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Japan’s Standardization Policy 2013

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Japanese Industrial Standards Committee Secretariat

Message fromPresident of Japanese Industrial Standards Committee

JISC President

Japanese economy has been facing serious issues, such as long-running deflation, rising energy
costs and declining exports due to structural changes in international trade and industry. While
Japan should continue the challenge to overcome the issues for the future of Japanese economy,
“Abenomics” has been adjusting the route to economic recovery, especially upturn of corporate
earnings due to lowering the high currency rate of Yen.
In order to achieve further economic recovery and growth, it is significant that Japanese
industry should enhance its competitiveness in global markets by accelerating to create
innovations bringing new markets. Promotion of international standardization activities
integrated with business strategy will play a vital role in this.
It is particularly important to respond strategically to international standardization, taking
account of intellectual property strategy and effective certification scheme, and focusing on such
fields as smart grids, advanced medicine, and next-generation automobiles, where Japan has
outstanding technologies and global market growth is expected.
Since its establishment in 1949, Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) has played
a central role in Japan’s standardization activities in cooperation with a wide range of concerned
parties. These activities include the establishment and revision of Japanese Industrial Standards
(JIS) and the participation as Japan’s representative in international standardization organizations
such as ISO and IEC.
We hope that this updated report will serve to expand awareness of JISC’s activities among a
greater number of people, and that it will also foster a deeper understanding of standardization.


Japanese Industrial Standards Committee





1. Outline of Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) ....................
1-1 Roles of JISC ................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
1-2 Organization of JISC ..................................................................
1-3 Major meetings of JISC held in 2011–2012 ...........................................


2. Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) .................................................
2-1 Process of developing JIS ...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-2 Relationship between JIS and international standards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-3 Application of JIS to technical standards, etc. in the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
2-4 Major JIS established (revised) in 2011–2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


3. Conformity Assessment ......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-1 JIS Mark Certification Scheme . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-2 Japan National Laboratory Accreditation System ( JNLA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-3 International conformity assessment system ........................................
3-4 Promotion of efficiency in conformity assessment procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


4. Approaches to International Standardization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-1 Participation in ISO ............ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-2 Participation in IEC ............ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-3 International standards proposed by Japan during fiscal 2011–2012 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
4-4 Human resources working on international standardization activities . . . . . . . . . . . . .


5. International Cooperation ...... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
5-1 Partnership with Europe .............................................................
5-2 Partnership with U.S. .......... .......................................................
5-3 Partnership with China and Korea ...................................................
5-4 Partnership in Asia-Pacific Region ...................................................
5-5 Other partnerships with Asian countries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


Highlights of JISC Activities in 2012
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6. Human Resources Development
7. Response to Consumer Needs

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8. Promotion of Development and Use of Intellectual Infrastructure
9. METI’s Standardization-related Budget

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Dr. Trade and Industry) September 2012 ♦ 35th ISO (International Organization for Standardization) General Assembly 35th ISO General Assembly (San Diego. Junji Nomura (Panasonic Corp.) approved as President-Elect of the IEC (President from January 2014). Korea) August 2012 ♦ Children’s Day for visiting Kasumigaseki • Theme: “What are standards?” (Eight hundred thirty visitors come to Ministry of Economy.) 3 76th IEC General Meeting (Oslo. China) June 2012 ♦ 35th PASC (Pacific Area Standards Congress) meeting PASC meeting (Yeosu. Norway) . Junji Nomura (Panasonic Corp.) October 2012 ♦ 76th IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) General Meeting • Dr.S. U.Highlights of JISC Activities in 2012 April 2012 ♦ 11th Northeast Asia Standards Cooperation Forum ♦ Japan-China Standardization bilateral meeting ♦ Japan-Korea Standardization bilateral meeting Northeast Asia Standardization Cooperation Forum (Chengdu.

Iizuka is fi fth from the right) November 2012 ♦ JISC-CEN (European Committee for Standardization) Information Exchange Meeting ♦ JISC-CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardiza tion) Information Exchange Meeting JISC-CEN/CENELEC Information Exchange Meeting (Brussels. ♦ Industrial Standardization Awards • Prime Minister’s Award: 1 person • Minister of Economy. Shikoku. Chubu. 3 organizations • Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau Director-General’s Award: 27 people Group photo of Prime Minister’s Award recipients (recipient Mr. Tokyo) • Size: Approximately 1. 2014 (2014 IEC Tokyo Meeting) • Scheduled location: Tokyo International Forum (Chiyoda-ku. Tokyo) 4 . etc. Kinki.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee October 2012 ♦ Industrial Standardization Promotion Month • Presentations on standardization and quality control (National Meeting and Regional Meetings in Hokkaido. Belgium) 2014 IEC Tokyo Meeting ○ The 78th IEC General Meeting is scheduled to be held in Tokyo on November 4–15. Chugoku.500 corporate personnel. Logo of the 2014 IEC Tokyo Meeting Exterior view of the Tokyo International Forum (Chiyoda-ku. Trade and Industry Award: 20 people. and Kyushu) • Distribution of Standardization Month posters nationally. etc. Tohoku.

(14) Technical Committee on Machine Elements. (9) Technical Committee on Consumer Life Products.Subcommittee International Standardization   Strategy on Smart Grid (2) Committee on Management System [Cross-sectoral Technical Committee] . which carry out deliberations on JIS. (20) Technical Committee on Railways and Rolling Stock. (5) Technical Committee on Welding. JISC also participates in international standardization activities of International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC). etc. (19) Technical Committee on Aircrafts and Space Vehicles. (12) Technical Committee on Support for the Aged and Disabled. (18) Technical Committee on Road Vehicles. (4) Technical Committee on Non-Ferrous Metals. (10) Technical Committee on Paper and Pulp. (3) Technical Committee on Iron and Steel. (24) Technical Committee on Electronics. 2013 Conformity Assessment Board Standards Board [Special Committees] (1) Special Committee on Measurement Standards and Intellectual Infrastructure (Standing) (2) Special Committee on Consumer Policy (Standing) [Cross-sectional Technical Committees] (1) Committee on International Affairs   . Standards Board and Conformity Assessment Board are subordinate to Council and technical committees are subordinate to the two boards. designing and planning fundamental matters concerning the operation and management of JISC. (23) Technical Committee on Electricity Technology. (11) Technical Committee on Medical Equipment. Trade and Industry (METI) and is engaged in investigations and deliberations in relation to industrial standardization issues pursuant to Industrial Standardization Act. as a member representing Japan. Special Committees have been established for the purpose of studying and deliberating specific matters. (21) Technical Committee on Ships. (15) Technical Committee on Industrial Automation. 1-2 Organization of JISC Council serves as the highest body of JISC. (26) Technical Committee on Basic Engineering Organizational Chart of JISC 5 . (16) Technical Committee on Testing and Measurement Technology. Laboratory Accreditation System. (8) Technical Committee on Ceramics. (2) Technical Committee on Architecture. (7) Technical Committee on Chemical Products.1 Outline of Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC) 1-1 Roles of JISC JISC is a deliberative body set up within Ministry of Economy. Its functions include deliberations on the development/revision of Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) and making recommendations and reports on consultation responses to the relevant ministers with respect to the promotion of industrial standardization such as JIS. Council (consisting of members) As of April. under Council. JIS Mark Certification Scheme. (13) Technical Committee on Protective Equipment for Occupational Safety. (17) Technical Committee on Industrial Machinery.Environment and Recycling [Technical Committee by Sector] Committee on JIS Marking (1) Technical Committee on Civil Engineering. (22) Technical Committee on Logistics and Distribution of Goods. (6) Technical Committee on Chemical Analysis. Furthermore. (25) Technical Committee on Information Technology.

At the same time.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (1) Council Council consists of not more than 30 members (19 members are as of the end of Fiscal Year 2012). and determines JISC’s comprehensive policies as its highest decision-making body by holding well-rounded discussions on the concept of standardization policies based on its industrial. and conducts deliberations to combine these policies with concrete activities in developing standards. 1-3 Major meetings of JISC held in 2011–2012 January 2011 81st Standards Board Meeting February 82nd Standards Board Meeting March 23rd JISC Council Meeting 83rd Standards Board Meeting 33rd Conformity Assessment Board Meeting April — May 84th Standards Board Meeting June 85th Standards Board Meeting 34th Conformity Assessment Board Meeting 21st Special Committee Meeting on Consumer Policy July 86th Standards Board Meeting August 87th Standards Board Meeting September 88th Standards Board Meeting October 89 th Standards Board Meeting November 90 th Standards Board Meeting December 91st Standards Board Meeting January 2012 92nd Standards Board Meeting 6 . and trade policies. (2) Standards Board As standardization has become more and more important as a tool to strengthen Japan’s industrial competitiveness. technological. and the acquisition of intellectual properties in an integrated manner. and “promoting environmentally-friendly standardization”. These concrete activities. (3) Conformity Assessment Board Conformity Assessment Board conducts examinations on the operation and development of JIS Conformity Assessment Systems and surveys and deliberations on conformity assessments and management system standards. are conducted by the 26 “Technical Committees” established for the respective technological sectors under Standards Board and the “Technical Committee on Environment and Recycling Policy” established as a committee for the purpose of dealing with matters in a cross-sectoral manner. among others. the board reviews operational concepts and the development of domestic certification/ accreditation systems and the international/regional systems of conformity assessments from the viewpoint of spreading these standards. R&D.” “achieving standardization with full consideration of the elderly and the disabled”.” “promoting strategic international standardization activities so as to spread Japan’s industrial technology throughout the global market. such as developing standards. Standards Board examines policies with the aim of “promoting standardization.

96th Standards Board Meeting 2nd Special Committee Meeting on Development of Intellectual Infrastructure 2012 July 97th Standards Board Meeting 3rd Special Committee Meeting on Development of Intellectual Infrastructure 2012 August 98th Standards Board Meeting 4th Special Committee Meeting on Development of Intellectual Infrastructure 2012 September October 99 th Standards Board Meeting 100 th Standards Board Meeting November 101st Standards Board Meeting 36th Conformity Assessment Board Meeting December 102nd Standards Board Meeting January 2013 103rd Standards Board Meeting February 24th JISC Council Meeting 104th Standards Board Meeting March 105th Standards Board Meeting Information on the meetings of Technical Committees which are under Standards Board and Conformity Assessment Board is available in Japanese on JISC website. e. in principle. 7 .February March 93rd Standards Board Meeting 94th Standards Board Meeting 22nd Special Committee Meeting on Consumer Policy April 35th Conformity Assessment Board Meeting 1st Special Committee Meeting on Development of Intellectual Infrastructure 2012 May — June 95th Standards Board Meeting. JIS number. In the fiscal year 2012. 57 withdrawn standards and 1. 2 Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) JIS are national standards established based on the Industrial Standardization Act (1949) with the aim to promote the industrial standards of Japan. comes in a combination of one letter of the alphabet that indicates the sector and a four-digit number.) JIS G 3101: Rolled steels for general structure * The alphabet “G” indicates the “Iron and Steel” sector. 392 revised standards. the development of JIS and other operations were conducted in line with the “Industrial Standardization Operations Plan for FY 2012” approved by Standards Board Meeting held on June 1.219 confi rmed standards. As a result. 2013.g. there were 10. As of March 31. 2012. the following JIS were made public: 170 newly established standards.399 JIS and the number of JIS by sector is shown in Table 2-1 and Figure 2-1. Each JIS is given its own number.

Aircraft and Aviation X. of Standards -4 0 35 6 1 0 17 1 5 -1 -1 5 2 17 1 17 0 3 9 113 8 15 8 2 1 0 3 1 10 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 57 104 204 166 18 6 94 43 27 214 4 21 14 0 81 3 41 40 24 113 1. Ferrous Materials and Metallurgy H. Information Processing Z. Ceramics S. Shipbuilding G.740 218 162 77 80 371 190 525 97 515 836 10. Management System R. Electronic and Electrical Engineering D. Pulp and Paper Q. Miscellaneous Type of promulgation Revised confirmed 31 53 39 2 3 4 52 29 64 5 2 0 6 5 16 38 0 15 28 392 4 15 43 8 2 0 20 2 15 0 2 8 2 17 1 17 0 3 11 170 Total  Withdrawn Change in No. Chemical Engineering L.601 372 148 395 440 410 1.217 Total 571 1. Nonferrous Materials and Metallurgy K. Railway Engineering F. Mechanical Engineering C. Textile Engineering JIS M.399 Figure 2-1 Number of JIS by Sector 0 200 400 Civil Engineering and Architecture A 600 800 1000 1600 1800 1651 1601 Automotive Engineering D 372 Railway Engineering E F 1400 571 Mechanical Engineering B Electronic and Electrical Engineering C Shipbuilding Ferrous Materials and Metallurgy Nonferrous Materials and Metallurgy Chemical Engineering 1200 148  395 G 440 H 410 1740 K Textile Engineering L 218 Mining M 162 Pulp and Paper P 77 Management System Q 80 371 Ceramics R 190 Domestic Wares S Medical Equipment and Safety Appliances T Aircraft and Aviation W Information Processing X Miscellaneous Z 525 97 515 836 As of the end of March 2013 8 . Mining Sector P.651 1. Domestic Wares T. Civil Engineering and Architecture B.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee Table 2-1 Number of JIS revised or withdrawn in Fiscal Year 2012 Newly Established A. Medical Equipment and Safety Appliances W. Automotive Engineering E.

Ministry of Agriculture. Ministry of Education. Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications. Procedures under Article 11 of the Industrial Standardization Act JISC *2 Ministry in charge*1 Procedures under Article 12 of Industrial Standardization Act Voluntary creation by relevant organizations / Sectors Proposal *1 Seven ministries: METI. Sports. Ministry of Land. Tamotsu Nomakuchi. Science and Technology.2-1 Process of developing JIS When a task for standardization arises from social needs in the government or in industry. Executive Corporate Advisor of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Establishment Creation by Competent Minister *1 Ministry in charge*1 Breakdown of the number of proposals based on Article 11 or Article 12 of Industrial Standardization Act in the establishment or revision of JIS   . JIS draft is formulated by JIS drafting committee (comprising the relevant parties). Culture. Ministry of the Environment Standards Board/ Conformity Assessment Board Technical Committees (committees on about 30 different fields) Notification in the official gazette JIS draft Drawn up in committee format *2 Report Inquiry (commissions relevant private-sector body when necessary) Council Chair: Dr. Infrastructure and Transport. JIS draft is then deliberated upon by JISC and is formally established or revised by the Minister in charge. Forestry and Fisheries. Labor and Welfare. Ministry of Health. The process of JIS development is as shown in Figure 2-2.

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399 standards 5.725 standards JIS identical to international standards (IDT) 40% JIS modified from international standards (MOD) 57% JIS not-equivalent to international standards (NEQ) 3% (Note 1) The degree of correspondence of the standards in parentheses with international standards is in accordance with the defi nition of ISO/IEC Guide 21-1.     from the private sector Fiscal year Article 11 Article 12 2008 75(13%) 507(87%) 2009 94(17%) 465(83%) 2010 82(12%) 590(88%) 2011 40 (7%) 555(93%) Comprising almost 500 members (as of November 2012) Deliberation on JIS draft → The majority of proposals for establishment or revision are from the private sector based on Article 12 *2 Comprising all stakeholders. users. in turn. facilitates international trade. we have been promoting compliance with GAT T Standards Code (developed in 1980). including producers. international transactions of goods and services are expanding. which. Japan has been further promoting consistency with international standards in order to respond to demands in and outside the country. Table 2-2 Consistency between JIS and International Standards Total JIS Number of JIS with corresponding international standards 10. Enhancement of harmonization between international standards and national standards enables us to use products and productrelated technologies throughout the world beyond national boundaries. (Note 2) The rate of consistency (%) is obtained using the “number of JIS with corresponding international standards” as a parameter. 9 . and the importance of international standards such as ISO and IEC is growing. With the enforcement of WTO (World Trade Organization)/TBT (Technical Barriers to Trade) Agreement in January 1995. With respect to JIS. and consumers. Table 2-2 shows the consistency between JIS and international standards (ISO and IEC) as of the end of March 2013. Figure2-2 JIS Development Process 2-2 Relationship between JIS and international standards As the global economy becomes increasingly borderless.

and the frequency of citation in the laws and regulations is 6. “JIS X 7197: Geographic Information—Map representation and services based on SVG.2” SVG for small footprint and mobile devices was accepted and established as on November 20. and rotation are characteristic of vector encodings based on SVG. compression. in the Law As of the end of March 2013. This JIS enables users to easily deliver map data via the internet. This JIS was accepted and published on November 25. In addition another standard “JIS X 4197: Scalable Vector Graphics Tiny1. etc. Table 2-3 Major Acts Citing JIS Frequency of JIS Citation Title Pharmaceutical Affairs Act 1.521.164 Fire Service Act 601 Building Standards Act 588 Industrial Safety and Health Act 442 Human Resources Development Promotion Act 278 Act on the Regulation of Nuclear Source Material. SVG is recommended by World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 1.” establishes a method for encoding geographical information using SVG and delivering that SVG content via the internet as maps in applications and through web browsers.306 JIS are cited in laws and regulations. Information transmitter Position information content SVG Location information search service provider Where? Background provider A What? SVG Common map format → HTML or other Background provider B Background maps can be freely mixed and combined SVG Background provider C SVG Local data on the user’s PC Can be combined with data on a user’s PC  ↓ Offline operation Common map viewer (through a web browser) Other information provider User can freely combine content 10 . Users can freely mix and combine background map data with other SVG map content layers from different providers.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee 2-3 Application of JIS to technical standards. Nuclear Fuel Material and Reactors 277 2-4 Major JIS established (revised) in 2011–2012 (1) JIS for map content delivered on the Internet (establishment) Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is an XML based markup language for the expression of illustrations and other vector content. 2012. 2012. an organization that promotes standardization of various technologies used on the Internet. (excluding Industrial Standardization Act). High-quality expansion. 195 acts apply JIS to technical regulations. This JIS. etc. Major acts citing JIS are as shown in Table 2-3.

From the perspective of the development and dissemination LED lighting with its outstanding energy conservation performance. which prevent improper mounting on portable gas cookers. LED lamps have arrived as the lighting of the 21st century. etc. testing methods. and complaints regarding their products have arisen. Bulb-type LED lamps are rapidly spreading as an alternatives to conventional light bulbs. interest in energy conservation has been rising since Great East Japan Earthquake. . Japanese Industrial 11 . etc. • Dimensional tolerances for gas cylinder parts were made stricter from the perspective of preventing improper mounting. As well as these technical background. Their energy conservation performance (luminous efficiency) has taken great leaps in recent years. in order to prevent improper positioning of gas cylinders. as the JIS-mark-eligible product standard for the safety. • After vibration testing of gas cylinders. 2013. <Points of revision> • The strength of gas cylinder fl anges. It is now six times that of incandescent light bulbs and 1. (3) JIS for gas cylinders for portable gas cookers Leaking liquefied petroleum gas from improperly mounted gas cylinders for portable gas cookers (“gas cylinders”) has caused fi res. 2012. “JIS C 8158—Self-ballasted LED-lamps for general lighting services” was established on November 20. It is believed that gas leakage caused by users attaching gas cylinders to portable gas cookers in the wrong position.(2) JIS for bulb-type LED lamps for general lighting (establishment) Lighting account for almost 15 percent of total power consumption in homes and about 20 percent in office buildings. Some businesses are insufficiently conscious of lighting equipment safety and performance. METI as a secretariat of JISC therefore set standards for the quality. labeling. “JIS S 2148” was therefore revised on February 20.. One hundred twenty years after the incandescent light bulb. of radiation detector of foodstuffs. Flange Guide so that gas cylinders are mounted in the proper direction on portable gas cookers Stem Tip of the gas cylinder's valve (4) Equipment for measuring specific activit y of gamma-emitting radionuclides in foodstuffs (establishment) The need for radiation detector for foodstuffs has been rising since Japan’s nuclear power plant accident. was added. of bulb-type LED lamps. performance. • Evaluations of air tightness and pressure tightness after drop testing of gas cylinders were added. evaluation not just of air tightness but of pressure tightness was added. and 60 years after the fluorescent lamp. Some of the manufacturers and sellers of LED lamps have not been familiar with lightning industry. There has been a particular need for the detector that easily measures radiation in foodstuffs without devices requiring the kind of advanced measuring technology used by specialized analysis organizations. With the aim of helping promote its dissemination. indications.3 times that of fluorescent lamps.

The scheme is an internationally harmonized third-party certification system under which private-sector certification bodies (accredited certification bodies registered into GOJ) conduct certification activities. METI manages JIS Mark Certification Scheme based on Industrial Standardization Act. inspections of purchased product samples. Used to determine radioactive contamination. Fixed (at installation location). and carries out various measures for certification systems in the private sector. 12 . 2013. As part of its PR and promotion efforts. and regional seminars on JIS Mark Certification Scheme. service. METI has set up an exhibit of JIS Mark products in the sixth-floor elevator lobby of its Annex building for visitors to its offices. including safety control. 3-1 JIS Mark Certification Scheme New JIS Mark Cer tif ication Scheme was launched in October 20 05 based on rev ised Industrial Standardization Act. or organizational structure meets a specification. Price A few million yen 15-20 million yen + installation Weight A few kilos 1. About 1. makes efforts for mutual recognition with other countries in view of trade facilitation.000/year No domestic production Number produced in Japan 3 Conformity Assessment Conformity assessment is verification of whether a product. on-site inspections of certified business operators. Not easily affected by the surrounding environment. business transactions and product selection by consumers. a retest using a germanium semiconductor detector is needed. Comparison of scintillator-type radiation detector and germanium semiconductor detectors Newly established JIS Previously established JIS Scintillator-type radiation detector Germanium semiconductor detector Equipment example Measurement location Movable.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee Standard (JIS Z 4342 Equipment for measuring specific activity of gamma-emitting radionuclides in foodstuffs) was established and published on March 21. including strict responses to factories that breach the rules.5-2 tons Ease of measurement Simple Simple. but training is necessary Application Used as a screening test method for radioactivity. government procurement. If a high value of radiation is detected. Easily affected by the surrounding environment. METI is striving to ensure the reliability of the system through various initiatives. Conformity assessment plays an important role in various areas.

