December FY2018

News Releases (in provisional translation)

Dec 28, 2018
Release of Report titled “Measures for Supporting Efforts for Encouraging Companies to Integrally Disclose Business Reports, etc. and Securities Reports”
Dec 28, 2018
New System for Encouraging Foreign Entrepreneurs to Smoothly Start Business
Dec 28, 2018
METI to Convene Study Group for Measures for Preventing Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Information Wrongly Leaked during QR Payment
Dec 28, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Relevant Cabinet Orders for the Partial Enforcement of the Act of Partial Revision of the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, etc.
Dec 28, 2018
Solicitation of opinions/information on fair M&A
Dec 27, 2018
Partial Revision of the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Electricity Business Act
Dec 27, 2018
Guidelines Concerning the Management of the Electricity Retail Business Revised
Dec 27, 2018
Blockchain Hackathon to be Held on the Subjects of Academic Degrees, Courses and Career Certifications as well as Management of Research Data
Dec 27, 2018
METI to Hold Explanatory Meeting on New System for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry
Dec 27, 2018
Steel Demand Prospects for the Fourth Quarter of FY2018 (January-March 2019)
Dec 27, 2018
Information on Events and Efforts in December under the Premium Friday Initiative
Dec 26, 2018
First Approval of Demonstration Plan under the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme
Dec 26, 2018
Third Meeting of Joint Team for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods Held
Dec 26, 2018
METI Releases Results of the Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries (July - September 2018)
Dec 25, 2018
METI Formulates TCFD Guidance and Declares its Support for TCFD
Dec 25, 2018
FY2017 Reports on Storage of Mercury, etc. and Management of Mercury-Containing Recyclable Resources based on the Mercury Pollution Prevention Act
Dec 25, 2018
Announcement of Winners for the FY2018 Patent Contest and Design Patent Contest
Dec 25, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Field-based Operation Policies toward Accepting Foreign Human Resources in Three Sectors in the Manufacturing Industry
Dec 25, 2018
METI to Expand Coverage of Subsidies for SMEs to Address New Consumption Tax System
Dec 25, 2018
METI and JETRO Embark on New Portal Website “Open for Professionals”
Dec 21, 2018
Release of Results of FY2018 Follow-up Survey on the Progress in the Voluntary-based Action Plans of the Industries and Results of Door-to-door Survey by Inspectors who Monitor Subcontracting Business
Dec 20, 2018
Caution! Growing Number of Consumers Facing Problems concerning Telephone Solicitation for Switching Electricity Retailers
Dec 20, 2018
Roadmap toward Air Mobility Revolution Formulated
Dec 20, 2018
New Japan-Oriented International Standards Issued for Assessment of Performance of Fiber Ropes Used for Large Oil Tankers, Electronic Equipment and Others
Dec 20, 2018
Guidelines for Multilingualization in the Retail Sales Industry Released
Dec 20, 2018
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (December 2018)
Dec 19, 2018
Portal Website Titled “IP Knowledge Base for Startups” Opens
Dec 19, 2018
Rules of Special Terms for Economic Partnership (STEP) of Japanese ODA Loans Improved
Dec 19, 2018
Minister Seko Holds Meeting with Mr. Maksim Stanislavovich Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development and Special Representative for Trade and Economic Cooperation with Japan of Russia
Dec 19, 2018
The WTO Ninth Meeting for Exploratory Work on Electronic Commerce Held
Dec 18, 2018
Fundamental Principles for Rule Making to Address the Rise of Platform Businesses Formulated
Dec 18, 2018
Announcement of Winners of the Contest for Female Entrepreneurs Support Efforts
Dec 17, 2018
New Japan-oriented ISO Standard Issued for Equivalence Validation for Product Data
Dec 17, 2018
Demonstration Experiment on Sale of Non-fossil fuel energy certificates with Tracking Information
Dec 17, 2018
Second Japan-U.K. Industrial Policy Dialogue Held
Dec 17, 2018
Ninth Japan-Mongolia Government and Business Sector Joint Committee Held
Dec 17, 2018
Series of Events for Promoting Utilization of Intellectual Property Rights in Fukushima to be Held
Dec 17, 2018
Twelfth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)
Dec 14, 2018
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order to Partially Amend the Export Trade Control Order
Dec 14, 2018
Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity Meeting Held
Dec 14, 2018
WTO Appellate Body Concludes Certain Measures concerning Discriminatory Taxation and Charges by Brazil are Inconsistent with the WTO Agreements
Dec 13, 2018
Finals of General Election for Outstanding Regional Brands in the Tokai and Hokuriku Region Held
Dec 13, 2018
The 154th Survey of SME Business Conditions (October-December 2018) Released
Dec 12, 2018
METI Releases Interim Report of the Study Group for the Improvement of the Trade Environment Involving Digital Platform Businesses
Dec 12, 2018
Guidelines for Promotion of Digital Transformations Formulated
Dec 12, 2018
METI to hold Events Titled “DX Days 2019”
Dec 12, 2018
METI Minister Seko Holds Meeting with Adviser Dawood of Pakistan
Dec 10, 2018
METI Holds the 6th Japan-Russia Meeting Concerning SME Cooperation
Dec 10, 2018
Discussions to Begin on Development of Standards for Maintenance and Management of Offshore Wind Power Generation Facilities
Dec 7, 2018
Announcement of Winners of Awards under the Excellent Green Logistics Commendation Program
Dec 7, 2018
Winners of the 9th Career Education Awards and the 8th Awards for Partnerships for Career Education Promotion Selected
Dec 7, 2018
Call for Information on Technologies for Computer-Access Control Functions
Dec 6, 2018
The 8th Trilateral EU-US-Japan Conference on Critical Materials Held
Dec 5, 2018
New Measures on Non-operation of Approved Facilities for Photovoltaic Power Generation under the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) Scheme Determined
Dec 5, 2018
Commendation Ceremony for Winners of the Contest for Female Entrepreneurs Support Efforts to be Held
Dec 4, 2018
International Workshop on Deepening Comprehension on Safety Case on Deep Geological Repository (DGR) and Public Confidence on Japan’s DGR Programme Held
Dec 4, 2018
METI Minister Seko Visits Argentina
Dec 3, 2018
The IoT Acceleration Lab Will Hold the “Eighth IoT Lab Connection”
Dec 3, 2018
IOSCO Releases Report on Update to Survey on the Principles for the Regulation and Supervision of Commodity Derivatives Markets (Third Review)
Dec 3, 2018
The 14th Round of Negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement among Japan, China and the ROK to be Held