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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Japanese construction company Kajima plans to use robots on construction sites

One of Japan’s leading construction companies, Kajima, unveiled a prototype robot at a press conference on Thursday. The robot, which has been under development since 2018, can level concrete floors after concrete is poured, among other things. Kajima expects the robot to be used in 2024 and hopes it will increase efficiency and reduce the burden on workers. A company executive said, “We want to increase productivity by 30 percent, make daily work easier, as well as increase salaries through cost savings.” The Japan Association of Construction Companies expects a labor shortage of 300,000 construction workers over the next decade, which will need to be offset by increased productivity using machines.



In another trial, Kajima is using unmanned and autonomously operating dump trucks, bulldozers and compactors equipped with GPS systems. Using a tablet PC, an employee controls the machines and can run preset programs. With only one person as operator, it is possible to call up a sequence with, for example, five different machines, which then automatically move excavated earth and produce a compacted and level surface. A field trial is currently underway to test the system at a construction site for a dam in Oita Prefecture.

Another major construction company, Shimizu Corp, has developed a robot with an arm that can lift rebar. Normally, six to seven workers are needed on construction sites to lift a 200-kg rebar cage. With the robot’s support, only three workers are needed to control and move the heavy load. The head of Shimizu’s “Technology in Civil Engineering” department, Tomoaki Ogi, said, “The robot is the beginning of cooperation between robots and humans on construction sites.” Still, construction sites in the future will not be run fully automatically by robots. Rather, it will be a matter of complementing human and machine capabilities, as well as work facilitation and occupational safety, according to a Kajima spokesperson.

JIS certification is a mandatory certification that verifies the conformity of products to Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS). A JIS certification covers products in the fields of mechanical engineering, electronics and electrical engineering, automotive engineering, and information processing, among others, according to the Industrial Standardization Act of Japan. The Japanese Industrial Standards are published by the JISC – Japanese Industrial Standards Committee.

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Julian Busch

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

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