Thank you very much for using the Japan Foundation Asia Center website. This site is operated on the basis of the following rules of use with the objective of supplying information of the Japan Foundation Asia Center. People who access and use this site are deemed to agree with this site policy.

  1. The copyrights (or intellectual property rights) for information carried on this site, such as text, illustrations, pictures, and images, all belong to the Japan Foundation Asia Center unless otherwise stated.

  2. The information carried on this site cannot be reprinted or reproduced, wholly or in part, for any purpose other than private use.

  3. The information carried on this site can be quoted for mainly educational purposes, etc. and within the scope specified by law. In this case, please give a credit in the following way: for example, "Courtesy of the Japan Foundation Asia Center "or "Source: the Japan Foundation Asia Center."

  4. However, in the case of pictures and images on this site relating to a specific person, the consent of that person must be obtained in order to protect that person's rights. For information on how to obtain such consent, etc., please call the Japan Foundation Asia Center.

  5. Information carried on this site cannot be used for commercial purposes, such as advertising or selling a product. However, if consent has been obtained from the Japan Foundation Asia Center, the use of information carried on this site might be permitted for commemorative goods, etc. In this case, the Japan Foundation Asia Center does not recommend or endorse the said item (commemorative good, etc.) and does not exclusively authorize it.

Exemption of responsibility

  1. The utmost care is given to security on this site. However, this does not guarantee that the possibility of mistaken contents resulting from uncontrollable factors, such as falsification by a third party, is completely eliminated. The Japan Foundation Asia Center does not bear responsibility for any damage to persons resulting from the use of this site or information on this site.

  2. In order to facilitate the convenience of people using this site, this site includes contents, links, and other information suggested by third parties and translations of these items carried out by the Japan Foundation Asia Center for which the Japan Foundation Asia Center does not have responsibility.

User environment

  1. Recommended browsers

    In order for our pages to be displayed quickly, we recommend that you always use the latest version of your browser.
    However, depending on your user environment, you might not be able to use some of the services provided on this site.

  2. Acrobat Reader/PDF files

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    If your computer does not read Japanese, please also download the Asian Font Packs for Acrobat Reader in order to properly display the content.

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  3. JavaScript and CSS

    This site uses JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). When viewing, please activate JavaScript in the browser settings.

Basic privacy policy

The Japan Foundation Asia Center collects information on visitors to this website in order to better provide the services available on the site. This information is handled with all due care in the manner described below.

  1. Scope and purposes of use of collected information

    • The Japan Foundation Asia Center website automatically collects information such as Internet domain names and IP addresses. It also uses cookies to automatically collect information on visitors to the website (see "Security" below for information on cookies). The Japan Foundation Asia Center uses the collected information to provide information and services through the website and to ensure the smooth operation of its activities. In addition, this website uses Google Analytics to track visitor use. For details on Google Analytics, see the external webpage "How Google uses data when you use our partners' sites or apps."

    • To subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, you must register your e-mail address. We also request that you register your sex, age, district of residence, and fields of interest (these are hereafter referred to as "user attributes"). The Japan Foundation Asia Center uses this information in the distribution of the e-mail newsletter and for reference purposes in the operation of its activities. Your subscription to the e-mail newsletter can be cancelled or the registered information can be changed or revised by you at any time.

    • If you apply via e-mail to participate in a publicity event, you may be requested to supply certain information, such as your name and e-mail address, in order to facilitate contact and confirm your identity for events.

    • If you respond to a request from the Japan Foundation Asia Center to provide comments or complete a questionnaire, you may be requested to supply certain information, such as your name, affiliation, and phone number. The Japan Foundation Asia Center uses the collected information for reference purposes in the operation of its activities.

    • Restrictions on use and supply

      The Japan Foundation Asia Center will not intentionally reveal personally identifiable information (hereafter, "personal information") collected from users to any third party, except in the following three cases and other cases where such disclosure is permitted by law:

      • Disclosure required by law
      • If the consent of the owner of the information is obtained
      • If it must be revealed to an external service provider contracted by the Japan Foundation Asia Center to provide information processing services. In this case, information is revealed only within the scope necessary for the performance of the said work.

Security

The Japan Foundation Asia Center adopts rational measures to prevent the accidental disclosure of personal information collected from users to third parties. Please understand, however, that the security measures taken by the Japan Foundation Asia Center do not guarantee complete security regarding the leakage, etc. of personal information, even if the measures are sufficient from a legal standpoint.

