Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) specifies the standards used for industrial activities in Japan. The standardization process is coordinated by Japanese Industrial Standards Committee and published through Japanese Standards Association.
The Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) was formed by the Japanese Standards Association in 1945 in Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo. The standards developed by the organization apply to a wide variety of industrial services and technologies such as automobiles, metallurgy, ships and medical equipment.
Standards classification and numbering
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.
Divisions of JIS and significant standards are:
A – Civil Engineering and Architecture
B – Mechanical Engineering
JIS B 7021-1989 – Classification and Water Resistibility of Water Resistant Watches for General Use
JIS B 7512-1993 – Steel tape measures
JIS B 7516-1987 – Metal Rules
C – Electronic and Electrical Engineering
JIS C 0920:2003 – Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP Code)
JIS C 7012 Type designation system for discrete semiconductor devices
JIS C 8800 Glossary of terms for fuel cell power systems
D – Automotive Engineering
E – Railway Engineering
F – Ship building
G – Ferrous Materials and Metallurgy
H – Nonferrous materials and metallurgy
JIS for seamless pipes
JIS G3429, JIS G3439, JIS G3441, JIS G3444, JIS G3445
JIS G3454, JIS G3455, JIS G3456, JIS G3458, JIS G3460
JIS G3461, JIS G3462, JIS G3464, JIS G3465, JIS G3467