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1.What is the Technical Regulations Conformity Certification System?

This certification system was established to achieve simplification and rationalization of administrative work for license application and to alleviate the burden borne by license applicants. In this system a person registered by the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications (registered certification body) certifies specific radio equipment such as cellular telephones used in small-scale radio stations specified by applicable ordinances of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications as conforming to technical regulations prescribed in the Radio Law (Article 38-2-2 (1)) prior to the installation.

Certified specified radio equipment will be granted either a simplified license application procedure, which does not require an inspection after the completion of construction work, a blanket license that covers specified radio stations, or will not require a license, depending on the type of the equipment.

(1) Outline of Certification system

i) Technical regulations conformity certification (Article 38-2-2)

Testing and certification will be conducted for each radio equipment.

ii) Attestation of the construction design of specified radio equipment (Article 38-2-24)

Testing is conducted on one sample unit for each type of radio equipment (officially called "construction design"), for attestation of the construction design. This is called the "construction design attestation system."

-> In addition to the existing certification method targeting each individual equipment, a new attestation system for the construction design (by type) of mass-manufactured equipment was implemented according to a law on organizing laws relating to telecommunications field in order to improve efficiency, issued in May 1998.

(2) Examples of target equipment

Specified radio equipment fall under one of three main categories, and a registered certification body is registered for each category.

Category   Example
Article 38-2-2 (1) i) of Radio Law (License not required) ->
PHS terminals, digital cordless telephone terminals, etc.
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i),Radio Law) -> Cellular telephone terminals, etc.
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) -> Amateur radio equipment, etc.

(3) Recognized Certification Body System (Article 38-31)

This is a system for the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications to recognize a certification body that conducts inspection of radio equipment under foreign statute, when it makes an application certifying that a specified radio equipment that is to be used in Japan complies to technical standards of the Radio Law.

2.What is the Self-Confirmation of Technical Regulations Conformity System?

(1) Outline of Self-Confirmation system (Article 38-33)

A manufacturer or an importer of the radio equipment, in consideration of the technical regulations, usage modes, etc. of radio equipment among specified radio equipment, as the one which rarely causes interference or other disturbance that severely jam the operation of other radio stations (special specified radio equipment), may confirm by itself that the construction type (including the methods to verify each equipment conforms to the type) of the special specified radio equipment conforms to the technical regulations.

A manufacturer or an importer shall conduct verification and shall then conduct the confirmation (self-confirmation of technical regulations conformity), only when it is deemed that the construction type of the special specified radio equipment conforms to the technical regulations specified in the preceding Chapter and that any and all specified radio equipment based on said construction type is ensured to conform to said construction type.

Upon conducting the self-confirmation of technical regulations conformity, a manufacturer or an importer may notify the Minister for Internal Affairs and Communications.

(2) Examples of target equipment

Special specified radio equipment is stipulated in Article 2 (2) of the Ordinance Concerning Technical Regulations Conformity Certification etc. of Specified Radio Equipment (Ministerial Ordinance of MPT No. 37 of 1981).

ex) digital cordless telephone terminals, Cellular telephone terminals, etc.

3.Registered Certification Bodies

Technical regulations conformity certifications are conducted by registered certification bodies. Currently, 12 juridical persons, Telecom Engineering Center (TELEC), the Japan Amateur Radio Development Association, Inc. (JARD), DSP Research, Inc. , TUV Rheinland Japan Ltd. , RF Technologies Co., Ltd. , UL Japan, Inc. , COSMOS CORPORATION Co., Ltd. and TÜV SÜD Ohtama, Ltd. , ZACTA Technology Corporation , Intertek Japan K.K., Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) and KURIBAYASHI Nobuhiko(Japan Radio Law Certification Laboratory) are the registered certification bodies conducting these operations.

