Topics covered on the February 2016 issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS- METI and Fukushima Prefecture Conclude an Agreement on the Development and Operation of Robot Testing Fields- SMEA Compiles an Export Support Handbook for SMEs SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA- Japan's Population Shrinks for the First Time- Agricultural Export Recorded Historical High in 2015- Number of SMEs and Micro Businesses Remains Stable
LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS Announcement of the Second Nippon Venture Award Winners SMEA Compiles Guidebook on Overseas Risk Management for SMEs METI Publishes the Report of the Study Group on "Internal Globalization" SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA Business Forecasting Remains Strong in Environment Sector Record Number of Foreign Residents Living in Japan JPO Surveys Losses Caused by Counterfeiting TOPICS
Topics covered on the January 2016 issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS- METI Starts Open Data Demonstration for the Revitalization of the Service Industry- METI Compiles Roadmap for Net Zero Energy House (ZEH)- First GI Protected Products Announced SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA- Annual Foreign Visitors Hit Record High- Imported Vehicle Sales Down 2.2% in 2015
Topics covered on the December 2015 issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS- Government to encourage collaboration in developing "Cool Japan" products- Japanese SMEs Showing Strong Interest in Developing New Customers- English Version of SME White Paper Updated; SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA: More Companies Raise Wages than the Previous Year- Sales of Local Breweries Show an Increasing Trend
Topics covered in the November issue: LEGISLATION AND POLICY NEWS: Whitepaper Urges More Childrearing Support / SURVEY AND BUSINESS DATA: Japan's Job Availability improves to its Best Level in 23 Years; Moderate Increase of Starting Salary; Kansai Airport Sees Record Number of International Passengers; Japan Registers 1st Trade Surplus in 7 months in October / COMPANY NEWS: Japan's 1st Passenger Jet Plane Makes Maiden Flight; H-I
Topics covered on the August issue: Plans on Competitiveness Improvement for Metallic Materials; Limited Number of Companies Make Efforts for Competitive IT Strategies; Cases of SMEs’ Overseas Business Restructuring Compiled; Website Visualizing “Keys to Success” for SMEs; White Paper Analyzes the Competitiveness of Japanese Industry; Japan’s January-June Trade Deficit Diminishes 77% on Year; Record Breaking Number of Foreign Visitors in the First Half of the Year;Company New
Topics covered on the July issue: Strategy on “Robot Revolution” revealed;Annual Survey on Overseas Business Activities of Japanese corporations; Japan’s B to C E-Commerce market scale has grown to 12.8 trillion yen; JETRO’s Survey on the International Operations of Japanese Firms for FY2014; JETRO adopted 8 new RIT programs; Company News.