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Apr 14, 2021
Minister Kajiyama met with IAEA Director General Grossi
Apr 13, 2021
Opinion Exchange Held between METI and OECD/NEA Experts regarding ALPS Treated Water
Apr 13, 2021
Opinion Exchange Held between METI and UK Experts regarding ALPS Treated Water
Apr 13, 2021
Briefing Session on the Basic Policy of Handling of Multi-nuclide Removal Equipment (ALPS) Treated Water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
Apr 9, 2021
State Minister Ejima Signs MOC on Hydrogen with H.E. Suhail Mohamed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, UAE
Apr 8, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Attends the Global Technology Governance Summit
Apr 8, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds a Telephone Conference with H.E. Ms. Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Commerce of the United States
Apr 6, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with Minister Azmin Ali, Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry
Apr 6, 2021
Digital Certification from COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT) Will Become Available
Apr 6, 2021
Extension of Ban on Imports from and Exports to North Korea, Pursuant to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
Apr 5, 2021
Guidance for Integrated Corporate Disclosure Concerning Industrial and Product Safety Revised
Apr 2, 2021
METI Compiles a Collection of Knowledge Useful for Public Implementation and Future Directions Based on the Results and Challenges of the FY2020 Smart Mobility Challenge Project
Apr 2, 2021
Japan and Vietnam Sign MOC on Cooperative Measures against Counterfeit Goods
Apr 1, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Attends the G7 Trade Ministers’ Meeting (Video Conference)
Apr 1, 2021
Designation of Digital Platform Providers Subject to Specific Regulations Under the Act on Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms
Apr 1, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Attends IEA-COP26 Net Zero Summit (Video Conference)
Mar 31, 2021
Revision of "Guidance for Encouraging Japanese Companies to Address International Initiatives on Climate Change: - Supporting Companies Making Use of Renewable Energy in Japan under Scope 2 Guidance of the GHG Protocol -"
Mar 31, 2021
JPO Status Report 2021 Released
Mar 31, 2021
State Minister Ejima Attends 6th Annual Global Conference on Energy Efficiency
Mar 31, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with Dr. Fatih Birol, Executive Director of International Energy Agency (IEA), via Video Conference
Mar 30, 2021
The 163rd Survey of SME Business Conditions (January-March 2021) Released
Mar 30, 2021
FY 2019 Reports on Storage of Mercury or Mercury Compounds and Management of Mercury-Containing Recyclable Resources in accordance with the Mercury Pollution Prevention Act
Mar 30, 2021
Driverless Autonomous Driving Mobility Services to Start in Seaside Resort in Chatan Town, Okinawa Prefecture
Mar 30, 2021
Guidelines on Assessment of AI Reliability in the Field of Plant Safety Revised
Mar 29, 2021
Guidelines on Business Partnership Contracts with Startups Formulated
Mar 29, 2021
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in January 2021 Compiled
Mar 29, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice President of the European Commission for an Economy that Works for People via Video Conference
Mar 26, 2021
Draft Guidelines for Secure Working Conditions for Freelancers, Results of Call for Public Comments Released and Finalized Guidelines Compiled
Mar 26, 2021
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (October-December in 2020)
Mar 26, 2021
Preliminary Report of the 2020 Census of Manufacture Compiled
Mar 25, 2021
Commencement of the Patent Prosecution Highway Program between Japan and Morocco
Mar 25, 2021
EPA-Based Procedures for Exporting Specific Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products (GI Products) to be Simplified
Mar 24, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds a Teleconference with H.E. Jennifer M. Granholm, United States Secretary of Energy
Mar 23, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds a TV conference with H.E. Ambassador Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative
Mar 23, 2021
Minister Kajiyama met with IAEA Director General Grossi
Mar 22, 2021
Summit of Presidents and Heads of Universities and Other Institutes on Approaches to their Contributions to Achievement of Carbon Neutrality to be Held
Mar 22, 2021
Symposium on Japan-India Partnership in Industrial Competitiveness - Potential of India in Global Economy
Mar 22, 2021
Winners of New Diversity Management Selection 100 and Diversity Management Selection 100 Prime in FY2020
Mar 22, 2021
Announcement of the FY2020 Nadeshiko and Semi-Nadeshiko Brands
Mar 22, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (March 2021)
Mar 22, 2021
State Minister Nagasaka Attends Ministerial Meeting of Ottawa Group via Video Conference and Makes Proposal on “Trade and Climate Change”
Mar 19, 2021
Convening of World’s Largest-Class Technology Conference “Web Summit Tokyo” Decided
Mar 19, 2021
Decision to impose a provisional Anti-Dumping Duty on Dipotassium Carbonate Originating in the Republic of Korea
Mar 17, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Dan Tehan, Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Australia, via Video Conference
Mar 16, 2021
State Minister Nagasaka Attends First Meeting of Global Commission on People-Centered Clean Energy Transitions
Mar 16, 2021
The 4th JPO-DPIIT Review Meeting Held
Mar 15, 2021
Japan and India Exchange Progress Reports of Japan Industrial Townships in India
Mar 15, 2021
Japan - US Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Week for the Indo-Pacific Region in FY2020
Mar 12, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita, Minister of Industry, Indonesia
Mar 12, 2021
“The Basic Policies for the Project for the Green Innovation Fund” Formulated
Mar 12, 2021
“ Supply Chain Resilience Forum - For manufacturing and service industries in the time of uncertainty -” Held Online
Mar 11, 2021
Announcement of the Winners in the Ninth Robot Awards Program
Mar 10, 2021
Japan-Israel Economic and Innovation Policy Dialogue (EIPD) and Plenary Meeting of Japan-Israel Innovation Network (JIIN) held
Mar 9, 2021
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act on Promotion of Resource Circulation for Plastics
Mar 8, 2021
“Symposium on Social Acceptability” of Autonomous Driving Technology to be Held
Mar 5, 2021
Successful Autonomous Driving Technology Tests for Truck Platooning
Mar 5, 2021
New Body “Study Group on Automobile Policies for Carbon Neutrality” to be Inaugurated
Mar 5, 2021
New Municipality Joins the Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan (Higashihiroshima City)
Mar 4, 2021
Study Group for Encouraging Dialogue between Biotech Venture Businesses and Investors Compiles Guidebook on Information Disclosure
Mar 4, 2021
Report Compiled on the Status of the Occurrence of Acts of Unauthorized Computer Access and the Progress of Research and Development on Technology Relating to Access Control Features
Mar 4, 2021
Announcement of Organizations Selected under the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Outstanding Organizations Recognition Program
Mar 4, 2021
Forty-Eight Enterprises Selected under the 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection
Mar 4, 2021
International Energy Agency (IEA) Publishes Country Report on In-Depth Review
Mar 3, 2021
Report Compiled on New Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Water Heaters (Residential Heat Pump Water Heaters)
Mar 3, 2021
Report Compiled on Directions for Future Technical Cooperation on Overseas Industrial Human Resources
Mar 3, 2021
MITOU KAIGI 2021 to be Held by Video Conference
Mar 2, 2021
Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Patent Act and Other Acts
Mar 2, 2021
Webinar on Potential for Deployment of Open Source-Based Digital ID Platform to be Held
Mar 1, 2021
“Practical Guidebook on Data Provision for Fostering Human Resources of Experts in AI and Data Science” Formulated
Mar 1, 2021
“STEAM Library Ver.1” to be Released as Platform for Fostering Leading Players for Shaping Future Society
Mar 1, 2021
“Study Group on International Taxation in the Digital Economy” to be Inaugurated
Feb 25, 2021
Memorandum on Inauguration of Japan-Thailand Smart Industrial Safety Consortium Signed
Feb 25, 2021
Symposium to be Held as Part of the Project for Dissemination and Promotion of Safety Measures for Electric Wheelchairs and Other Apparatuses
Feb 25, 2021
State Minister Ejima Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Ihsan Abdul Jabbar, Minister of Oil, Iraq, via Video Conference
Feb 25, 2021
Preliminary determination of Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation of Dipotassium Carbonate Originating in the Republic of Korea
Feb 24, 2021
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in December 2020 Compiled
Feb 24, 2021
New Body “Study Group on Sustainability of Textile Industry” to be Inaugurated
Feb 22, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (February 2021)
Feb 22, 2021
Applications Process Launches for Subsidies under Subsidy Project for Japan Content Localization and Distribution Live Entertainment as Event-related Support Measure in Response to Declaration of State of Emergency