RCB
Number
Registered
Certification
Body
Category of Business Contact
001 TELEC Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
(All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    5-7-2, Yashio, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo

TELEC Comprehensive Consultation Section :
    3-3799-9033

http://www.telec.or.jp/ENG/Index_e.htm
002 JARD Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) Address :
    Kojima Bldg, 3-36-6, Sugamo, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Management Section : 3-3910-7241

http://www.jard.or.jp
003 DSP Research Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
 (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    1-4-3, Minatojimaminamimachi, Chuo-ku, Kobe-shi, Hyogo

PHONE : 78-940-0120

http://www.dspr.co.jp
004 Chemitox
(Discontinuation of Service in March 15, 2011)
005 TÜV Rheinland Japan Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
(All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    4-25-2, Kita-Yamata, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama

EMC and Telecommunication Services : 45-914-0239

http://www.tuv.com/jp/en/index.html
006 SGS RF Technologies Inc. Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
(All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    3-5-23, Kitayamata, Tsuzuki-ku, Yokohama

Radio Certification Section : 45-550-3522

http://www.sgsgroup.jp/
007 UL Japan, Inc.
(name change in April 26, 2007)
Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    4383-326, Asama-cho, Ise-shi, Mie

EMC Services Dept : 596-24-8116

http://uljapan.co.jp/
008 COSMOS CORPORATION Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    3571-2, Ohnoki, Watarai-cho,Watarai-gun, Mie 516-2102, Japan

EMC Dept : 596-63-0707

http://www.safetyweb.co.jp/english/
009 SGS Japan Inc
(Discontinuation of Service
in March 31, 2007)
010 TÜV SÜD Ohtama Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Address :
    2-8-20 Kurigi, Asao-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa

TOKYO LABORATORY: 44-980-2090

http://www.tuv-ohtama.co.jp/

011

ZACTA Technology Corporation Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    5-4149-7 Hachimanpara, Yonezawa-shi, Yamagata

Technical Dept : 238-28-2880

http://www.zacta.co.jp

012

Intertek Japan K.K. Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    2-3-18 Namamugi, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa

GMAP : 45-508-6742

http://japan.intertek-etlsemko.com/

013

Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA) Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required) Address :
   1-21-25 Kinuta, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo
Safety & EMC
Center:3-3416-5551

http://www.jqa.jp/

014

KURIBAYASHI Nobuhiko (Japan Radio Law Certification Laboratory)
(Discontinuation of Service
in May 19, 2013)

015

EMCC. DR. RASEK. JAPAN
(Discontinuation of Service
in January 10, 2014)

016

Japan Radio Law Certification Laboratory Co., Ltd. Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in
Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    2-24-16 Nagamine, Inagi-city, Tokyo
Telephone:
    42-331-5723

http://www.jrlc-lab.com/

017

Japan Electrical Safety & Environment Technology Laboratories Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in
Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    5-14-12 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Tokyo Laboratory: 3-3466-5234

http://www.jet.or.jp/

018

Certificate Technical Support Center Co.Ltd. Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in
Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others) (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    Shin-Yokohama-First-Build B1, 1-2-1 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama
Yokohama Dept.: 45-478-3365

http://www.cns-web.co.jp/

4.Recent revisions of the system

New scheme of conformity assessment system was introduced from January 2004.

(1) Certification system

Easing entry requirements for certification body. (abolishment of financial requirement etc.)

* encouraging competition among certification bodies for better certification services.

(2) Suppliers' declaration of Conformity (So-called SDoC)

Introduction of Self-confirmation of conformity with technical regulations.

SDoC is available for limited types of radio equipment, which are considered to rarely cause interference.

Suppliers should provid notification of self confirmation to MIC.

(3) Enhanced ex-post regulations

Ex-post regulations are tightened severer punishment.

Regulatory authority purchases radio equipment sold in the market and examines their conformity with technical regulations. (Market surveillance)

5.Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)

MIC has been promoting mutual recognition of approval for radio equipment and telecommunications terminal equipment.

Japan-EC MRA (Agreement on Mutual Recognition between Japan and the European Community) came into force in January 2002.

Japan-Singapore EPA (Agreement between Japan and the Republic of Singapore for a New-Age Economic Partnership) including MRA came into force in November 2002.

