The Japanese Pharmacopoeia (日本薬局方?) is the official Pharmacopoeia of Japan. It is published by the Pharmaceuticals and Medical Devices Agency (独立行政法人 医薬品医療機器総合機構?) under the authority of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. The first edition was published on 25 June, 1886, with revisions being issued from time to time. The current revision is number 16, issued on 24 March 2011.