Privacy Policy

The Japan Times fully understands the importance of protecting personal information, and observes all applicable laws and regulations relating to privacy protection. We have designed this Privacy Policy to explain how we safeguard the privacy of our users.


This Privacy Policy applies to all matters relating to the handling of personal information on the “The Japan Times Online” website (the “Website”), located at, which is operated by The Japan Times Ltd.

  • We will comply with all applicable laws and regulations concerning privacy protection in handling your personal information.
  • We will only collect your personal information by appropriate and fair means.
  • We will not use your personal information beyond the scope of the purpose of use that we have previously specified, unless you give your prior consent.
  • We will not provide third parties with your personal information unless you give your prior consent, other than as specifically set forth in this Privacy Policy.
  • We will at all times assign responsibility for protection of personal information and development of our internal systems to a designated officer in order to help ensure appropriate management of personal information.
  • We will maintain appropriate safeguards to protect your personal information from improper disclosure or modification and from unauthorized access.
  • We will regularly review this Privacy Policy to help ensure that appropriate safeguards are maintained.
  • We will respond appropriately to requests from our users to disclose the personal information that we maintain concerning them, to correct any inaccuracies in such information and to cease use of their personal information.
  • This Privacy Policy does not apply to personal information that we may obtain in the course of news collection and reporting. However, with reference to the principles of the Personal Information Protection Law of Japan, we will handle any such personal information in a manner that we believe is appropriate.

Handling of personal data

Appropriate Collection

We will only collect your personal information by appropriate and fair methods.

Type of Information We Collect

The personal information we collect may include your full name, e-mail address, gender, year of birth, nationality, occupation, interests and purpose of use of the Website.

Purpose of Use

Personal information we collect may be used for the following purposes:

  • Providing services on the Website (hereinafter called the “Online Services”) to customers and conducting related operations
  • Processing of customer applications for the Online Services for members;
    Responses to customer inquiries and complaints
  • Efforts to design and improve the Service customized to interests of consumers, including through sending questionnaires to customers (no personal information collected thereby will be disclosed to any third parties)
  • Efforts to customize the Service to the interests of our users, including through sending questionnaires to customers (no personal information collected thereby will be disclosed to any third parties)
  • Notifications to contest winners.

Before using personal information for any purpose other than those listed above, we will notify you to request your consent, and will not use your personal information for such other purpose unless you give your consent.

If you do not wish for us to use your personal information for the purposes described in (4), (5) and (6) above, you may opt out of such uses.

Providing Information to Third Parties

We will not provide your personal information to any third party without your advance consent, except where such disclosure:

  • Is in accordance with or required by applicable law
  • Is necessary for the protection of the safety or property of our users or the public, and it is difficult or impractical to obtain the consent of the individual
  • Is necessary for public health or education and it is difficult or impractical to obtain the consent of the individual
  • Is made in cooperation with national or local authorities, or an individual or entity appointed by such authorities to enforce the law or carry out legal process, and in which seeking the consent of the individual could affect such enforcement or legal process
  • Is made pursuant to a merger, acquisition or other business combination.

We may disclose aggregate information regarding users (not including personally identifiable information) to third parties that we believe to be reputable. Please also see “About Cookies” below.

If we entrust an individual or entity with the handling of any personal information, we will exercise necessary and appropriate supervision over such individual or entity to ensure the security of such personal information.


We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. If a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without parental or guardian consent, the parent or guardian may e-mail us, and we will remove such information from our database and cease promotional contacts with the child.

Please see “Contact for Inquiries and Complaints about the Handling of Personal Information” below for information on how to contact us.

About “Cookies”

The Japan Times uses “cookies”— small files that the web browsers store on your computer — to manage access to and use of our site, recognize your preferences and to facilitate effective site administration.

Some of the services and advertisements included in our site are delivered or served by third-party companies. These companies may place or recognize cookies, Web beacons or other technology to track certain non-personal information about our website users. You may opt out of their use by modifying the configuration of your web browser.

We use Google Adsense to serve some advertisements on our site. Google uses cookies to display ads based on your visit to The Japan Times website and other sites. You may opt out of the use of this cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy.

