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Mar 24, 2020
Easy-to-Understand Video Clip Produced Explaining Measures for Addressing Novel Coronavirus Disease
Mar 23, 2020
Examples of Design-Driven Management in Leading Companies Compiled
Mar 23, 2020
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Fourth Wave of Sponsors and Donors (Nine new sponsors and two new donors to offer their support)
Mar 19, 2020
Video Clip on How to Wash Fabric Face Masks Produced
Mar 19, 2020
Japan Requests the Establishment of a Panel under the WTO Agreement Regarding India’s Measures Concerning Tariff Increase on ICT Products
Mar 12, 2020
Information on Teleworking-related Measures as Responses to Government Measures against Novel Coronavirus Disease to be Conveyed
Mar 11, 2020
SME Financial Consultation Counter to Open as a Measure Supporting SMEs and Small Enterprises Affected by Novel Coronavirus Disease
Mar 11, 2020
Program for Remote Health Consultation Services to Start
Mar 11, 2020
The Eighth Japan-Korea Export Control Policy Dialogue
Mar 10, 2020
METI to Request Ordering Companies to Take Appropriate Care in Trading with Individual Business Operators and Freelancers Affected by Novel Coronavirus Disease
Mar 10, 2020
METI to Request Main Subcontracting Companies to Further Take Appropriate Care in Trading with their Subcontractors Affected by Novel Coronavirus Disease
Mar 10, 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
Mar 9, 2020
Publish Information on Free-of-Charge and discounted Support Services Provided by Private Companies as Responses to Novel Coronavirus Disease with Standardized Open Data
Mar 9, 2020
Opening Ceremony of Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) Held with Prime Minister Abe and METI Minister Kajiyama
Mar 6, 2020
Types of Used Vehicles Subject to the Subsidies for Safety Support Cars Determined
Mar 6, 2020
Announcement on the Eighth Japan-Korea Export Control Policy Dialogue
Mar 5, 2020
Deregulatory Measures in Import and Export Procedures as a Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Mar 3, 2020
Twentieth Meeting of Committee on Planning of the Corporate Reporting Lab Held
Mar 3, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act for Partial Revision of the Installment Sales Act
Mar 2, 2020
Forty Enterprises Selected under the 2020 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program
Mar 2, 2020
Announcement of Organizations Recognized under the 2020 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Feb 28, 2020
Preliminary Report of the 2019 Census of Manufacture Compiled
Feb 28, 2020
Third Japan-U.K. Industrial Policy Dialogue Held
Feb 28, 2020
Measure for Supporting SMEs Affected by Novel Coronavirus to be Taken (Designation of Areas Subject to No.4 Safety Nets for Financing Guarantee)
Feb 27, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with IAEA Director General Grossi
Feb 25, 2020
METI to Hold the Monodzukuri Exhibition (Manufacturing Exhibition)
Feb 25, 2020
METI State Minister Matsumoto Attends the National Assembly of Young Entrepreneurs Group of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry Held in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, and Visits an Exhibition of Regional Specialties in which All Exhibitors Employed Cashless Payment Systems
Feb 25, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Electricity Business Act and Other Acts for Establishing Resilient and Sustainable Electricity Supply Systems
Feb 21, 2020
JPO Strengthens Cooperative Activities in IP Fields to Help Achieve Sustainable Economic Growth in African Countries
Feb 21, 2020
The Third Meeting on Japan-India Civil Nuclear Cooperation Held
Feb 21, 2020
Announcement on the Eighth Japan-Korea Export Control Policy Dialogue
Feb 20, 2020
Automobile Industry Council for Studying Countermeasures against the Novel Coronavirus to be Launched
Feb 20, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (February 2020)
Feb 19, 2020
The 27th Asian Export Control Seminar Held
Feb 19, 2020
JPO Facilitates the Spread of Green Technologies in the World
Feb 19, 2020
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with WIPO Director General Gurry
Feb 18, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act on Improvement of Transparency and Fairness in Trading on Specified Digital Platforms
Feb 18, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information Communication Technologies
Feb 17, 2020
Symposium on Diversity Management to be Held
Feb 17, 2020
“2020 Health and Productivity Management Award Event” to be Held
Feb 14, 2020
Expert Committee for Quantitative Assessment of Energy Resilience Holds its First Meeting
Feb 14, 2020
Relaxation of Import and Export Procedures and other Treatment as Responses to the Novel Coronavirus Epidemic
Feb 14, 2020
METI to Request Main Subcontracting Companies to Take Appropriate Care in Trading with their Subcontractors Affected by Novel Coronavirus
Feb 14, 2020
FY2018 Reports on Storage of Mercury, etc. and Management of Mercury-Containing Recyclable Resources based on the Mercury Pollution Prevention Act
Feb 14, 2020
Council on Electricity Cybersecurity Measures Holds its First Meeting
Feb 13, 2020
World’s Largest-Class Hydrogen Producing Base Using Renewable Energy to Start in Namie Town, Fukushima Prefecture
Feb 12, 2020
Mr. Dean Fujioka to Serve as Ambassador to the World Robot Summit 2020
Feb 12, 2020
Memorandum of Cooperation on Product Safety Concluded between METI and TISI, Thailand
Feb 10, 2020
METI State Minister Matsumoto Visits the Republic of South Africa, the Republic of Kenya, the Republic of Djibouti and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Feb 10, 2020
The Subcommittee on Handling of the ALPS Treated Water Report published
Feb 7, 2020
METI Requests that Governmental Financial Institutions and Other Organizations Consider Supporting Businesses to Address Expanding Infection of Novel Coronavirus
Feb 5, 2020
Call for Applicants for the Mission Innovation Champions Program
Feb 4, 2020
Memorandum of Cooperation on Strengthening Energy and Infrastructure Finance and Market Building Cooperation Concluded between Japan and the United States
Feb 4, 2020
Questionnaire Survey toward New Program “Digital Transformation Stock Selection (DX Stock) 2020” to be Conducted
Feb 4, 2020
Survey of Factory Location Trends in the First Half of 2019 (Preliminary Report) (January-June)
Feb 3, 2020
“Hama Tech Channel” – New Portal Expresses the Hopes and Dreams of Fukushima Businesses and Residents
Feb 3, 2020
First Steps in Asia DX Program – Meet Ups with Upcoming Indonesian Companies
Feb 3, 2020
Important Notice for Trade License Applicants in Kanto Area
Feb 3, 2020
Briefing Session on the current status of Multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS) treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Jan 31, 2020
Two Standardization Project Themes Determined as New Standardization Projects to be Developed by Taking Advantage of the “Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets”
Jan 30, 2020
Sushiro Global Holdings Ltd. Determined as Business to Open Restaurant at the Japan Pavilion of the Expo 2020 Dubai
Jan 30, 2020
Preliminary Report of 2019 Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities Compiled
Jan 30, 2020
Study Group on Security Assessment of Cloud Services Compiles its Discussion Results into Report
Jan 30, 2020
Shiseido Company, Limited Selected as Winner of the METI Minister’s Award for the Corporate Governance of the Year 2019
Jan 29, 2020
Consultation Counters to Open as Measure for Supporting SMEs and Small Enterprises in Addressing Novel Coronavirus
Jan 29, 2020
Business Restructuring Study Group to be Inaugurated
Jan 29, 2020
METI State Minister Makihara Visits Switzerland and France
Jan 29, 2020
Japan-Thailand Symposium on Smart Industrial Safety 2020 to be Held
Jan 27, 2020
Grand Prix Winners of the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2020 Selected
Jan 27, 2020
Trial to Reduce Plastic Checkout Bags at Internal Government Stores starts
Jan 27, 2020
"10 Recommendations for Eco-Driving" Revised
Jan 24, 2020
Ministerial Meeting on WTO Negotiations on Electronic Commerce under Osaka Track Process
Jan 23, 2020
Results of the Regional Economic and Industrial Research (October-December 2019) Compiled
Jan 22, 2020
Pre-Demonstration Tests for a Small-sized Bus with an Autonomous Driving System to be Conducted in Advance of Scheduled Demonstration Tests for Mid-sized Buses with Autonomous Driving Systems
Jan 22, 2020
Project for Demonstration Drone Flight Tests inside Facilities of Petrochemical Plant to be Conducted
Jan 22, 2020
20 Final Participants Confirmed for Dispatch to Silicon Valley under the Start Next Innovator 2019 Program
Jan 21, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy
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
METI State Minister Makihara Visits the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the State of Kuwait and the State of Qatar
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