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1891 The Electrotechnical Laboratory was established.
1911 The Electrotechnical Laboratory commenced pattern approval testing.
1912 The Electrotechnical Laboratory commenced verification activities.
1923 The Japan Electric Association was designated as an official testing laboratory by the central government.
1924 The Tokyo Municipal Authority was designated as an official testing laboratory by the central government.
1964 The Japan Electric Meters Inspection Corporation(JEMIC) Law was promulgated(July 4th).
1965 The JEMIC commenced activities (having integrated and inherited all related work previously conducted by the central government,Japan Electric Association and Tokyo Prefectural Government)(January 1st).
1966 The revision of the Measurement Law was promulgated to incorporate the Electrical Measurement Law.
1971 The JEMIC commenced the calibration service for thermometers and standard lamps.
1972
  • The Okinawa Laboratory was opened following the end of the American Occupation of Okinawa Prefecture.
  • The JEMIC commenced the mobile calibration service with a calibration service car.
1978 The total number of electricity meters accepted for verification passed 100 million.
1981 The laboratories in the Tokyo region were integrated pursuant to the relevant cabinet decision.
1983 The validity of verification was extended from 7 years to 10 years for ordinary watt-hour meters(30A,120A and 200A).
1986
  • The partial revisions of the Measurement Law and JEMIC Law resulted in the alteration of the legal status of the JEMIC.
  • The first pattern approval for a static watt-hour meter was made.
1987
  • The thousandth pattern approval was achieved.
  • New verification activities were commenced for multi-function electricity meters used for the new electric rate system.
1990 New verification activities were commenced for static multi-function meters with a two time-of-day rate system(different rates for day-time and night-time) for household use.
1992 The new Measurement Law was promulgated.
1993 The JEMIC commenced the verification activities for illuminance meters.
1994 The head office was designated as the accredited laboratory for Thermal and Photometric Calibrations.
1995
  • The JEMIC commenced the verification activities for integrating calorimeters.
  • The head office and the Tokyo,Nagoya and Amagasaki laboratories were designated as the accredited laboratories for Electrical Calibrations.
1998 The two thousandth pattern approval was achieved.
1999 The first pattern approval for an ordinary watt-hour meter(250A).
2002 The Hokkaido,Tohoku,Hokuriku,Chugoku and Kyushu laboratories were designated as the accredited laboratories for Electrical Calibrations.
2004
  • The three thousandth pattern approval was achieved.
  • The head office was designated as the accredited laboratory for Time and Frequency Calibrations.
2005 The Shikoku laboratory was designated as the accredited laboratory for Electrical Calibrations.
2007 The JEMIC was designated as the designated institute for AC Power and AC Energy.
2008 The Chubu and Kumamoto laboratories were designated as the accredited laboratories for verification.
2009
  • The JEMIC was designated as the accredited laboratory for AC Power and AC Energy.
  • The JEMIC was designated as the accredited laboratory for type approval.
  • The Head office,Hokkaido,Tohoku,Niigata,Hokuriku,Kansai,Kyoto,Amagasaki,Chugoku,Shikoku,Kyushu laboratories were designated as the accredited laboratories for verification.
2010 The Okinawa laboratory was designated as the accredited laboratory for verification.