Copyright / Link
1. Using the Content of the National Parks of Japan Website
1) Source Citation
a. The user shall cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner:
(Examples of source citation)
Source: Ministry of the Environment website (URL of the relevant page)
Source: "XX Survey" (Ministry of the Environment) (URL of the relevant page) (accessed on year/month/day)
b. If you have edited the Content for use, you shall include a statement expressing that the Content has been edited, in addition to the above-mentioned 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 "XX Survey" (Ministry of the Environment) (URL of the relevant page) Created by YY Co., Ltd. based on "XX Survey" (Ministry of the Environment) (URL of the relevant page)
2) No Infringement of Third Party's Rights
a. In some cases, a Third Party (refers to a party other than the state) 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, the said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations, etc., but in some cases the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the rights may not be identified or explicitly stated. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the rights pertaining to use of the Content.
c. The user shall comply with the terms and conditions of the source provider for Content obtained through API (Application Programming Interface) links to external databases, etc.
d. Even if a Third Party holds copyrights or other rights to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the holder of copyrights, etc., under the Copyright Act of Japan.
3) Contents where Use is Restricted by Specific Laws and/or Ordinances
a. Use of some Content may be restricted by specific laws and/or ordinances. Laws and ordinances listed below are particularly important to note:
Restriction of replication and use when using the map (Basic Survey Results) developed by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan based on Survey Act
Some of the content of the National Parks of Japan website uses the map developed by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan.
Regarding the replication distribution and secondary using of a certain format of the map (the Basic Survey Results) based on Survey Act, the user shall obtain approval from the head of the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan.
Please refer to theProcedure for using the map developed by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (link to the website of the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan) for details.
(Examples of the content using the maps developed by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan)
- Content with a source citation that indicates using of the map developed by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
- Content with a word registered as a trademark by the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (Examples: CYBERJAPAN) in source citations, etc.
4) Governing Law and Jurisdiction by Agreement
a. The state bears absolutely no responsibility for any act 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.
Links to the National Parks of Japan Website
In principle, links to the National Parks of Japan Website may be made without prior permission. However, please observe the following points. Linking to particular Content should also be conducted observing these points:
a. Please state explicitly that the link is to the National Parks of Japan Website; and
b. Please do not link to the National Parks of Japan Website within the window or frame of another website.
For inquiries about the National Parks of Japan Website, please refer to this page.