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The National Institutes for the Humanities (NIHU) website (text, photos and illustrations, etc.), as well as the NIHU website itself, are copyrighted. Copyright ownership is protected under both Japanese copyright law and international agreements. Using the contents of this website for purposes other than personal use or citation as permitted under the Japanese Copyright Act requires the permission of this institution. Additionally, the content of this website cannot be changed without permission.

Handling of Personal Information

In principle personal information will not be used for any purpose other than that stated at the time of its collection. However, there are cases where individual persons are not identified, such as for statistical purposes, in which personal information may be used. Please read here for information regarding this institute’s handling of personal information.


The NIHU website may be freely linked to provided that the following rules are understood and abided by. In principle, please link to the front page ( of this website. Links to other pages may be lost in the future.

(1) Clearly state that the link is to the NIHU website.

(2) Link requests from the following types of websites will be refused.

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  • Websites that obscure the existence of this website by placing this website's contents in a frame or window or such on their own website.
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