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Access Rules

  1. Access to J-STAGE

    J-STAGE is an electronic journal site operated by Japan Science and Technology Agency (“JST ”) and it makes electronic journals issued by Japanese academic institutions and other contents available to the public via the Internet. Anyone may access J-STAGE as long as users understand and abide by these rules. Please note that users will be deemed to have agreed to these rules upon access to J-STAGE. These rules may be amended as necessary without notice in advance.

  2. Copyright

    The copyright of electronic journals and other contents published on J-STAGE generally (collectively, “Electronic Journals”) belongs to the institutions which are publishers of the Electronic Journals. The copyright on editing the layout and design of J-STAGE belongs to JST. These Electronic Journals are free for use to the extent permitted by the Copyright Law (such as for private use or citation), however, approval of the copyright owner should be obtained for reprinting, duplication, public transmission, translation, commercial use or making of derivative information (including compiling into databases), etc.

  3. Prohibited Matters

    Users are permitted to access or download the Electronic Journals only to the extent that is necessary for browsing each article. Downloading in volume exceeding such extent (automatically or manually) is prohibited. In addition to that, all acts that cause or may cause system failure are also prohibited. Regardless of whether or not compensation is received, systematic linking or searching (from database services and link resolvers, etc.) to J-STAGE system including J-STAGE Web API for commercial purposes needs JST's written approval in advance. JST may take necessary measures including suspension of the use of J-STAGE in the event that (or JST suspects it is likely that) users are violating these rules or infringing copyrights or other rights.

  4. No Guarantee

    JST shall not be liable for any damage, loss or cost incurred by users due to or in relation to the access to J-STAGE and related services. JST shall also not be liable for any modification, suspension or discontinuance of the services.

  5. Trademark

    J-STAGE is registered trademarks of JST.

  6. Access log

    JST tracks who has accessed the J-STAGE in the form of access logs.
    The logs may be used for only purposes of improving JST services, statistical, academic research and analysis, without combining with personal information.

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  8. Govering Law, Jurisdiction

    These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan. It is agreed that the court of jurisdiction for all disputes arising with this agreement shall be the Tokyo District Court.