Topics covered in the June issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Future Approach for Developing Small Satellites and Small Rockets Indicated・METI Launches New Initiative, "J-Startup" Program・A Guide to Licensing Negotiations Involving Standard Essential Patents Released・METI Formulates "Contract Guidance on Utilization of AI and Data"・Expert Study Group on Ideal Approaches to CCS Demonstration and Research Projects Established・JPO Strengthens Cooperation with USPTO on Industrial Designs
Topics covered in the April issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI Compiles Future Policy for Automobile Industry・METI Study Group Released a Report on the Introduction of Digital Technologies into Lifestyle ProductsSURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Operating Profits and Net Income of Japanese Overseas Affiliates Reached a Record-high Level・2018 White Papers on SMEs and Small Enterprises in Japan Released・Factory Location Trends in 2017 Analyzed・METI Analyzes Internet Buying Boom
Topics covered in the March issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI and JACDS to Make Drug Stores Smarter with RFID
Topics covered in the February issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・JPO to Expand Cooperation with WIPO・METI to Establish the Consortium for Supporting Young Designers
Topics covered in the January issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・New Program for Advancing the Comprehensive Distribution Policy Decided・Grand Prix Winner of the Japan Healthcare Business Contest Selected・Winners of the 7th Monodzukuri Nippon Grand Award Announced・World's First Test of Expressway Traveling of CACC-mounted Trucks in a Caravan with Drivers in the Second and Following Trucks Launched
Topics covered in the November issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・Promoting Research on 'Blue Carbon'SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Welfare Expenses of Big Enterprises Continue to Grow・CSR Expenses of Keidanren Members Increased Four Consecutive Years・Tourism Industry: Last Year's Record of 24 Million Foreign Visitors Almost Equaled in Only 10 months
Topics covered in the October issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・"Tokyo Initiative 2017" for Connected Industries Announced・Winners of the IoT Lab Selection Announced・Priority Area for Introducing Nursing Care Robot Revised・New Standard for Robots for Lumbar Support Established・Winners of Resource Recirculation Technologies Selected・METI and U.S. DOE Cooperate in the CCUS・27 Areas Designated for Geothermal Potential Survey
Topics covered in the September issue:LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS・METI to Establish Study Group for Enhancing Human Resource Capability・Successful Projects Selected under the BrandLand JAPAN Program・METI begins Accepting Applications for Certification of Fourth Industrial Revolution Skills Courses・Nationwide Network of Aircraft Clusters to be EstablishedSURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA・Number of Births Decreased While Number of Deaths Increased in 2016・Summary Report on the 2016 Economic Census of the…

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28-09-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CETWhat are the opportunities for the EU SMEs in the Japanese frozen food and ice cream market?Over time, Japan’s frozen food market is showing a growing trend. However,…
29-09-21 | 10:30 - 11:30 AM CET What are the procurement activities of Japanese government entities in support of the development of the digital economy and does this offer opportunities for EU SMEs…