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The JR Joban Line, which runs between Tomioka and Namie stations, symbolizes the recovery of the transportation infrastructure in Fukushima.

Fukushima after 10 years

Fukushima faces business reconstruction, reactor decommissioning

03/12/2021

Estorage President Katsunori Yajima poses at the company’s Ginza showroom.

Shaping the future with vibrant small and midsized enterprises

Estorage captures consumers’ hearts with custom-built furniture

02/26/2021

Metran’s ventilators boast the technology to care for the delicate respiratory systems of premature infants.

Shaping the future with vibrant small and midsized enterprises

Metran boosts ventilator production to save COVID-19 patients

02/12/2021

Komatsu drives the digitalization of Japan’s construction industry.

Digital transformation makes business stronger

DX Grand Prix 2020 award winners offer models for digitalization

01/29/2021

Takefumi Tanabe, the head of METI’s IT Innovation Division and Digital Transformation Promotion Office

Digital transformation makes business stronger

Newly introduced code aims to promote digital transformation

01/15/2021

A test blast furnace uses hydrogen reduction and carbon dioxide separation-collection technologies to reduce carbon dioxide emissions produced in iron smelting.

Innovation front line: Tackling decarbonization challenges

Age of iron-making using hydrogen may be just around the corner

12/25/2020

Akira Yoshino takes part in the Innovation for Cool Earth Forum 2020 in Tokyo.

Innovation front line: Tackling decarbonization challenges

Japan works to lead global community in fighting climate change

12/11/2020

Microfine machining under a constant temperature takes place at Roku-Roku Sangyo Ltd.’s showroom.

Japanese companies see growth via niche markets

Expansion strategy in age of IoT aims for ultra-precision processing

11/27/2020

Sanshu Sangyo Co. contributes to food safety with equipment that is indispensable for quarantine inspections on fruit before it is shipped from its country of origin.

Japanese companies see growth via niche markets

Kagoshima company’s equipment ensures tropical fruit safe to eat

11/13/2020

Kohoku Kogyo Co. President Futoshi Ishii

Japanese companies see growth via niche markets

Kohoku Kogyo’s components support submarine fiber-optic cables

10/23/2020

Nikkari Co.’s farming-use monorail system has contributed to reducing the workloads of farmers who would otherwise have had to transport produce over steeply sloped land.

Japanese companies see growth via niche markets

Japan’s ‘global niche top’ companies lead across global markets

10/09/2020

Polar Star Space Co. founder Takahiro Nakamura says he wants to create a space business whose benefit can be felt by many people.

Aiming to become unicorns for society

Startup working to solve problems using satellite, drone data

09/18/2020

METI Journal in the japantimes

The METI Journal in the Japan Times introduces featured policies of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and showcases noteworthy topics and relevant efforts surrounding economic and industrial circles. Updated twice a month, the articles on this website are edited translations from the METI Journal.

Introducing noteworthy topics and relevant efforts concerning economic and industrial circles

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