(Nikkei: November 20, 2015 – p. 5)
The Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) will create an “Energy Reform Strategy” with an eye to expanding domestic investment in energy businesses. Creating new businesses that harness the Internet of Things (IoT) has been identified as the core of the new strategy. METI plans to draft the details of the strategy as early as the end of the year. A proposal will be presented at a meeting of an expert panel of the Advisory Committee for Natural Resources and Energy (an advisory body to the METI minister) on Nov. 20.