We use Teads to deliver some of the advertisements displayed on our website. This ad-serving system may note some of the pages you visit through the use of pixel tags (also called “clear gifs”). In the course of serving advertisements to this site, Teads may place or recognize a unique cookie on your computer in order to bring to you more relevant information and to make sure that you do not receive the same ad many times in the same session. To find out more about this sensing method and to know your choices about not having this information used by Teads, please visit


We use Google Analytics to help analyze how users use our site. The tool uses cookies to collect standard Internet log information and visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site (including IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors’ use of the site and to compile statistical reports on website activity for us. Google may also use the data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.


To protect the personal information we collect from threats of improper disclosure or modification and from unauthorized access, and to maintain data accuracy, we have established appropriate physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

We reserve the right to revise this Privacy Policy and our security standards and procedures on a regular basis in order to maintain appropriate safeguards. We will post any such changes on the Website, so please be sure to check back periodically.


We have appointed a Privacy Officer, and endeavor to safeguard the privacy of our users and ensure compliance with the requirements of applicable laws relating to privacy protection.

We instruct our management and employees concerning legal requirements and company regulations related to privacy protection as part of our continuing efforts to manage personal information appropriately.

Disclosure, Addition, Correction, Deletion

When we are requested by a user in accordance with procedures we have specified:

  • to disclose his/her personal information, we will disclose such information as soon as practicable, unless such disclosure would be in violation of law.
  • to correct, add to, or delete his/her personal information on the basis that such information is inaccurate, we will review the facts relating to such request without delay and will correct, add to, or delete the information on the basis of such review.

Please see “How to Obtain Disclosure, Add to, Delete or Opt Out of Use of Your Personal Information” below for the procedures to make such a request.

Suspension of Use

When we are requested by a user to stop using his/her personal information on the basis that such information was collected improperly or is being used for purposes other than those specified without his/her consent, we will review the facts relating to such request without delay. If we find a valid reason for such request, we will cease use of such personal information.

Please see “How to Obtain Disclosure, Add to, Delete or Opt Out of Use of Your Personal Information” below for the procedures to make such a request.

Inquiries and Complaints

We have established an office in order to receive and respond to any inquiries and complaints concerning our handling of personal information efficiently and appropriately. Please note that any such communications must be in writing (which may include e-mail).

Please see “Contact for Inquiries and Complaints about the Handling of Personal Information” below for information on how to contact us.

How to Obtain Disclosure, Add to, Delete or Opt Out of Use of Your Personal Information

  1. Obtain an Application Form for Disclosure
  2. Complete and Send the Application Form
    Fill in the information requested and send the Application Form to our Information Desk with:
    1. A deposit of five hundred yen (500 yen) by postal money order;
    2. A return envelope with your name and address; and
    3. Copies of two of the following documents to verify the identity of the person making the request: driver’s license, passport, foreign resident registration card, basic resident registration card with photo, pension insurance booklet or certificate of seal registration.

    * In the event that the request is made by an agent, a document certifying the authority of the agent and copies of two of the documents above verifying the identity of the agent are required.

    Information Desk for Disclosure and Opt Out
    The Japan Times Co., Ltd.
    Ichibancho Daini TG Bldg., 2-2 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082

  3. We will send you a reply by registered mail.

Contact for Inquiries and Complaints about the Handling of Personal Information

Contact us at:

The Japan Times Co., Ltd.
Ichibancho Daini TG Bldg., 2-2 Ichibancho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0082

or via this online form. 


最終更新日: 2006年2月1日


このプライバシーポリシーは,株式会社ジャパンタイムズが運営するウェブサイト”The Japan Times Online” (以下「ウェブサイト」と言う)における個人情報の取扱いの一切について適用されます。

