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Copyright, Disclaimer, and Other Related Matters


The following applies to the contents of the Bank of Japan's web site (hereafter "the site"). Web sites linked to the site -- including the web sites of the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies of the Bank as well as the Central Council for Financial Services Information -- are therefore not subject to the following conditions.


All constituent elements of the site, such as text, photos, and illustrations, are subject to copyright. This copyright is protected by the Copyright Act and international treaties.

The information included in the site may be copied or reproduced with the exceptions below. When copying or reproducing, the source, the Bank of Japan, should be explicitly credited.

  1. i. The copying or reproduction of the content for commercial purposes.
  2. ii. The copying or reproduction of materials with notifications such as "Please contact the Public Relations Department of the Bank of Japan to request permission to copy or reproduce."
  3. iii. The copying or reproduction of graphics, illustrations, or other image data.

In such cases, please contact the Public Relations Department of the Bank ( in advance to request permission.

Any other inquiries concerning copyright should also be directed to the above address.

The contents of the site may not be altered or erased without the prior permission of the Bank.


The Bank of Japan takes all reasonable measures to ensure the accuracy of information available on the site. However, the Bank assumes no responsibility for consequences arising in connection with the use of any of the information available on the site.


Names of products appearing on the site are generally trademarks or registered trademarks of companies or individuals.
On the site, the marks "™" ,"®" and "©" are used only in exceptional cases.


Any inquiries concerning the use of the contents of the site, except for matters relating to copyright, should be directed to the Public Relations Department (