This product code is called JAN (Japanese Article Number ).
At first the flag of JAN is 49. In 1992, EAN newly gave 45 to JAN, and JAN has now two country codes
Since two country codes exist, it seems in practical use, to be
4 - 9XXXXXSo maker code virtually becomes 6 digits.
4 - 5XXXXX
Only this point differs from the code systems of other EAN countries; other points are same as EAN, so we will illustrate here only about domestic variations in Japan.
To the contrary, like UPC E version, for the small products which cannot display in the standard version, use the 8-digit short version.
|Maker Code||6-digit **
Application and registration of
the maker code for JAN (and UPC)
can be offered at the nearest Chamber of commerce & Industry
or following institute.
The Distribution System Research Institute / DCCTEL: 03 - 5414 - 8511
When introducing the JAN symbol, for coordination with OCR, both the JAN symbol and the OCR letters are shown. This is called OCR-affixed JAN symbol.
For expressing the code is JAN, a function code "T" (in standard version) "F" (in short version) must be affixed before OCR letters.
Its code system takes following system, for keeping coherency to the JAN code.
Magazines adopts NON-PLU because there are enormous number of items and its product cycle is quite short.
AA - BCCCF - DD - EEE CD
AA flag for Common Magazine Code (11) B indicates form of issue
0, 1 = monthlies 2, 3 = weeklies 4, 5 = comics 6 = mooks 8 = the number given by Distribution Code Center, to which doesn't have the Magazine Code. 7, 9 = reserved B + C B + C indicates that name of magazine, etc. in Magazine Code F in the weeklies, the number of week. and 6 -- 9 indicates an extra issue.
in the monthlies, (magazine code + 1) indicates an extra issue.
DD in weekly/monthly, shows the number of week/month.
in mook, shows the issue.
in comics, shows volume number by F + DD.
EEE displays the sales price with tax, in 10 yens
** 000 in case above 9990 yen
Common Magazine Code Management CenterTEL: 03 - 3291 - 0775Tokyo Publication and Sales Co.,Ltd. Magazine Dept., Magazine Purchase SectionTEL: 03 - 3266 - 9530
The code system is as follows:
Upper: 978 - 4 - AAAAA - BBB - CD
Lower: 192 - CCCC - DDDDD - CD
978 an EAN flag for ISBN 4 Language Code (4 for Japanese, etc.) AAAAA Publisher Code BBB Title Code
** (length of A) + (length of B) = 8
For example, in case Publisher Code has 2 digits, the Title Code might have 6 digits.
192 flag that indicates it is (classification code + body price) CCCC classification code of publications DDDDD body price without tax
* 00000 if above 99999
Japanese Book Code Management CenterTEL: 03 - 3267 - 2301
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