TÜV Rheinland Blog - Stories from Asia and Africa

ISO 14001 Environmental Management System Standard Trends in Japan

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 4:08:25 PM

Twenty years have passed since the 1996 establishment of ISO 14001, the standard for environmental management systems (EMSs). By now, there are over 25,000 ISO 14001-certified organisations in Japan. This is second only to the number in China, and demonstrates that the concept of the environmental management system has deep roots in the country.

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Topics: Environment, environmental management system, Japan

Japan Moves Quickly Toward Energy-Efficient Buildings

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:42:31 PM

Fire, typhoon and earthquake resistance of buildings has long been of paramount importance in Japan.As far back as the Edo period (1603–1868), Japan’s houses have been hit by natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons, while the primarily wooden structures (meant to facilitate ventilation during warm summers) were prone to fire.

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Topics: energy, energy efficiency, Japan

Planning to Enter the Medical Device Field in Japan? Get Familiar With the PMD Act

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Oct 11, 2018 3:33:28 PM

In November 2014, Japan enacted the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Act, or PMD Act.

Officially called “The Act on Securing the Quality, Efficacy and Safety of Pharmaceuticals, Medical Devices, Regenerative and Cellular Therapy Products, Gene Therapy Products, and Cosmetics”, the new law by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) followed a thorough review and marked a substantial revision of the old Pharmaceutical Affairs Law (PAL).

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Topics: compliance, medical devices, Japan