May FY2019

News Releases (in provisional translation)

May 31, 2019
Organizer of World Expo 2025 designated under the Act on Special Measures Necessary for Preparing for and Managing the World Expo 2025
May 31, 2019
METI Revises the “Guidebook for Introducing Incentive Plans for Sustainable Corporate Growth as Board Members’ Compensation to Encourage Companies to Promote Proactive Business Management”
May 31, 2019
METI State Minister Isozaki Visits Canada
May 31, 2019
METI Minister Seko Visits the Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore
May 31, 2019
The Guide for SDG Business Management Compiled
May 30, 2019
Event for Disseminating “JPQR” and Encouraging Businesses to Use It to be Held
May 29, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Visit to Chile, Brazil, Peru and the United States
May 29, 2019
Japan reported the Progress in Preparations for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, at 165th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
May 28, 2019
Enforcement Status of the Basel Convention and Domestic Laws Concerning Import/Export of Specified Hazardous Wastes in 2018
May 27, 2019
New International Standard for Partially-Automated Parking Systems proposed by Japan was issued.
May 27, 2019
Addition of Businesses Required to Submit Prior Notification Concerning Inward Direct Investment, etc.
May 24, 2019
Super Creators Certified under Exploratory IT Human Resources Project
May 24, 2019
METI Minister Seko Attends Sixth Trilateral Meeting of Trade Ministers, OECD Ministerial Council Meeting and WTO Informal Ministerial Meeting
May 23, 2019
Demonstration Test of Drones Taking Advantage of Quasi-Zenith Satellite System called “Michibiki” Conducted
May 23, 2019
Joint Statement on Trilateral Meeting of the Trade Ministers Released
May 23, 2019
Announcement of the Winners of the Nippon Venture Awards
May 22, 2019
Symposium for Smart Mobility Challenge to be Held
May 21, 2019
Options for Rulemaking to Address the Rise of Platform Businesses Released
May 21, 2019
METI Nudge Unit Inaugurated
May 21, 2019
TCFD Consortium to be inaugurated
May 20, 2019
Fourth Round of Certification Issued to IT-Training Courses Meeting the Fourth Industrial Revolution
May 20, 2019
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2019)
May 20, 2019
New JIS as Safety Standards for Robot Services Established
May 20, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Visited Belgium
May 20, 2019
METI Parliamentary Vice-Minister Ishikawa Attends the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Meeting
May 17, 2019
Collaborative Support Plans for Leading Projects under the Regional Future Investment Promotion Act Approved
May 17, 2019
Consent on Basic Plan Submitted by Municipality under the Regional Future Investment Promotion Act Given
May 17, 2019
Target Areas and Organizers Determined for the Project for Demonstrating Measures for Supporting SMEs in Conducting Post-Accident Measures Involving Cybersecurity (Cybersecurity Support Ranger)
May 17, 2019
Future Directions for Addressing Reconstruction Measures Based on Results of Report Released by WTO Appellate Body
May 17, 2019
METI State Minister Isozaki Attends G7 Digital Ministerial Meeting
May 17, 2019
Collection Compiled of Reference Cases for Prior Notice and Announcement: As Part of the Guidebook for Utilization of Camera Images
May 16, 2019
Results of FY2018 E-Commerce Market Survey Compiled
May 16, 2019
Series of Events Titled “Fair for Encouraging SMEs to Take Advantage of the Reduced Tax Rates and Introduce Cashless Payment Systems” to be Held at Eight Venues Across Japan
May 16, 2019
Preparation of a System for Accepting Applications for Affiliated Stores Completed and Schedule of Explanatory Meetings Released
May 15, 2019
Report Titled “GLocal Growth Strategy” Compiled by the GLocal Growth Strategy Study Group
May 15, 2019
Invitation for Public Comments on the Draft of “Fair M&A Guidelines; Enhancing Corporate Value and Protecting Shareholders’ Interest”
May 15, 2019
Observation Images Sent from Satellite Called “Tsubame” to be Released through Satellite Data Platform Called “Tellus”
May 15, 2019
Report Compiled on Results of the Questionnaire Survey for Challenges in Product Safety in Aging Society
May 14, 2019
Call for Applicants for the FY2019 Best Contributors to Product Safety Awards (PS Awards 2019) Program Starts
May 14, 2019
The Cabinet Approves the Cabinet Order for Partial Revision of the Order for Measurement Units
May 14, 2019
Fourteenth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Basel Convention (COP14) Held
May 14, 2019
Ninth Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Stockholm Convention (COP9) Held
May 13, 2019
Call for Applicants for the Young Professionals Japan Program
May 10, 2019
The Cabinet approves orders for enforcing the Act on Special Measures Necessary for Preparing for and Managing the World Expo 2025 
May 10, 2019
Guidelines Formulated for Water Utilities’ Introduction of the System for Utilization of Water Information
May 10, 2019
Japan Requests Consultations with the Government of India under the WTO Agreement Regarding India’s Measures Concerning Tariff Increase on ICT Products
May 8, 2019
Results of FY2018 University-Oriented Venture Business Survey and Database Redesigned
May 8, 2019
Guidelines for Universities’ Acquisition of Shares and Share Options etc. of their University-Oriented Venture Businesses Formulated
May 8, 2019
Call for Applicants for the Fifth Tobidase Japan Program Starts
May 7, 2019
Roadmap for Popularizing Development and Introduction of Marine Biodegradable Plastics Formulated
May 7, 2019
First Partnership Concluded with the Internationale Funkausstellung, Germany