What is Radiation Check?

What is Radiation Check?

What is Radiation Check?


Japan automobile industry is one of the world’s top auto industries. Around millions of vehicles are produced and exported from Japan every year. Public reputation of Japanese vehicles is so good that whenever Japanese automakers comes out with a new vehicle, they instantly draws crowd. Japanese products are renowned across the world for their quality and reliability. And Japanese used vehicles are no such exceptions.

More and more people across the world prefer to buy used vehicles from Japan. The strict roadworthiness regulations in Japan make Japanese to sell their vehicle even though they are still relatively new. Importing a used Japanese vehicle is also very easy due to many online used car portals. While buying a used Japanese vehicle, one gets a quality vehicle at reasonable rates.

Generally, vehicles that are exported from Japan are subject to inspection in order to detect the presence of any radioactive substance, due to the incidence that took place at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Japan. There has been a leakage of radioactive substance from the plant after the earthquake in the year 2011. The explosion leads to heavily contamination of the area with the fallout. Many countries where Japanese used vehicles are exported require radiation inspection on vehicles. The vehicle must be certified to determine it is free from the presence of any radioactive substance. Those vehicles that do not pass the test are not allowed to be exported to other countries.


The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of Japan, has set that vehicles exported from Japan should contain less than 0.3 micro sievert per hour scale. To make sure that the used vehicle imported is radiation free or that the level of radiation match with the safety standards, an inspection is performed on vehicles before their importation.


There are many organizations that perform complete inspection on used vehicles before they are exported from Japan. Various skilled and experienced organizations like JEVIC, JAAI perform inspection on vehicles before they are exported. These organizations not only perform inspection on vehicles, but also on heavy machinery, containerized cargo, transportation vessels. In radiation inspection process appropriate and advanced equipments are used to measure the radiation level. After a successful completion of inspection, a certificate is issued if the vehicle does not contain any radioactive contamination.



There can’t be any vehicle exported from Japan that would be contaminated to a degree that would cause health hazard to any individual. But still, in order to make sure that the vehicle imported is free from any radioactive substance, it is essential to get the vehicle inspected and certified for the absence of radioactive contamination.


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