  • 当社は,個人情報の取扱において,プライバシー保護に関する諸法規を遵守します。
  • 当社は,適正かつ公正な手段によって,個人情報を取得します。
  • 当社は,本人の事前の同意を得ることなく,あらかじめ特定された利用目的の範囲を超えて個人情報を取り扱うことは致しません。
  • 当社は,このポリシーに特に定める場合を除き,本人の事前の同意を得ることなく,その個人情報を第三者に提供致しません。
  • 当社は,個人情報保護管理者を選任し,個人情報を適正に取り扱うための体制を整備します。
  • 当社は,安全管理のための適切な措置を講じ,不正開示,改ざんその他の不正アクセスから個人情報を保護します。
  • 当社は,適切な情報安全管理を維持するため,定期的にこのポリシーを見直します。
  • 当社の保有する個人情報について本人から開示,訂正,利用停止の請求を受けた場合,当社は,これに適切に対処します。
  • このポリシーは,報道・著述目的で取り扱う個人情報に対しては適用されませんが,当社は,個人情報保護法の趣旨を尊重し,これらの個人情報も適切に取り扱います。





当社は,次に掲げる個人情報を収集します。- 姓名,メールアドレス,性別,生まれた年,国籍,職業,興味,当ウェブサイトの利用目的



  1. 当ウェブサイト上でのサービス(以下「オンラインサービス」といいます。)の提供及びこれに伴う事務処理
  2. 会員制のオンラインサービスについての申込手続の処理/利用者からの問い合わせ及び苦情への対応
  3. アンケート実施を含む、利用者の関心に即したオンラインサービスの企画開発および改善(これにより利用者に対してアンケートを実施することがありますが,アンケートによって収集された個人情報が第三者に開示されることはありません。)
  4. アンケート実施を含め、利用者の関心に即したサービスにカスタマイズすること当社,コンテンツ提供者または広告主の商品及びサービスのご案内ならびにアンケートの実施(収集された個人情報が第三者に開示されることはありません。)
  5. 各種懸賞等に当選した会員への通知
  6. メールマガジン配信(希望者のみ)





  • 法令に基づく場合(個人情報保護に関する諸法規に基づく場合を含みます。)
  • 人の生命,身体または財産の保護のために必要がある場合であって,本人の同意を得ることが困難である場合
  • 公衆衛生の向上または児童の健全な育成の推進のために特に必要がある場合であって,本人の同意を得ることが困難である場合
  • 国の機関もしくは地方公共団体またはその委託を受けた者が法令の定める事務を遂行することに対して協力する必要がある場合であって,本人の同意を得ることにより当該事務の遂行に支障を及ぼすおそれがある場合
  • 合併その他の事由による事業の承継に伴って会員の個人情報が提供される場合









当社は、当社のウェブサイト上で広告を提供するために、Googleアドセンスを使用しています。Google社は利用者のジャパンタイムズウェブサイトおよび他のウェブサイトの閲覧をもとに広告を表示するためにクッキーを使用しています。利用者は、Google ad and content network privacy policy からクッキーの使用を停止することができます。

当社は、当社のウェブサイトで表示される広告を提供するためにTeadsを使用しています。この広告提供システムは利用者がピクセルタグ(「透明GIF」とも呼ばれる)を通じて訪れたページを認識することがあります。このウェブサイトに広告を提供する過程で、Teadsは、利用者に関連した情報を提供したり、一度のセッションで同じ広告を何度も受け取らないようにするために、利用者のコンピューターに独自のクッキーを埋め込む、または、認識することがあります。この感知方法についてさらに詳しく知る、またはこれらの情報をTeadsの使用させないようにする選択について知るには、 をご覧ください。



当社は、当社のウェブサイトを利用者の利用状況を分析するためにGoogle Analytics を使用しています。このツールは、標準的なインターネットログ情報と利用者行動情報を匿名形式で収集するためにクッキーを使用しています。利用者のサイト利用に関するクッキーによって生成される情報(IPアドレスを含む)はGoogle社に送信されます。この情報はサイト利用者のサイト利用を評価し、当社のウェブサイト活動に関する統計的なレポートを作成するために使用されます。Google社はその広告ネットワークにおける広告を状況や個人に合わせて適用するために、収集された情報を使用する場合があります。グーグルアナリティクスによるディスプレイ広告のトラッキングを無効化する場合は下記ページを参照してください。









  • 当社は,法定の除外事由がない限り,可能な限り速やかにこれを開示します。
  • 本人から所定の方法により,当社の保有する当該本人の個人情報が真実に反するとの理由で当該情報の修正,追加または削除を求められた場合,当社は,遅滞なく必要な調査をし,その結果に基づいて当該情報の修正,追加または削除をします。













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