Guidlines for the Use of Contents of this Website

If you would like to use the Contents found throughout this web site, please follow the policy of ISAS/JAXA. The complete reference is in the webpage of the JAXA Digital Archives.

Copyrighted Contents on this Site may be used within the following scope and subject to the following terms. Separate terms apply to copyrights that are jointly owned by ISAS/JAXA and other institutions and to copyrights that are not owned by ISAS/JAXA.

"Contents" means text, visual, and other materials that are copyrighted by ISAS/JAXA.

Scope of use

Copyrighted Contents may be used without obtaining the permission of the copyright holder provided such use is for academic research, educational activities or personal use as set forth in the general restrictions on rights in the Copyright Act of Japan.

Copyrighted Contents may also be used without obtaining permission of the copyright holder within the following scope.

  • Educational and learning activities at schools or equivalent educational institutions, learning activities at lifelong learning institutions (libraries, museums, community centers etc.), and other not-for-profit educational and learning activities
  • Use as news materials by the news media

Copyrighted Contents may be used in commercial activities and for-profit activities with the prior consent of the copyright holder. Parties desiring to use Copyrighted Contents shall apply to JAXA through the website of the JAXA Digital Archives.

Use of Copyrighted Contents on this Site in the following activities is expressly prohibited in all circumstances.

  • Use for purposes in contravention of public order and morals
  • Use under applications that falsely state the purpose of use
  • Use that misleads regarding ISAS/JAXA and related undertakings or other specific organizations or individuals; use that significantly undermines the image or credibility of ISAS/JAXA, related undertakings or other specific organizations or individuals
  • Other use deemed inappropriate by ISAS/JAXA

Conditions on use

(Explicit credit) Unless explicitly stated to the contrary, explicit credit shall be given to ISAS/JAXA when using Copyrighted contents on this Site by, for example, including indications such as “(c) ISAS/JAXA,” and “Courtesy of ISAS/JAXA.”