October 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. METI publicly introduces the newly established and revised standards that are especially important for the economy and the public once a month in a press release.
1. Outline of the new establishment and revision of the JIS
In October 2022, METI established 7 new standards and revised 11 existing ones.
Among these standards, 1 revised standard was submitted by the Japanese Standards Association (JSA), and 3 established standards and 2 revised standards were submitted by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF) (see Appendix 1). Both are Accredited Standards Developing Organizations.
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, as necessary.
For more information on the JIS, visit the following websites:
- The Japanese Industrial Standards Committee website (in Japanese)
- METI website for standardization and certification (in Japanese)
For details on the respective JIS, visit the following website (in Japanese).
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 during this establishment and revision, please contact the division in charge shown in Appendix 1 by 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 in the email.
- Appendix 1: List of Newly Established and Revised JIS Publicly Notified on October 20, 2022(PDF:81KB)
Division in chargeStandards and Conformity Assessment Public Relations Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau
Regarding the standardsInternational Standardization Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau
International Electrotechnology Standardization Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau