liaison Conference for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in the Manufacturing Industry Holds its First Meeting
Mar 25, 2019
Continuation of the Sale of Non-fossil Fuel Energy Certificates with Tracking Information in FY2019
Mar 25, 2019
METI and TSE to Hold an Event to Announce the 2019 Selected Competitive IT Strategy Companies and the Selected Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies
Mar 22, 2019
Winners of New Diversity Management Selection 100 and Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime in FY 2018
Mar 22, 2019
Announcement of the FY 2018 Nadeshiko Brands and Semi-Nadeshiko Brands
Mar 22, 2019
Release of the Regional Collective Trademark Guide Book 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Report on Unauthorized Computer Access and Progress of Access Control Feature Technology
Mar 20, 2019
METI to Launch Doorstep Delivery Service Conference
Mar 20, 2019
CITES Management Authorities of Japan and China Hold a Meeting
Mar 20, 2019
Release of the “Guidebook for Utilizing Trademark Learning from Case Examples”
Mar 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (March 2019)
Mar 19, 2019
Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Fees Concerning the Measurement Act
Mar 19, 2019
Interim Report of the Future Innovations Working Group Released
Mar 19, 2019
National Project Data Catalogue to be Accessible on METI Website
Mar 19, 2019
Cabinet Approves the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Act for Rationalized Use and Proper Management of Fluorocarbons
Mar 18, 2019
New Establishment of the JIS on the Consecutive Measurement of Cure Shrinkage for Curable Resins (Adhesives)
Mar 18, 2019
METI to Hold a Symposium on “Innovative Business Realized by Next-Generation Computing”
Mar 15, 2019
Cabinet Orders concerning the Act of Promoting Utilization of Sea Areas in Development of Power Generation Facilities Using Maritime Renewable Energy Resources Approved
Mar 15, 2019
Invitation for Public Comments on the Interim Report (Draft) by the Study Group on Security Assessment of Cloud Services
Mar 15, 2019
Promulgation of METI Public Notice concerning the “Specific Skills” Criteria for Foreign Residents Engaging in the Manufacturing Industry
Mar 14, 2019
METI to Hold a Symposium titled “Find Job in Local Area through Smartphone Apps”
Mar 13, 2019
Five Businesses Newly Obtained “Murasaki Certification,” the Highest Grade in the Omotenashi Standard Certification System
Mar 12, 2019
Formulation of a New Strategic Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells
Mar 12, 2019
METI Starts Accepting Provisional Registration of Cashless Settlement Businesses under the Point Reward Project for Consumers using Cashless Payment
Mar 11, 2019
Invitation for Public Comments on the Guidelines for Cyber-Physical Security Measures for Building Systems, First Edition (Draft)
Mar 8, 2019
Symposium to be Held on Working Style Reforms
Mar 8, 2019
JPO Opens Member Registration for “IP Base” Website
Mar 8, 2019
METI Revises the “Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”
Mar 8, 2019
Release of New Videos Showing the Current Status of Fukushima
Mar 8, 2019
Release of Brochure and Videos Explaining the Current Status of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Mar 7, 2019
Public Briefing on Results of Demonstration Research for Intersystem Coordination involving SME’s E-commerce and E-payment
Mar 6, 2019
Spoof Patrol: Demonstration plan under the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme approved for preventing unauthorized opening of internet bank accounts
Mar 6, 2019
Japan-Indonesia Government-Private Workshop on Clean Energy Technology to be Held
Mar 5, 2019
FY2017 PRTR Data Released
Mar 4, 2019
The 26th Asian Export Control Seminar Held
Mar 4, 2019
Results of the WEB Survey on Business Practices Causing Long Working Hours
Mar 4, 2019
Action Plan 2019 for the Consolidation of Security Measures for Credit Card Transactions Formulated
Mar 4, 2019
METI to hold “e-Sports” Seminar
Mar 4, 2019
MITOU KAIGI 2019 to be Held
Mar 3, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the Kingdom of Cambodia
Mar 1, 2019
Study Group for the Content Business Era Held
Mar 1, 2019
The Sixth IoT Lab Selection Event Held
Mar 1, 2019
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Patent Act
Mar 1, 2019
METI to Hold Debrief Meetings on Outcomes of Demonstration Projects involving “Future Classroom – Learning Innovation"
Mar 1, 2019
Seventh Ministerial Meeting for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership to be Held
Feb 28, 2019
Preliminary Report of the 2018 Census of Manufacture Compiled
Feb 28, 2019
Blockchain Hackathon 2019 Held
Feb 28, 2019
Joint Event to be held for the Commendation Ceremony of FY2018 New Diversity Management Selection 100 and Announcement of FY2018 Nadeshiko Brands
Feb 28, 2019
March 3rd is World Wildlife Day
Feb 27, 2019
FY2018 Global Coordinators Conference Held Under the Framework of the Global Network Council Japan
Feb 27, 2019
METI Formulates Guidance for Integrated Corporate Disclosure Concerning Industrial and Product Safety
Feb 25, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Attends “Regional Business Conference in Ibaraki”
Feb 22, 2019
METI and MAFF to Fortify their Collaboration for Promoting Export of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods
Feb 21, 2019
37 Enterprises Selected under the 2019 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program
Feb 21, 2019
Announcement of Organizations Recognized under the 2019 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Feb 21, 2019
Information on Events and Efforts in February under the Premium Friday Initiative
Feb 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (February 2019)
Feb 19, 2019
Symposium on Human Resource Development Toward Utilization of Nursing Care Robots to be Held
Feb 19, 2019
Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) Program with Viet Nam to be Expanded
Feb 18, 2019
METI to Hold a Symposium on Quantum Computing Technologies
Feb 18, 2019
IOSCO Final Report on Commodity Storage and Delivery Infrastructures: Good or Sound Practices
Feb 15, 2019
METI Revises the Plan for the Development of Marine Energy and Mineral Resources
Feb 15, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Visits Washington, D.C., the United States
Feb 15, 2019
Japan-Vietnam Government-Private Workshop on Clean Energy Technology to be Held
Feb 15, 2019
METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with WIPO Director General Gurry
Feb 14, 2019
Official Logo and Symbolic Mark for the Japan Pavilion of the Expo 2020 Dubai Determined
Feb 14, 2019
Twenty-fifth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Feb 14, 2019
Winners of the Fifth National Championship of Business Startup Schools Determined
Feb 14, 2019
METI to Launch Subcommittee on Electricity Resilience towards a Decarbonized Society
Feb 14, 2019
METI State Minister Seki Visits the Republic of South Africa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Madagascar
Feb 12, 2019
First Japan-Indonesia Automotive Dialogue Held
Feb 8, 2019
The Cabinet Approves the Bill for the Act on Special Measures Necessary for Preparing for and Managing the International Exposition in 2025
Feb 8, 2019
METI Holds Ad-hoc Meeting on Measures to Encourage SMEs to Accelerate Preparations for Addressing the New Consumption Tax System
Feb 8, 2019
Experiment of Information Sharing System Using Electronic Tags to be Conducted
Feb 8, 2019
Thirteenth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Feb 7, 2019
Fukushima Mirai Business Networking Event to be Held
Feb 6, 2019
METI to Start a Call for Promotion Plan Proposals that incorporate “Branded Content”
Feb 6, 2019
Development of an International Standard for ECHONET Lite Application Communication Interface (AIF) Specifications to Start
Feb 6, 2019
METI to Hold a Symposium on Climate Change Mitigation
Feb 4, 2019
Announcement of the Winners of the 8th Innovation Net Award 2019
Feb 1, 2019
Carbon Recycling Promotion Office to be Established at ANRE
Feb 1, 2019
Winner of the METI Minister’s Award for Corporate Governance of the Year 2018 Determined
Feb 1, 2019
METI to Call for Case Examples of Leading International Businesses Contributing to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth
Feb 1, 2019
METI Selects Winners of the Wall Newspaper Contest on “Our Daily Lives and Energy”
Jan 31, 2019
Grand Prix Winner of the Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2019 Selected
Jan 31, 2019
Implementation Policy for the 2019 Telework Days Campaign Released
Jan 31, 2019
Release of IAEA Final Report on Fourth Review of Fukushima Decommissioning
Jan 31, 2019
“2019 Health and Productivity Management Award Event” to be Held
Jan 30, 2019
Announcement: Schedule of Explanatory Meetings on the New System for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry
Jan 29, 2019
Enterprises Participating in the HIYAKU Next Enterprise Program Determined
Jan 28, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits Switzerland
Jan 28, 2019
METI Grants First Approval to Fukuoka City’s Plan for Managing and Supporting Business Startup Activities by Foreign Entrepreneurs
Jan 25, 2019
Future Innovations Working Group to be Launched
Jan 25, 2019
Minister Seko Hosts Informal Meeting of Ministers on WTO E-commerce Initiative
Jan 25, 2019
Results released of Regional Economic and Industrial Research (October-December 2018)
Jan 25, 2019
Fifth EU-Japan Working Group on Corporate Social Responsibility Held
Jan 25, 2019
METI to Conduct Drone Demonstration Test for Plant Safety
Jan 24, 2019
7th Meeting of the Japan-China Joint IP Working Group and 2nd Japan-China Joint IP Seminar Held
Jan 24, 2019
Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises
Jan 24, 2019
Fifth National Championship of Business Startup Schools to be Held
Jan 24, 2019
We Are Genki Hokkaido: METI to Accelerate Implementation of Project for Supporting Hokkaido
Jan 24, 2019
Information on Events and Efforts in January under the Premium Friday Initiative
Jan 23, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the Russian Federation
Jan 23, 2019
Event Titled “Seminar on Global Top Management: Effort for Encouraging Regional Companies to Enter Global Markets” to be Held
Jan 23, 2019
Third Fukushima Innovation Coast Framework Symposium to be Held
Jan 22, 2019
State Minister Isozaki Attends the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019
Jan 22, 2019
Credit Issued in a Project under the Joint Crediting Mechanism (JCM) with Lao PDR
Jan 21, 2019
METI Holds Explanatory Meeting on the New System for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry
Jan 21, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2019)
Jan 18, 2019
Clean Ocean Material Alliance Established
Jan 18, 2019
Second Satellite Data Analysis Contest “Tellus Satellite Challenge” to be Held
Jan 18, 2019
METI Designates February 2019 as “Smart Mobility Promotion Month”
Jan 18, 2019
METI to Hold “Regional Business Conference in Ibaraki”
Jan 17, 2019
METI Revises Requirements under the Omotenashi Standard Certification System
Jan 17, 2019
Health is Wealth: METI and the Ministry of Economy and Industry of Israel Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation in the Field of Digital Health
Jan 17, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the United Arab Emirates and the State of Israel
Jan 17, 2019
Third Round of Certification Issued for the Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Jan 16, 2019
Oral Healthcare Seminar 2019 to be Held
Jan 16, 2019
METI to Hold Japan Healthcare Business Contest 2019
Jan 16, 2019
Expansion of the Patent Prosecution Highway between Japan and Brazil
Jan 15, 2019
Guidelines for Proper Gas Trade Revised
Jan 15, 2019
METI State Minister Isozaki Signed Agreement with The Boeing Company on Cooperation in Aircraft Technology
Jan 15, 2019
Seminar to be Held for Improvement of Working Conditions and Reducing Overtime Work through Cooperation between Consignors and Transportation Businesses
Jan 15, 2019
Aggregated Results of the FY2017 Calculated Amount of Leaked Fluorocarbons under the System for Reporting and Publicizing the Calculated Amount of Leaked Fluorocarbons
Jan 15, 2019
Workshop Titled “Front Line of Companies in the Kansai Region” to be Held in Tokyo
Jan 15, 2019
Standard Specifications Adopted for Digital Shopping Receipts