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Japanese Law Translation Database System Standard Terms of Use
1. Using Content from This Site
The content published on this site ("site content") may be freely used, copied, transmitted to the public, translated, or otherwise modified, on the condition that you comply with points 1) to 5) below. Commercial use of site content is also permitted. Numerical data and simple tables, graphs, and so forth may be used freely; these Terms of Use do not apply to them as they are not under copyright.
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b. The parties agree that, in the event of a dispute involving these Terms of Use or the use of site content based on these Terms of Use, the Tokyo District Court is to be the court of exclusive jurisdiction in the first instance.
4) Exemption from Liability
a. The government of Japan is in no way liable for any action you take involving the use of site content (including use of content based on edited site content).
b. Site content may be modified, moved, or deleted without prior notice.
5) Other
a. These Terms of Use are not intended to restrict quotation from sources as per the Copyright Act and other similar uses.
b. These Terms of Use were established on March 22, 2016, based on the Government Standard Terms and Conditions (Version 2.0), and may be modified in the future. If you are already using site content in accordance with a previous version of the Government of Japan Standard Terms and Conditions, those conditions continue to apply.
c. These Terms of Use are interchangeable with the conditions for permissible copyright use under Creative Commons License: Attribution 4.0 International ("CC BY 4.0"). This means that site content to which these Terms of Use apply may also be used in accordance with CC BY 4.0.

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The translations contained in the Japanese Law Translation Database System are not official texts, and not all of the translations are finalized versions. Only the original Japanese texts of the laws and regulations have legal effect, and the translations are to be used solely as reference materials to aid in the understanding of Japanese laws and regulations. The government of Japan is not responsible for the accuracy, reliability or currency of the legislative material provided in this website, or for any consequence resulting from use of the information in this website. For all purposes of interpreting and applying law to any legal issue or dispute, users should consult the original Japanese texts published in the Official Gazette.
Translation of laws and regulations is carried out in accordance with the plan (Translation Development Plan) decided by the "Liaison Conference of Relevant Ministries and Agencies on the Development of Infrastructure for Promoting Translation of Laws and Regulations into Foreign Languages".
Tentative Translations
Any translation that the title of a law indicates to be a tentative translation has not yet been proofread or corrected by a native English speaker or legal translation expert; this translation may be revised in the future.
Citation, Reproduction and Reprinting
The data contained in the Japanese Law Translation Database System may be cited, reproduced, or reprinted in accordance with the Terms of Use.