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JIS - Japanese Industrial Standards

Japanese Standards Association - JSA

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JIS - Japanese Industrial Standards specifies the standards used for industrial activities in Japan. The standardization process is coordinated by Japanese Industrial Standards Committee - JISC - and published through Japanese Standards Association - JSA.

The objective of the Japanese Standards Association - JSA - is "to educate the public regarding the standardization and unification of industrial standards, and thereby to contribute to the improvement of technology and the enhancement of production efficiency".

The Japanese industrial standards are organized in the divisions:

A. Civil Engineering and Architecture

  • General
  • Test and Inspection
  • Design and Plan
  • Accommodation and Fixture
  • Material and Fittings
  • Execution
  • Working Machine and Appliance
  • Miscellaneous

B. Mechanical Engineering

  • General
  • Machine and Parts
  • Common to Factory Automation
  • Tools, Jig and Implements
  • Machine Tool
  • Measuring and Calculating Machine and Appliances, Machine for Physics Machine and Appliances, Machine for Physics
  • General Machine

C. Electronic and Electrical Engineering

  • General
  • Measuring and Testing Machine and Appliance
  • Material
  • Electric Wire, Cable and Electric Line Apparatus
  • Electric Machine and Appliance
  • Communication Machine and Appliance
  • Vacuum Tube, Lamp Bulb
  • Illumination Appliance, Wiring Appliance, Battery
  • Electric Application Machine and Appliance

D. Automotive Engineering

  • General
  • Method of Test and Inspection
  • Common Parts
  • Motors and Engine
  • Chassis, Car Bodies
  • Electric System, Instrument
  • Special Car Construction Machine
  • Repair, Control, Test and Inspection Appliance
  • Bicycles

E. Railway Engineering

  • Track General
  • Electric Car Line and Substation
  • Signaling and Safety Appliance
  • Rolling Stock General
  • Motive Power (Rolling Stock)
  • Railway Carriage and Wagons
  • Industrial Vehicles
  • Cable Cars

F. Shipbuilding

  • General
  • Hull Parts
  • Engine Parts
  • Electric Parts (1)
  • Measuring Instruments

G. Ferrous Materials and Metallurgy

  • General
  • Analysis Method
  • Raw Materials
  • Carbon Steel
  • Alloy Steel
  • Cast Steel and Cast Iron
  • JIS Developed Corresponding to ISO of Ferrous Materials & Metallurgy
  • Miscellaneous

H. Non-ferrous Metals and Metallurgy

  • General
  • Analysis Method
  • Raw Materials
  • Cooper and Copper Alloy
  • Other Metal than Copper and its Alloy
  • Casting
  • Secondary Products
  • Functional Materials
  • Processing Method and Appliance
  • Miscellaneous

K. Chemical Engineering

  • General
  • Monomer Chemicals, Manure, etc.
  • Fuel Lubricating Oil, Petroleum Product, Fuel Gas and Tar Products, etc.
  • Oil-Cake, Perfume, Biotechnology and Membranes
  • Raw Materials of Dyestuff, Dyestuff and Explosive
  • Pigment, Paint, Copying Materials
  • Rubber and Leather, etc
  • Plastics
  • Photography Sensitive Materials
  • Reagent

L. Textile Engineering

  • General
  • Test and Inspection
  • Thread
  • Woven Fabric, Braided Goods Braided Goods
  • Textile Product
  • Yarn Reeling Machine
  • Textile Machine, Braiding Machine
  • Dyeing Finishing Machine

M. Mining

  • General
  • Exploration
  • Mining
  • Dressing Coal, Dressing
  • Transportation
  • Safety Item
  • Mine Products

P. Pulp and Paper

  • General
  • Pulp
  • Paper
  • Paper Goods
  • Test and Measurement
  • Miscellaneous

Q. Management System

  • Reference Materials/Management System

R. Ceramics

  • General
  • Pottery Ware
  • Refractories
  • Glass and Mineral Fibrous Goods
  • Enamel Wares
  • Cement Goods
  • Abrasives and Ovenware
  • Carbons
  • Special Ceramic Wares
  • Miscellaneous

S. Domestic Wares

  • General
  • Furniture and Household Wares
  • Oil Burning Appliances, Table Wares and Kitchen Wares
  • Other Household Wares
  • Vanity Wares and Personal Accessories
  • Foot Gear
  • Stationery and Office Wares
  • Sporting Utensil
  • Amusement Utensil and Musical Instruments
  • Miscellaneous

T. Medical Equipment and Safety Appliances

  • General
  • Medical Electric Machine and Appliance
  • General Surgical Machine and Appliance
  • Dental Machine and Appliance
  • Dental Materials
  • Medical Equipment and Apparatus
  • Safety for Working
  • Rehabilitation Machine and Appliance, Other Medical Appliance and Sanitation Goods

W. Aircraft and Aviation

  • General
  • Materials for Aircraft Standard Parts
  • Hull
  • Engine
  • Propeller
  • Measuring Instrument
  • Radio Communication Apparatus
  • Ground Facilities
  • Miscellaneous

X. Information Processing

  • Terms Symbols, Codes, etc.
  • Programming Languages
  • Business Graph, Japanese Languages, Documents Interchanges
  • OSI and LAN, Data Transmission
  • Output Machines and Devices, Data Mediums
  • Field of Allocation
  • OCR, POS, etc.

Z. Miscellaneous, Packaging, Welding, Radioactivity, etc.

  • Physical Distribution, Material, Container and Packaging Method Container, Material and Packaging Method
  • Miscellaneous Testing Method Power Metallurgy Foundry Sand Fungal Resistance Test
  • Welding
  • Radioactivity
  • Micro-graphics
  • Recycle
  • Standards, Generals, Miscellaneous
  • Shop Management

Standards are named like "JIS X 0208:1997", where X denotes area division, followed by four digits (or five digits for some of the standards corresponding ISO standards), and the revision release year.


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