New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2022)
- Establishment and revision of the JIS, including for vacuum glass -
January 20, 2022
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 January 2022, METI established 9 new standards and revised 23 existing ones (Appendix 1). In particular, METI believes that the following establishment of JIS is especially important.
Establishment of JIS for vacuum insulating glass
The key to energy conservation in homes and buildings is thermal insulation. Vacuum insulating glass is a product that greatly enhances window thermal insulation, and Japan is the first country in the world to commercialize it as window glass.
Until now, the market for vacuum insulating glass has been expanded by evaluating its thermal insulation and durability according to international standards. However, a detailed JIS has now been established.
Through the establishment of this JIS, we can expect comfortable, healthy lives with rooms that are cool in summer and warm in winter while promoting energy conservation at the same time.
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: URL
METI website for standardization and certification (in Japanese): URL
For details on each individual 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:
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). 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.
- Appendix 1: List of Newly Established and Revised JIS Publicly Notified on January 20, 2022(PDF:109KB)
Divisions in Charge
Division in charge
Standards and Conformity Assessment Public Relations Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau
Contact for inquiries about the respective JIS
International Standardization Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau
International Electrotechnology Standardization Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau