Japan Market Access

In order to become a notifying supplier, all persons engaged in manufacturing or importing electrical appliances in Japan must notify the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) when starting their business. There are two lists of specified electrical appliances and materials for Category A (115 items) and Category B (338 items). Other Japanese regulations apply to products not listed in Category A or B lists. As far as imported electrical appliances are concerned, it is the importers who are responsible for ensuring that they meet the mandatory technical requirements, and who have the right to attach the PSE markings that include the name of the importer. Japanese Radio Law (JRF) and the Japanese Telecommunication Business Law approvals are needed for wireless/telecom products

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Technical Information

  • Voltage and frequency: 100 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
  • Plug: A (Class II), B (Class I), JIS 8303


PSE Mark

  • Requirements: Safety, Mandatory
  • Certification Organization: Registered Conformity Assessment Body (RCAB) authorized by METI
  • Validity Period of Certification: 3, 5 or 7 years, based on product type
  • Safety: CB test report/certificate
  • DENAN Law (PSE Mark) prescribes factory inspection requirements for specified product manufacturers. Assessment body shall conduct an on-site factory inspection to assure that the factory maintains test equipment listed in DENAN requirement.
PSE Mark

JRF / JATE approvals for Radio and Telecom products

  • Requirements: Mandatory 
  • Japan Radio Law and Japan Approvals Institute for Telecommunications Equipment certification is conformity certification of telecommunications equipment.
  • Authority: Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC)
  • Must be certified according to technical regulations of MIC
  • Place Technical Conformity Mark on the product



  • Requirements: EMC, Voluntary
  • 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