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New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (July 2023)

JIS established and revised, including a JIS for test methods for deformability of windows and doors

July 20, 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 JIS

In July 2023, METI established 8 standards and revised 9 existing ones.

Among these standards, four established standards and four revised standards were submitted by the Japan Iron and Steel Federation, which is an Accredited Standards Developing Organization (see Appendix 1).

One of the established standards considered to be particularly important is briefly explained below. This standard was established through  discussions by the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee.

Establishment of a JIS for test methods for deformability of windows and doors

Due to an increasing number of natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons, occurring in Japan in recent years, more and more people have become concerned about the durability performance of fittings such as windows (sashes) and doors. Moreover, about 60% to 70% of the total heat in a house is discharged and absorbed through windows, which shows the great importance of the airtightness and thermal insulation of windows in terms of disseminating energy-efficient houses and countermeasures against global warming. However, windows may be prone to large external forces, such as earthquakes and typhoons, causing a decrease in their durability performance.

Against this backdrop, a new standard was developed for test methods for appropriately evaluating the performance of Japanese windows and doorsets excellent in resistance to earthquakes and wind pressure when large external forces, such as earthquakes, are applied, and it was  established as JIS A1532 (Windows and Doorsets-Diagonal deformability-Test Method) (see 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:

3.Past News Releases

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.

Division 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