800. METI will continue working to ensure and enhance the scheme’s reliability through surveillance of Accredited Certification Bodies. Number of Certifications by Accredited Certification Body (in and outside the country) Sector Name of accredited certification body Japan Paint Inspection and testing Association Japan Testing Center for Construction Materials General Building Research Corporation of Japan Japan Gas Appliances Inspection Association Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Center Japan LP Gas Instrument Inspection Association Registration type 㻭㻘㻷 㻭㻘㻷㻘㻾㻘㻿 㻿 JIC Quality Assurance Ltd. Japan Heating Appliances Inspection Association Japan Electric Cable Technology Center Management System Assessment Center 㻱 Railway Engineering 㻝㻟 㻢㻤 㻣㻜 㼀 Ceramics 㻣㻜 㼆 Medical Equipment and Safety Appliances Miscellaneous 㻡 㻤㻝 㻝㻜 㻣 㻠 㻞㻞 㻞 㻝㻞㻣 㻭㻘㻳㻘㻷 㻡㻥 㻭㻘㻮㻘㻱㻘㻳㻘㻴㻘㻾㻘㼆 㻿 㻡㻝 㻟㻞㻡 㻢㻡 㻟 㻝㻠 㻝㻥㻤 㻟㻟 㻡 㻞 㻝㻟 㻥 㻢 㻢 㻞㻤 㻞㻠 㻝㻣 㻝㻤㻠 㻤㻜 㻝㻘㻟㻝㻥 㻝 㻠㻜 㻞㻠㻝 㻝㻢㻡 㻝㻝㻢 㻝㻡 㻟 㻝㻞㻟 㻝㻞 㻢㻢 㻢㻝 㻠㻝 㻥 㻝㻤㻝 㻟 㻠 㻞㻜 㻟㻣㻞 㻢㻞 㻟㻤 㻝㻢 㻞㻣 㻝 㻯 㻡㻞㻤 㻝 㻝㻝㻜 㻝㻝㻜 㻝㻡㻤 㻝㻡㻤 Japan Tile Testing & Engineering Association 㻭 㻞㻝 㻭㻘㻮㻘㻯㻘㻰㻘㻳㻘㻴㻘㻷㻘㻾㻘㻿㻘㼀㻘㼆 㻭㻘㻮㻘㻯㻘㻰㻘㻳㻘㻴㻘㻷㻘㻹㻘㻼㻘㻾㻘㻿㻘㼀㻘㼆 㻟㻤 㻡㻥 㻝㻝 㻝㻣 㻟 㻞 㻭 㻲 㻝㻜 㻝 㻢 㻡 㻝㻣 㻝㻟 㻠㻜 㻡㻢 㻞㻝 㻞 㻞 㻞㻞㻢 㻝㻡 㻝㻜 㻤㻟 㻠 㻤 㻠 㻠 㻟 㻞 㻟㻣㻢 㻝㻤 㻝㻟㻡 㻝㻜 㻞㻣 㻡㻘㻠㻣㻝 㻞㻘㻟㻠㻠 㻞㻘㻣㻢㻜 㻝㻟 㻡㻜 㻝㻣 Cumulative Total By Body 㻝㻥㻢 㻤 㻤 㻰㻘㼀 㻭㻘㻮㻘㻯㻘㻰㻘㻱㻘㻳㻘㻴㻘㻷㻘㻹㻘㻼㻘㻾㻘㻿㻘㼀㻘㼆 㻮㻘㻳㻘㻴㻘㻷 㻡㻢 Total by sector 㻿 Domestic Wares 㻡 㻭 The Ship Equipment Inspection Society of Japan 㻾 㻞㻠 Moody International Certification Ltd. Since the new scheme began. Japan Japan Water Works Association 㻯 Electronic and Electrical Engineering 㻮㻘㻯㻘㻳㻘㻴㻘㻷㻘㼀 㻾㻘㻿㻘㼀 Japan Quality Assurance Organization 㻮 Mechanical Engineering 㻭㻘㻮㻘㻳㻘㻴㻘㻷㻘㻸㻘㻾㻘㻿㻘㼆 㻞㻘㻜㻤㻣 Japan Recreation and Miscellaneous Goods Safety Laboratory Japan Vehicle Inspection Association 㻭 Civil Engineering and Architecture 㻠㻣㻥 㻟㻠㻢 㻝㻡 㻞㻟 㻞㻣 㻝㻘㻜㻜㻢 㻞㻣 㻟㻜㻝 㻡㻜㻜 㻞㻠 㻝㻞 㻞㻟㻝 㻝㻝㻤 㻥㻡 㻝㻡㻢 㻤㻘㻤㻜㻠 As of the end of March 2013 13 . and JIS T 9254 (Electrically operated adjustable bed for home use). on-site inspections of certified factories and other measures. A total of 634 newly certified business operators have emerged with respect to a total of 285 standards.Ltd. approximately 2.Exhibit of JIS Mark products As of the end of March 2010. certification has progressed for environmentally conscious standards such as JIS A 4112 (Solar collectors) and JIS Z 7311 (Refuse derived paper and plastics densified fuel [RPF]) and for welfare-related standards such as JIS T 9207 (Portable ramps for wheelchairs). and the certificated number of cases was about 8. 㻼 Pulp and Paper 㻝 㻝㻡㻤 㻞㻟 Korea Testing & Research Institute 㻸 Textile Engineering 㻝㻠 㻭㻘㻾 Korean Standards Association 㻷 Chemical Engineering 㻟㻥 㻝 Center for Better Living 㻴 Nonferrous Materials and Metallurgy 㻞㻘㻣㻝㻣 㻥 㻭 Shipbuilding 㻳 Ferrous Materials and Metallurgy 㻝㻢㻜 㻭㻘㻮㻘㻴㻘㻷㻘㼆 Bureau Veritas Japan Co.100 standards were targeted at certification scheme. JIS T 9208 (Electrically powered scooters). AWPA Test Centre Association Inc. 㻲 㻟㻢 㻭㻘㻮㻘㻸㻘㻿㻘㼆 㻿 㻞㻜㻝㻜 Japan Sewage Works Association 㻰 Automotive Engineering 㻠 Chemicals Evaluation and Research Institute. Looking ahead.

Efforts will continue in light of revisions to the international standards and other factors concerning certification. which was implemented as “Japan Initiative for Reliability Enhancement of Certification (JIREC). To ensure the system’s credibility. 3-3 International conformity assessment system Private bodies certifying organizations such as corporations for conformity to management system (MS) standards are examples of international conformity assessment schemes. Typical MS standards are ISO 9001 (Quality) and ISO 14001 (Environment). and to contribute to PR. to improve the suppliers systems.000 for ISO14001 nationwide. In Japan. Today.” Since the scheme has been internationally accepted.457 19.279 *1: ISO Survey – 2011 *2: Data as of the end of March 2013 from the Japan Accreditation Board and the Japan Information Processing Development Corporation 14 .698 37. Number of Third-party Certifications based on Major MS Standards International Standards ISO9001:2008 Quality management Systems ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems ISO/IEC27001:2005 Information Security Management Systems The world*1 Japan*2 1. iron/steel.000 test report are issued annually covering a wide range of areas including the civil engineering/construction. all JIS specified tests have been covered with the scope of JNLA. However.509 4. ISO/IEC 17025 (General requirements for the competence of testing and calibration laboratories) is confi rmed during the laboratory registration process. During more than 10 years.111. about 37. As a result. etc). which can issue reliable test reports based on the examination result in accordance with the test method of JIS. the scheme fully started in the mid-1990s. and over 50 certification bodies remain active under the supervision of private accreditation bodies (Japan Accreditation Board for conformity assessment [JAB].000 organizations are certified for ISO9001 and about 20. 210 testing laboratories have been accredited by JNLA (as of the end of March 2013). the proposal is being deliberated in a working group within IAF. accreditation and certification bodies formulated an action plan. in July 2008. METI therefore published “Guidelines for the improvement of management system certification” targeting accreditation and certification bodies.021 267. and textiles. METI made an international proposal in line with the guidelines at International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and Pacific Accreditation Cooperation (PAC). Such MS standards are expected to serve as tools to enhance the sense of security that buyers of goods and services feel towards suppliers’ quality control and environmental management systems. Since the launch of New JIS Mark Certification Scheme in 2005. Test certificates from JNLA-accredited testing laboratories subject to Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) are internationally accepted. in cooperation with the relevant overseas parties with whom Japan shares a common awareness of the issue. In light of the guidelines. certification-related scandals have frequently occurred at corporations that have received MS standards certification. the number of MS standards certifications has rapidly increased. Accredited testing laboratories are entitled to issue test reports with JNLA logo.906 17. The credibility of the system itself has become a concern. With this. The inability of the MS standards certification scheme to prevent such scandals has become problematic. the method of evaluating and indicating conformity to JIS has been enhanced.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee 3-2 Japan National Laboratory Accreditation System (JNLA) JNLA has been put in place to accredit competent testing laboratories. Currently. and close to 200.

Additionally. JISC sends Japanese representatives to Council and to Technical Management Board (TMB). following a decision by ISO General Assembly. This system improves efficiency since a certification body of an importing country conducts conformity assessment procedures using the test report which an exporter obtained within its own country.JIREC Accreditation bodies Certification bodies Response to scandals at certified organizations Disclosure of certification bodies' basic information Certified organizations that willfully provide false information will not be certified for a given period Certified organizations Disclosure of certification-related information Suspension or revocation of organizations that commit serious violations of laws or regulations Thorough effectiveness assessment Adjustment of certification scope Disclosure of information on assessment results Vigorous PR regarding accreditation and certification systems Improvement of examiner quality and consistency (including reexaminationof the schemes of their certification bodies) Voluntary certified organization information disclosure program JIREC: Japan Initiative for Reliability Enhancement of Certification Content of JIREC 3-4 Promotion of efficiency in conformity assessment procedures MR A concluded between governments is one of the systems by which conformity assessment procedures conducted in exporting countries can be used by importing counties. Sadao Takeda. as a member representing Japan. Thailand and Philippines. to address the facilitation of trade. In practice. ISO General Assembly decided to make Japan a permanent member of TMB starting in 2010. IECEE (IEC System for Conformity Testing and Certification of Electrotechnical Equipment and Components) issues many testing reports in Japan. an essential decision-making body. 4 Approaches to International Standardization JISC participates in international standardization activities of ISO and IEC. Furthermore. Japan has been successively selected as a member of Council since 1969 and has served as a permanent member of Council since ISO General Assembly in September 1979. with Taiwan in November 2012. EU. IEC operates some systems in which member country certification bodies mutually recognize testing results from laboratories in each other’s countries. 4-1 Participation in ISO JISC has been a member of ISO since 1952. which can reduce time and costs. Japanese side (Interchange Association ( Japan)) and Taiwanese side (Association of East Asian Relations) signed arrangement for cooperation on mutual recognition. individual agreements are concluded among certification bodies. an exporter can complete the conformity assessment procedures within their own country. with an aim to facilitate trade. Japan has concluded MR As for exports such as electric appliances with Singapore. Since the government of the importing country accepts results of the conformity assessment of the exporting country. Mr. leading to the promotion of export. including the aforementioned frameworks. Among them. Director-General of Japanese 15 . Japan is participating in many Technical Committees and Subcommittees for the development of international standards at ISO and actively taking part in international standardization activities. in an effort to further improve services for exporters. In 2008. METI will continue to effectively use various methods in order to contribute in order to efficiency in conformity assessment procedures.

