JIS - Japanese Industrial Standards

The Japanese Standards Association - JSA 

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 Ovenwares 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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