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Standard 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. 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
      1. The user must cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:
        (Examples of source citation)
        Source: Team Welcome website (URL of the relevant page)
        Source: XX Survey (Japan Tourism Agency) (URL of the relevant page) (accessed on year/month/day)
      2. 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 Survey (Japan Tourism Agency) (URL of the relevant page)
        Created by Company YY based on XX Survey (Japan Tourism Agency) (URL of the relevant page)
    2. No infringement of third party rights
      1. 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.
      2. 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.
      3. 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. Content where the Terms of Use does not apply
      The Terms of Use herein does not apply to the following Content.
      1. Symbol mark, Logo, and Character Design which represent the organization or specific business.
    4. Governing law and jurisdiction
      1. The Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.
      2. 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
      1. 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).
      2. The Content may be modified, moved or deleted without prior notice.
    6. Other
      1. 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.
      2. The Terms of Use was established on December 24 , 2015. The Terms of Use is based on the Government of Japan Standard Terms of Use (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.
      3. The Terms of Use are compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0 (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.


In principle, all website operators are free to link to this website. This does not apply, however, if there are notes within the site such as restrictions on a link to a particular piece of information. If a link to this site is established, it should be clearly indicated that the link leads viewers to the “website of Team Welcome”.

Privacy Policy

  1. Basic policy

    The Japan Tourism Agency collects information on users of its website (https://teamwelcome.jp/) within the scope required for optimal provision of services (including the provision of information as well as the collection of opinions and comments through the site). All information collected will be used appropriately within the scope of the purposes specified below.

  2. Scope of information collected
    1. This website collects information on Internet domain names, IP addresses, access status, and other information in the form of access logs.
    2. Some of the pages in this site use cookies. Cookies refer to information about a user, sent by a web server to the user’s browser for the site operator to distinguish the user’s computer from others’, and accumulated in the user’s computer. Using cookies, the site operator can collect information on the number of visits from the user’s computer, the pages visited, and so forth. The JTA, however, does not use cookies to collect any information that allows it to identify individual users. The browser can be set so that the functions of cookies are nullified. Nullifying the functions of cookies does not affect the ability to use this website.
    3. Users may be requested to register their name, address, age, occupation, phone number, email address, and other information if they wish to use certain pages of the site, such as the collection of opinions and comments. For inquiries made without the use of the inquiry form, the email address of the inquirer will be displayed on the receiver’s end.
    4. Users must register their email address with the site if they wish to use email delivery service. In addition, they may be requested to provide other information such as their address, phone number and occupation, if necessary.
    5. Users may be requested to provide information as required by the nature of particular projects implemented by the JTA. These may include calls for applications to participate in PR and other events, as well as written surveys.
  3. Purposes of use
    1. The information collected in Items 2-(1) and 2-(2) will be used to provide optimal services on this site.
    2. The opinions and comments collected in Item 2-(3), including user information, will be used to develop future policies and measures for the JTA. For this reason, they may be forwarded to related divisions in the JTA. Users’ email addresses, phone numbers, and fax numbers may be used to reply to their inquiries and contact them for confirmation. The collected information may also be forwarded to related ministries and agencies, depending on the nature of opinions expressed or comments made.
    3. The information collected in Item 2-(4) will be used to deliver information via email. The registered information will be used to produce information to be delivered in the future.
    4. The information collected in Item 2-(5) will be used only if it is required for carrying out PR and other events concerned in an optimal manner.
  4. Use of Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics to assess site usage. Google Analytics collects information about users by means of cookies. For the Google Analytics terms of service and privacy policy, see the Google Analytics website. The JTA bears no responsibility for any damage resulting from use of the Google Analytics service.

  5. Restrictions on the use and provision of information

    The JTA will not use the collected information for purposes other than those specified in Paragraph 3, nor provide it to third parties, unless information disclosure is required by laws or ordinances, violations such as unauthorized access or threats are detected, or other special reasons exist. However, statistically processed information on accesses to this site, user information, and so forth may be published.

  6. Security measures

    The JTA takes the necessary measures to prevent the leakage, loss, or destruction of the collected information and to manage it appropriately. Analysis of the status of accesses to this site and the user opinions received may be consigned to external organizations when deemed necessary for business reasons. In this case, the JTA ensures that these external organizations take the necessary measures to appropriately manage the information collected.

  7. Disclosure of personal information

    Except for user information provided on occasions such as the collection of opinions and comments and applications to participate in PR events, this website does not collect general information, such as the user’s name and date of birth, that would allow the JTA to identify the user. Information on user information collected on the occasions above falls into the category of personal information held by administrative agencies that its owner can request to be disclosed in accordance with the provisions of the law concerning the Protection of Personal Information Held by Administrative Agencies (Law No. 58 of May 30, 2003). In determining whether personal information should be disclosed or otherwise handled at the user’s request, the JTA will examine whether it falls into the category of personal information as stipulated by the law.

  8. Scope of application

    This privacy policy applies only to this website. The handling of information on the websites of other ministries and agencies is the responsibility of the respective organizations.

  9. Other

    The JTA may revise its privacy policy from time to time. All future revisions will be announced on this website.