Dr.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee Standards Association (JSA) at that time. an essential decision-making body.629 36.400 20. Junji Nomura of Panasonic Corp. has been serving as IEC’s President-Elect in 2013.531 1.481 1.436 Number of Technical Committees in which Japan participates (including as an O-member) 687 680 669 Number of Technical Committees for which Japan serves as a Secretariat 67 67 63 Number of Technical Committees for which Japan serves as a Chairperson 61 60 54 ISO budget (1000 CHF) Membership subscriptions of Japan (1000 CHF) 4-2 Participation in IEC JISC has been a member of IEC since 1953. and to Market Strategy Board (MSB). has already been appointed as a Vice-President (term: 2009–2011. was appointed ISO Vice-President (policy) for the 2010-2011 term (and reappointed for 2012–2013). Dr. reappointed: 2012–2014). JISC sends Japanese representatives to Council Board (CB). Japan is participating in many Technical Committees and subcommittees for the development of standards at IEC and actively taking part in international standardization activities.. Participation in ISO (as of end of each year) 2012 2011 2010 Number of ISO members 164 163 163 Number of ISO Technical Committees 737 737 706 37. Moreover. Ltd.775 1. Participation in IEC (as of end of each year) 2012 Number of IEC members 2011 2010 82 82 81 184 175 174 20. to Standardization Management Board (SMB).000 19. Hiromichi Fujisawa of Hitachi. newly established in 2008.600 Membership subscriptions of Japan (1000 CHF) 780 780 884 Number of Technical Committees in which Japan participates 183 174 173 Number of Technical Committees for which Japan serves as a Secretariat 23 15 15 Number of Technical Committees for which Japan serves as a Chairperson 15 9 11 Number of IEC Technical Committees IEC budget (1000 CHF) 16 . In addition.102 36. Japan has acted as a permanent member of CB and SMB since 1998 when both of these were established. He is to become its President in 2014.

in order to establish standards for accurate characterization of both OTF T and the organic semiconductor materials used in it OTFT. in fiscal year 2012. Japan proposed a preliminary work item (PWI) toward formulating of blank detail specifications (BDS) for “OTFT sample structure for electric conduction measurement” to IEC’s Technical Committee on nanoelectronics (TC 113). Accordingly. France Japan China Korea 102 71 63 60 50 4-3 International standards proposed by Japan during fiscal 2011–2012 JISC actively proposes outstanding Japanese technologies as international standards. Germany U. it was formally recognized as new work item proposal (NWIP) through a vote of the TC 113 member countries. has been highly promising. The fabrication of high-performance and highly-reliable OTF T will be promoted by aiming at the establishment of accurate characterization method of organic semiconductor materials. Main point of the standardization proposal Highly-doped layers around contact electrodes are indispensable for realizing reliable evaluation of carrier mobility and concentration in organic semiconductor devices.). Highly-doped layer Contact electrode Organic semiconductor layer Gate insulator Gate electrode Substrate 17 . Sharp reduction in manufacturing energy consumption of lighting elements and creation of lighting and display devices with innovative functions are expected with the application of OTFT to organic EL lighting. Russia. Today. Korea. the commercialization of organic thin-fi lm transistors (OTF T) as driving elements in displays. lighting elements.䕿㻌Trends in the number of international standards proposed by Japan (ISO and IEC) 䕿㻌Trends in cases from various countries accepted by ISO/IEC Secretaries Cases 130 125 120 112 110 100 86 90 80 70 94 96 U.K. (1) Standardization for organic/nanodevice measurement Among the organic/nanodevices that will create next-generation electronics industry. OTF T that can be produced with printing technology will be adopted for organic EL lighting. Germany. In this background.S. Contact-area-limited doping is a versatile method for improving device performance of OTFTs. It was Japan’s fi rst PWI proposal in TC 113. action to create international technical specifications (TS) is actively underway.S. Subsequently. with the participation of experts from five countries (Japan. and sensors. and U.

there are 94 JISs corresponding to ISO/TC106 standards. Expectations for wind power are rising. Some of the ISO standards are referred to in technical regulations in various countries. Japanese magnetic dental attachments are demonstrably high-quality. FDA has recognized 29 ISO/TC106 standards for use in its marketing clearance of dental products. turbulent winds. Thus. We immediately proposed revision of the standard. more compact and with more powerful magnetism than foreign products. international standardization is having a major impact on the regulatory framework for “dentistry” in various countries. However. Through the standard. In Japan. • 2008 (Example of mounting of magnetic attachment) submit NWIP to ISO/TC 106/SC 2  ↓ Prosthetic tooth • 2012 Magnet ISO 13017 published Keeper  ↓ Root • 2013 JIS draft (based on above ISO) is being created (3) International standardization for wind power systems Since Great East Japan Earthquake. such as typhoons.. current international standards were established based on experience in Europe and U. and they are not necessarily suited to countries such as Japan with more difficult environmental conditions (e. etc. the standards developed by ISO/TC106 are being simultaneously adopted as EN standards by European Committee for Standardization (CEN) under the Vienna Agreement. In the work of reviewing and revising the current international standards. of which 38 JISs (29 cases as attestation base) are referred to in Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Act. In U. they are used in a wide variety of applications. During fiscal year 2012.g. Because the standard does not describe how to measure the magnetism of magnetic attachments. there has been a renewed awareness of the importance of clean and natural energy. IEC 61400 series has been published. Mastication is better.S.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (2) International standardization of dental materials In ISO/TC 106 (Dentistry).). In Europe. fi rmly attached dentures improve quality of life. Developed in Japan. Japan’s proposal on dental magnetic attachments to attach dental prostheses (dentures) was developed as ISO 13017. magnetism cannot be accurately measured. typhoons. approximately 150 ISO standards have been developed. 18 . This is expected to make an important contribution to entry into international markets. Japan has been actively submitting NWIP to ISO/TC106 and undertaking as secretariat.S. In recent years. and commercialization based on these standards is proceeding in various countries. and being able to chew properly stimulates the brain. and winter thunderstorms. JISC therefore actively proposes that they address the particular requirements of Japan’s climate. such as magnetic retention of dentures and fi xing the upper structures of implants. and 88 of them are quoted as harmonized standards for European Medical Device Directives (MDD).. We therefore explained to an international conference the need for standardization of testing methods and measurement tools that enable simple measurement and have small standard deviations. turbulent winds caused by complex geography. International standards for wind power systems are currently developed in IEC/TC 88 (Wind turbines).. Furthermore. The aim of reflecting the ideas in proposals on such items in the standards is to supply the world market with highly reliable wind power systems suitable even for distinctive natural environmental conditions like those in Japan.

2012. activities in the ISO railway sector. current centimeter-scale precision positioning can Illustration of use of precision only be guaranteed for a few kilometers in each direction. I EC has been at the center of inter nat ional Overview of ISO/TC 269 (Railway applications) standardization of the railway sector.Space based services requirements for centimeter class Coastal and tsunami management positioning” to ISO/TC 20 (Aircraft and space vehicles). development of international standards in ISO should grow more active. Japan proposed NWIP titled “Space systems . ISO decided in 2012 to establish ISO/TC 269 as the technical committee to develop international standards for all areas of railways. Through coordination ISO/TC 269. Second plenary meeting to be held in Japan in November 2013. However. They include automated farm work. Overview wheels and wheelsets ]) and RTRI also accepted to . Germany. We will work towards the international standardization of Japan’s outstanding railway technology while continuing to collaborate with domestic stakeholders. 19 . 1) Generic 2) HVAC activities standards standards Establishment of Ad Hoc Groups on two work items Japanese National Mirror Committee proposed by Japan was approved. with Japan playing the most Strategic Business Japanese member joins Plan established at important role in ISO/TC 269.Through coordination with relevant with relevant institutions . unattended operation During fiscal year 2012.Establishment approved in April 2012 based on joint proposal by Germany and France. committee’s Chairperson to ISO/TC269. The second plenary meeting is scheduled to Playing a leading role in international standardization be held in Japan in November 2013.rail fasteners. in October 2012. Because there are cases where the reliability and operability of positioning accuracy in vehicle and ship control contribute immediately to economic loss.RTRI designated as Japanese National Mirror Committee. rails fasteners. It is hoped Scope covers almost ISO/TC 269 (railway sector) that this will lead to the development of integrated. works 4-4 Human resources working on international standardization activities The following TC/SC indicates either Japanese has been serving as Secretary and/or Chairperson at ISO and IEC (as of March 2013). Railway Technical Research Institute (RTRI) has served as Japanese National Mirror Committee on IEC/TC 9 and on the related ISO Technical Committee (ISO/ Establishment of new TC ISO/TC 269 (Railway applications) TC 17[Steel]/SC 15[Railway rails. . Establishment institutions.First plenary meeting held in Berlin. and a Japanese IEC/TC 9 ISO/TC 17 (Steel) SC 15 (Electrical equipment and (Railway rails. (5) Standardization of satellite specifications and transmit data systems related to precision positioning systems There are high expectations for centimeter-scale precision positioning systems in a wide range of fields that can contribute to improving the quality of life. in Berlin. entire railway sector ([except IEC area]) crosscutting international standardization activities Chair country: Secretariat Chairmanship Japan country: obtained Germany in the railway sector. except for those covered by IEC/TC 9. and Japanese proposals crosscutting standards held on October 30–31. Germany.(4) International standardization of the railway sector IEC began the activity in the railway sector in IEC/TC 9 (Electrical equipment and systems for railways) in 1924. be the secretariat of National Mirror committee on . CAG as well Chair's advisory group (CAG) T he commit tee’s f irst general meet ing was Submitted NWIP from Integrated. member was selected for the Chair’s adv isor y systems for railways) RTRI wheels and wheelsets) *Established in 1924 group. Japan obtained chairmanship. We positioning system have therefore begun work on developing international standards to accomplish centimeter-scale precision positioning over an area covering 1. RTRI has successfully provided the of ad hoc groups approved for two Japanese proposals for international standards. ensuring the reliability of such systems is vital.000 kilometers in every direction by using additional Vehicle operation control/ Ship operational control satellites. traffic control and environmental measurement. and its Precision Civil engineering agriculture registration to start the development of standard was completed. but with the establishment of ISO/TC 269.

