Japanese Pharmacopeial

The Japanese Pharmacopeia (JP) is a legally binding collection of standards established by the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. It details specifications for the identity, purity, quality, strength, and safety of drugs manufactured and marketed in Japan. These standards encompass various aspects such as methods of analysis, manufacturing processes, packaging, and storage conditions to ensure drug safety and effectiveness. Additionally, JP includes standards for dietary supplements, excipients, and medical devices. It harmonizes with international standards, contributing to global pharmaceutical quality assurance, while also accommodating the unique cultural and traditional medicine practices of Japan. JP is regularly updated to incorporate scientific advancements and emerging healthcare needs.