Feb 19, 2021
Call for Public Comments on the Draft Report Titled “Governance Innovation ver.2: A Guide to Designing and Implementing Agile Governance” Opens
Feb 19, 2021
Publication of Submission Guidance, etc. on Applications for Subsidies under the Subsidy Project of the Japan Content Localization and Distribution Live Entertainment as Event-related Support Measure in Response to Declaration of State of Emergency
Feb 19, 2021
The 19th Vice-Minister-Level Regular Consultation Held between METI and BMWi
Feb 19, 2021
New Body “Committee on the Green Innovation Project” under Industrial Structure Council to be Inaugurated and First Meeting to be Held
Feb 18, 2021
Launching of Platform “J-Bridge” to Encourage Japanese Companies to Advance Open Innovation with Asia-based Startups and Other Businesses and Start of Member Registration
Feb 16, 2021
Report on New Energy Efficiency Standards for Television Sets Compiled
Feb 15, 2021
Goniurosaurus and Echinotriton Listed in CITES Appendix III
Feb 12, 2021
Winners of FY2020 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards
Feb 10, 2021
Grand Award Winner and Other Award Winners of Nationwide General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands Determined
Feb 10, 2021
State Minister Nagasaka Holds Meeting with Mr. Menezes, Secretary of Telecommunications, Federative Republic of Brazil
Feb 8, 2021
Participants Selected for Dispatch to Silicon Valley under the Start Next Innovator 2020 Program
Feb 5, 2021
Cabinet decision on the Bill for Partially Amending the Industrial Competitiveness Enhancement Act and other related acts
Feb 5, 2021
State Minister Nagasaka Holds Video Conference with H.E. Ms. Mona Keijzer, State Secretary for Economic Affairs and Climate Policy, Netherlands
Feb 4, 2021
Study Group on Creation of Digital Industry to be Inaugurated
Feb 3, 2021
2nd CEFIA Government-Private Forum Held
Feb 3, 2021
“Collection of Successful Case Examples as Appendix to Guidelines on Approaches to Hybrid Virtual Shareholder Meetings” Formulated
Feb 2, 2021
Bio-Industry Subcommittee’s Report, ‘Fifth Industrial Revolution’ Cultivated with Biotechnology, Compiled
Feb 1, 2021
Grand Prix Winners of the Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2021 Selected
Jan 29, 2021
Announcement of Actions on Dramatic Price Surge in Wholesale Electricity Market
Jan 29, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Attends WTO Informal Ministerial Meeting
Jan 27, 2021
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in November 2020 Compiled
Jan 26, 2021
Cabinet Decisions Made on Two Cabinet Orders for the Act on Improving Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms
Jan 26, 2021
Series of Meetings on FY2020 Platform for Distributed Energy Systems to be Held
Jan 26, 2021
Announcement to Consumers under Contract of “Market-Price-Linked” Electricity Rate Plans
Jan 25, 2021
2nd CEFIA Government-Private Forum to be Held
Jan 20, 2021
Demonstration Tests to be Held for Food Waste Reduction Taking Advantage of Electronic Tags (RFID)
Jan 20, 2021
Development of Examination Environment for AI-related Inventions Starts
Jan 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2021)
Jan 19, 2021
“Disclosure and Engagement Guidance to Accelerate Sustainable Finance for a Circular Economy” Compiled
Jan 19, 2021
FY2020 Study Group on Ideal Approaches to Assessment of Environmental Impacts for Appropriate Introduction of Renewable Energy to Hold its First Meeting
Jan 19, 2021
State Minister Ejima Attends Eleventh Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly
Jan 19, 2021
Background regarding the UK scenarios referenced in "Green Growth Strategy towards 2050 Carbon Neutrality" addressed by British Embassy Tokyo
Jan 18, 2021
“FAQ on Companies’ Integral Disclosure of Business Reports, etc. and Securities Reports” Compiled
Jan 15, 2021
Call for Public Comments on “AI Governance in Japan Ver. 1.0 (Interim Report by Expert Group on Architecture for AI Principles to be Practiced) Opens
Jan 15, 2021
Announcement of Actions on Price Surge in Wholesale Electricity Market
Jan 15, 2021
Council on Measures for Supply Chains in the Aircraft Industry Holds Meeting
Jan 15, 2021
Closing Date for Filing Requests for Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses and Subsidy Program for Supporting Business Rent to be Extended to February 15, 2021
Jan 15, 2021
New Designation of Nagoya Sekku Kazari as Traditional Craft under the Act on the Promotion of Traditional Craft Industries
Jan 15, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Alok Sharma, COP26 President (United Kingdom) via Video Conference
Jan 14, 2021
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