The Japan Forum website (hereafter “this site”) is operated by the Japan Forum (TJF) to present an overview of its objectives, describe its programs, and supply related information.

Please access and use this site after reading the following site policy and agreeing with its terms. Those who access and use the resources on this site are deemed to have read the site policy below and agreed with its terms.

Linking to This Site
Any person or entity is free to create links to this site without express permission. However, when the content of the website that provides links to this site is judged to be inappropriate, such as for containing content that is offensive, being disruptive to public order and morals, or defaming TJF or third parties, TJF may request the website operators to revise or terminate the links. They must promptly discontinue links to the TJF site.

TJF does not guarantee the accuracy or completeness of information found at any website that provides links to this site.

Links to this site do not imply affiliation or any other special relationship between TJF and the person or entity operating the website.
The copyright to the information, texts, photographs, images, and audio of this site belongs to TJF unless otherwise stated. Some content on this site is provided with the consent of the copyright holders.

The content of this site may be projected, reproduced, or printed for private use within the scope of the law. However, we ask that the information, images, etc. available on this site not be placed in an environment where it will be viewed by third parties.

TJF strictly prohibits the reproduction, alteration, distribution or other abuse of the contents of this site for any purpose other than private.

The content of this site may be quoted or reproduced for non-profit, educational purposes within the scope of the law. In this case, please give a credit line reading as follows:
for example, "Source: The Japan Forum."

The users need to get TJF’s permission in advance in order to distribute the content of this site widely in print form or via the Internet.
Personal Information
TJF collects information from people who use this site within the scope necessary to ensure the smooth operation of services provided through the TJF websites.
The collected information is handled with discretion within the scope of the purpose of use. 

TJF will not disclose to any third party any personal information provided by users, except when it has obtained prior consent to do so from the user concerned or in any of the following cases:
(a) when it is legally requested to do so by a local or national government agency of Japan;
(b) when it is required to do so by law; or
(c) when it is necessary to do so to protect the life, body, or property of any person.

Upon request by the individual concerned, TJF will provide notification of the purpose of use of personal information about the individual; will disclose, amend, or delete the information; and/or will cease using or collecting the information. After confirming the identity of the individual concerned, TJF will comply with such a request within a reasonable time frame.
Exemption of Responsibility
TJF does not guarantee that this site is completely free of mistaken content, falsification by third parties, or errors resulting from uncontrollable factors. TJF does not assume responsibility for any damage resulting from the use of this site or the information found herein.
The URL and contents of this site are subject to change and deletion without prior notice.
TJF does not guarantee that the content of this site is without error or continually up-to-date.

While TJF adopts reasonable security measures to prevent the leakage of personal information that can identify individual users of this site, TJF does not guarantee complete security.
Recommended User Environment

Internet Explorer 7.0 or above
Firefox 2.0 or above
When using other browsers, the pages may sometimes be displayed differently.

JavaScript, The Style Sheet (CSS)
This site uses JavaScript and the style sheet.
When viewing, it is recommended to activate JavaScript and the style sheet in the browser settings to achieve display as intended by TJF.

Adobe PDF
Some pages of this site use PDF files for the convenience of handling voluminous documents.
To view PDF files, it is necessary to download Adobe Reader software.
It is available free of charge at the link below.
Other Plug-in Software
Adobe Flash Player

Windows Media Player
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