Japanese Standards Association

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Japanese Standards Association
general incorporated foundation
Founded 1945
Products standards and standards related services
Website www.jsa.or.jp

Japanese Standards Association (JSA) is the Japanese industrial standard development organization. JSA promotes standardization and management system in Japan through the following activities.

  • Development of national standards (JIS)
  • Support of international standardization activities related to ISO, IEC
  • Dissemination of standards[1]
  • Support of developing human resources in standardization and management system
  • Conduct of Quality Management and Quality Control Certificate Examination
  • Promotion of conformity assessment

History

1945 December 6 : The Standards Division of both Dai Nihon Aerial Technology Association and Japan Management Association merged to form the Japanese Standards Association. JSA was authorized to incorporate by the Minister of Trade and Industry.[2]
1946 : The first issue of “Industrial Standards and Standardization” was published.
1949 : The first Quality Control (QC) seminar in Japan was held in June.
1950 : Publication of JIS commenced.
1951 : Drafting of JIS began.
1952 : The Head Office moved to Ginza Kobiki-cho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
1958 : The first National Meeting of Standardization was held.
1963 : The construction of JSA building was completed in Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo.
1970 : The monthly magazine “Standardization Journal” was launched.
1994 : JSA Quality management system center was accredited by The Japan Accreditation Board for Conformity Assessment (JAB) as a registration body.
2002 : JSA Web Store opened.
2005 : The first Quality Management and Quality Control Certificate Examination was conducted.
2012 : The form of organization shifted from public interest incorporated foundation to the general incorporated foundation.
2013 : The Head Office moved to Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo.

Standards

JSA develops draft JIS, and publishes and distributes JIS. Usually, about 600[3] JIS are developed annually. Most of which are co-developed by JSA and other Industrial Associations based on a contract. Moreover, JSA itself conducts research activities and develops JIS that is related to consumer protection, units and graphical symbols which are basic and common in many different fields and management system etc.[4]
JSA supports other Industrial Associations to propose JIS to ISO, and IEC as draft International Standard (IS).

See also

Notes and references

  1. JIS, ISO, IEC, BS, ASTM, AIAG, ANSI, AS, ASME, ASNT, AWS, CFR, CSA, DIN, EIA, EN, EPA, FED(Federal Standard), IEEE, MIL, NEMA, NF, NFPA, SAE, UL, VDE, VDI, etc
  2. "History and organization". Japanese Standards Association. Retrieved 2015-01-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Japan's Standardization Policy 2013, page 7,9" (PDF). Japanese Industrial Standards Committee. Retrieved 2014-01-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The primary activities of JSA". Japanese Standards Association. Retrieved 2015-01-19.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

ru:JSA