The Japan Scientific Instruments Association (JSIA) is a national organization which consists of firms engaged in the manufacture, sale and related businesses of scientific instruments in Japan. The JSIA was established in December 1945 shortly after the end of World War II, with only 46 member firms aiming at the progress and development of science and technology in Japan. The organization has expanded since its inauguration, and member firms have been supporting the foundation of technological innovation in Japan and contributing to industrial development as well as economic growth through improvement of quality and popularization of scientific instruments in a wide range of fields covering general purpose equipment, analytical instruments, ecological equipment, laboratory furniture, weather observation equipment and biotechnology instruments.
The JSIA is a national organization which consists of district Scientific Instruments Association established in 10 districts across Japan. The number of member firms, which compose these district associations, exceeded 1,100 by April, 2012. Approximately 20% of these members are engaged in manufacturing businesses, 20% in the sales and manufacturing businesses, and 60% fall in the sales business category. As you can see from the above figures, coverage of both manufacturing and sales businesses provides this cooperative organization with a distinct advantage.
JSIA supports and coordinates the activities of district associations, and its primary purpose is to enhance the development of its member firms and contribute to the development of science and technology. It also aims at upgrading the social status of the industry and implementing national policies concerning scientific instruments.
- Organizing JASIS (formerly the “JAIMA Expo/Scientific Instruments Show) The “Scientific Instruments Show Japan”, Japan’s largest comprehensive scientific instruments exposition, accumulated fifty years of history since it was first held in 1960. The subsequent organization of the “JAIMA Expo/Scientific Instruments Show” in collaboration with the Japan Analytical Instruments Manufacturer’ Association (JAIMA), held from 2010, catapulted the event into becoming one of the largest comprehensive research & development/manufacturing technology support industry events in Asia. With the new integrated name “Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show” (JASIS) introduced for 2012, the event aims to evolve still further to achieve greater globalization.
- As well as domestic users, dealers and manufacturers, the event will also be attended by many overseas visitors and is widely known in Europe and the US as well as in the neighboring Asian countries. For the member companies, JASIS is the industry’s largest event, offering opportunities to expand customer bases, gather information and improve business performance, while providing advantageous exhibiting conditions. Publication of the “Scientific/Analytical Instruments Compendium” - Operation of the “Scientific Instruments Compendium WEB” The “Scientific/Analytical Instruments Compendium” contains the latest information on approximately 5,000 items covering a variety of fields from laboratory equipment to biotechnology related instruments, analytical instruments and consumables, etc. This compendium will be distributed free of charge to users attending “JASIS (formerly the “JAIMA Expo/Scientific Instruments Show)” and event venues of scientific instruments related expositions in Osaka and Nagoya. Furthermore, the compendium will be delivered to all major users nationwide without exception through dealer companies. In addition, we have launched and are currently operating Japan’s largest portal site for scientific instruments, the “Scientific Instruments Compendium WEB”. With approximately 5,000 featured items, many researchers and technical experts already use the site due to the high number of entries and the ease of viewing and use.
- Technical support for improvement and development of scientific instruments.
- Collection and distribution of domestic and overseas market information and material.
- Collection and distribution of domestic and overseas technical information and material.
- International cooperation with overseas organizations covering scientific instruments.
- Cooperation on official standardization concerning scientific instruments.
- Promoting digitization of information.
- Interchange and cooperation with government related offices, academies and other organizations.
- Improvement of social recognition of the scientific instrument industry and upgrading of its social status.
- Social contribution activities such as disaster victim support.
- Other business activities that may accomplish the purpose of establishment of Japan Scientific Instruments Association.