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New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2021)

January 20, 2021

The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) is a collection of national standards stipulating the criteria for mineral or industrial products, data and services in Japan, including their quality, performance and test methods. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has been revising and newly establishing such standards in response to societal and technological changes.

1. Outline of the new establishment and revision of standards

In January 2021, METI newly established 9 standards and revised 22 standards. Among these standards, it established 3 standards and revised 5 standards based on proposals prepared by the Japanese Standards Association (JSA), an organization approved under the System for Approval Bodies for Development of Industrial Standards, in which METI is permitted to establish JISs without discussions at the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), pursuant to the revision of the related law in July 2019 (see Appendix 1).

2. Outline of the JIS

The JIS stipulate types and quality of products, data, services, etc., test or assessment methods for ascertaining such types and quality, and the values of standards that businesses are required to meet. Producers, service providers, product users and consumers and other stakeholders, for example, make use of these standards in their approaches to accessing quality products and enjoying services that are provided in a secured manner.

METI has been establishing new standards or revising the existing ones for the JIS in response to technological advancements, changes in social environments and other factors as necessary.

For more information on the JIS, visit the following websites:

For details of the respective JIS, visit the following website.

3. Past news releases

For past news releases related to the establishment and revision of JIS, visit the following website.

4. Contact counter for the respective JIS

If you wish to make any inquiry on details of the respective JIS that have been publicized, please contact the divisions in charge of METI as shown in Appendix 1 by email. When sending an email, please clearly indicate your name, the name of your company (if you send an email as a representative of a company or other entity), and your contact information.

Division in Charge

Standards and Conformity Assessment Public Relations Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau