Harada, Akira (1990, ASQC) Ohken Associates, Tokyo, Japan
Since 1969 when the first ICQC (International Quality Control Conference) was held in Tokyo, QCS (Quality Control Symposium) has been held semiannually by JUSE (Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers) to review the QC activities in Japan for their adaptability to the ever changing social environment and to decide the direction of future activities.
The 44th QCS was held in June, 1987, at Hakone, a mountain resort near Tokyo, with the theme of "Features and Problems of the TQC System in Japan", which was once discusse at the 9th QC Symposium. After discussion, there still remained 6 features which had been discussed in 1969, 18 years before, in a more detailed descriptions. Besides them, 4 features were discussed and added to the previous ones to make 10 features of Japanese QC system in 1987.
The main reason for taking up "Features and Problems of the QC System in Japan" again as the main theme was the worldwide prevalence of the 6 features which were elected 18 years ago. It is the time to look back how these features have changed and discuss how to direct the Japanese QC systems in future.
Total Quality Control (TQC),Union of Japanese Scientists & Engineers (JUSE),Policy deployment