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New Establishment and Revision of the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) (January 2024)

JIS established and revised, including the JIS for common rules for dynamic modules

January 22, 2024

The Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) are a collection of national standards stipulating the criteria for the quality of products, services, and so forth in Japan. 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 or revised JIS this month.

1. Outline of the JIS

The JIS are a collection of national standards under the Industrial Standardization Act (JIS Act) that stipulate the types, quality and performance of products, data, services, and so forth, as well as test or assessment methods for ascertaining these types and quality.

Producers and service providers make use of JIS for the purpose of producing and providing quality products and services, while consumers and other product users make use of JIS to access quality products and services.

Related ministries and agencies have been establishing new standards or revising the existing ones in response to technological advancements, changes in social environments and other factors as necessary.

The establishment and revision of JIS is conducted by the competent ministers, including the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, through discussions by the Japanese Industrial Standards Committee (JISC).1 (Regarding a proposal for establishing a new JIS or revising the existing one, which is to be prepared by an Accredited Standards Developing Organization,2 the competent minister may swiftly establish or revise the JIS without holding discussions at JISC.)

1. JISC is a committee established by METI under the JIS Act.
2. Accredited Standards Developing Organization is a private body who are accredited as having expertise in developing JIS by the relevant Minister.

2. Outline of the new establishment and revision of JIS

In January 2024, METI newly established one standard and revised 47 standards.
Out of these, the newly established standard and one revised standard were drafted by an accredited industrial standard drafting organization (the Japanese Standards Association) (see Appendix 1).
METI hereby introduces the new standard established this month.

Establishment of a JIS for Dynamic modules –General and guidance(JIS C 62343)

Regarding communication infrastructure including optical networks, there is a requirement in society for building a disaster-resilient, stable communications environment, not to mention responding to a shift to ultra-high speeds and large capacity made necessary by the rapid dissemination of smartphones.

In response to this requirement, from time to time it is necessary to change the conditions under which optical networks are operated, in line with various environmental changes such as sudden variations in communications data quantities. Dynamic modules work under such an environment and are becoming more important. However, it has been a challenge to establish common requirements for them. This JIS standardizes the terminology and basic principles for dynamic modules and establishes uniform requirements for their operation, credibility and environmental peculiarity, aiming to disseminate dynamic modules which will be installed in the future, and help build communications infrastructure that works stably not only under normal circumstances but also when a disaster occurs.


3. Contact for inquiries about the respective JIS

If you wish to inquire about the details regarding the newly established and revised JIS, 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.

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