Japan-U.S. MRA (Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Results of Conformity Assessment Procedures between JAPAN and THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) came into force in January 2008.

According to the provisions of Article 33 of the Act for Implementation of the Mutual Recognition between Japan and Foreign States in Relation to Results of Conformity Assessment Procedures of Specified Equipment (Law No.111, 2001), the specified radio equipment which has been certified as complying with the technical regulations of the Radio Law(Law No. 131, 1950) by a registered foreign conformity assessment body and to which the mark stipulated in the MIC ordinance has been affixed, shall be regarded as the specified radio equipment for which conformity with technical regulations of the Radio law.

Following bodies have been registered as a registered foreign conformity assessment body and have started conducting Conformity Assessment.

CAB ID Registered
Foreign
Certification
Body
Category of Business Contact
201 TELEFICATION B.V Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law  (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
 (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    Edisonstraat 12A, 6902 PK Zevenaar, The Netherlands

URL : http://www.telefication.nl/
202 CETECOM ICT Services GmbH Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law  (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
 (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    Untertürkheimer Str. 6-10, 66117 Saarbrücken, Germany

URL : https://www.cetecom.com/
203 BABT Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law  (License not required) Address :
    Churchfield Road, Walton- on- Thames, Surrey KT12 2TD, United Kingdom

URL : http://www.babt.com/
204 Phoenix Testlab GmbH Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law  (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
 (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    Konigswinkel 10, 32825 Blomberg, Germany

URL : http://www.phoenix-testlab.de/en/index.jsp
205 TRaC Telecoms & Radio Ltd Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law  (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
 (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    Unit E South Orbital Trading Park Hedon Road Hull HU9 1NJ United Kingdom

URL : http://www.tracglobal.com/
206 EMCCert Dr. Rasek GmbH Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law  (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2(1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
 (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    Stoernhofer Berg 15, 91364 Unterleinleiter

URL : http://www.emcc.de/
207 BV LCIE Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2 (1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
 (All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    33, avenue du General Leclerc, F 92260 Fontenay-aux-Roses, France

URL : http://www.lcie.com/
208 Siemic,Inc Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required) Address :
    775 Montague Expressway Milpitas, CA 95035,United States of America

URL : http://www.siemic.com/
209 ACB,Inc Article 38-2-2 (1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2 (1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
(All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    6731 Whittier Ave.Suite C110 McLean,VA 22101, United States of America

URL : http://www.acbcert.com/
210 MiCOM Labs Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2 (1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
(All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    575 Boulder Court, Pleasanton, CA 94566, United States of America

URL : http://www.micomlabs.com/
211 Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Article 38-2-2 (1) iii) of Radio Law (Others)
(All of the Specified Radio Equipment)
Address :
    1274 Anvilwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, United States of America

URL : http://www.baclcorp.com
212 UL Verification Services Inc. Article 38-2-2(1) i) of Radio Law (License not required)
Article 38-2-2(1) ii) of Radio Law (Radio stations prescribed in Artide27-2(i).Radio Law)
Address :
    47173 Benicia Street, Fremont, CA 94538, United States of America

URL : http://www.ccsemc.com/

6.Laws and Regulations

    *Official texts of these Laws, Cabinet orders, Ordinances and Notifications are in Japanese.
    These are tentative translation and may be updated without notice.

    Radio Law (Law No. 131 of 1950)

        Ordinance Regulating Radio Equipment (Radio Regulatory Commission Rules No. 18 of 1950)

               Tables

               Notification

        Ordinance Concerning Technical Regulations Conformity Certification of Specified Radio Equipment (Ministerial Ordinance of MPT No. 37 of 1981)

    MRA Related Legislation

7.Annex

MIC regulates testing procedures for specified radio equipments (Notification No.88 of MIC, 2004). According to this procedures, registered certification bodies and manufactures conduct the test every type of specified radio equipments.

Example of testing procedures : Low power data communications system in the 5GHz band

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