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April 2018

June 18 (Japanese release dates below)

April 27 METI Publishes "Ito Review 2.0: Biomedical Edition"

May 11 (Japanese release dates below)

April 27 1st Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan to be Held

May 9 (Japanese release dates below)

April 27 Results of Regional Economic and Industrial Research (January-March 2018)
April 26 Further Sharing and Utilization of Plant Data will be Facilitated
April 26 Recall of Ceramic Fan Heater Imported by Iris Ohyama Inc. (Free Product Inspection, Repair and Replacement)
April 25 Announcement Event to be Held - Selected Companies under the 2018 Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection and the 2018 Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies Programs

May 8 (Japanese release dates below)

April 25 Internet Buying Boom: METI Releases Results of FY2017 E-Commerce Market Survey
April 24 FY 2016 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)

May 7 (Japanese release dates below)

April 26 Enjoy Premium Friday to Enrich Your Personal Experiences for Happiness and Fun

May 2 (Japanese release dates below)

April 20 Introduction of Digital Technologies into Lifestyle Products

May 1 (Japanese release dates below)

April 27 Progress Made in Regulatory Reform for Individual Enterprises

April 27 (Japanese release dates below)

April 20 2018 White Papers on SMEs and Small Enterprises in Japan Released

April 26 (Japanese release dates below)

April 25 Twenty-second Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
April 20 Join the 2018 Telework Days Campaign
April 20 Japan-Germany Release Report on International Standardization of Smart Manufacturing
April 18 Minister Seko Holds Meeting with Mr. Maksim Sokolov, Minister of Transport of the Russian Federation

April 25 (Japanese release dates below)

April 20 METI Holds Fourth Meeting of the Consortium for New Export Nation
April 19 The WTO Second Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
April 18 Path to Power: METI Releases Report on Corporate Law and International Competitiveness
April 16 METI Minister Seko Holds Meetings with Mr. Zhong Shan, Minister of Commerce, and Mr. Zhang Yong, Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, the People’s Republic of China

April 23 (Japanese release dates below)

April 18 Recall of Dehumidification-Dryer Apparatuses Imported by Tiger Corporation (Collection of Products and Refund)
April 17 METI Holds Second Meeting of the Japan-Argentina Joint Committee on Promoting Trade and Investment

April 20 (Japanese release dates below)

April 20 New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (April 2018)
April 13 METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Hiraki Attends Ceremony for Japan-Australia Supply-Chain Project for Brown Coal-Derived Hydrogen
April 13 State Minister Nishime Attends International Energy Forum (IEF) Ministerial Meeting
April 13 METI to Hold Second Meeting of the Sub-working Group for Buildings
April 2 METI to Hold the First Meeting of Working Group 3 - Starting-up Cybersecurity Business

April 19 (Japanese release dates below)

April 9 METI Releases Report Compiled by Study Group for Future Supply and Demand of Elderly Nursing Care Systems

April 18 (Japanese release dates below)

April 11 METI Releases Cashless Vision and API Guidelines for Utilization of Credit Card Data
April 9 METI Releases Report of Working Group on Standards of Judgment for Businesses Using Energy in Factories
April 9 METI Releases Report of Working Group on Classification Standards for Thermal Power Generation
April 9 METI Releases Report of Study Group for Establishment of Guidelines for Energy Conservation by Energy Retailers

April 16 (Japanese release dates below)

April 11 JPO Kids Page to be Launched

April 13 (Japanese release dates below)

April 12 Korea's Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves From Japan Inconsistent with WTO Agreement
April 4 METI Compiles Future Policy titled Enrichment of SURIAWASE 2.0 for Automobile Industry

April 12 (Japanese release dates below)

April 5 The 47th Basic Survey on Overseas Business Activities (July 2017 Survey) Conducted
April 3 Japan-Oriented International Standards for Green Building Materials Issued
April 3 JPO Compiles Three IP Content Documents for Vitalization of Venture Ecosystem

April 11 (Japanese release dates below)

April 2 New International Standards for New Test Method for Performance of Photocatalytic Materials Issued
April 2 The Seventh Joint Committee Meeting of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad High Speed Rail Project Held

April 10 (Japanese release dates below)

April 6 Ninth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

April 9 (Japanese release dates below)

April 6 Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY2018 (April-June 2018)
 
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