S.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee List of ISO Secretaries/Chairpersons (X indicates that Japanese is in charge of Secretary and/or Chairperson.) TC SC 4 12 Ball bearings X X 8 2 Marine environment protection (U. tubing and drill pipe X X 69 6 Measurement methods and results X X ing construction 20 .) 38 2 Cleansing.S. fi nishing and water resistance tests 41 3 Conveyor belts 45 2 Testing and analysis X X Chemistry X X X X 47 Functional/user requirements and performance in build- *Twinning with China X *Twinning with China (Netherlands) 59 3 61 11 Products X X 61 12 Thermosetting materials X X 61 13 Composites and reinforcement fibres X X 67 5 Casing.) X 8 6 Navigation and ship operations X X Steel X X 17 Name Secretary Chairperson 17 1 Methods of determination of chemical composition X X 17 9 Tinplate and blackplate X X 22 22 Motorcycles X X 28 5 X X 38 Measurement of refrigerated hydrocarbon and non-petroleum based liquefied gaseous fuels Textiles X *Twinning with China X (China) (U.

forces and other actions X X Iron ore and direct reduced iron X X 102 102 1 Sampling X (Australia) 106 7 Oral care products X X 106 9 Dental CAD/CAM systems X X X (U.Protective clothing and equipment (Australia) X 1 94 technology and product development Non-traditional reinforcing materials for concrete structures Maintenance and repair of concrete structures Environmental management for concrete and concrete structures 96 5 Use.) 114 11 Indication of accuracy X X 114 12 Antimagnetism X X Packaging X X 122 21 Application of statistical and related methodology for new Secretary X 91 92 Name . operation and maintenance X X 98 3 Loads.K.TC SC 69 8 71 6 71 7 71 8 79 2 79 79 Chairperson X X X (Korea) X X X Organic and anodic oxidation coatings on aluminium X X 4 Unalloyed (refi ned) aluminium ingots X X 11 Titanium X X Surface active agents (Iran) X Fire initiation and growth (U. components and 111 accessories 111 3 Components and accessories X (U. chain slings.K.K.) Round steel link chains.) X Personal safety -.

) Anthropometry and biomechanics X X 162 Doors and windows X X 164 Mechanical testing of metals X X 135 135 6 138 149 1 150 159 3 Machine characteristics.S.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee TC SC 123 Name Secretary Chairperson Plain bearings X X 123 6 Terms and common items X X 123 7 Special types of plain bearings X X 127 3 X X 131 7 Sealing devices X X Non-destructive testing X X Leak detection methods X X Plastics pipes. fittings and valves for the transport of fluids X X Cycles and major sub-assemblies X (France) Implants for surgery X (U. electrical and electronic systems. operation and maintenance 164 2 Ductility testing X X 172 3 Optical materials and components X X 173 2 Classification and terminology X (Netherland) 173 7 Accessible design X X 195 1 Machinery and equipment for concrete work X X Surface chemical analysis X X 201 201 4 Depth profi ling X X 201 6 Secondary ion mass spectrometry X X 22 .

picture. multimedia and hypermedia information Document description and processing languages .TC SC 201 8 Glow discharge spectroscopy X (Sweden) 202 3 Analytical electron microscopy X X 202 4 Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) X X 206 Fine ceramics X (Korea) 227 Springs X (Germany) 244 Industrial furnaces and associated processing equipment X X Smart community infrastructures X X Railway applications (Germany) X 268 1 269 23 Name Secretary Chairperson JTC1 2 Coded character sets X X JTC1 23 Optical disk cartridges for information interchange X X JTC1 28 Office equipment X X JTC1 29 X X JTC1 34 X (Korea) Coding of audio.

) 47 D Semiconductor devices packaging X X 47 E Discrete semiconductor devices (Korea) X 47 F Micro-electromechanical systems X (Korea) 48 D Mechanical structures for electronic equipment (Germany) X 49 Piezoelectric. dielectric and electrostatic devices and associated materials for frequency control.S.) 35 36 C Insulators for substations X (Sweden) 47 A Integrated circuits X (U.) 100 Audio.S.) 61 B Safety of microwave appliances for household and com(Switzerland) mercial use X 61 C Safety of refrigeration appliances for household and commercial use (Germany) X Electromagnetic compatibility (Germany) X Fibre optic interconnecting devices and passive components X (Belgium) 90 Superconductivity X (France) 91 Electronics assembly technology X (U. video and multimedia systems and equipment X (U.S.) 51 Magnetic components and ferrite materials X (U.) TC SC / TA Name ACTAD (Advisory Committee on Electricity Transmission and Distribution) Secretary Chairperson - X 3 C Graphical symbols for use on equipment X (Finland) 3 D Product properties and classes and their identification (Germany) X Primary cells and batteries X (U.) 77 86 B 24 . selection and detection X (U.S.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee List of IEC Secretaries/Chairpersons (X indicates that Japanese is in charge of Secretary and/or Chairperson.S.K.

to high voltage equipment and to electric traction X (Germany) CIS PR I Electromagnetic compatibility of information technology equipment.) TA13 Environment for AV and multimedia equipment X - Interfaces and methods of measurement for personal computing equipment X X 105 Fuel cell technologies (Germany) X 110 Electronic display devices X (China) 111 Environmental standardization for electrical and electronic products and systems (Italy) X CIS PR B Interference relating to industrial.S. storage data structures.) X X X X X X (U. storage systems and equipment TA8 Multimedia home server systems TA9 TA14 25 Secretary Audio.S.) TA2 Colour measurement and management TA6 Storage media.) TA10 Multimedia e-publishing and e-book technologies X X TA11 Quality for audio. video and multimedia applications for end-user network .) X TA12 AV energy efficiency and smart grid applications X (U. to overhead power lines. scientific and medical radio-frequency apparatus.K. to other (heavy) industrial equipment.TC SC / TA TA1 Name Terminals for audio. video and data services and contents Chairperson X (Finland) (U. video and multimedia systems (U. multimedia equipment and receivers X (U.S.K.

