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Help: How to use Common Search System

Attention

This search system may not cover all the pages of "Cabinet Office Web Site". Use other search system or e-Gov Site Search to find the information of the following sites.

Common Search System

screenshot: top row of search result screen screenshot: middle row of search result screen screenshot: lower row of search result screen

Input the keywords you want to search, and press the "search" button.
* This is a sample image. You can not search here.

screenshot: Enter "keyword" in search box

* The keyword is recommended over 2 characters to get correct results.

Advanced Search

You can search in advance with multiple keywords and the terms like AND / OR / ANDNOT.

Condition Format DESCRIPTION
AND Keyword#1 Keyword#2 If you search for documents including "keyword#1" and "keyword#2", input as left.
OR keyword#1 |keyword#2 If you search for documents including "keyword#1" or "keyword#2", input as left. Please be sure to insert a space before the pipe symbol.
ANDNOT keyword#1 !keyword#2 If you search for documents including "keyword#1" but "keyword#2", input as left. Please be sure to include a space before the exclamation mark.
Phrase Search "keyword#1 keyword#2" If you search for documents including phrase like "keyword#1 keyword#2" Use (") and input as left.

* Use " "(Space),"|","!",""" with half-width characters. (accept single-byte characters only.)

Applied Case

You can search in advance with the combination of AND / OR / ANDNOT .
* This is a sample image. You can not search here.

screenshot: Enter "keyword#1 keyword#2 !keyword#3" in the search box

You can search documents includes both "keyword#1" and "keyword#2", excluding "keyword#3".

Search with an Attribute

You can specify where in the page the input keyword is included.

screenshot: Open the pull-down menu and select "anywhere in the page"
  • anywhere in the page (default)
  • only in the title of the page

Suggest Search

While inputting search keywords, they are analyzed in real-time and calculated suggest keywords are displayed.

screenshot: keyword candidate displayed when "Cabinet Office" is entered in the search box

Sites

By selecting target websites, you can narrow down the result by website. Number of hit searches on each website is displayed in parentheses at the end of the website name.

screenshot: list of website names and check box

Preference

You can narrow down the search results and set the output format by setting the following conditions from the Preference.

  • Sort by
    • relation:descending sort (default)
    • date:ascending order
    • date:descending order
  • Number of Results
    • 10 (default)
    • 20
    • 30
    • 50
    • 100
  • PDF Files
    • Includes (default)
    • Excludes
    • PDF Only
  • Date range
    • Initially Date range is not set. You can narrow down the search result by selecting the start and end months.

Related Keywords

Present keyword ideas related to search keywords.

screenshot: related keywords to be displayed as text links
Cabinet Office, Government of Japan 1-6-1 Nagata-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8914, Japan.
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