New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (May 2023)
- JIS established and revised, including a JIS for performance specifications of the light source of the organic light emitting diode (OLED)
May 22, 2023
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 newly establishing and revising these standards in response to societal and technological changes. METI introduces the newly established and revised standards this month.
1．Outline of the new establishment and revision of the JIS
In May 2023, METI established 11 new standards and revised 21 existing ones.
Among these standards, 3 established standards and 4 revised standards were submitted by the Japanese Standards Association (JSA); and 15 revised standards were submitted by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation. Both are Accredited Standards Developing Organizations.
One of the major ones is briefly explained below.. (1) was established at the request of the Japanese Standards Association (see Appendix 1).
(1) Establishment of a JIS for performance specifications of the light source of the organic light emitting diode (OLED)
Lighting equipment using the OLED has the advantage of being thin and lightweight, and emits natural light from its surface emitting body. Therefore, it has little unevenness in luminance with no special design required, and provides necessary luminosity from a relatively small amount of electricity. Furthermore, the lighting, which does not contain ultraviolet lays, is eye-friendly, and also makes little impact on skin. Because of these characteristics, there have been more and more scenes where it is used, and its market is expected to expand further. With a view toward further dissemination of the lighting equipment using the OLED in the market, a JIS has been newly established to adequately conduct performance assessment (Appendix 2).
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 here: Search for JIS (in Japanese)
- 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.
Divisions in Charge
Standards and Conformity Assessment Public Relations Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau
Regarding the Standards
・International Standardization Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau
・International Electrotechnology Standardization Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau