April FY2019

News Releases (in provisional translation)

Apr 27, 2019
METI State Minister Seki Visits China
Apr 26, 2019
METI to Hold “Symposium to discuss cyber security measures across the supply chain; Think about cyber security for DFFT (Data Free Flow with Trust) toward G20”
Apr 26, 2019
2019 White Papers on Small and Medium Enterprises and Small Enterprises Released
Apr 26, 2019
Call for Public Comments on Animation Industry Subcontracting Guidelines
Apr 26, 2019
Report on Designing Global Content Market Management Simulation Game
Apr 26, 2019
Instructions, Provided to Businesses in Fukushima Prefecture Based on Results of Survey for Current State of Distribution of Agricultural Products and Other Items Produced in Fukushima Prefecture
Apr 26, 2019
Sanctions and Instructions Executed against Gold Trading Company
Apr 26, 2019
Results Compiled for the Electricity Supply and Demand for the Winter of FY2018 as well as Outlook and Measures for Electricity Supply and Demand for the Summer of FY2019
Apr 26, 2019
Target Date and Time Determined for Requesting Businesses to Complete Switching to Standard Barcodes Called “JPQR” under the Consumer-Presented-Mode QR Code Payment System
Apr 26, 2019
JPO Launches IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS2019)
Apr 26, 2019
Explanatory Meeting on the System for the Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Apr 26, 2019
Review of the End User List
Apr 25, 2019
J-PlatPat improvements to Allow Same Day or Previous Day Retrieval of Examination Results
Apr 25, 2019
List of Procurement Items Involving Public Works that the Government will Continue to Discuss (Long List) under the Act on Promoting Green Procurement Compiled
Apr 25, 2019
Call for Proposals Begins for Designated Procurement Items under the Act on Promoting Green Procurement (Goods and Services)
Apr 25, 2019
Call for Proposals for Designated Procurement Items under the Act on Promoting Green Procurement Starts (Public Works)
Apr 24, 2019
Guidelines Compiled for Expanding the Scope of Use of Electronic Equipment and Other Devices on the Premises of Petroleum or Chemical Plants
Apr 23, 2019
Call Starts for Applicants for Pilot Areas Willing to Engage in Public Implementation of New Mobility Services Utilizing of IoT and AI
Apr 23, 2019
Selection of Companies for 2019 Competitive IT Strategy Company Stock Selection and and Noteworthy IT Strategy Companies Programs Announced
Apr 23, 2019
Series of Explanatory Meetings of Intellectual Property Rights in 2019 to be Held Targeting IP Beginners
Apr 23, 2019
Survey on Blockchain Technology Applicability Report to Universities and Research Institutes
Apr 22, 2019
Seminar on Overseas Business Development to be Held Targeting Mid-ranking Companies and SMEs
Apr 22, 2019
METI Releases Guidelines for Collaboration between Business Entities and R&D-based Venture Businesses (Third Edition)
Apr 22, 2019
Government-Private Workshops on Clean Energy Technology Held in Thailand, Viet Nam and Indonesia
Apr 22, 2019
Seminar Encouraging Regional Businesses to Go Global to be Held
Apr 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (April 2019)
Apr 19, 2019
Project for Public-Road Demonstration Tests for Mid-sized Buses with Autonomous Driving Functions to be launched
Apr 19, 2019
Collection of Know-How for Supporting Female Entrepreneurs Compiled
Apr 19, 2019
Acceptance of Applications for Registration of Participants in 2019 Telework Days Campaign to Start and Pre-Event of the Campaign to be Held
Apr 18, 2019
[Fourth Round of the Call for Applicants under the Subsidy Project J-LOD] Call for Applicants Begins for the Subsidy Project J-LOD Involving Development and Demonstration of Systems for Distribution of Contents Taking Advantage of Blockchain Technologies
Apr 18, 2019
Cyber/Physical Security Framework (CPSF) Formulated
Apr 17, 2019