so representatives reported on it at the plenary meeting. is one of the regional standardization organizations in Europe. In the meeting with CEN-CENELEC secretariats. such as by regular consultation meetings on a bilateral basis.S. Belgium. the parties exchanged views on strategic discussions and other topics. Japan-EU Working Group Standards and Conformity Assessment was set up to exchange views on policies for standardization and conformity assessment of two sides. such as standardization bodies of both countries. NIST-METI-ANSI Dialog is held annually with participation of the relevant organizations.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee 5 International Cooperation As a Standard Development Organization and a part of Government of Japan. and accessibility were discussed at another time and place. At the plenary session. JISC and Technical Regulations. Belgium. The meetings on railways and accessibility were held at a different time and place.. Since accessibility is a joint matter with CENELEC.S. promotes standardization in the fields corresponding to ISO. ♦ Japan-EU Working Group Standards and Conformity Assessment (governmental bilateral meeting) Under Japan-EU Industrial Policy and Industrial Cooperation Dialogue. assessment methods for human exposure). Information and communications technology (ICT). 5-2 Partnership with U. The most recent 15th meeting was held in November 2012 in Brussels to exchange information on standards and conformity assessment policies of both sides in recent years. In October 2005. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-METI-American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Dialog In response to the agreement concluded by economic ministers in 1997 on cooperation in the standardization field between Japan and U. which is co-chaired by a ViceMinister for International Affairs of METI in Japan and European Commission’s Director-General of the Directorate General For Enterprise and Industry. Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Unit of METI have been making various efforts with an aim to foster cooperative relationships with many countries in international standardization activities. Department of Commerce. electromagnetic fields (EMF. smart grids. thus enhancing comprehensive cooperative relations. JISC signed MOU with CEN in June 2008 to bind the cooperative relationship between the two organizations. (2) JISC-CEN information exchange meetings CEN. information was exchanged on topics including trends in railway systems. presentations were given on initiatives on standardization for small and medium enterprises and the relationship between R&D and standardization. JISC signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CENELEC to promote the reciprocal exchange of information on standardization activities. electromagnetic compatibility (EMC). to exchange a wide range of information pertaining to policies on standards and conformity 26 . which. the European regional standardization organization in the electrotechnical field. JISC-CENCENELEC meeting was held. so representatives made reports to the plenary session. The 17th information exchange meeting was held in November 2012 in Brussels. 5-1 Partnership with Europe (1) JISC-CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) information exchange meetings Japan has held regular information exchange meetings (once a year) since 1996 with CENELEC. In individual fields.S. like CENELEC. the 5th information exchange meeting based on the MOU was held concurrently with JISC-CENELEC information exchange meeting in Brussels. and this group has met 15 times so far. and power drive systems (PDS). In November 2012. including METI and NIST of U.

. We had an exchange of views on the policies and activities for standards and conformity assessment in both countries and cooperation on ISO/IEC and other international standardization activities in individual fields. (2) Japan and Korea Annual Meeting in Standards and Conformance Japan and Korea have been holding annual meetings since 1979 aiming to exchange information on the standards and conformity assessment policies of both countries and discuss issues regarding international standardization activities at ISO/IEC. Participants include the standardization organizations of each country. The 4th meeting was held in Korea in June 2011. (3) Japan-China Standardization Cooperation Dialog Based on the MOU signed in April 2007 between ME TI and Administration of Quality Supervision. The 10th meeting was held in Korea in June 2011. ANSI. 2) the state of approaches to third countries. and METI. Japan. and 4) NIST activities on greenhouse gases and preparing for smart grids. We had an exchange of views on the policies and activities for standards and conformity assessment in both countries and on cooperation on ISO/IEC and other international standardization activities in individual fields. and promote the cooperation on standardization in individual fields. as an experiment. 27 . 3) responses to problems with nanolabeling.S. views on cooperation for ISO/IEC standardization activities were exchanged. DC. and ISO/IEC-related parties mainly in private organizations and industries of both countries. Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ). ♦ China. 5-3 Partnership with China and Korea (1) Northeast Asia (China-Japan. The 4th General Assembly and related meetings were held in Shenzhen in November 2010. and the 31st in China in April 2012 to coincide with the Northeast Asia Standardization Cooperation Forum. U. and about cooperation/partnership in standardization activities in individual fields. The following topics were discussed: 1) a presentation of the latest trends at NIST. Japan and Korea. CJK-SITE was set up in November 2007 with the cooperation of the relevant industrial associations and private enterprises with an aim to promote cooperation for international standardization activities of China. The 30th meeting was held in Korea in June 2011. The parties agreed. with participation of government officials. and the 5th in China in April 2012 to coincide with the Northeast Asia Standardization Cooperation Forum. to hold the 2011 CJK-SITE General Assembly at the same place and time as the Northeast Asia Standardization Cooperation Forum. Japan and Korea. Korea-Standards Cooperation on Information Technology and Electronics (CJKSITE) [Industrial Efforts] In response to the increasing need for international standardization in each field of electronics and information/communications. Discussions focused on individual fields in which the countries share a common interest. How to strengthen ties between CJK-SITE and the Northeast Asia Standardization Cooperation Forum was discussed as well.assessment and related activities.Korea) Standardization Cooperation Forum Northeast Asia Standardization Cooperation Forum has been convened every year since 2002 to strengthen the trilateral cooperation on standardization among China. CJK-SITE comprises members of the private sector and academia in each country. and on new areas of cooperation. The 16th meeting was held in Washington. JSA (Secretariat) and other private-sector bodies. and the 11th was held in China in April 2012. Information was exchanged regarding cooperation on ISO/IEC and other international standardization activities in individual fields. in October 2010.

and wine regulations. (3) APEC/SCSC (Sub-Committee on Standards and Conformance) APEC/SCSC launched in 1994. The theme of the seminar for the three years 2011–2013 has been selected as “Standardization activities towards a green society. SCSC’s main themes are harmonization with international standards. to foster experts who can attend IEC international conferences and participate in the discussions there. JISC accepted PASC Secretariat for a three-year term and is currently serving its second (2011–2013). It was established through a proposal by U. was held in Brunei. In both annual meeting. Reports were delivered on projects such as good regulatory practice (GRP). SCSC general conference met in San Francisco with U. Korea. member representatives exchanged information and the opinions on recent trends of international standardization activities and important individual fields with representatives of ISO/IEC etc. In September 2011.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee 5-4 Partnership in Asia-Pacific Region (1) Pacific Area Standards Congress (PASC) PASC comprises 23 non-European national standardization organizations composed of the Pacific Rim countries/economies. In 2008.” The most recent seminar was held in Singapore in December 2012. in the Pacific Rim. Technical Regulations. mutual recognition of conformity assessments transparency. The 34th PASC meeting was held in Bangkok. (4) A JCEP/SC-STR ACAP (Sub-Committee on Standards. solar power. (2) JISC/IEC/APSG Asia – Pacific Human Resources Development Seminar APSG seminar has been held annually since 2002.S. In 2012. and SCSC general conference convened in Moscow in February and in Kazan in June. Its aims are to invigorate IEC international standardization activities in the Asia-Pacific region. subcommittee participants are members of ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ). in 1972 with the aim of enhancing partnership and promoting participation in international standardization activities at ISO/IEC etc. green buildings. and the 35th meeting was held in Yeosu. It carries out debate and activities regarding projects in individual fields. It meets semiannually. On ASEAN side. and to foster domestic personnel in each country who can support those experts. as Chair. in 2012. Thailand in 2011. Japanese experts working in IEC give presentatuions about the state of development on IEC international standards and the benefits of IEC international standardization activities. and SCSC general conference was held in Jakarta in January. voluntary standards for ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP). to develop proposals for IEC international standards from Asia region. and development of technical infrastructure. Russia was the Chair. Reports were delivered on projects concerning topics such as smart grids. Indonesia is the Chair in 2013. and Conformity Assessment Procedures) In March 2012. 28 . the fi rst meeting of SC-STR ACAP.S. At the seminar.

and 13 the second (January–March 2013). At 2014 IEC Tokyo Meeting. It teaches not only international standardization strategy. METI therefore undertook human resources development activities in fiscal year 2012 as described below.) and English as a business tool. developing human resources to actively work in standardization activities is important. Metrology and Quality. Fourteen students completed the first term (July–September 2012). Their aims are to promote international standardization activities by developing the next generation of human resources to have abilities to negociate and manage the other countries to persuade and agree with Japanese proposal. Setsuo Harada is the instructor. is the 40th anniversar y of Japanese friendship and cooperation with ASEAN. Ministry of Science and Technology (STAMEQ) 6 Human Resources Development Needless to say. Former IEC/SMB member Mr. T his year. Photo: Scene from a Young Professional Japan course ♦ What is the Young Professional Japan course? It is a course in standardization for the development of young human resources.5-5 Other partnerships with Asian countries With the aim of encouraging active participation in international standardization activities by Asian countries. Twenty-five more are enrolled in the third term (June–August 2013). Photo (upper): Meeting with Chairperson of Department of Standards Malaysia. It is accelerating its technical cooperation with ASEAN nations. 2013. 29 . so we have worked to further enhance cooperation with Asian nations. JISC has set up and implemented a program indicating ideas such as technical cooperation and development of international standards in collaboration with Japan. in particular. Technology & the Environment of Malaysia (DSM) Photo (lower): Meeting with Director-General of Directorate for Standards. the young generations trained through the course will join in the IECsponsored Young Professional Program. etc. reviewing the proper form for the relationships. but also negotiation techniques (how to move people and organizations. Ministry of Science. (1) Training for business personnel M E T I has beg un orga ni z ing Young P rofessiona l Japa n courses since 2012. They are to participate in debates and technical committee sessions at the conference.

