Japan Accreditation Council (JAC) News Release archives

2018/8/20 Temporary closing of JAC Website
JAC Website will be temporarily unavailable on Saturday, September 1, 2018, due to the network server maintenance.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

2018/4/20 Temporary closing of JAC Website
JAC Website will be temporarily unavailable on
Monday, May 7, 2018, from 10:00 to 12:00 JST (UTC+9), due to the network server maintenance.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

2017/5/24 World Accreditation Day - June 9th 2017
June 9, 2017 marks World Accreditation Day (WAD) as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation(ILAC) and the International Accreditation Forum (IAF), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme focuses on how how accreditation can support professionals in the construction industry, ranging from contractors, manufacturers, designers, architects, civil engineers, to regulators.

Following materials are available on the WAD 2017 pages of ILAC and IAF .

- Joint Statement from Xiao Jianhua and Merih Malmqvist Nilsson
- WAD 2017 Poster
- WAD 2017 Brochure
- WAD 2017 illustration of the impact and extent that accreditation has in the construction sector and the built environment.

Materials in Japanese language are available here .

2016/7/28
JLAC* to host 2016 JLAC Technical Information Seminar on Tuesday, September 6, 2016
2016 JLAC Technical Information Seminar (in Japanese language)
2016 JLAC* Technical Information Seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 6 at Shinagawa Community Center Hall (CURIAN) from 12:30 to 16:30.
This year's theme is "The latest information on GCC Technical Regulation for Low Voltage** and the revision of ISO/IEC 17025".
For more information and the 2016 JLAC Technical Information Seminar Program, please click here.
PDF JLAC Technical Seminar Program 2016 [PDF/76KB]
To join the seminar, please access our online registration page (in Japanese language).
*Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)
** Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances, defined for the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) States (the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar and the State of Kuwait) and the Republic of Yemen.

2016/5/19 World Accreditation Day - June 9th 2016
June 9, 2016 marks World Accreditation Day (WAD) as a global initiative, jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can be a global tool to support public policy.

Following materials are available on the WAD 2016 pages of ILAC and IAF .
- Joint Statement from Peter Unger and Xiao Jianhua
- WAD 2016 Poster
- WAD 2016 Brochure

Materials in Japanese language are available here .

Moreover, Ilac and IAF, the international cooperative organizations in accreditation field, publicly released “Accreditation: A global tool to support public policy” explaining accreditation which provides confidence on our daily life through IAF/ILAC YouTube channel, as a promotional activity to WAD 2016 on June 9th to foster the awareness of accreditation and to further promote the multilateral Mutual Recognition Arrangements.

JLAC* will host a seminar to celebrate World Accreditation Day with the WAD 2016 theme "Accreditation: A global tool to support Public Policy".

[2016 JLAC Technical Information Seminar]
Date and time: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 , from 12:30 to 16:30 (doors open at 12:00pm)
Venue: CURIAN (Shinagawa Community Center Hall) 8st Floor Main Hall
Theme: "GCC Technical Regulation for Low Voltage and the latest information on the revision of ISO/IEC 17025"
Sponsor: Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)
Seats: 800
Note: Free of charge, reservation necessary and with a translation service

Online registration site is scheduled to be launched early June and seminar programme will be announced on this website.

*Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)

2016/4/12 JLAC* to host 2016 JLAC Technical Information Seminar on Tuesday, September
6, 2016

2016 JLAC Technical Information Seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 6 at Shinagawa Community
Center Hall (CURIAN). This year's main topics are �gThe latest information of laboratory accreditation
utilization in Gulf Technical Regulation (GCC Technical Regulation for Low Voltage**)" and "The latest
information on the revision of ISO/IEC 17025 scheduled to be released in 2017" Online registration site
is scheduled to be launched middle May and seminar programme will be announced on this website.
*:Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)
** Gulf Technical Regulation for Low Voltage Electrical Equipment and Appliances, defined for the GCC
(Gulf Cooperation Council) States (the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Bahrain, the Kingdom of
Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman, the State of Qatar and the State of Kuwait) and the Republic of Yemen.

2015/6/25 JLAC* to host 2015 JLAC Technical Information Seminar on Wednesday,
July 29, 2015

2015 JLAC Technical Information Seminar will be held on Wednesday, July 29 at Shinagawa Community
Center Hall (CURIAN) from 12:30 to 17:00.
This year's theme is "Accreditation: Delivering confidence in Health & Social Care" aligned with the theme
of World Accreditation Day 2015 as previously announced by IAF and ILAC.
Mr. Lal Ilan, Accreditation Manager ? Development of The United Kingdom Accreditation Service on UKAS
will deliver a keynote session on �gUKAS accreditation for inspection of social care providers".
For more information and the 2015 JLAC Technical Information Seminar Program, please click here.
PDF JLAC Technical Seminar Program 2015 [PDF/141KB]
To join the seminar, please access our online registration page (in Japanese language).
*Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)

2015/5/19 World Accreditation Day - June 9th 2015
June 9, 2015 marks World Accreditation Day (WAD) as a global initiative, jointly established by the
International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC),
to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year's theme focuses on how accreditation can
support the delivery of health and social care.

