Automobile Type Approval Handbook for Japanese Certification (“Blue Book”)

The Automobile Type Approval Handbook for Japanese Certification (Blue Book) covers almost all of the Japanese regulations on automobile type approval.

  • Service is provided in English.
    * Data can be searched in Japanese as well. In addition, the index, the list of corresponding UN Regulations and Japanese Safety Regulations, etc. partially contain Japanese text.
  • Japanese regulations that you need to refer to in relation with the type approval of passenger cars, buses, trucks, etc. are contained.
  • The Safety Regulations for Road Vehicles and related announcements and circular notices are compiled and presented together in tables, allowing you to quickly find the information you need.
Major contents provided
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Road Vehicles Act
* Including Cabinet Order for Fees Related
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Enforcement Procedure for Common Structure Type Designation, etc.
* Including Enforcement Procedure for Multiple Specification Motor Vehicle Type Designation
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Regulations for Type Approval of Motor Vehicles in Manufacturing Process
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Safety Regulations for Road Vehicles, etc.
* Articles 1 to 73 posted
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Announcement That Prescribes Details of Safety Regulations for Road Vehicles
 
* Section 1: Articles 5 to 82, Section 2: Articles 83 to 160, Section 3: Articles 161 to 238
 
 Sections 1 to 3 for type-approved motor-driven cycles: Articles 239 to 286
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Announcement of Application Relationship and Motor Vehicles Stipulated by Minister
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Technical Standards (Attachments of Announcement That Prescribes Details of Safety Regulations for Road Vehicles)
* All Technical Standards posted
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Type Designation Enforcement Procedure for Devices, etc.
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Enforcement Procedure for Motor Vehicle Type Certification
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Preferential Handling System for Imported Motor Vehicles
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National Agency for Automobile and Land Transport Technology Examination Business Regulations (Including all TRIAS's)
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Motor Vehicle Inspection Procedures
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Other related circular notices, etc. also posted
 
Additional Features of the Blue Book Web Service
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We plan to update the service three times per year.
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English translation is updated about 4 months after the issuance of the relevant Japanese regulation.
 
(However, in view of the time required for translation, the reflection of translation may take place at the following service update, depending on the amount of text to be translated.)
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The search function allows you to search data for a particular regulation or subject related to your search keyword.
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Regulations are individually printable and downloadable in PDF format.
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System Requirements: Windows PC or Macintosh PC connected to the Internet.