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December 2016

February 16 (Japanese release dates below)

December 26 Call for Evidence and Information Concerning an Interim Summary of the Long-term Climate Change Policy Platform

January 13 (Japanese release dates below)

December 26 The Working Group for the Standardization of Credit Card Data Compiled a Report

January 12 (Japanese release dates below)

December 26 Call for Evidence and Information Concerning an Interim Reports Compiled by the Long-term Global Warming Countermeasures Platform

January 11 (Japanese release dates below)

December 22 Replacement of a Gas Valve with an Air Vent Port Installed by Tokyo Gas Corporation Ltd.

January 10 (Japanese release dates below)

December 26 METI Developed and Released Rules for Information Utilization and Collaboration and Held a Matching Event among Communities and Businesses under the Framework of the Omotenashi Platform Project

January 6 (Japanese release dates below)

December 28 METI Accepted Notifications of Last Resort Service Provisions Filed by General Gas Utilities
December 28 A Handbook for Demand Response (Negawatt Trading) Prepared

January 5 (Japanese release dates below)

December 27 ANRE Accepted Notifications of Provisions of Wholesale and Supply Services of Renewable Energy Electricity Filed by General Electricity Transmission/Distribution Businesses
December 27 Bimonthly PR Magazine “METI Journal” to Shift to Daily Journal

January 4 (Japanese release dates below)

December 27 Steel Demand Prospects for the Fourth Quarter of FY 2016 (January-March 2017)
December 26 Businesses Adopted to Introduce and Demonstrate a Common Settlement System for Sector-based Introduction of IC Transactions Among Sellers and Other Entities
December 22 An IPCC Symposium to be Held: Global Warming Countermeasures - IPCC Activities during the Sixth Assessment Cycle and Future Efforts-

December 28 (Japanese release dates below)

December 20 Japan’s First Certification of a Business under the APEC CBPR System

December 27 (Japanese release dates below)

December 19 The Study Group on Working Styles Not Bound by Traditional Employment Relationships Held Its Second Meeting

December 22 (Japanese release dates below)

December 19 JPO-ROSPATENT Cooperation to be Advanced in the Field of Industrial Property
December 5 METI State Minister Takagi Visited Austria and Switzerland
December 2 Outline of the World Robot Summit and Its Challenges Decided

December 21 (Japanese release dates below)

December 21 Japan Requests Consultations with the Government of India Under The WTO Agreement Regarding the Government of India’s Measures Imposing Safeguard Measures on Steel Products and Minimum Import Price on Iron and Steel Products
December 15 The EGC and the NCAC Concluded an Agreement for Consumer Protection

December 20 (Japanese release dates below)

December 12 Further Advancement to be Achieved in JPO-KIPO-SIPO Cooperation in the IP Field

December 19 (Japanese release dates below)

December 13 The 146th Survey of SME Business Conditions (October-December 2016) is Released
December 12 Implementation Policy and Logo for the Premium Friday Campaign Decided

December 16 (Japanese release dates below)

December 12 From Japan to the Rest of the World!: Cultivating Sales Channels to Overseas Countries Utilizing Japan’s Agriculture-Commerce-Industry Collaboration
December 12 CITES Appendices to be Amended

December 15 (Japanese release dates below)

December 12 IoT Acceleration Lab Will Hold an Event Titled the “Fourth IoT Lab Connection” for Theme-Based Project Organization and Business Collaboration among Companies
December 9 FY2015 Amounts of Fluorocarbons Packed in and Recovered from Commercial Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Units Pursuant to the Revised Fluorocarbons Recovery and Destruction Law
December 8 The Second Meeting of the Working-Level Meeting for Japan-China Cooperation in the Service Industry Held in Minamiaso

December 13 (Japanese release dates below)

December 9 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Explosives Control Act
December 7 Assessment Policy for Written Applications Filed by Gas Utility Businesses for Approval under the General Provisions for Transportation Services Compiled

December 9 (Japanese release dates below)

December 6 Supporters for the Japan Pavilion in the Astana EXPO 2017 Newly Designated

December 8 (Japanese release dates below)

December 5 Business Succession Guidelines Formulated
December 1 METI and JPO to Start the FY2016 Anti-Counterfeiting Campaign

December 7 (Japanese release dates below)

December 2 Study Group for Japan International Exposition 2025 to be Established

December 5 (Japanese release dates below)

December 2 Sixteenth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
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