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Last update: January 29, 2016

Terms of Use of the Cabinet Office Homepage

Using the content on the Cabinet Office homepage

Information made available on this website (hereinafter referred to as “Content”) may be freely used, copied, publicly transmitted, translated or otherwise modified on condition that the user complies with provisions 1) to 6) below, with the exception of Content where other terms of use are applied. Commercial use of Content is also permitted.
Note, however, that numerical data and data in Simple tables, graphs, and so forth are not subject to copyright. Accordingly the terms of use does not apply to such data, and said data may be used freely.
Use of the Content constitutes agreement by the user with these terms of use for using the Content described herein (hereinafter referred to as “Terms of Use”)

1) Source citation

a. The user must cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:
(Examples of source citation)
Source: the Cabinet Office home page (URL of the relevant page)
Source: XX Survey (the Cabinet Office) (URL of the relevant page) (accessed on year/month/day)
b. If you have edited the Content for use, you must include a statement expressing that the content has been edited, in addition to the abovementioned source citation, but not in any way that making public or using edited information in a format that may be misconstrued as having been created by the Government of Japan (or its ministries and/or agencies).
(Example of citation when using edited content)
Created by editing the XX Report (the Cabinet Office) (URL of the relevant page)
Created by Company YY based on XX Survey (the Cabinet Office) (URL of the relevant page)

2) No infringement of third party rights

a. In some cases, a third party (refers to a party other than the state. Hereinafter referred to as “Third Party”) may hold copyrights or other rights to a part of the Content. For Content where a Third Party holds copyrights or other rights (e.g. portrait rights in a photograph, publicity rights etc.), it is the responsibility of the user to obtain consent for use from the Third Party unless there is explicit indication that the rights have already been cleared.

b. If a Third Party holds rights to a part of the Content, said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations, but in some cases the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the rights may not be clear or may not be explicitly stated. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the rights pertaining to use of the Content.

c. The user must comply with the terms and conditions of the source provider for information on external websites linked from this homepage and Content obtained through API (Application Programming Interface) links to external databases etc.

d. Even if a Third Party holds copyrights to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the copyright holder, under the Copyright Act of Japan.

3) Governing law and jurisdiction

a. The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.

b. In case of disputes relating to the use of the Content based on the Terms of Use, or the Terms of Use, the user agrees that the exclusive court of first instance shall be the district court with jurisdiction in the place where the organization that has published the disputed Content or Terms of Use is located.

4) Content where the Terms of Use does not apply

The Terms of Use herein does not apply to the following Content.

a. Symbol mark, Logo, and Character Design which represent the organization or specific business.

b. Content where other terms of use apply with rational and concrete reason.
(Please refer to Notes. Content where other terms of use apply.)

5) Disclaimer

a. The state bears absolutely no responsibility for any action taken by the user involving the use of the Content (including use of information based on edited Content).

b. The Content may be modified, moved or deleted without prior notice.

6) Other

a. The Terms of Use does not limit those types of uses for which, under Copyright Act of Japan, license from the right holders are not required.

b. The Terms of Use was established on July 30, 2014 (revised on January 29, 2016. The Terms of Use is based on the Government of Japan Standard Terms and Conditions (Version 2.0). The Terms of Use may be modified in the future. If you are already using Content under previous version of the Government of Japan Standard Terms of Use, these terms and conditions will continue to apply.

c. The Terms of Use are compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (Creative Commons Corporation website)open a new window (hereinafter referred to as the CC License). This means that Content based on the Terms of Use may be used under the CC License in lieu of the Terms of Use.

Content where other terms of use apply

Other rule shall apply to the following Content. Please refer to the relevant links below for details.


Please feel free to link to the Cabinet Office website. However, any link from those sites which slander or defame the Cabinet Office website is prohibited. Frame links or links in any other form that would make it unclear that the content is provided by the Cabinet Office is also prohibited. If you wish to link to the Cabinet Office website, please send an email to the Policy Evaluation and Public Relations Division to inform us of the URL of the site to which the link will be made.


The Cabinet Office takes reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of information available on the website. However, the Office makes no guarantees and assumes no responsibility for consequences, including damages, arising out of or in connection with the use of any information published on this site.


The following is our mission:
More people can obtain the latest information from the “Cabinet Office website” easily, whenever or wherever they like.

The Cabinet Office will work to make its website easily accessible, which allows the elderly and people with disabilities to use the information and services provided on the site without any difficulties. For that purpose, the site will aim to conform to the guidelines stipulated in JIS X8341-3 (“Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities - information and communications equipment, software and services - Part 3: Web content”), which is provided by the Japanese Standards Association.

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Contact details:
Policy Evaluation and Public Relations Division, Cabinet Office
Nagatacho 1-6-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8914, Japan

Cabinet Office, Government of Japan1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8914, Japan.
Tel: +81-3-5253-2111