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JAPAN MARKET ACCESS
Compliance For
Wireless Type Approvals

Japan is one of the world’s largest markets for consumer and high-tech products. Consumer electronics, radio devices, and telecommunications equipment to be placed onto Japanese market must meet the specifications defined in the Japan Radio Law and/or Japan Telecommunications Business Law. Authorized by The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), a Registered Certification Body (RCB) like Bureau Veritas provides the MIC certification for type approvals in Japan.

OUR APPROACH TO JAPANESE Wireless RADIO COMPLIANCE

As a leader in quality assurance for both wireless technology and consumer products, Bureau Veritas’ EAW Group in Japan, a MIC authorized Registered Certification Body (RCB), provides a suite of wireless testing and certification and type approval services to support your market access to Japan. Leveraging our combined experience and know-how in both Japanese regulations and wireless technologies, we can help you with comprehensive services and advisory support to fulfill the MIC requirements.

Our suite of services include:

GITEKI CERTIFICATION (TECHNICAL STANDARDs CONFORMITY CERTIFICATION AND CONSTRUCTION DESIGN CERTIFICATION)

 

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Certification | Testing

According to Japan Radio Law, “Specified Radio Equipment”, in which most of IoT products are applicable, can be exempted from license acquisition when the equipment is certified under Technical Standards Conformity by a Registered Certification Body (RCB) and bear a certification mark “Giteki”.

The Giteki certification includes two types namely Technical Standards Conformity Certification and Construction Design (Construction Type) Certification.

Technical Standards Conformity Certification
Certify and test for conformity of an equipment for each unit to which the certification mark “Giteki” and ID number is granted. Applicable to small production and prototype production.

Construction Design (Construction Type) Certification
Certify “construction deign” of an equipment and test per model to which the“Giteki” mark and ID number is granted. The Certification does not limit the quantity of the equipment as long as the equipment is manufactured by the same design and the manufacturing method is applied as the certified model.

The Specified Radio Equipment connected to telecommunication network requires compliance to technical standards conformity in both Japan Telecommunications Business law and Japan Radio Law.

Our Services

  • Technical Standards Conformity testing and certification services in accordance with the Japan Radio Law
  • Construction Design testing and certification services in accordance with the Japan Radio Law

  • Technical Standards Conformity testing and certification service in accordance with the Japan Telecommunications Business Law

  • Construction Design testing and certification services in accordance with the Japan Telecommunications Business Law

  • Additional Support Services including advisory, measurement of antenna gain and document preparation are available

Additionally, IoT equipment needs to meet Security Standard under Technical Standards Conformity Certification (Giteki) of Japan Telecommunications Business Law.

By Ministerial Ordinance that MIC promulgated on 1 March, 2019 (MIC Ordinance No. 12), the Ordinance Concerning Terminal Facilities etc., Japan Telecommunications Business Law was partially revised to add security measures to technical standards of IoT equipment. The revised Ordinance becomes effective on 1 April, 2020 that IoT equipment directly connected to telecommunication line, such as Web Camera and Router, need to meet Security Standard of Technical Standards Conformity Certification (Giteki) under the Japan Telecommunications Business Law.

Our Services

  • Testing and Certification Conformity Services in accordance with the Security Standard of Technical Standards Conformity Certification (Giteki) under the Japan Telecommunications Business Law.

Exemption

Special equipment used for experiment, trade shows and marketing surveys would be exempted from the Technical Standards Conformity Certification (Giteki) under the Japan Radio Law for 180 days by requesting a waiver to the MIC. To request a waiver, the special equipment should be FCC certified or CE marked; otherwise, it needs to be confirmed with the conformity to the technical standards by a qualified radio operator.

Our Services
• Support conformity to the technical standards by a qualified radio operator
• Application service for a waiver to MIC and follow up

Industrial Facilities Emitting Radio Waves

 

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Testing | Application to MIC | Certification

When installing, changing and demobilizing facilities with a radio frequency current of 1okHz or above, referring as Industrial facilities emitting radio waves, individual permission must be obtained from MIC.

Industrial facilities emitting radio waves are divided into communication facilities using NFC technology, and non-communication facilities. Depending on product type, type specification or confirmation of type, it is allowed some industrial facilities to be exempted from individual permission.

Our Services

  • Confirmation of Type for Industrial Facilities emitting radio waves
  • Testing and application for permission, and Type of specification of Industrial Facilities emitting radio waves

Extremely Low Power Radio Stations

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source: MIC's The Radio Use Web Site by Telecommunications Bureau of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications https://www.tele.soumu.go.jp/e/ref/material/rule/

Testing

Extremely Low Power Radio Stations do not require a license as long as they meet following regulatory criteria.

1) Electric field intensity within 3 m of the radio stations does not go beyond the limit instructed left. No limit to frequency or purpose.

2) Electric field intensity within 500 m of the radio is up to 200μV/m and frequency is certified by MIC for wireless microphone or remote operated radio control.

Penalty may be imposed for exceeding specified limit of field intensity.

Our Services

  • Testing of Extremely Low Power Radio Stations that validates the equipment is compliance with the specified limit by the regulation

Local 5G IMPLEMENTATION SERVICE

 

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Testing | Application to MIC | Certification

Local 5G refers to a private 5G communication system available in certain area for facility depending on regional and individual needs. Independent from the public 5G network, local 5G has an advantage of cyber security and communication stability.

In December 2019, MIC started accepting applications for local 5G license. Before applying, applicant must adjust radio frequency interference with other operators within the area.

Our Services

  • Advisory on selection of radio equipment according to customers needs and budgets

  • Support adjustment of radio frequency interference with other operators
  • License Application of local 5G to MIC
  • Inspection in compliance with Japan Radio Law before and after implementation
  • Testing and certification of technical standards conformity for radio equipment for local 5G

Japanese Carrier IoT Service

 

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Testing

Smart phones and modules as well as IoT products connecting to mobile network in Japan need to get tested by an authorized laboratory and approved by each Japanese carrier such as DOCOMO and KDDI.

Our Services

  • For DOCOMO Field Test Based on GCF-FT (DFTG) test: Bureau Veritas is an approved lab of NTT DOCOMO. We provide DOCOMO Signaling Test / DOCOMO Radio Performance Test (DST/DRPT) and other relevant Field Trial tests.
  • For KDDI: We provide both Simulator and Field Trial tests.