National Meeting on Standardization and Quality Management 2013

JSA Newsletter

National Meeting
On Standardization And Quality Management 2013

Each year, the Japanese Standards Association (JSA) convenes standardization and quality control promotion organizations, as well as business entrepreneurs, managers and engineers from around Japan, for the “National Meeting on Quality Management and Standardization” to foster mutual help and betterment from lectures and presentations.

Again this year, the National Meeting on Quality Management and Standardization 2013 was held on October 3 and 4 at the Toshi Center Hotel.

For the theme for this year’s meeting, “Japan’s Recovery and Creation of New Values: Leap and Growth with Japan Quality.”

In the meeting on October 3 moderated by Mr. Hiroshi Osada, Committee Chairman and professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology, the opening address by Mr. Toshio Ibi, President of JSA was followed by Special Lecture I titled “Power on the Work Site Level and Global Management” by Mr. Isao Endo of Roland Berger Ltd. Special Lecture II featured Mr. Keiji Aritomi of Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd., speaking on “The Management Vision Yamato Holdings Aspires to Achieve” Both sessions drew full capacity crowds.

On October 4, 20 sessions were held on a wide range of topics, chiefly those that are currently drawing great interest. This year, lecture topics covered a broad range of perspectives, centering chiefly around human resources development in businesses, such as management systems and on the future of Japanese industries.

Once again, the meeting drew more than 1,000 participants on the two days. The participants have also responded favorably, reporting that a large number of case studies were very informative, that they hoped to apply the ideas on their own companies, that they gained greater understanding in the Q&A sessions with the speakers, etc.

In addition to the National Meeting, JSA holds Local Meetings on Standardization 2013 in the 7 regional blocs of Hokkaido, Tohoku, Chubu, Kinki, Chugoku, Shikoku and Kyushu.

For “National Meeting on Quality Management and Standardization 2014″ to be held next year, we plan to do our utmost in its preparations in order to promote further growth in the number of participants.