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Jun 18, 2021
"Green Growth Strategy through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050" Formulated
Jun 18, 2021
Decision to Impose a Definitive Anti-Dumping Duty on Dipotassium Carbonate Originating in the Republic of Korea
Jun 14, 2021
Initiation of an Anti-Dumping Duty Investigation of Hot-dipped galvanized steel wire Originating in the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of Korea
Jun 11, 2021
Japan Requests Consultations with China under the WTO Agreement Regarding China's Measure Imposing Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Products Originating from Japan
Jun 9, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. GAN Kim Yong, Singaporean Minister for Trade and Industry
Jun 4, 2021
The First Asia CCUS Network Forum to be Held
Jun 3, 2021
Inauguration of a Study Group on Disclosure Policies for Non-financial Information
Jun 2, 2021
Announcement of the Winners of the 10th Innovation Net Award 2021
May 28, 2021
Inauguration of a Study Group on Dialogues that Contribute to Long-term Corporate Management and Investment for Creation of Sustainable Corporate Value
May 28, 2021
Super Creators Certified under the MITOU Program (Exploratory IT Human Resources Project)!
May 28, 2021
Minister Kajiyama announced the Asia Energy Transition Initiative (AETI)
May 28, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Attends the G7 Trade Ministers' Meeting (Video Conference)
May 26, 2021
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Electric Water Heaters (Heat Pump Water Heaters for Home Use) Formulated
May 26, 2021
State Minister Ejima Attends the 21st Council of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
May 26, 2021
State Minister Nagasaka Attends Ministerial Meeting of Ottawa Group via Video Conference
May 25, 2021
State Minister Ejima Holds Video Conference with H.E. Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the United Arab Emirates
May 25, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Damien O'Connor, Minister for Trade and Export Growth, New Zealand
May 21, 2021
Revisions to "Practical Guidelines for Holding Virtual Cooperative General Meetings and Board of Directors Meetings"
May 21, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Attends Video Conference with Mr. Supattanapong Punmeechaow, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy, Thailand
May 20, 2021
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2021)
May 20, 2021
Call for Applicants for the Ninth Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Awards
May 14, 2021
New Energy Efficiency Standards for Television Sets Formulated
May 13, 2021
State Minister Ejima Attends "High-Level Discussion on The Role of Critical Minerals in Clean Energy Transitions"
May 12, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Kwasi Kwarteng, the UK's Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
May 11, 2021
Examining Efforts in the Housing and Building Sectors toward Achieving Carbon Neutrality
May 11, 2021
Call for Applicants for the Young Professionals Japan Program
May 10, 2021
Evaluation Summaries for the 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection Program Published
May 10, 2021
Nationwide Local Government Drone Summit Will Be Held
May 7, 2021
Informational Meeting toward Promoting Cooperation on the Container Shortage Problem Held
May 7, 2021
"Basic Guidelines on Climate Transition Finance" Announced
May 6, 2021
“ASEAN-Japan Business Week - toward Innovative and Sustainable Growth -“ to be held
Apr 30, 2021
Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Sato Attends the G7 Digital and Technology Ministers' Meeting (Online Conference)
Apr 30, 2021
Report Compiled on Enhancing Fairness at Film Production Worksites
Apr 30, 2021
8th Meeting of the Japan-China Joint IP Working Group Held
Apr 28, 2021
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in February 2021 Compiled
Apr 28, 2021
Assistance for Initiatives to Create Femtech-driven Systems to Support the Health and Continued Employment of Working Women
Apr 27, 2021
International Standardization of a Guideline for Evaluating the Contribution of Fine Bubble Technology to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Apr 27, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Attends the Australia-India-Japan Economic Ministers' Meeting
Apr 26, 2021
"Encouraging Japanese and Foreign Employees to Think about Miscommunication in Workplaces" Educational Videos Created, along with a Learning Handbook
Apr 26, 2021
Industry, Academia and Government Collaborate to Formulate Cosmetics Industry Vision in Japan
Apr 23, 2021
2021 White Papers on Small and Medium Enterprises and Small Enterprises Released
Apr 23, 2021
Four Institutes in India Certified as Members of the Japan-India Institutes for Manufacturing (JIMs)
Apr 21, 2021
Collection of Use Case Examples Compiled Regarding Management Methods for Utilizing Open Source Software and Ensuring Its Security
Apr 21, 2021
"Market Formation Potential Index Ver. 1.0" Developed
Apr 21, 2021
Information Sharing Meeting toward Promoting Cooperation on the Container Shortage Problem to Be Held among Stakeholders
Apr 20, 2021
Revision of the Collection of Use Case Examples of Drones at Plants
Apr 20, 2021
Minister Kajiyama Holds meeting with COP26 President Sharma (United Kingdom)
Apr 19, 2021
New Energy Efficiency Standards Formulated for Magnetic Disk Units, Gas Water Heaters, and Oil Water Heaters
Apr 16, 2021
Announcement of the Four Winning Regions in the Sixth Selection of the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project
Apr 16, 2021
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on the Evaluation of Chemical Substances and Regulation of Their Manufacture, Etc.
Apr 14, 2021
Revision of the Collection of Use Case Examples of Drones at Plants
Apr 14, 2021
Minister Kajiyama met with IAEA Director General Grossi
Apr 13, 2021
Formulation of Basic Concepts for the Japan Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
Apr 13, 2021
FY2019 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)
Apr 13, 2021
Change to the Definition of ALPS Treated Water at TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
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
The World's First Manga Explaining AI/IoT Examination Guidelines
Apr 5, 2021
Guidance for Integrated Corporate Disclosure Concerning Industrial and Product Safety Revised
Apr 2, 2021
Examining Efforts in the Housing and Building Sectors toward Achieving Carbon Neutrality
Apr 2, 2021
Details of Efforts by Digital Transformation Certified Companies, and Logo for Certified Companies Released
Apr 2, 2021
"Advanced Logistics Human Resources Symposium" to be Held
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
Cyber/Physical Security Guidelines for the Safety and Security of Smart Homes Formulated
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
Survey Results of Factory Location Trends in 2020 (Preliminary Report) (January-December)
Mar 31, 2021
Guidelines Regarding Requirements for Explosion-Proof Drones Compiled
Mar 31, 2021
Preliminary Report of 2020 Basic Survey of Japanese Business Structure and Activities Compiled Based on actual FY2019 results
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
Preliminary Report of the 2020 Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises (Performance Results Based on the FY2019 Closing Accounts) Compiled
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
"Report on Revision of the Label Display Program for Retailers (Water Heaters and Television Sets)" Compiled
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