Site Policy

This website is operated and maintained by the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (hereinafter referred to as RIETI), an incorporated administrative agency, with the purpose of providing information to enhance public understanding of activities undertaken by RIETI.
We ask you to read and agree to our site policy before using this site. By using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions described below.


The copyright of information provided on this site as a whole as well as each piece of data or material that constitutes the information - including databases, charts and tables, images, commentary texts, voice data, etc - belongs to RIETI or the relevant third party providers, whether individuals or entities, who agreed to the use of their information on this site. Such rights are protected both under the Copyright Law of Japan and relevant international conventions.

Unauthorized alterations to the content of this site are prohibited under the Copyright Law and the law banning unauthorized access to computer networks (enacted on February 13, 2000).

You may display, reproduce or print part of the content of this website for your personal use based on the preconditions that the information shall not be used in any way to allow free access by unspecified third parties, and that the information shall not be used for profit. Alterations to the content are strictly prohibited.

In cases where conditions are specified otherwise, these conditions supersede the general terms and conditions described hereinafter.

Rights to Portraits and Images

Rights to all portraits or images of researchers and staff employed by RIETI and published on this website are protected by law and such rights are retained by the individuals concerned. Any duplication, transfer, republication, or other use of such images without the consent of the researcher or staff member is prohibited. For permissions regarding use of such images or portraits, please contact:

Rights to the use of images or portraits of scholars, researchers, or participants in RIETI events are granted solely for publication and use on the RIETI website. Be advised RIETI cannot handle requests for permission to duplicate, transfer, republish, or otherwise use images or portraits of individuals not employed by RIETI.

Rights to the images or portraits of RIETI researchers and staff not holding Japanese nationality shall be governed by the laws of the home country of the individual concerned.


You may quote part of the content of this website as long as all the following conditions are fulfilled:

  • There is "necessity" to quote a particular portion of the copyrighted work;
  • Quotations are subordinate, both in terms of quality and quantity, to the overall content of material or texts in which the quotations are used; and
  • Quotations are presented in a way which makes them clearly identifiable.

Proper credit for quotations must be given explicitly.

Links to the RIETI website

You may provide links to this website under the condition that you do not do so in a manner that violates the Copyright Law, such as displaying the content of the RIETI website within your frame. However, links to the RIETI website from the following sites are strictly prohibited:

  • Sites with content that defames and/or impairs the reputation of the RIETI website.
  • Sites with content that is or may be illegal and/or is offensive to public order and morals.
  • Sites operated by a group of individuals whose activities are or may be illegal and/or aimed at offending public order and morals.

You may provide links to any page of this website but the contents of the URL are subject to change without any prior notice.

On the RIETI website, links are provided to other sites without notifying the operators of these sites unless it is explicitly stated that prior notification is required. Should you encounter any trouble as a result of the RIETI website providing links to your site, please contact RIETI via email (


The RIETI website refuses to post the following kinds of content:

  1. Content that is offensive to public order and morals.
  2. Content that may lead to a criminal act.
  3. Content that infringes on a third party's copyrights and/or other rights.
  4. Content that infringes on a third party's property rights and/or privacy.
  5. Content that brings disbenefit to a third party.
  6. Content that defames and/or impairs the reputation of a third party.
  7. Content that violates the law.

RIETI may refuse to post certain contents, other than those listed above, if they are judged irrelevant and/or inappropriate.


RIETI takes reasonable security measures to prevent the loss, leakage, misuse, falsification, and destruction of any individual's personal information or data that has been collected. However, it should be acknowledged that it is impossible to guarantee the absolute protection of personal information collected from users, irrespective of the security measures adopted by RIETI.

Access Log

RIETI records and stores access logs including the IP addresses that were used to access this site. RIETI does not specify an individual in using IP address information.

RIETI uses the logs recorded through the access of this site for no other purposes than compiling and analyzing statistics to examine the trends and numbers of those accessing the RIETI website, or in diagnosing the cause of server issues. RIETI uses the results of statistical analysis of the access logs to monitor the trend of access and as a reference in future operation of the website.

Recommended Browsers and Viewing Environment

When adding or updating pages, we use the latest versions of Microsoft Edge, Firefox, Google Chrome, and Safari for Mac to ensure that page displays correctly in the various browsers.


RIETI makes the utmost effort to maintain, but nevertheless does not guarantee, the accuracy and up-to-dateness of information provided on this website.

RIETI hereby disclaims responsibility and liability for any loss or damage that may be incurred by users as a result of using this website. RIETI is neither responsible nor liable for any loss or damage that a user of this site may cause to any third party as a result of using this website.