The following provides a summary overview of Japan’s regulations and compliance system.

Japan

How UL Can Help You

UL can help you with any or all of the following to achieve compliance:

  • Identify applicable requirements for your specific product or technology feature to comply with current regulations in safety, EMC, wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Provide pre-compliance testing during the design and development phase to determine compliance
  • Assist in completion of applications and other required forms
  • Test in our accredited labs or your qualified facilities to issue CB Test Report and Certificate with applicable national differences and other test reports for wireless, energy efficiency, etc.
  • Handle entire submittal process including working with local testing and certification organizations
  • Arrange for initial factory inspections that are required before certification issuance
  • Coordinate verification testing on qualified products as needed
  • Facilitate and expedite project progress with support of UL’s local team and/or partner
  • Support renewal maintenance of certificates as needed
  • User manual translation service when needed

Marks/Certifications
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PSE Mark (Specified Product)

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Validity Period of Certification
3, 5 or 7 years, based on product type

Certification Organization
UL Japan

Safety
CB test report/certificate or test report from subcontract laboratories of UL Japan

EMC
CB test report/certificate or test report from subcontract laboratories of UL Japan

Additional Requirements
Initial inspection

 

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PSE Mark (Non-Specified Product)

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Validity Period of Certification
Not applicable

Certification Organization
Manufacturer’s self-declaration

Safety
CB test report/certificate or test report from subcontract laboratories of UL Japan

EMC
CB test report/certificate or test report from subcontract laboratories of UL Japan

Additional Requirements
Local representative

 

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VCCI Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary (ITE)

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration

Certification Organization
Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI) is Notification Organization

Safety
Not applicable

EMC
Test report from VCCI registered laboratories accepted

Additional Requirements
VCCI Membership

 

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UL Japan S-Mark

Mandatory/Voluntary
Voluntary

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration

Certification Organization
UL Japan

Safety
CB test report/certificate or test report from subcontract laboratories of UL Japan

EMC
CB test report/certificate or test report from subcontract laboratories of UL Japan

Additional Requirements
Initial and annual inspections
Local representative

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Information technology equipment
  • Audio and video equipment
  • Household and similar use appliances
  • Lighting products
  • Electric tools
  • Laboratory, test and measurement equipment
  • Low-voltage electrical equipment
  • Electrical wires and cables
  • Switches for circuits, installation protective and connection devices

Marks/Certifications
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Industrial Facilities Emitting Radio Waves
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Japanese Telecommunication Law

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Authority/Regulatory Body
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)

Marking of Certification Logo or Number Required?
Yes

Validity Period of Certification
No expiration

Local Representative Required?
NoHowever, for high Frequency equipment the applicant should be located in Japan.

Specific User Manual Requirements?
No

End Product Testing Required When Using an Approved RF Module?*
Modular approval requirements vary depending on product type.

RF Performance Testing Required?
Yes (testing must be performed by an authorized test facility)

*This may vary based on product specification.

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to those that contain the following radio/wireless technologies

  • Bluetooth
  • Keyless systems
  • Wireless LAN
  • WiMax
  • UMTS
  • GSM
  • LTE
  • ANT/ANT+
  • ZigBee

*Requirement may be different depending on the product scope. For details, please contact us.

Marks/Certifications
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Energy Saving Label Program

Mandatory/Voluntary
Mandatory

Certification Organization
The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ)

Testing Option
Self-declaration based reporting

 

Product Scope

Scope of products covered by the above regulations include but not limited to the following:

  • Computers
  • Copying machines
  • DVD recorders
  • Magnetic disk units
  • Routers
  • Switching units
  • Televisions
  • Video cassette recorders

Additional Information

Please note the information presented above represents a general overview and may not contain the most up-to-date information since regulatory requirements are changing frequently. For the latest information, please contact UL at gma@ul.com

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