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August 2017

September 15 (Japanese release dates below)

August 7 METI to Establish a New Program for Certifying Courses on IT-Skill Training to Meet the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

September 6 (Japanese release dates below)

August 31 Top-Executive Conference for Safety Measures in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
August 31 Third Round Table Conference on Connected Industries Held between METI Minister Seko and Top Company Executives in Related Industries

September 4 (Japanese release dates below)

August 30 New International Standards for Superconducting Electronic Sensors and Detectors Issued

September 1 (Japanese release dates below)

August 29 Patent Granting in Brunei Darussalam to be Facilitated
August 28 METI Minister Seko Visits the Czech Republic and the Republic of Finland

August 31 (Japanese release dates below)

August 30 The WTO Dispute Settlement Panel Came to a Decision that Brazil's Measures Concerning Discriminatory Taxation and Charges are Inconsistent with the WTO Agreement

August 30 (Japanese release dates below)

August 28 Commendation Ceremony of the Tenth National Maritime Awards Held
August 24 Study Group for Japanese Companies’ M&A Overseas to be Established

August 25 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 Winners of the METI Minister Awards Determined as recipients of the Connected Innovations Grand Awards under the 15th Industry-Academia-Government Collaboration Contributors Awards Program

August 24 (Japanese release dates below)

August 23 Announcement of Organizations Additionally Recognized in the SME Category of the 2017 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program
August 21 Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2017 Program Selected

August 23 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 Calling for Enterprise Applicants for the "HIYAKU Next Enterprise" Programs under the Program for Supporting Mid-ranking Companies and SMEs in Creating Innovation
August 21 Results of the Survey on Wages in the IT-related Industry Compiled

August 22 (Japanese release dates below)

August 21 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2017)

August 18 (Japanese release dates below)

August 15 New International Standards for Safety of Advanced Medical Equipment (Photodynamic Therapy Equipment) Issued
August 8 Carbon Offset Campaigns Targeting Japan’s National Parks and World Natural Heritage Sites Start this Summer
August 8 Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Special Measures Concerning Procurement of Electricity from Renewable Energy Sources by Electricity Utilities
August 7 METI and the IoT Acceleration Labs Determine 21 Regions as Winners for the Third Selection under the Local IoT Acceleration Labs Project

August 17 (Japanese release dates below)

August 10 Experience-based Fair of Advanced Agricultural Technology to be Held

August 16 (Japanese release dates below)

August 2 JPO Agreed with INPI to Expand Cooperation in the Field of Industrial Property

August 9 (Japanese release dates below)

August 9 Review of the End User List

August 7 (Japanese release dates below)

August 1 The Strategic Policy Committee of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy to Hold a Meeting and METI to Newly Establish a Round Table for Studying Energy Situations
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