Following materials are available on the WAD 2015 pages of ILAC and IAF .
Joint Statement from Peter Unger and Randy Dougherty
WAD 2015 Poster
WAD 2015 Brochure

Materials in Japanese language are available here .

JLAC* will host a seminar to celebrate World Accreditation Day with the WAD 2015 theme "Accreditation:
Supporting the Delivery of Health and Social Care".

[2015 JLAC Technical Information Seminar]
Date and time: Wednesday, July 29, 2015 , from 12:30 to 17:00 (doors open at 12:00pm)
Venue: CURIAN (Shinagawa Community Center Hall) 1st Floor Small Hall
Theme: "Accreditation: Delivering confidence in Health & Social Care"
Sponsor: Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)
Seats: 200
Cost: Free of charge,

Online registration site is scheduled to be launched early June and seminar programme will be
announced on this website.

*Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)

2015/02/04 JLAC* to host 2015 JLAC Technical Information Seminar on Wednesday,
July 29, 2015

2015 JLAC Technical Information Seminar will be held on Wednesday, July 29 at Shinagawa Community
Center Hall (CURIAN).
Details of the seminar will be announced during the next few months.
*Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)

2015/02/04 Newly redesigned NITE homepage has launched
On 27th January 2015, NITE has launched its homepage with new and improved design.
Therefore, the addresses of some pages has changed, except the top page (http://www.nite.go.jp/en/ ).

2015/02/04 Temporary closing of NITE web site (February 7, 2015)
We will have network server maintenance on Saturday, February 7, 2015, from 9:00 to 19:00 JST (UTC+9).
During the maintenance period, the site may be temporarily unavailable for approximately 10 seconds.
We apologize for any inconvenience.

2014/08/08 JLAC* to host 2014 JLAC Technical Information Seminar on Friday,
September 19, 2014

2014 JLAC Technical Information Seminar will be held on Friday, September 19 at Shinagawa Community
Center Hall (CURIAN) from 13:00 to 17:00.
This year's theme is "Accreditation: Delivering confidence in the provision of energy" aligned with the
theme of World Accreditation Day 2014 as previously announced by IAF and ILAC.
Mr. Yamir Diaz-Castillo, Reactor Operations Engineer of United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
will deliver a keynote session on "U.S. NRC' s Recognition of the International Laboratory Accreditation
Cooperation Mutual Recognition Arrangement."
For more information and the 2014 JLAC Technical Information Seminar Program, please click here.
(2014/8/27 UPDATE)
PDF JLAC Technical Seminar Program_2014 [PDF/90KB]
To join the seminar, please access our online registration page (in Japanese language).
*Japan Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (JLAC) of Japan Accreditation Council (JAC)

2014/04/11 A promotional film "World Accreditation Day 2014" has been uploaded
June 9th 2014 will mark the sixth World Accreditation Day.June 9th 2014 will mark World Accreditation
Day, a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International
Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related
activities. A short promotional film titled World Accreditation Day Animation 2014 about how accreditation
delivers confidence in everyday life is uploaded on the IAF and ILAC YouTube channel. Subtitles to
the voice-over narration of the film are available in 25 different languages.
Please click the "caption" button on the right corner of the YouTube screen to access subtitles.

2013/06/05 World Accreditation Day
PDF Joint Statement from ILAC and IAF Chairs [PDF/60KB]

2012/06/02 World Accreditation Day
June 9th 2012 will mark the third International Accreditation Day, a global initiative jointly established
by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
(ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related activities.
World Accreditation Day video

2011/06/02 World Accreditation Day
June 9th 2011 will mark the third International Accreditation Day, a global initiative jointly established
by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
(ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related activities.
World Accreditation Day video

2010/05/28 International Accreditation Day
June 9th 2010 will mark the third International Accreditation Day, a global initiative jointly established
by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
(ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related activities.

2009/12/15 APLAC 16th General Assembly and Technical Meetings are scheduled to be held
at International House, Osaka from December 4th to December 10th.
You can see information for APLAC 2010 at

2009/05/22 International Accreditation Day
June 9th 2009 will mark the second International Accreditation Day, a global initiative jointly established
by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation
(ILAC) to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation-related activities.

2008/04/01 International Accreditation Day
June 9th of 2008 was designated as the first International Accreditation Day by IAF and ILAC at the
last Joint General Assembly Meeting in 2007. On this day, some promotional activities such as seminar
will be held around the world.

2007/08/01 ILAC celebrates 30th Anniversary.

2007/06/29 "Information of Accredited/Registered CABs" added.

2006/09/04 JAC website open.


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