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’s industrial output rose by 1.7 percent in August

Japan’s industrial output rose by 1.7 percent in August compared with the previous month and also for the third consecutive month. Following the impact of the coronavirus epidemic on production activity, a slight economic recovery was noted thanks to increased demand for new vehicles. The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry said the seasonally adjusted production index of industry and mining was 88.7 in August of this year compared to the base value of 100 in 2015. The index already rose by a surprising 8.7 percent in July. For August, the Ministry of Economics corrected its forecast for industrial output from “upward trend foreseeable” in July to “rising”. Nevertheless, the index is still far from its value of 95.8 in March, which is before the outbreak of the coronavirus.



A spokesman for the ministry said that in view of the re-opening of stores and resumption of production, the index has been slowly but steadily recovering. “However, it will take some time before the pre-Corona level is reached,” the spokesman added. Production in the automotive industry rose 8.9 percent in August over the previous month and was the largest contributor to the index gain. Some automakers recently presented new models that were held back during the pandemic. Steel and iron producers recorded an increase of 6.5 percent, while electronics manufacturers gained 4.6 percent. Only machinery construction experienced a decline that was not further explained.

Takuji Aida, chief economist for Japan at Société Générale Securities Japan, sees an upturn in industrial output, mainly supported by the automotive industry and suppliers through stronger demand in the US. “The services and restaurant sector is recovering rather slowly while government stimulus measures in industry and construction are showing success,” Aida continued. Market access for Japan and related certification can be difficult without an experienced partner. With our wide range of service packages, we offer you the opportunity to enter the Japanese market. MPR International – Japan Certification is represented by its own subsidiaries at five locations and thus completely covers the demand for certification services for the Asian market. Our experienced international team will be happy to answer your questions about Japanese certifications and is available to you at any time.

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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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