Topics covered in the May issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Roadmap for Promoting Marine Biodegradable Plastics Formulated・"GLocal Growth Strategy" Compiled by a Study Group・The Guide for SDG Business Management Compiled・Manufacturers of Integrated Circuits, etc. Added as Businesses Required to Submit Prior Notification in Making Inward Direct Investment
Topics covered in the April issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Automated Driving-related IT Human Resources Strategy Compiled・Council for Promoting Electrified Vehicles to be Launched・Smart Mobility Challenge to Start・Cyber/Physical Security Framework Formulated・Five New Projects Adopted for Encouraging Overseas Companies to Directly Invest in Regional Areas of Japan・While of Hokkaido Added in Support Program for Regional Foreign Direct Investment in Japan
Topics covered in the March issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・New Strategic Roadmap for Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Formulated・Promoting Wind Power Generation Using Maritime Area・Explanation of Offshore Wind Power Facility Standards for Maintenance and Management Released・MoE to Take Actions for Reducing Carbon Emission in Power Sector・New Fuel Efficiency Standards for Trucks and Buses Formulated・JPO Opens Member Registration for IP Portal Website for Startups
Topics covered in the February issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI to Launch an Expert Group on Electricity Resilience towards a Decarbonized Society・METI Revises the Plan for the Development of Marine Energy and Mineral Resources・METI Formulates Guidance for Integrated Corporate Disclosure Concerning Industrial and Product SafetySURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Census of Industry Indicates Manufacturing Sector Being Stable・Environment-related Business Prospect Remains Favorable
Topics covered in the January issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI Grants First Approval to Fukuoka City's Plan for Managing and Supporting Business Startup Activities by Foreign Entrepreneurs・METI Holds Explanatory Meeting on the New System for Acceptance of Foreign Human Resources in the Manufacturing Industry・METI State Minister Signed Agreement with the Boeing Company on Cooperation in Aircraft Technology
Topics covered in the November issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI Launched "Fair M&A" Study Group・Clean Ocean Material Alliance to be Established・METI to Launch SDG Management / ESG Investment Study GroupSURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・FY2017 Energy Supply and Demand Report Published・Wage Increase Stays Almost the Same Level as Previous Year・Number of SMEs and Small Enterprises Continued to Decrease・Successful Case Examples for Reducing Parcel Redeliveries Released
Topics covered in the October issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Municipalities Selected for Promoting Inward FDI・Winners of the FY 2018 Awards for Resources Recirculation Technologies and Systems Selected・Winners in the Eighth Robot Awards Program Announced・Interim Report on New Mobility Services Brought About by IoT and AI Released・METI to Launch Study Group on Encouraging Japanese Companies to Address International Initiatives on Climate ChangeSURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Survey of Factory…
Topics covered in the September issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Joint Team for Promoting Exports of Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foods Determines Their Future Efforts・Conference of the Cabinet Office and Ministries Responsible for Measures for Mid-ranking Companies HeldSURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・METI Releases a Report on Digital Transformation・MoE Published First Analysis of Household CO2 Emission・Strong Interest Showed in Sharing Taxi
Topics covered in the August issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI Releases Interim Report by Strategic Commission for the New Era of Automobiles・Public-Private Conference for Future Air Mobility Established・METI Launches Roundtable for Developing New Products and Services that are "Friendly to Dementia Patients"・Winners of the Award for Academic Startups 2018 Program Selected・JPO Selected Ten Startups as the First Recipients of Support Measures under IPAS・JPO Starts Design-Driven Management

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