December FY2020

News Releases (in provisional translation)

Dec 28, 2020
“DX Report 2 (Interim Report)” Compiled as Interim Report by Study Group for Acceleration of Digital Transformation
Dec 25, 2020
First Meeting of Taskforce on Preparation of the Environment for Transition Finance to be Held
Dec 25, 2020
Results of Quarterly Survey of Overseas Subsidiaries Compiled (July-September in 2020)
Dec 25, 2020
Case Examples of Companies Successfully Introducing Service Robots During Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Dec 25, 2020
“Green Growth Strategy Through Achieving Carbon Neutrality in 2050” Formulated
Dec 24, 2020
Second Selection of Applicants for the J-Innovation Hub Initiative
Dec 24, 2020
Report on Trends in Regional Economies and Industries in October 2020 Compiled
Dec 24, 2020
State Minister Ejima Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Michał Kurtyka, Minister of Climate and Environment of Poland
Dec 24, 2020
Call for Public Comments toward Formulation of Draft Guidelines for Secure Working Conditions for Freelancers
Dec 24, 2020
New Website Listing Free Digital Skills Online Courses
Dec 23, 2020
Recommendations by the “Study Group on the Comprehensive Physical Distribution Policy in the 2020s” Compiled
Dec 23, 2020
Second Round of List of Attractive Regional “Companies Continuing to Recruit New Graduates” Announced
Dec 23, 2020
Call to Open for Public Comments on Draft Collection of Successful Case Examples as Appendix to Guidelines on Approaches to Hybrid Virtual Shareholder Meetings
Dec 23, 2020
Maldives Exclusive Investment Webinar Held
Dec 22, 2020
Carbon fiber products transferred to unauthorized third parties
Dec 21, 2020
The 14th Japan-China Energy Conservation and Environment Forum Held (Summary of the Results)
Dec 21, 2020
New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (December 2020)
Dec 21, 2020
Certificates of Gratitude Granted to Companies and Associations that Contributed to Increase in Production of Medical Supplies
Dec 21, 2020
Services of COVID-19 Testing Center for Overseas Travelers (TeCOT) Become Available to Overseas Travelers with Purpose Other than Business Travel
Dec 18, 2020
Alerts to Company Executives to be Issued to Encourage them to Enhance Cybersecurity Efforts in Light of Situations of Recent Cyberattacks
Dec 18, 2020
JPO Announces New Web-Based Application “Smooth Document Preparer” - Supporting Users in Preparation of Applications and Other Documents
Dec 18, 2020
The Eight Japan-Russia Meeting on Cooperation of Small and Medium Enterprises Held
Dec 17, 2020
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Munekiyo Attends Second ASEAN-Japan Smart Cities Network High Level Meeting
Dec 16, 2020
Request for Smoother Financing to SMEs and Small Enterprises Made
Dec 16, 2020
Fifth Ministerial Meeting on “Saudi-Japan Vision 2030” Held
Dec 15, 2020
WTO Joint Statement Initiative on E-Commerce: Co-conveners’ Update Released
Dec 14, 2020
First Poster Contest of Safety Support Cars for Elementary-School Students Across Japan to be Held
Dec 14, 2020
Final Results of Second Japan Automotive AI Challenge Announced
Dec 14, 2020
Winner of JPO Commissioner’s Awards Determined under FY2020 Patent Contest and Design Patent Contest
Dec 14, 2020
Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Sardor Umurzakov, Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan
Dec 11, 2020
Test Operation of Remote Controlled Driverless Autonomous Driving Mobility Services to Start
Dec 11, 2020
The 162nd Survey of SME Business Conditions (October-December 2020) Released
Dec 11, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Video Conference with H.E. Mr. Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for European Green Deal, European Commission
Dec 11, 2020
Japan Day to be held on December 11, 2021 as part of the new Schedule for Expo 2020 Dubai
Dec 11, 2020
Japan Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai Announces Fifth Wave of Sponsors and Donors (Three new sponsors and four new donors to offer their support)
Dec 9, 2020
Parliamentary Vice-Minister Munekiyo Attended the High-level Panel on Agile Governance (Teleconference)
Dec 8, 2020
PR Campaign for 2021 Economic Census for Business Activity to Start
Dec 7, 2020
Call for Information on R&D Involving Technologies for Computer-Access Control Functions
Dec 7, 2020
METI State Minister Nagasaka Participates in Online Council Meeting of Global Partnership on Artificial Intelligence (GPAI)
Dec 4, 2020
METI Minister Kajiyama Holds Meeting with H.E. Mr. Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment, Indonesia
Dec 1, 2020
Japan and the State of Kuwait Agree to Start Joint Oil Storage Project
Dec 1, 2020
Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan, Registration Approved at the 167th Session of the General Assembly of the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE)
Dec 1, 2020
The WTO Panel Came to a Decision that the Republic of Korea’s Measure for Extending Imposition of Anti-Dumping Duties on Stainless Steel Bars Originating from Japan is Inconsistent with the WTO Agreement