August FY2020

News Releases (in provisional translation)

Aug 31, 2020
Initiation of an Expiry Review of the Anti-Dumping Duties on Potassium Hydroxide Originating in the Republic of Korea and the People’s Republic of China
Aug 28, 2020
Interpretative Guidelines on Electronic Commerce and Information Property Trading Revised
Aug 28, 2020
New Secretariat of Subsidy Program for Sustaining Businesses Accepting Requests for Subsidies on September 1, 2020
Aug 28, 2020
“Guidebook on Corporate Governance for Privacy in Digital Transformation (DX) ver.1.0” Formulated
Aug 28, 2020
Demo Day under the IP Acceleration Program for Startups (IPAS2019) to be Held
Aug 28, 2020
Study Group on Approaches to Making More Substantial the Dialogues for Creation of Sustainable Corporate Value Compiles Interim Report
Aug 28, 2020
Recommendation to Start a New Custom Called “Nagarastock” (Stock up & Stay stocked!) for Emergency Preparedness
Aug 28, 2020
Let’s Stockpile Toilet Paper!
Aug 28, 2020
ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting and Related Meetings held
Aug 27, 2020
Study Group for Acceleration of Digital Transformation to be Inaugurated
Aug 27, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Attends Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting
Aug 26, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in June 2020 Compiled
Aug 25, 2020
Cabinet Decisions on: the Cabinet Order for Stipulating the Enforcement Date of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information and Communications Technologies; and the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Promotion of Developing/Supplying and Introducing Systems Making Use of Specified Advanced Information and Communications Technologies
Aug 25, 2020
“DX Stocks 2020” and “Noteworthy DX Companies 2020” Selected
Aug 25, 2020
Cabinet Decision on the Cabinet Order for the Partial Revision of the Order for Enforcement of the Act on Emergency Measures for Stabilizing Living Conditions of the Public
Aug 25, 2020
Logo for Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan Determined
Aug 25, 2020
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting to be Held
Aug 24, 2020
The Nippon Kenko Kaigi Starts Acceptance of Applications for the 2021 Certified Health and Productivity Management Organization Recognition Program (SME category)
Aug 24, 2020
The FY2020 Survey on Health and Productivity Management to be Held for the 2021 Health & Productivity Stock Selection and the 2021 Certified Health & Productivity Management Organizations Recognition Program (Large Enterprise Category)
Aug 24, 2020
The 3rd Well Aging Society Summit Asia-Japan to be Held
Aug 24, 2020
Fourth AI Edge Contest to be Held
Aug 21, 2020
Results of Call for Public Comments on Draft Guidelines and Final Guidelines compiled for Handling of Medical Information by Information Systems Providers
Aug 21, 2020
FY2020 Online Symposium for Smart Mobility Challenge to be Held
Aug 21, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.R.H. Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Minister of Energy, Saudi Arabia, via Video Conference
Aug 21, 2020
Report Compiled by International Roundtable on the Final Disposal of High-Level Radioactive Waste and Spent Fuel Released
Aug 20, 2020
Report on New Energy Efficiency Standards for Magnetic Disk Units Compiled
Aug 20, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (August 2020)
Aug 19, 2020
Korea’s Anti-Dumping Duties on Pneumatic Valves from Japan were Eliminated
Aug 17, 2020
Call for Participants in FY2020 “AI Quest” Program Starts
Aug 7, 2020
Decision of Companies Adopted for the First Term for the “Japan Brand Development Assistance Program (Special Reserves)” under the FY2020 Supplementary Budget
Aug 7, 2020
169 Companies Newly Announced the “Declaration of Partnership Building”
Aug 7, 2020
Publication of the Results of the First Round of Accepting Applications from Medical Institutions Intending to Conduct Novel Coronavirus Tests for Business Travelers and Commencement of the Second Round
Aug 7, 2020
Call Starts for Applicants to Lead the Project for Research and Development of Enhanced Infrastructures for Post 5G Information Communication Systems/Pioneering Research (Initiative to be Commissioned)
Aug 7, 2020
METI Holds the Fourth Meeting of Japan-Viet Nam Joint Committee on Cooperation in Industry, Trade and Energy
Aug 6, 2020
Demonstration Plan under the Regulatory Sandbox Scheme Approved
Aug 6, 2020
Four Online Seminars on Incorporating Foreign Human Resources with Specified Skills in the Manufacturing Industry to be Held
Aug 5, 2020
Provision of gBizIDs to Systems for Administrative Procedures in Local Governments and Other Organizations to Start
Aug 5, 2020
Announcement of Progress in Program for Promoting Investment in Japan to Strengthen Supply Chains: Current Situations of Application Filing and Schedule for Selecting Applications
Aug 4, 2020
Announcement of Successful Applicants for FY2019 Project for Promotion and Support of Creating Digital Transformation (DX) and Other New Businesses in Asia (Project for Japan-India Economic and Industrial Cooperation) under METI Subsidy Program
Aug 3, 2020
Enters into Force of the First Protocol to Amend the Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Partnership among Japan and Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Aug 3, 2020
Convening of Japan Healthcare Business Contest (JHeC) 2021 Determined