Terms of Use

Period of postings available on MIC web pages

Please be aware that the general guideline for the posting period on the MIC web pages is three years and the period for the specific articles is defined separately as shown in the table below.

List of periods of postings on the MIC web pages

Location Content Posting period
Top page Important notice Basically 3 months (the past fiscal year for "Important Notice List" page)
Top page Policy topics Basically 3 months (the past 3 fiscal years for "Other policy topics" page)
Top page Photo galleries The past fiscal year
Introduction to MIC Recruiting The past fiscal year
Introduction to MIC Seek for entries During the period called for
PR & Press Press conference, talks The past 3 fiscal years
PR & Press Press release The past 3 fiscal years
PR & Press Bulletin (monthly) Most recent 12 months
PR & Press Brochure Most recent editions
PR & Press Guide to events The past fiscal year
Policies White papers The past 10 fiscal years
Organization guide Council & seminars (Inauguration notice, handouts, minutes abstract, reports) The past 5 fiscal years
Laws Bills submitted to the Diet, new or amended laws The past 3 fiscal years
Fiscal budget Budget, accounting, financial annual reports The past 3 fiscal years
Others Others The past 3 fiscal years

Searching for pages

You can find any pages or the out-of-date postings using the following means.

Using the National Diet Library

The pages you are looking for may be found in the library.
Web Archiving Project web pages (Japanese)
http://warp.da.ndl.go.jp/

Using the MIC retrieving system

Vast amount of information is available on the MIC website and you can use the key word search.

Others

Content in pdf or Flash files

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Links

Any website may create a link to the MIC website and there is no need for that notice.
A banner image is available as shown below when the MIC symbol mark is used for creating a link to the MIC website.
Please do no use this image to any other purpose than a link to the MIC website.
(About MIC symbol mark (Japanese))

Image Link destination
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications http://www.soumu.go.jp/

On copyrights

1. Using the content on this website

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 (For Content where other terms of use apply, please refer to Section 2. Content where other terms of use apply).
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: Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications website (URL of the relevant page)
    • Source: XX Survey (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) (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. 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) is prohibited.
    (Example of citation when using edited content)
    Created by editing the XX Survey (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) (URL of the relevant page)
    Created by Company YY based on XX Survey (Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications) (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 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) Prohibited use
  • a. The Content must not be used in the following ways:
    • (a) Usage that violates laws and ordinances, regulations, or public policy *
    • (b) Usage that represents a threat to the safety of the state and/or its citizens

* Usage violating public policy means criminal use, use that is contrary to moral principles (marital order, sexual morality), use that severely restricts personal freedom, profiteering or unfair dealings etc.

4) 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.
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 November 25,2014. The Terms of Use is based on the Government of Japan Standard Terms and Conditions (Version 1.0). The Terms of Use may be modified in the future. Further, the Terms of Use shall be reviewed for revision in fiscal 2015.
2. Content where other terms of use apply

Terms of use other than the Terms of Use herein shall apply to the following Content.

Use of MIC symbol mark :
When using the symbol mark of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC), please confirm the department in charge.

Exemption from responsibility

MIC is making due efforts to carry accurate information on this website. However, MIC assumes no responsibility for how the information on this website is used.

Others

Please be aware the content on this website is subject to change or deletion without notice.