History of JACIS
Today’s JACIS is the successor to the Japan Association of Air Cargo Information Systems (JACIS), an organization established in 1973 with the aim of promoting the development of International Cargo Information System (ICIS) that facilitates and accelerates the shipping process of international air freight, thereby contributing to the streamlining and rationalization of international air cargo operations. The organization’s activities during its first decade focused on research, and support for development, of International Cargo Information System (ICIS), an undertaking in which Japan lagged behind other countries.

In 1984, following the launch of a cargo information system under the aegis of NACCS (Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System), JACIS reoriented itself to a new mission, that of expanding access to education and information on the transport of dangerous goods by air, including the publication and sale of written materials. For more than 30 years now, JACIS has dedicated itself to disseminating the Dangerous Goods Regulations and providing the Dangerous Goods Training for the air transportation industry.

Highlights from this period are listed in the chronology below.
1984      Dangerous Goods Manager Training Course launched.
1988      IATA-Accredited Dangerous Goods Training Course launched.
1993      Japanese-language edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (34th edition) published.
1994      Japanese-language edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Training Programme (20th edition) published.
2003      Name changed to the Japan Air Cargo Institute for Safety (JACIS).
2004      Dangerous Goods Regulations Information Service launched.
2015      The Japan Air Cargo Institute for Safety, Inc. (JACIS) established as a general incorporated association.
Main Activity
It has grown the necessity to handle correctly any dangerous goods carried by air to avoid the accident or incident as a part of keeping security all over the world.
Dangerous Goods can be transported safely by air transport provided certain principles are strictly followed.
The IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is an easy-to-use manual based on the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air.
Therefore, it is essential to prevail the knowledge of the Dangerous Goods Regulations and make those who are engaged to transport the dangerous goods by air understand how to comply the regulations. The major purpose of our activity is now preventing occurrence of any accident, incident and wrong handling of the dangerous goods.
JACIS is realizing the ultimate purpose by publishing Japanese Dangerous Goods Regulations, which has been well known as practical one in Japan and acting an IATA sales Agent.
JACIS also has been increased the number of the Dangerous Goods course, both of initial and recurrent, to make availability to join bigger and providing higher quality of course.
Date of Foundation
29th November1973The Japan Association of Air Cargo Information System
29th May2003Full name has changed to
The Japan Air Cargo Institute for Safety
6th February2015The Japan Air Cargo Institute for Safety, Inc.
Board of Directors
ChairmanSeiji NomaPresident
Maritime Academy Foundation
Vice ChairmanSatoshi OtsujiAssociate Director
General Manager
Air Freight Business Branch
Chief DirectorYasunari TaniguchiVice President
Administration, Cargo & Mail
Japan Airlines Co., Ltd.
DirectorKatsufumi TakahashiDirector
General Affairs Department
Customs Compliance Department
Kintetsu World Express, Inc. HEAD OFFICE
DirectorKeiji WatanabeVice President
Global Service Plannimg
Cargo Marketing & Services
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
DirectorEisuke FukagawaGeneral Manager
Air Freight Forwarding Department
Japan Region Business Promotion Divison
Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd.
DirectorMitsuru AokiGENERAL MANAGER
DirectorMasato KatoVP & GENERAL MANAGER
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co., Ltd.
AuditorKiyotoshi OyanoAdvisor
International Air Cargo Terminal Co., Ltd.
1.IATA Accredited Dangerous Goods Training Course
Course will be held at: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Fukuoka, Sendai, Sapporo
2.Publishing the Japanese version of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
3.Sales of IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
4.Engagement to Education by ICAO
6.Advisory work
7.Counseling by Telephone
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