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Site Policy


All contents included on the JST site including documents and images are the exclusive property of JST. Unless otherwise stated explicitly, all contents are protected by international copyright laws. The information on the site may be freely used for educative or public information usage to the full extent permitted by the law. In this case, please give credit for the usage of the documents or image data involved.

An example of credit being given would be: "Provided by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)" "Provided by JST" "Courtesy of JST" "© JST"

However, in the case of using the site for business or commercial purposes, please contact the following department for prior permission.

Japan Science and Technology Agency
Department of Public Relations & Science Portal
Tel: 03-5214-8422 Fax: 03-5214-7637


No prior permission is required to link to the JST website. However, the following links are considered to be prohibited.

  • Any third party website containing contents that may offend public order or be considered as morally offensive.
  • Any third party website containing contents which may cause mis-understanding concerning JST's activities.
  • Any third party website containing contents which may damage JST's image and/or reputation, or infringe upon the rights of a specific individual and/or organization.
  • Links which give the appearance that JST contents or information released through the site are a part of the third-party website. (For instance, in the case where the whole or a part of a page of the JST site is linked through a frame or inline frame.)


JST is not liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of the site or information content. JST reserves the right to make any changes to the site or delete information at any time at its discretion.

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