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Introduction to the Building Standard Law (Latest Edition)
-Japanese Building Codes and Building Control System-

This is a booklet to facilitate in the understanding of the Building Standard Law of Japan and related regulations.

The booklet is published in English and may be downloaded for free.
After you click below to download, you will then be asked to complete a questionnaire, after which an e-mail notification message will be sent to your e-mail address to inform you of the URL to download the document.

To download:


<Outline of Introduction to the Building Standard Law (Latest Edition)>
Size: A4
Pages: 237
Language:English
File form&size:PDF English:7.2 MB
Contents:

CHAPTER 1 Background
CHAPTER 2 Laws related to the Building Regulations
CHAPTER 3 Building Regulatory System
CHAPTER 4 Composition of the Building Codes
CHAPTER 5 Building Codes for Structural Safety
CHAPTER 6 Building Codes for Fire Safety
CHAPTER 7 Building Codes for Other Fields
CHAPTER 8 Zoning Codes
CHAPTER 9 Seismic Retrofitting
ANNEXES
  • To purchase the original text of the Building Standard Law of Japan, please see thePublication in English
  • page on our English website.

A Quick Look at Housing in Japan (May, 2016)   May 18th, 2016 Update

This is a 94 page booklet that explains a great deal about the housing policy in Japan, including legal system, system for project grants, housing tax systems, technical development, etc. with the editorial cooperation of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. It also explains changes in the housing situation and housing policy in Japan, based on various data.

It is ideal for those who want to know about the housing policy in Japan.

The booklet is published in English and in Japanese and may be downloaded for free.
After you choose the language and click below to download, you will then be asked to complete a questionnaire, after which an e-mail notification message will be sent to your e-mail address to inform you of the URL to download the document.

To download:


<Outline of A Quick Look at Housing in Japan (May, 2016)>
Size: A4
Pages: 94
Language: English, Japanese
File form&size:PDF English: 10.3 MB, Japanese: 10.6 MB
Publication date: May, 2016
Contents:

CHAPTER 1 Land and Population
CHAPTER 2 Housing Situation
CHAPTER 3 Housing Policy
CHAPTER 4 City Planning and Building Administration
CHAPTER 5 International Cooperation in the Field of Japanese Housing and Buildings
  • To purchase Chinese version(old edition only), please contact us

Exporting Building Products to Japan

In 2007 the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) made a information document Exporting Building Products to Japanand uploaded it onto the ABCB website at the end of the year.It is one of the activities of the collaborative effort between the two organizations in recent years.The aim of the document is to provide Australian industry with information about market access issues in Japan, and it is also informative and useful to other overseas manufacturers and to exporters who are considering market approaches for Japan.

For more information about this document, please refer to:
Exporting Building Products to Japan - 2007 Information Document

BCJ has had a close relationship with ABCB since we agreed with them to an MOU in 1998.ABCB is a joint initiative of all levels of Government in Australia, and includes representatives from the building industry.ABCB maintains and updates the Building Code Australia (BCA) and carries out related activities, including the establishment of the CodeMark product certification scheme in which product conformity to specified requirements of BCA is certified.ABCB is also a member of the World Federation of Technical Assessment Organization (WFTAO), as is BCJ.