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March 2018

April 26 (Japanese release dates below)

March 30 METI to Establish a Strategic Commission for the New Automotive Era

April 20 (Japanese release dates below)

March 23 METI to Hold Second Meeting of Working Group 1 - Systems, Technologies and Standardization
March 13 METI to Hold First Meeting of Working Group 2 - Management, Personnel and International Strategies

April 12 (Japanese release dates below)

March 30 Guidebook for Taking Advantage of Spin-off Approach Compiled

April 9 (Japanese release dates below)

March 30 Guidebook for Utilization of Camera Images Version 2.0 Formulated
March 30 Formulation of Guideline for Quantifying GHG Emission Reduction Contribution
March 29 Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ogushi Attends G7 Innovation Ministerial Meeting
March 29 Preliminary Report of the 2017 Basic Survey on Small and Medium Enterprises (Performance Results Based on the FY2016 Closing Accounts) Compiled

April 6 (Japanese release dates below)

March 30 Study Group for Introduction of ICT into the Field of Nursery Schools and Harmonization of Municipal Procedures, etc. Compiles its Report
March 28 Recall of Laptop Computers Manufactured by Panasonic Corporation (Online Delivery of Countermeasure Software)

April 5 (Japanese release dates below)

March 29 JPO Status Report 2018 Compiled
March 28 Survey Results of Factory Location Trends in FY2017 (Preliminary Report) (January-December)

April 4 (Japanese release dates below)

March 28 Compilation of Report on the Results of the 2016 Economic Census for Business Activity Concerning the Industries of: Wholesale and Retail Trade, Category B Service-Related Business, and Medical, Health Care and Welfare
March 26 Vibrant HABATAKU Small and Medium Enterprises 300 and HABATAKU Shopping Districts 30 Selected
March 23 Basic Test Drilling Project to be Held in the Sea Area Offshore Hidaka, Hokkaido Prefecture
March 23 One-Hundred Hydrogen Stations to Open as a World-leading Initiative

April 3 (Japanese release dates below)

March 29 Study Group for Enhancement of SME Disaster Response Compiles its Interim Report
March 29 Announcement of Information on Events and Efforts in March under the Premium Friday Initiative

April 2 (Japanese release dates below)

March 28 The 151st Survey of SME Business Conditions (January-March 2018) Released
March 27 Results of the 2017 Basic Survey on the Information and Communications Industry
March 26 METI Minister Seko Visits Osaka Prefecture
March 22 Reports of Status of the Occurrence of Acts of Unauthorized Computer Access, and Progress of Research and Development on Technology relating to Access Control Features Are Compiled

March 30 (Japanese release dates below)

March 28 Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (October-December in 2017) Conducted
March 27 Study Group for Japanese Companies’ M&A Overseas Compiles Two Documents
March 26 Japan-India Working Group for Nuclear Energy Cooperation Holds its First Meeting

March 29 (Japanese release dates below)

March 26 Japan-Finland Joint Seminar on Nuclear Energy and Final Disposal to be Held

March 28 (Japanese release dates below)

March 20 Thirteenth Round of Negotiations (Chief Delegates’ Meetings) on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held

March 27 (Japanese release dates below)

March 19 Japan, China and the Republic of Korea to Start Joint Campaign Titled “Protect Our Intellectual Property”
March 14 Round Table Conference between Minister Seko and Members of the Study Group for Enhancing Human Resource Capability in Japanese Industries Held to Compile a Report of the Study Group
March 14 Round Table Conference Held between Minister Seko and Businesses Certified in the First Round of Call under the Program for Certifying Re-Skill Courses

March 26 (Japanese release dates below)

March 16 METI and JACDS Formulate the Declaration of Initiatives for Making Drug Stores Smarter
March 15 The WTO First Meeting for the Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held

March 23 (Japanese release dates below)

March 9 Results of FY2017 Survey on University-oriented Venture Business Compiled and Operation of Database Thereof Started

March 22 (Japanese release dates below)

March 9 Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of the Partial Revision of the Act on the Rational Use of Energy
March 9 Search Functions for Patent Examiners to be Accessible to the Public
March 7 The Fifth IoT Lab Selection Held
March 6 The 25th Asian Export Control Seminar Held

March 20 (Japanese release dates below)

March 20 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (March 2018)

March 19 (Japanese release dates below)

March 5 METI Minister Seko Visits Singapore

March 16 (Japanese release dates below)

March 8 Contest for Application Utilizing Data on Shopping Receipts Held
March 8 MITOU Target Starts

March 15 (Japanese release dates below)

March 15 LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2018 to be Held
March 6 Cabinet Decision on the Bill for the Act of Partial Revision of the Act on the Protection of the Ozone Layer through the Control of Specified Substances and Other Measures
March 6 2018 Declaration for Enhanced Initiatives to Develop Management Human Resources for the Service Industry in Universities and Other Institutes Adopted
March 5 The 36th Trilateral Heads of Offices Meeting Held

March 14 (Japanese release dates below)

March 13 METI to Hold Monodzukuri Exhibition (Manufacturing Exhibition)
March 11 METI Minister Seko Visits the Kingdom of Belgium
March 9 TPP11 Agreement Concluded
March 9 BIE Enquiry Mission Visits Japan
March 5 MITOU KAIGI 2018 to be Held

March 13 (Japanese release dates below)

March 5 Japan H2 Mobility, a Company for Development of Hydrogen Stations, Established

March 9 (Japanese release dates below)

March 2 Implementation Policy for the 2018 Telework Days Campaign Determined
March 2 Air Environment-Friendly SS Certification System Established

March 8 (Japanese release dates below)

March 2 Japan-Germany Industrial Policy Dialogue at Director-General Level Held
March 1 Action Plan 2018 for the Consolidation of Security Measures for Credit Card Transactions Compiled ("Action Plan 2018")
March 1 Video titled "The Next Step - Towards Fukushima's Future, Together" to be Produced
March 1 Announcement of Starting Application of the Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Japan (AJCEP) between Japan and Indonesia

March 6 (Japanese release dates below)

March 2 Fourth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Intersessional Ministerial Meeting
 
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