Ad-hoc Meeting for SMEs on New Tax System Preparations
Apr 17, 2019
List of Services that Meet Information Security Service Standards Updated
Apr 17, 2019
Japan-Germany Research and Development in Advanced Artificial Intelligence Declaration
Apr 17, 2019
G20 Digital Economy Multi-Stakeholder Conference to be Held
Apr 16, 2019
Release of the Results of the FY2018 User Satisfaction Surveys on Examination Quality
Apr 16, 2019
Guidelines for Measures for Preventing Unauthorized Use of Credit Card Information Wrongly Leaked during QR Payment Formulated
Apr 16, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the People’s Republic of China
Apr 16, 2019
Hokkaido Prefecture Selected in Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan
Apr 16, 2019
New Projects Adopted for Regional Business Conference for Encouraging Overseas Companies to Directly Invest in Regional Areas of Japan
Apr 15, 2019
New Establishment of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) for Portable Microbe Imaging Scopes
Apr 15, 2019
Call for Stopping Use of US Fisher-Price Cradle-type Infant Cribs
Apr 12, 2019
FY2017 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)
Apr 12, 2019
Collaboration Team between the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of the Environment will be Inaugurated for Creating Regional Circulatory Symbiosis and Establishing a Distributed Energy System
Apr 12, 2019
New Energy Conservation Standards for Lighting Equipment and Light Bulbs Formulated
Apr 12, 2019
Symposium on Working Style Reforms Held
Apr 11, 2019
FY2019 “Intellectual Property Achievement Awards” Decided
Apr 9, 2019
Extension of Ban on Imports from and Exports to North Korea, Pursuant to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
Apr 9, 2019
New Listing of South Sudan in Appended Table 3-2 of the Export Trade Control Order
Apr 9, 2019
Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY2019 (April-June 2019)
Apr 9, 2019
Report on Survey for Current Situations of Japanese Companies’ Cross-border M&A Compiled
Apr 9, 2019
FY2019 Call for Applicants for the MITOU Target Program
Apr 9, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Takinami Visits Germany and Denmark
Apr 8, 2019
Tour for Visiting Industrial Sites for Business Establishment under the Fukushima Innovation Coast Scheme to be Held
Apr 8, 2019
Smart Mobility Challenge to Start
Apr 8, 2019
Council for Promoting Society Utilizing of Electrified Vehicles to be launched
Apr 8, 2019
Automated Driving-related IT Human Resources Strategy Compiled
Apr 8, 2019
Hydrogen Energy Ministerial Meeting 2019 to be Held
Apr 8, 2019
International Conference on Carbon Recycling to be Held
Apr 8, 2019
LNG Producer-Consumer Conference 2019 to be Held
Apr 5, 2019
Report on Content Services Utilizing Blockchain Technologies Released
Apr 5, 2019
FY2018 Collection of Case Examples of Successful Projects under the IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS) Released
Apr 5, 2019
Case Examples of Leading International Businesses Contributing to Sustainable and Inclusive Growth Selected
Apr 5, 2019
METI’s Survey Results of Case Examples by Convenience Store Chain Affiliates Released
Apr 5, 2019
New Support Measures for Active Participation by Highly-skilled Foreign Professionals in Mid-ranking Enterprises and SMEs
Apr 4, 2019
English Translation Version of the Contract Guidelines on Utilization of AI and Data Released
Apr 2, 2019
First Japan-China Innovation Cooperation Dialogue Held
Apr 1, 2019
Cross-border M&A Forum Titled “Cross-border M&A: a Trigger Encouraging Companies to Cultivate Business Growth - Methodology for Taking Advantage of Cross-border M&A for Management” to be Held
Apr 1, 2019
Partial Revision of Ministerial Order as Basis for Calculating Imbalance Rates
Apr 1, 2019
Fourteenth Round of the Negotiations for a Japan-Turkey Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)