Tamagawa Universit y. METI aims to further utilize already developed teaching materials. Toyohashi University of Technology and Scene from a course on standardization at Kyushu University the University of Tokyo. Nagaoka Universit y of Technolog y. Kagoshima National College of Technology. 30 . Kyushu Universit y. ME T I has implemented suppor t to establish and execute the course in universit y education on standardization. Based on close cooperation among universities. joint initiatives. In addition to Chubu University. cooperation with universities newly engaged in standardization education. and Kyushu University. Tezukayama Universit y. the University of Tokyo. In fiscal year 2013 and beyond as well. and Okinawa National College of Scene from a standardization class Technology. During fiscal year 2012. Kyoto Universit y. the lessons were given at five schools. junior/senior high school and technical college students By sending lecturers to elementary. and raise the level of education. classes on standardization will be given to promote learning and understanding among elementar y. it is intended to promote mutual information exchange. Osaka University. Chatan Junior High School (Okinawa). During fiscal year 2012. Okayama Daianji High School. Kwansei Gakuin Universit y. Kanazawa Institute of Technology. The first conference was held in March 2013. Doshisha University. junior high and senior high schools and technical colleges. Tok yo Universit y of Science. Tokyo Institute of Technology. (3) Training for elementary. groups such as JSA and Research Institute of Economy. Trade and Industry also attended and participated in the lively discussions. partnerships with international organizations on standardization. I n add it ion . From fiscal year 2013. Nihon Universit y. M E T I s ends st a f f t o u n iver s it ie s s uch a s Wa s e da Un iver s it y t o g ive c ou r s e on standardization. METI provides standardization lessons so that students can learn about and understand the standardization around them and how it benef its society from youth. the support for courses on standardization was provided at eight universities.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (2) Training for university and graduate students In order to develop human resources who can become business personnel or international standardization exper ts or researchers in the f uture. Asahikawa National College of Technology. junior high and senior high schools and technical college students. and expand standardization education at universities. ME TI supported the establishment of net work system called “Universit y Net work Conference on Standardization Education” for relevant instructors and researchers.

but also of users and neutral experts. In fiscal year 2012. discussed in groups about products familiar with them and role-played drafting standards.7 Response to Consumer Needs Standardization comes about through a consensus not just of industry. but also of people from various sectors. I S O e s t abl ishe d I S O/C OP OL C O ( I S O C om m it t e e on Consumer Policy) under Council to inform consumers of meanings and benefits of consumer participation in standardization activities. In fiscal year 2012. which was developed by ISO/COPOLCO. ♦ What is ISO/IEC Guide 50? The guide provides a framework for addressing issues which are potential sources of unintentional physical harm (hazards) to children from products. the voices from consumers as stakeholders in standardization are essential. JISC explained what standardization is. It provides points that should be considered when developing standards with illustrating concrete examples of “General approach to child safety” and “Hazards relevant for children”. JISC also held seminars to train human resources who would be able to participate in JIS drafting committees and offer opinions from consumers’ perspective. is to be reviewed. JISC established the Special Committee on Consumer Policy under JISC Council to promote consumer participation in standardization activities. processes. In addition. the seminars were held in 14 locations. In Japan. about 15 participants learned about trends in the development of safety standards for children’s clothing. 31 . ISO/IEC Guide 50 (Safety aspects . and how Views of consumer seminars standardization is close to consumers. In the seminars. Because the scope of Guide 50 is so broad. Additionally.Guidelines for child safety). and make proposals on development of standards responding to consumer needs. JISC held introductory seminars cooperated by consumer groups. The idea of “General approach to child safety” in particular is that concepts of child safety are added to the concepts of that safety is achieved by reducing risk to a tolerable level. the process required. In the consumer goods sector in particular. As its measures to promote consumer participation in standardization activities and dissemination of knowledge of standardization. and tolerable risk is achieved by the iterative process of risk assessment (risk analysis and risk evaluation) and risk reduction (source: ISO/ IEC Guide 51). JISC will formulate Japan’s opinion and make proposals about the review by participation of not only consumers and experts. or services that they use or with which they are likely to come into contact. with a total of 800 people attending. along with fi nding consumer needs that can be met by standardization. the Committee addresses standardization responding to consumer needs.

where not only the number of items to be developed but also their usefulness is considered to be important to respond user’s various needs. microbial genetic resources. By achieving that. improve credibility of business activity. Special Committee on Measurement Standards and Intellectual Infrastructure (Chairperson: Dr.” In August 2012.S. it was required to draw up a new intellectual infrastructure development plan. the Committee compiled “Interim Report of Special Committee on Measurement Standards and Intellectual Infrastructure” covering development and promotion program for intellectual infrastructure during the next 10 years. and their importance and necessity have been less understood. promote innovation. joint conference of JISC and Industrial Structure Council. Second Science and Technology Basic Plan (decided by the Cabinet on March 30. Advisor of Japan Science and Technology Agency). According to the proposals described in Fourth Science and Technology Basic Plan (decided by the Cabinet on August 19. and geological information are national public goods that broadly support national life and socioeconomic activity. has been held four times since April 2012 to consider “the way of new intellectual infrastructure: accessible and user-friendly from the user’s perspective. Intellectual infrastructures have not been well known. 2001) set a goal of developing Japan’s intellectual infrastructures to the world’s highest level by 2010. Japan has reached the same level as those of Europe and U. as well as “hard” infrastructures such as roads and bridges. support small and medium enterprises from technical aspect and secure the safety and security of people’s life. Japanese Industrial Standards) Advanced measurement technology (JST: R&D) Microbial genetic resources (NITE: storage and provision of microbes) Chemicals management (NITE: Atmospheric concentration Map of Chemical Substances) Information are systematized. 2011). due to lack of reality for their benefits in business or daily life. and widely used as national basic information (public goods) 32 . Koichi Kitazawa. In response to this. Intellectual infrastructure is one of the “soft” infrastructures which have to be maintained by government as its responsibility.Japanese Industrial Standards Committee 8 Promotion of Development and Use of Intellectual Infrastructure “Intellectual infrastructure” such as measurement standards. organized. Promoting the creation of innovation (R&D activities) Improvement of credibility of business activities Securing the safety and security of people’ s life Contributing to international cooperation (environment / energy issues) Important and essential support for people’ s life and socioeconomic activity Intellectual infrastructure (as soft infrastructure) Measurement standards Geological maps (AIST: development and dissemination) (AIST: provision distribution of geological information) Reference materials Databases (AIST: development and dissemination) (NITE: Database of Product Accident Information) Testing and assessment methods (International standards. They help to maintain and enhance Japan’s international competitiveness.

.. 33 . Promotion of strategic standardization 2..06 billion yen) Figures in parentheses ( ) are the fiscal year 2011 budget.................. and it is necessary to respond correctly to technological progress. 160 million yen (190 million yen) This report was compiled based on information available at the end of March 2013 (including information that could be written after that date)....93 billion yen (2................. METI therefore makes budgetary provisions for the strategic promotion of international standardization linked to enhancing the competitiveness of Japanese industry....... 150 million yen (180 million yen) ○ Energy conservation dissemination infrastructure support research projects .... METI’s major standardization-related budget categories for fiscal years 2011 and 2012 are as follows................15 billion yen (new) ○ Strategic international standardization promotion projects ..............40 billion yen) ○ International standardization promotion projects utilizing international human resources    −    (80 million yen) ○ Contribution to International Organization for Standardization................. 250 million yen (new) (*Within consignment fees for projects on international energy use rationalization measures) (3) Promotion of JIS development in response to social needs ○ Standards development projects for social environment improvement ............ 2.... etc 220 million yen (210 million yen) (2) Strengthened partnerships with Asia-Pacific nations ○ Asia certification promotion projects.....................9 METI’s Standardization-related Budget The importance of developing international standards is growing because of the advancing globalization of the economy. the public’s needs are diversifying.........   −    (1............ (1) Strategic international standards proposals and responses to international negotiations ○ Strategic international standardization acceleration projects .............. International Electrotechnical Commission...

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