I have contributed to certain export control articles in WorldECR. http://www.worldecr.com/
I find one of my articles, "Changes to Japan’s export licensing system" which I drafted sometime this year is now available free-download in WorldECR web site. (Normally, the articles of WorldECR require subscription.)
This article summarize the procedural change of Japan's export licensing system both in individual license and bulk license in April 2012. Generally, such procedures in Japan is not available in English in METI web site.
Hope this information is helpful for global traders.