April FY2020

News Releases (in provisional translation)

Apr 30, 2020
JPO Publishes Collection of Case Examples of Leading SMEs Taking Advantage of IP in Managing their Business, Titled “Rights”
Apr 30, 2020
Call for Applicants for the IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS2020) to Open
Apr 30, 2020
First Joint Meeting to be Held between the METI Working Group on Resource Circulation Strategy for Plastics under the Waste and Recycling Subcommittee of the Committee on Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment of the Industrial Structure Council; and the MOE Subcommittee on Plastic Resource Circulation of the Working Group for a Circular Economy of the Central Environment Council
Apr 30, 2020
The 29th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Trade Negotiating Committee Meeting (RCEP TNC) Issues Joint Statement
Apr 30, 2020
Japan and Russia promote cooperation on countermeasures against COVID-19
Apr 28, 2020
One Standardization Project Theme Determined as New Standardization Projects to be Developed by Taking Advantage of the "Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets"
Apr 28, 2020
Deadlines for Submission of Documents Relating to the Act on the Rational Use of Energy are to be Extended in Response to the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease
Apr 28, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in February 2020 Compiled
Apr 28, 2020
Requests for Consultation on Novel Coronavirus Disease to be Accepted during the Golden Week Holidays
Apr 27, 2020
METI Program Helps Municipalities Introduce Cashless Payment Services
Apr 27, 2020
The Full-Fledged Operation of the JPQR (Merchant-Presented-Mode :MPM) , as Unified Standards for Barcode and QR Code Payments, Starts Nationwide, and “Bill Payment” is Newly Set Forth as One of the Recognized “JPQR” Methods
Apr 27, 2020
Guide for Filing Requests for the Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses and Other Information Published (Preliminary Version)
Apr 24, 2020
2020 White Papers on Small and Medium Enterprises and Small Enterprises Released
Apr 24, 2020
Scope of SMEs Targeted for Financial Assistance Due to Novel Coronavirus Expanded
Apr 24, 2020
Announcement to Consumers Facing Difficulties Paying Electricity or Gas Bills Due to Impacts of Novel Coronavirus Disease
Apr 24, 2020
Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Maksim Reshetnikov, Minister of Economic Development of Russia.
Apr 23, 2020
“The First Round-Table Panel for the Post 2020 Infrastructure Systems Export Strategy” to be Held
Apr 23, 2020
The 167th General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) Postponed
Apr 23, 2020
Series of Leaflets Prepared Explaining Industry-based Support Measures that Businesses Affected by the Novel Coronavirus Disease are Able to Utilize
Apr 22, 2020
Creation of New MaaS in Various Regions to be Promoted
Apr 22, 2020
“ASEAN-Japan Economic Ministers’ Joint statement on Initiatives on Economic Resilience” Formulated
Apr 20, 2020
METI Collaborates with Commercial Vehicle Manufacturers to Solve Challenges in Distribution Industry
Apr 20, 2020
Report on and Training Course Textbooks of “Furusato Design Academy” for Developing Design Producers in Regional Areas Publicized
Apr 20, 2020
“Design Policy Handbook 2020” Compiled
Apr 20, 2020
Guide on Service Designs and Report on Surveys and Research Compiled
Apr 20, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (April 2020)
Apr 17, 2020
Data on Pattern Paper of Medical Isolation Gowns to be Provided
Apr 17, 2020
Report on Discussion Results Concerning Streamlined Approaches to Identity Proofing for Online Services Compiled
Apr 17, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Telephone Conference with H.E. Mr. Tran Tuan Anh, Minister of Industry and Trade, Viet Nam
Apr 17, 2020
World Robot Summit 2020 to be Postponed
Apr 16, 2020
Twenty-ninth Round of Negotiations for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Apr 16, 2020
New Website Launched for Explaining Case Examples of Leading Retail Stores Engaging in Efforts for Preventing Expansion of Novel Coronavirus Disease
Apr 16, 2020
Current State of the Implementation of Recycling in FY2018 Based on the Act on Recycling of Specified Kinds of Home Appliances
Apr 16, 2020
METI to Convey Information on Menu of Support Measures for Businesses Affected by Novel Coronavirus Disease Utilizing LINE Application
Apr 15, 2020
Implementation of Effectiveness Evaluation of Sterilization Methods Against Novel Coronavirus
Apr 14, 2020
FY2018 Energy Supply and Demand Report (Revised Report)
Apr 14, 2020
Two Standardization Project Themes Determined as New Standardization Projects to be Developed by Taking Advantage of the “Standardization System for Cultivating New Markets”
Apr 13, 2020
Results of Assessment and Examinations of the Commitment to a Low-Carbon Society Compiled (FY2018 Performance)
Apr 13, 2020
METI Requested Related Associations to Promote Teleworking of Workers and Other Actions as Responses to Government’s Declaration of State of Emergency Involving Novel Coronavirus Disease
Apr 13, 2020
METI to Request Related Associations to Take Care in Maintaining Employment of Current Workers and Other Conditions as Responses to Novel Coronavirus Disease
Apr 11, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Attends G20 Extraordinary Energy Ministers Meeting via Video Conference
Apr 10, 2020
Systems Involving Regulations over Industrial Safety Revised
Apr 10, 2020
First Selection of Applicants for the J-Innovation Hub Initiative
Apr 10, 2020
“Guidelines for Safe Use of High Pressure Gas in Drones Driven by Hydrogen Fuel Cells” Compiled
Apr 9, 2020
Steel Demand Prospects for the First Quarter of FY2020 (April-June 2020)
Apr 8, 2020
Measure for Supporting SMEs Affected by Novel Coronavirus Disease to be Taken
Apr 8, 2020
“Fourteen Challenges that Startups Tend to Face and Measures for Overcoming the Challenges Based on the JPO’s Awareness through its IP Support Measures” Released
Apr 8, 2020
Acceptance of Requests for Consultation from SMEs, Small Enterprises and Other Entities Affected by Novel Coronavirus Disease to Start; Concerning Support Measures for Financing and Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses
Apr 7, 2020
Call for Applicants for the Ninth Robot Awards Program Opens
Apr 6, 2020
Second Meeting as Opportunity for Receiving Opinions from Parties Concerned to be Held Concerning Handling ALPS Treated Water
Apr 3, 2020
Responses to Opinions Received from the Public at Explanatory and hearing meeting Held by the Subcommittee on Handling of the ALPS-Treated Water (ALPS Subcommittee) Publicized
Apr 3, 2020
Counseling Counters on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in Three Sectors in Manufacturing Industry Opened
Apr 3, 2020
METI Sanctions a Person for Violated the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act
Apr 2, 2020
Q&A on Approaches to Conducting Shareholder Meetings Compiled as Measure for Addressing the Spread of the Novel Coronavirus Disease
Apr 2, 2020
Release of IAEA “Review Report : Follow-up Review of Progress Made on Management of ALPS Treated Water and the Report of the Subcommittee on Handling of ALPS treated water at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station”