About This Site
Web Japan was launched with the aim of helping people around the world get to know more about Japan and the Japanese. With more than about 300 million hits per year from around the world, it has become one of Japan’s leading websites for information on the country.
The site provides highly reliable information on Japan across many different genres including culture, sightseeing, society, history and nature. The content is provided primarily in English, but a portion of the site is multilingual.
Web Japan is sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) and operated by a Japanese non government organization. With the exception of those rights possessed by third parties, MOFA retains all copyrights related to images, etc. as well as author’s personal rights for proprietary materials contained herein.
You can access the information on this site in three ways:
- Contents title search: Choose the site best suited to your interest from the 6 content titles on the top page.
- Category search: Search from among eight categories “Nature & Geography, Politics & Administration, Economy & Industry, Society, Culture, Travel & Sightseeing, Sports & Leisure, and Science & Technology ”to find the information you need.
- Keyword search: Narrow down the information you are searching for by typing in a keyword. You can also do “and/or” searches.
We hope that Web Japan will prove useful in promoting the understanding of Japan among people of the world.
Web Japan is sponsored by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA).
As a rule, users are not required to ask
permission to link to pages on this website. Users must, however, indicate
clearly on their web pages that it is a link to Web Japan or its sub-site.
Furthermore, it is not allowed to load Web Japan’s pages into frames on other
The corresponding icon may be used for the link to the top page of Web Japan. In addition, it is not necessary to notify us of the fact of providing links.
2.Intellectual property rights
Any intellectual property rights to information provided on this website belong to MOFA or to a person(s) who provided information to MOFA. Those rights to information on this website are protected under the relevant laws.
Users may not copy, publish, transmit, distribute, rent, license, reproduce or reuse all or any part of information on this website unless otherwise provided in the relevant laws.
Taking every possible care, we provide information on this website. However, we do not assume any legal liability for the completeness, accuracy, usefulness or any other characteristics of the content of this website. Please understand beforehand that MOFA is not responsible for any consequences whatsoever that may result from decisions or actions taken by users based on the information on this website.
Information on this website is the information as of the respective time on which it is posted and may not be the latest at the time it is viewed by users. All information on this website may be changed or deleted without prior notice. Moreover, there is a possibility that the URLs of this website (including the top page) will be changed without prior notice.
We do not guarantee the accuracy or legitimacy of information contained in any website to which Web Japan provides links. Users are to be reminded to deal with the matters on their own responsibilities, in case any problem should arise by viewing any website linked from this website.