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

- Establishment and revision of the JIS, including facility management, and failure mode and effects analysis guidelines for dependability management -

August 20, 2021

The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) are 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 these standards in response to societal and technological changes.

1. Outline of the new establishment and revision of the JIS

In August 2021, METI established 4 new standards and revised 9 existing ones. Among these standards, it established 1 standard and revised 3 standards based on proposals prepared by the Japanese Standards Association (JSA). This is an Accredited Standards Developing Organization that can propose the establishment and revision of JIS without the need for discussion by the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC), pursuant to the revision of the related law in July 2019 (see Appendix 1). In particular, METI believes that the following establishments and revisions of the JIS are especially important.

(1) Establishment of JIS for facility management (FM)

Facility management (FM) is a management activity in which companies and organizations plan, manage, and use their buildings or facilities to maximize their value. FM is attracting global attention as one of the business management bases alongside human resources, finance, and information systems. Aiming at organizations that practice it, METI has established JIS that provide the requirements for FM systems for use in Japan. Adopting JIS for FM implementation is expected to enable organizations to introduce FM methods based on international standards, thereby enhancing management and corporate strength and increasing international competitiveness.

(2) Revision of the JIS for failure modes and effects analysis guidelines for dependability management

METI has revised the JIS C 5750-4-3, a guideline for predicting and preventing failures (events that are inconvenient for accomplishing a purpose) that occur during the lifecycle of products such as hardware and software. This revision was made in response to the fact that the corresponding international standard (IEC 60812) was revised in 2018 to strengthen failure prevention in large-scale products and systems. It was done in order to ensure consistency with the international standard and to add examples of dependability analysis in many industrial fields based on the actual situation in Japan.
The revision is expected to accelerate sharing and accumulation of dependability improvements, and further contribute toward deploying Japanese products, whose strength is excellent quality, in the domestic and overseas markets.

 

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2. Outline of the JIS

The JIS stipulate the types and quality of products, data, services, etc., test or assessment methods for ascertaining these types and quality, and standard values that businesses are required to meet. Producers, service providers, product users and consumers, and other stakeholders make use of these standards for purposes such as being able to access quality products and services with peace of mind.

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

For more information on the JIS, visit the following websites:
The Japanese Industrial Standards Committee website (in Japanese): URL
METI website for standardization and certification (in Japanese): URL

For details on the respective JIS, visit the following website.
JIS search service (in Japanese): URL

3. Past news releases

For past news releases related to the establishment and revision of JIS, visit this website(in Japanese).

4. Contact for inquiries about the respective JIS

If you wish to inquire about the details regarding the JIS introduced this time, please contact by email the division in charge shown in Appendix 1 (International Standardization Division for Item 1 [1]; International Electrotechnology Standardization Division for [2]). 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.