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Term of use

Use of the website under the domain name "ipss.go.jp" (henceforth, "the website") provided by the National Institute of Population and Social Security Research is subject to the following terms of use.

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.
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: IPSS website (http://www.ipss.go.jp/index-e.asp)
        Source: IPSS Statistical Report No.24
            (http://www.ipss.go.jp/ss-cost/e/fsss-11/fsss-11.asp) (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 Population Projections for Japan (January 2012) (IPSS)
          (http://www.ipss.go.jp/site-ad/index_english/esuikei/gh2401e.asp)
        Created by Company YY based on the Population Projections for Japan (January 2012) (IPSS)
          (http://www.ipss.go.jp/site-ad/index_english/esuikei/gh2401e.asp)

    (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.
        (→ Example of an indication of Third Party rights) [See Annex]
       c. 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 June 19th 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.Disclaimer of Liability

We take reasonable efforts to ensure the accuracy of information on the Site, though we give no guarantee and assume no responsibility for consequences caused by the use of any information on the Site.

3. Linking to the website, Etc.

(1) Anyone wishing to may freely establish links to the website, for their own purposes and on their own responsibility, provided that the method employed does not violate copyright law (such as displaying content from the website within a frame on another Web page).

However, sites falling into the following categories are strictly prohibited from establishing links to the website:

* Sites containing material intended to libel, defame, or impair public trust in IPSS.

* Sites containing illegal (or potentially illegal) material injurious to public order and morals as well as sites affiliated with groups intending to (or potentially intending to) make use of such material.

(2) IPSS makes the following request to persons wishing to establish links to the website:

* After establishing the link or links, please inform Department of International Research and Cooperation by email from the "Contact Us" of the URL(s) of the site(s) containing the link(s), the organization it is affiliated with, and contact information for the site administrator (If violation of copyright law is detected, persons responsible are requested to delete such content immediately.)

* It is recommended that the links are to be established either with the toppage of our site (http://www.ipss.go.jp/index.html) or the toppage of the english site (http://www.ipss.go.jp/index-e.html). For other pages, URL may change without announcement. We recommend for use of our barner gif, to creat your lint.

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4. Other

The content of the website (including these terms of use) is subject to modification or removal without notice. Please direct any questions or comments regarding use of the website to the Department of International Research and Cooperation by email from the "Contact Us" .