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JISC's relationships with ISO and IEC

As an active member of ISO since 1952, JISC is a permanent member of the ISO Council and the Technical Management Board (TMB), playing a key role in policy making. In 2016, JISC made 103 new proposals for international standards. JISC joined the IEC in 1953. At the IEC, JISC participates as a permanent member of the Council Board (CB), as well as the Standardization Management Board (SMB) and Conformity Assessment Board (CAB), helping to shape policy. In addition, three Japanese members sit on the Market Strategy Board (MSB). Raising Japan’s profile at the IEC, Dr. Junji Nomura of Panasonic Corporation served as IEC President from 2014 to 2016. JISC made 39 proposals for new standards in 2016.


Participation in ISO and IEC (as of Dec. 31, 2016)
ISO IEC
Number of committees 755 192
2016 budget (1000 CHF) 38,450 22,500
Membership fee by Japan (1000 CHF) 1,525 866
Technical Committees and Sub-Committees in which Japan participates 627 191
Technical Committees and Sub-Committees for which Japan serves as Secretariat 76 24
Technical Committees and Sub-Committees for which Japan serves as a Chair 67 19

*CHF: Swiss Franc *JTC1 included in ISO


International Standards Proposed by Japan (Combined ISO and IEC Total)
Figure. International Standards Proposed by Japan (Combined ISO and IEC Total)


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