Copyright Information

This website, the JICC logo, and all JICC event photos are copyrighted by the Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan. The names, trademarks, service marks and logos of JICC appearing on this site may not be used in any advertising or publicity, or otherwise to indicate JICC's sponsorship or affiliation with any product or service, without JICC's prior express written permission.

Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited without prior permission. You may not, except with our express permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content found on this website.

All images and graphics were either created by the JICC, donated by various organizations (and copyright their original creators), or else are used under Fair Use (and copyright their original owners).

Movie posters and other promotional images are used under the United States Fair Use copyright law as follows:

  • The art copyrights are believed to belong to the distributors of each film and can be obtained from various websites.
  • In each case, the entire image was used to identify the product to avoid misrepresentation.
  • All images are of low enough resolution that they cannot be used to compete with commercial versions of the products.
  • The purpose of usage was to identify the product to visitors in a way that could not be practically conveyed by a description alone. This purpose does not compete with the original intent of the art. The art could also not be replaced with any free content since all other suitable material would also be copyrighted. We only use art for films for which we have legally obtained or purchased screening rights.

Privacy Policy

This notice provides the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ (MOFA) Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan in Washington DC’s (the JICC) privacy policy regarding the nature, purpose, use, and sharing of any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) collected via this website. Our privacy policy explains our information practices when you provide PII to us, whether collected online or offline, or when you visit us on line to browse or obtain information. PII may include: your name, email, mailing and/or home address, phone numbers, and other information that identifies you personally. We do not require you to register or provide personal information to visit our website.

The PII you provide on the official website of the JICC (hereinafter referred to as “the website”) will only be used for its intended purpose. We will protect your information consistent with the principles of the Privacy Act of 1974, the E-Government Act of 2002, and the Federal Records Act.

  1. Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

    As a general rule, the JICC does not collect PII about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide such information to us. Submitting PII through our website is voluntary. By doing so, you are giving the JICC your permission to use the information for the stated purpose. The only PII we collect is what you decide to give us by ordering publications, sending us an email, or subscribing to our email subscription services.

    If you choose to provide the JICC with PII on the website, through such methods as completing a web form or sending us an email, we will use that information to help us provide you the information or service you have requested or to respond to your message. When this information is requested, the reasons for collecting it, a description of the JICC’s intended use of the information, how to grant consent to use mandatorily provided information, and how to grant consent for other than statutorily mandated uses will be fully described.

    We only share the information you give us with another government agency if your question relates to that agency, or otherwise required by law. The website never collects information or creates individual profiles for commercial marketing.

  2. E-mail

    The website and many of our programs allow you to send us an email. We will us the information you provide to respond to your inquiry. We will only send you general information via email. You should be reminded that email may not necessarily be secure against interception. Therefore we suggest that you do not send sensitive personal data to us via email.

    Electronic messages that are not records are deleted when no longer needed.

  3. Automatically Collected Information

    We collect and temporarily store certain information about your visit for use in site management, mainly to improve the performance of the website and the information we provide. We collect and analyze this information because it helps us to design a better website to suit your needs. This information includes:

    • The Internet Domain from which you access our website;
    • The Internet Protocol (IP) address (a unique number for each computer connected to the Internet) from which you access our website;
    • The Mobile Identification Number (MIN) used to access our website;
    • The type of browser used to access our site;
    • The operating system used to access our site;
    • The date and time you access our site;
    • The Universal Resource Locators (URLs), or addresses, of the pages you visit on our site;
    • If you visited this site from another website, the URL of the forwarding site.

    We may share the above information with our employees with a “need-to-know” in the performance of their official duties, or other named representatives as needed to quickly process your request. This information is only used to help us make our site more useful to you. Raw data logs are retained temporarily as required for security and site management purposes only.

  4. Third-Party Websites and Applications

    The JICC uses social media websites and other kinds of third-party websites. The JICC uses social media websites to interact with the foreign constituencies and engage in public diplomacy worldwide. Social media websites are used to publicize Embassy events and engage with members of the public in foreign countries. The JICC also uses web measurement technologies, such as Google Analytics, to measure the number of visitors to our website and its various sections and to help make our website more useful to visitors. Any PII collected by the third-party websites will not be disclosed, sold, or transferred to any other entity outside the JICC, unless required for law enforcement purposes or by statute.

    The JICC uses various types of online surveys to collect information from certain visitors regarding events in the area. The JICC may use other limited-time surveys for specific purposes, which are explained at the time they are posted. These surveys are optional. The survey reports are only available to JICC managers and other designated staff who require this information to perform their duties.

  5. Information Collected for Tracking and Customization (Cookies)

    A cookie is a small file transmitted from the server to the user’s browser or computer, allowing the website to remember specific information about your session while you are connected. Your computer will only share the information in the cookie with the website that provided it; no other website can request it. The JICC uses cookies for the purposes of figuring out the number of visitors to the website and improving the design of the website. There are two types of cookies:

    • Session: Session cookies only last as long as your browser is open. Once you close your browser, the cookie is deleted. Websites use session cookies for technical purposes such as to enable better navigation of the site.
    • Persistent: Persistent cookies are saved on a user’s hard drive in order to determine which users are new to the site or returning.

    If you do not wish to have session or persistent cookies stored on your machine, you can turn cookies off in your browser. You will still have access to all the information and resources on the website. However, turning off cookies may affect the functioning of the website.

  6. Security

    The Ministry is taking the measures necessary to manage acquired information appropriately to prevent leakage, loss, or destruction of acquired information. The JICC takes the security of PII very seriously and takes precautions to maintain the security, confidentiality, and integrity of the information we collect on the website.

  7. Visiting Other Websites

    Although the JICC site includes "links" providing convenient direct access to other Internet sites, JICC does not endorse, approve, certify or make warranties or representations as to the accuracy of the information on these sites. These websites are not within our control and may not follow the same privacy, security, or accessibility policies. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the policies of that site.

  8. Interaction with Children Online

    The JICC is committed to the protection of children’s online privacy. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) governs information gathered online from or about children under the age of 13. Verifiable consent from a children’s parent or guardian is required before collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from a child under the age of 13. If the JICC intends to collect information about children under 13 years old, COPPA-required information and instructions will be provided by the specific web page that collects information about the child. The web page will specify exactly what the information will be used for, who will see it, and how long it will be kept.

  9. Accessibility Policy

    The JICC is committed to providing access to all individuals—with or without disabilities—seeking information on the website. To provide this information, we’ve worked to make the website conform to the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)'s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0. This requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to, and use of, information and data comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities, unless an undue burden would be imposed on us.

    If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on the website, please email us and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you’re seeking.

  10. Scope of Application

    This privacy policy applies only to the website.

  11. Privacy Policy Contact Information

    If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy or the use of your information, please contact us at

JICC will make reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information, but JICC makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy. All users agree that all access and use of this site and the content is at their own risk. Neither JICC, nor any party involved in creating, producing or delivering information and material via this site, shall be liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, or punitive damages arising out of access to, use of or inability to use this site, or any errors or omissions in the content thereof.