The Japan Iron and Steel Federation (JISF) was established in November 1948. In November 2001, it was completely reorganized through consolidation with the Kozai Club and the Japan Iron & Steel Exporters’ Association. The JISF is a nationwide representative body of the Japanese steel industry and its members consist of the country’s major iron and steel producers, trading companies, and organizations engaged in steel distribution.
Steel is a basic material indispensable for industrial development and the improvement of people’s lives. It is also one of Japan’s most important exports. The JISF contributes to the sound growth of the national economy and promotes international cooperation by taking on challenges from the overall standpoint of the Japanese steel industry. To these ends, the JISF carries out extensive activities that include compiling statistics and conducting research and studies on steel production, demand and distribution; promoting the development and diffusion of new technologies for steel production and products; addressing environmental issues; improving and streamlining work and management conditions; enhancing standardization and promoting fair steel trade.