Japanese Union of Scientists and Engineers

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Also known as the Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers in Japan.

After the end of the World War II, the Government of Japan promoted the creation of industrial organizations, which led to the creation of JUSE in 1946, founded by Kenichi Koyanagi and Ichiro Ishikawa.

JUSE brought leaders and experts from all of Japan’s major industries together to share  best practices. It was directed to “revitalize Japan’s economy and [eliminate] waste by improving quality”.

The objective of the JUSE is to “promote systematic studies needed for the advancement of science and technology, whereupon to contribute to the development of culture and industry.”

JUSE invited W. Edwards Deming to lecture them on the use of statistical quality control. He arrived in June 1950 and he returned again on five occasions as consultant to Japanese industry. The following year the JUSE established the Deming Prize, which was originally awarded to individuals who had contributed to the theory and application of quality control, and to corporations which had obtained outstanding results in the application of quality control.

Joseph Juran was also invited to give lectures to the JUSE in 1954 and 1960. His lectures centered on managing quality and in making quality a business strategy.

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