*Cookies

Cookies are data files sent from a website to a user's computer. The website can read these files on the user's computer when the user visits the site again.
Some pages on this site use cookies to save the user the trouble of inputting certain details during every visit, and to collect history information on pages visited as data for supporting the operation of this site.
Personal information about users is not obtained through cookies. Furthermore, users can set their browser to block cookies. In this case, though, it might not be possible to use some of the services provided on this site.

Social Media Policy

  1. List of the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts

    Please visit the list of the Japan Foundation's Official Accounts for a list of social media accounts operated by the Japan Foundation Asia Center. https://www.jpf.go.jp/e/policy/official_accounts.html

  2. Operation of the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts

    • Please see our website and press releases for official announcements by the Japan Foundation Asia Center.

    • All comments received by the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts will be read, and used as reference to improve the Japan Foundation Asia Center's future activities.

    • Please note that we cannot reply to all comments for operational reasons. If you have any questions or inquiries, please contact the Japan Foundation Asia Center (E-mail: acinfo@jpf.go.jp).

  3. Use of the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts

    The Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts operated by the Japan Foundation Asia Center are used to transmit to the public details of activities and information for events run by the Japan Foundation Asia Center, and information on the Japan Foundation Asia Center.

    Please be aware of the following when using information posted on the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts.

    • The Japan Foundation Asia Center pays the utmost attention to the accuracy of content posted, security required for operation, etc., and personal information protection when transmitting information via the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts. However, the Japan Foundation Asia Center is not responsible for any damage that arises as a result of any user using information found on the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts.

    • In addition, in order to provide the public with information, the content of transmissions made via the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts includes information transmitted by organizations other than the Japan Foundation Asia Center. As such, the Japan Foundation Asia Center is not responsible for any damage that arises as a result of any user using such information.

    • The format of the service content on the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts may change, or all or part of the features provided may be suspended or terminated, without any prior notice. The Japan Foundation Asia Center is not responsible for any damage that arises as a result of the use of these services and features.

  4. Handling of Information Posted on Social Media

    If posts (including text, photos, videos, and all other forms of social media communication) to any social media involve the following acts/content and are likely to impede the operation of an established online community, such posts may be deleted at the discretion of the relevant social media administrator. Furthermore, in cases where the Japan Foundation Asia Center deems such posts to be ones made in association with the Japan Foundation Asia Center's Official Accounts or information communicated by those accounts, the Japan Foundation Asia Center may, through the prescribed procedures, request the relevant social media administrator to delete said posts. The Japan Foundation Asia Center is not responsible for any damage that arises as a result of deletion.

    • Content that is contrary to, or is likely to be contrary to, any laws, regulations, or public order and good morals

    • Content that is linked to, or is likely to be linked to, a criminal act

    • Inappropriate content, including statements made using indecent or obscene language

    • Content that includes impersonation of another person or that contains a falsehood

    • Acts that infringe on another party's rights, such as the Japan Foundation Asia Center's or a third party's copyrights or likeness rights

    • Content that discriminates against, or is slanderous or defamatory against, a specific third party

    • Content that discloses or divulges personal information to a third party without the consent of the person in question

    • Content that harms the reputation or credibility of the Japan Foundation Asia Center or a third party

    • Content that includes political activities, electoral campaigns, or religious activities

    • Content that includes commercial acts such as referrals and advertisements for specific products, stores, or companies

    • Acts/content that prevent constructive discussion in ways that restrict or impair use by third parties

    • Spam

    • Distribution of malware

    • Other acts or content deemed inappropriate by the relevant social media administrator or the Japan Foundation Asia Center

Miscellaneous

  1. The information and URL of this site may be changed or deleted without advance notification.

  2. While the utmost care is taken to ensure the accuracy of information carried on this site, the Japan Foundation Asia Center does not bear any responsibility whatsoever for any actions taken by users after using this site.

  3. The company names, product names, logos, etc. carried on this site are registered trademarks of the organizations or sales entities concerned.

  4. Due to technical limitations of the electronic media, fonts, etc. might differ from those in printed publicity materials (for example, machine-dependent characters, personal names).

  5. Due to system disorder, maintenance, etc., the supply of information from this site might be temporarily suspended.
    The reproduction without permission of articles and photographs carried on this site is prohibited.

Last Update : 2018/1/19