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For decades, Japan has been not only a technology powerhouse, but also a major consumer of technology products. Today, measured on a purchasing power parity (PPP) basis, Japan is the third-largest economy in the world after the US and China.

Compliance International has supported clients' applications for telecommunications and radio equipment certifications in Japan for nearly 20 years.



  • Population: 127,078,679 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 47.579 million (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 110.395 million (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 47.249 million (2009)
  • Internet users: 90.91 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: T1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

Telecom Certification

Telecommunications terminal equipment requires certification for connection to public network services in Japan. Certification is no longer issued only by the government affiliated JATE, but also by private certification bodies. Testing to Japan's technical requirements may be conducted by many laboratories around the world.

Compliance International has been supporting approvals in Japan for some of the world's leading equipment vendors for over 15 years. We can help you complete telecom approval in Japan with our turnkey service that includes engineering test support, preparation of the detailed technical application package, interfacing with certification body officials, and management of the administrative process.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

Radio Certification

Radio equipment to be used in Japan must be certified by one of several private certification bodies. Certification is no longer issued only by the government affiliated TELEC, but also by private certification bodies. Testing to Japan's radio standards may be conducted by properly recognized laboratories.

Compliance International has been supporting approvals in Japan for some of the world's leading equipment vendors for over 15 years. We can help you complete radio approval in Japan with our turnkey service that includes engineering test support, preparation of the detailed technical application package, interfacing with certification body officials, and management of the administrative process.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products:

VCCI Registration

Member companies of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI) are required to register their products with the Council and apply the VCCI mark to registered products. Membership in VCCI is voluntary.

VCCI accepts registration directly from their member companies, so Compliance International does not support this approval process.