The PSE Mark is a mandatory safety and EMC approval for electrical products sold on the Japanese market. PSC certification is a mandatory consumer products safety approval that applies to nearly all consumer products sold in Japan.


The Telecommunication and Radio Certification for Japan is the approval needed for wireless radio and telecommunication equipment in Japan and covers all products which utilize the radio spectrum and operate under 3 THz.

JIS Certification

The JIS Mark is a mandatory certification based on product certification that verifies the conformity of products according to the Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS). JIS covers industrial and mineral products, data, services and management systems under the Industrial Standardization Act of Japan.

VCCI Mark Certification

The VCCI Mark is a voluntary certification for IT equipment in Japan and a well-regarded indicator for high quality standards. Only members of the VCCI council can apply for this certification.

Japan RoHS

Manufactures and Importers of certain types of products for the Japanese market are required to make sure their products are in compliance with the Japan RoHS Law for Promotion of Effective Utilization of Resources in Japan and the compulsory Industry Standard JIS C 0950.


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Japan uses robots as staff to avoid human contact

The outbreak and the effects of the coronavirus pandemic have fundamentally changed society and the way we deal with each other. In the course of social distancing and distance rules, robots are therefore increasingly being used in Japan as personnel in retail stores, at trade fairs or in social services. While in the past robots were more likely to be used in industry or as cleaning helpers in the home, their uses have changed as a result of advances in research and development. In February, the technology company Seikatsu Kakumei Inc. began selling robots as assistants for stores, exhibitions and trade fairs. The digital assistants are remotely controlled by human operators and have a display where the operator can be seen and communicate with customers. Since April, another customer, the Japanese real estate company Aqurahome Co. has been using robots as assistants in show homes. The robots guide interested customers through the house and can answer questions via a video connection.



Another area of application for robots is in stores such as retail stores or restaurants that were affected by the lockdown and closure. The restaurant “The Galley Seafood Grill” in Tokyo uses two robots for their salad buffet. The robot waiters find the corresponding tables by means of stickers attached to the ceiling, which are read by a camera. In addition, the robots, which resemble serving trolleys, are equipped with infrared sensors and image processing and can thus avoid guests, personnel or other obstacles. The robot company Telexistence Inc., on the other hand, has developed the Model-T, a robot that can place shelves in supermarkets via remote control.

The Japanese mini-market chain FamilyMart recently started a trial with the robot in one of its stores in Tokyo. The robot has human dimensions and grippers, which are controlled by a remote control and video camera from a central location. Here the delay is only about 50 milliseconds and the operator has control of the robot in real time. JIS certification is a mandatory certification that verifies the conformity of products according to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS). JIS certification includes products in the fields of mechanical, electronic and electrical engineering, automotive engineering and information processing in accordance with the Industrial Standardization Act of Japan. The Japanese industrial standards are issued by the JISC – Japanese Industrial Standards Committee. Are you interested in the certification of products for the Japanese market? We would be happy to support you in JIS certification and are also available to answer your questions.

If you need assistance with product certifications for the Japanese market (JIS certificationPSE/PSC certification) or have any questions, you can send us an email.

Julian Busch

About the author: Julian Busch is the founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH

Publisher: MPR International GmbH


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