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Jan 15, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Alok Sharma, COP26 President (United Kingdom) via Video Conference
Jan 7, 2021
TDK Corporation Selected as Winner of the METI Minister’s Award for Corporate Governance of the Year 2020
Jan 6, 2021
“Project for Research and Analyses Concerning Future Potential for Virtual Spaces and Challenges therein” to Start
Jan 4, 2021
Numerical Limit to Japan-Brazil PPH Requests to be Relaxed
Jan 4, 2021
Services Launched for System for Filing Requests for Subsidies Called “jGrants 2.0”
Dec 28, 2020
“DX Report 2 (Interim Report)” Compiled as Interim Report by Study Group for Acceleration of Digital Transformation
Dec 25, 2020
First Meeting of Taskforce on Preparation of the Environment for Transition Finance to be Held
Dec 25, 2020
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Compiled (July-September in 2020)
Dec 25, 2020
Case Examples of Companies Successfully Introducing Service Robots During Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Dec 25, 2020
“Green Growth Strategy towards 2050 Carbon Neutrality” Formulated
Dec 24, 2020
Second Selection of Applicants for the J-Innovation Hub Initiative
Dec 24, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in October 2020 Compiled
Dec 24, 2020
State Minister Ejima Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment of Poland
Dec 24, 2020
Call for Public Comments toward Formulation of Draft Guidelines for Secure Working Conditions for Freelancers
Dec 24, 2020
New Website Listing Free Digital Skills Online Courses
Dec 23, 2020
Recommendations by the “Study Group on the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy in the 2020s” Compiled
Dec 23, 2020
Second Round of List of Attractive Regional “Companies Continuing to Recruit New Graduates” Announced
Dec 23, 2020
Call to Open for Public Comments on Draft Collection of Successful Case Examples as Appendix to Guidelines on Approaches to Hybrid Virtual Shareholder Meetings
Dec 23, 2020
Maldives Exclusive Investment Webinar Held
Dec 22, 2020
Carbon fiber products transferred to unauthorized third parties
Dec 21, 2020
The 14th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum Held (Summary of the Results)
Dec 21, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (December 2020)
Dec 21, 2020
Certificates of Gratitude Granted to Companies and Associations that Contributed to Increase in Production of Medical Supplies
Dec 21, 2020
Services of COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT) Become Available to Overseas Travelers with Purpose Other than Business Travel
Dec 18, 2020
Alerts to Company Executives to be Issued to Encourage them to Enhance Cybersecurity Efforts in Light of Situations of Recent Cyberattacks
Dec 18, 2020
JPO Announces New Web-Based Application “Smooth Document Preparer” - Supporting Users in Preparation of Applications and Other Documents
Dec 18, 2020
The Eight Japan-Russia Meeting on Cooperation of Small and Medium Enterprises Held
Dec 17, 2020
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Munekiyo Attends Second ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting
Dec 16, 2020
Request for Smoother Financing to SMEs and Small Enterprises Made
Dec 16, 2020
Fifth Ministerial Meeting on “Saudi-Japan Vision 2030” Held
Dec 15, 2020
WTO Joint Statement Initiative on E-Commerce: Co-conveners’ Update Released
Dec 14, 2020
First Poster Contest of Safety Support Cars for Elementary-School Students Across Japan to be Held
Dec 14, 2020
Final Results of Second Japan Automotive AI Challenge Announced
Dec 14, 2020
Winner of JPO Commissioner’s Awards Determined under FY2020 Patent Contest and Design Patent Contest
Dec 14, 2020
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Sardor Umurzakov, Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Dec 11, 2020
Test Operation of Remote Controlled Driverless Autonomous Driving Mobility Services to Start
Dec 11, 2020
The 162nd Survey of SME Business Conditions (October-December 2020) Released
Dec 11, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for European Green Deal, European Commission
Dec 11, 2020
Japan Day to be held on December 11, 2021 as part of the new Schedule for Expo 2020 Dubai
Dec 11, 2020
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Fifth Wave of Sponsors and Donors (Three new sponsors and four new donors to offer their support)
Dec 9, 2020
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Munekiyo Attended the High-level Panel on Agile Governance (Teleconference)
Dec 8, 2020
PR Campaign for 2021 Economic Census for Business Activity to Start
Dec 7, 2020
Call for Information on R&D Involving Technologies for Computer-Access Control Functions
Dec 7, 2020
METI State Minister Nagasaka Participates in Online Council Meeting of Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)
Dec 4, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Indonesia
Dec 1, 2020
Japan and the State of Kuwait Agree to Start Joint Oil Storage Project
Dec 1, 2020
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Registration Approved at the 167th Session of the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Dec 1, 2020
The WTO Panel Came to a Decision that the Republic of Korea’s Measure for Extending Imposition of Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars Originating from Japan is Inconsistent with the WTO Agreement
Nov 27, 2020
Winners of the Fourth Infrastructure Maintenance Awards Decided
Nov 27, 2020
Winners of FY2020 Awards Program Promoting Informatization
Nov 27, 2020
Japan to Be France’s First Partner for Patent Prosecution Highway Program
Nov 27, 2020
Japan-Pakistan Government Business Joint Dialogue Monitoring Committee Meeting Held
Nov 26, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in September 2020 Compiled
Nov 24, 2020
ASEAN+3 Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM+3) and East Asia Summit Energy Ministers Meeting (EAS EMM) Held
Nov 24, 2020
Final Round of Presentations to be Held under the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2021 Program
Nov 24, 2020
METI State Minister Nagasaka Attends Ministerial Meeting of Ottawa Group via Video Conference
Nov 20, 2020
List of Attractive Regional “Companies Continuing to Recruit New Graduates” Announced
Nov 20, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (November 2020)
Nov 20, 2020
The Round Table for Infrastructure Systems Export Compiles Final Report
Nov 20, 2020
Travel Agencies to be Permitted to Make Reservations for Overseas Business Travelers at Medical Institutions through the COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT)
Nov 20, 2020
Successful Applicants Selected for the Program for Promoting Investment in Japan to Strengthen Supply Chains
Nov 19, 2020
General Meeting for Inauguration of Supply Chain Cybersecurity Consortium (SC3) Held
Nov 19, 2020
Report on Results of Discussions by Round Table Conference on Ideal Approaches to Export and Investment Insurance Compiled
Nov 18, 2020
FY2019 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Preliminary Report)
Nov 18, 2020
Questionnaire Survey for “Digital Transformation Stock Selection (DX Stock) 2021” Program to be Conducted
Nov 18, 2020
Prime Minister Suga Receives the ABAC 2020 Report to APEC Economic Leaders
Nov 17, 2020
FY2020 Green Logistics Partnership Conference to be Held
Nov 17, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama and METI State Minister Ejima Participate in APEC Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference
Nov 17, 2020
Guidelines and Collection of Case Examples Formulated to Make Petroleum and Chemical Plants Smarter by Taking Advantage of AI
Nov 15, 2020
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Signed
Nov 13, 2020
Mr. Kajiya Toshiyuki Receives Lord Kelvin Award from International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
Nov 13, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Receives Courtesy Call from Former Minister of Energy and Industry, State of Qatar
Nov 12, 2020
Winners of the Vibrant HABATAKU Small and Medium Enterprises 300 Program
Nov 11, 2020
Third Green Innovation Strategy Meeting Held
Nov 11, 2020
The 10th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical Materials Held
Nov 10, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Delivers Keynote Speech at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (ADIPEC)
Nov 10, 2020
Preparatory Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting to be Held
Nov 9, 2020
Award-Winning Machine Parts and Tooling Technology to be Showcased in Lobby of METI Main Building
Nov 9, 2020
Graphic Image Design Successfully Registered under the Design Act for the First Time in Japan
Nov 6, 2020
Outcomes of the 13th ASEAN-Japan Cybersecurity
Nov 6, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Attends Annual Meeting of EU-Japan Business Round Table
Nov 6, 2020
Japan Submits Request to List Eublepharidae and Salamandridae in CITES Appendix III
Nov 5, 2020
IoT Security Safety Framework (IoT-SSF) Formulated
Nov 5, 2020
Thirteenth Japan-China-ROK Trilateral Cultural Content Industry Forum Held and Joint Statement Issued
Nov 4, 2020
Webinar Titled “Businesses Contributing to Adaptation to Climate Change: With and Beyond SDGs - Creation of Business Opportunities Overseas through Contributions to Adaptation to Climate Change toward Achievement of SDGs -” to be Held
Nov 2, 2020
Two Building Designs and Two Interior Designs Successfully Registered under the Design Act for the First Time in Japan
Oct 30, 2020
Supply Chain Cybersecurity Consortium (SC3) to be Inaugurated
Oct 30, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT) to Additionally Start Provision of Services to Short-Term Overseas Business Travelers Having Returned to Japan
Oct 30, 2020
Survey Results of Factory Location Trends in the First Half of 2020 (Preliminary Report) (January-June)
Oct 29, 2020
The 33rd Tokyo International Film Festival to be Held
Oct 28, 2020
Demonstration Tests to be Held for Food Waste Reduction Taking Advantage of Electronic Tags (RFID)
Oct 28, 2020
METI State Minister Nagasaka Attends the Second Global Ministerial Conference on System Integration of Renewables
Oct 28, 2020
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Munekiyo Participates in OECD Ministerial Council Meeting via Video Conference
Oct 28, 2020
Briefing Session on the current status of Multi-nuclide removal equipment (ALPS) treated water at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Oct 27, 2020
Announcement of Winners of the Third Nihon Service Award
Oct 27, 2020
Launch of “STEAM Library” project
Oct 27, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in August 2020 Compiled
Oct 27, 2020
Ministerial Meeting on the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity (GFSEC) Held
Oct 27, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Attends WTO Informal Ministerial Gathering
Oct 26, 2020
The 3rd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan Held
Oct 23, 2020
Announcement of Winners of the FY2020 3Rs (Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle) Promotion Merit Awards
Oct 23, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Ms. Elizabeth Truss, Secretary of State for International Trade, United Kingdom
Oct 23, 2020
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Sato Attends APEC SME Ministerial Meeting via Video Conference
Oct 22, 2020
Winners of the METI Minister’s Award of the FY2020 Factory Greening Award Program
Oct 21, 2020
Minister Kajiyama Holds Telephone Conference with H.E. Mr. Maksim Reshetnikov, Russian Minister of Economic Development and Special Representative for Trade and Economic Cooperation with Japan of the Russian Federation
Oct 21, 2020
Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, State of Qatar
Oct 20, 2020
Study Group on Collaboration of Regional Areas and Sports Club Industry to be Inaugurated
Oct 20, 2020
Call for Applicants for Participating Companies in “Fukushima Mirai Business Networking Event 2020 in J-Village”
Oct 20, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (October 2020)
Oct 19, 2020
Call for Applicants for Ticket Sellers and for “Go To Event” Campaign
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
TCFD Summit 2020 Held
Oct 15, 2020
Tokyo “Beyond-Zero” Week Held
Oct 15, 2020
Second International Conference on Carbon Recycling 2020 Held
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