Information made available on this website (hereinafter referred to as “Content”) may be freely used, copied, publicly transmitted, translated or otherwise modified on condition that the user complies with provisions 1) to 7) below. Commercial use of Content is also permitted.
- 1) Source citation
a. The user must cite the source when using the Content. Sources should be cited in the following manner: (Examples of source citation)
Source: Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website (URL of the relevant page)
Source: XX Survey (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) (URL of the relevant page) (accessed on year/month/day)
b. If you have edited the Content for use, you must include a statement expressing that the content has been edited, in addition to the abovementioned 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 Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) (URL of the relevant page)
Created by Company YY based on XX Survey (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) (URL of the relevant page)
- 2) No infringement of third party rights
a. In some cases, a third party (refers to a party other than the state. Hereinafter referred to as “Third Party”) 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, said fact may be directly or indirectly stated or indicated through source citations, but in some cases the part of the Content to which the Third Party holds the rights may not be clear or may not be explicitly stated. It is the responsibility of the user to confirm the rights pertaining to use of the Content.
As for graphics data such as pictures, the user must contact the department in charge of each contents to confirm the terms and conditions, since Third Party holds rights in most cases.
c. The user must 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 to the Content, some use of the Content, such as quoting, may be allowed without the consent of the copyright holder, under the Copyright Act of Japan.
- 3) Content where use is restricted by specific laws and ordinances
Use of some Content may be restricted by specific laws and ordinances. Laws and ordinances listed below are particularly important to note.
The Law Concerning Standardization, etc. of Agricultural and Forestry Products
the Act on Protection of the Names of Specific Agricultural, Forestry and Fishery Products and Foodstuffs (Geographical Indication (GI) Act)
a. Symbol mark, Logo, and Character Design which represent the organization or specific business.
- >Symbol mark of MAFF(Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
- >Logo mark of "Maji Gohan Plan"
- >Logo mark of Japanese Fruits
- >Logo mark of "Nabe Hoka Promotion Project"
- >Logo mark of Summer Vegetables Project
- >Logo mark of "Mezamashi Gohan"
- >Logo mark of Nougyoujoshi
- >Logo mark of ISO/IEC17025
- >Mark, Logo mark and Thema song of Smilecare Foods
- >Kizukai Nippon
- >Mark of Thinning of forest
- >Mark of Wood Design
- >Forest Supporters
- 5) Governing law and jurisdiction
- 6) Disclaimer
a. The state bears absolutely no responsibility for any action 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.
- 7) Other
Please feel free to establish a link to the MAFF website from your own website. Please be aware that the information or contents included in our website may be amended or deleted without notice.
When you establish a link to our website, you may not use the logo images of MAFF, the Forestry Agency and the Fishery Agency, which appear in the header and footer of the website.
If you link to our website using the logo, please position it carefully to avoid misleading visitors to your website that MAFF co-hosts, participates in, sponsors, supports or cooperates in any event with you in any capacity.
Please inform our contact center of your linking URL when establishing a link to our website.
Public Relations Office, Minister's Secretariat
1-2-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8950, Japan