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Legal Matters

March 31, 2009

1. Links

As a rule, users are not required to ask permission to link to pages on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (http://www.mofa.go.jp/") (hereinafter referred to as "this website"). Users must, however, indicate clearly on their web pages that they are link(s) to this website. Furthermore, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (hereinafter referred to as "MOFA") does not allow its pages to be loaded into frames on other websites.

The above-mentioned rule applies when the users provide a link to any page of this website including the top page, unless otherwise indicated on this website.

In addition, it is not necessary to notify MOFA 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.

Without prior approval from MOFA or from the person(s) who provided information to MOFA, 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.

For more details, please refer to "Q&A: Legal Matters".