Privacy policy

1. Basic Concept

The "Study in Japan" website is managed and operated by the Japan Student Services Organization (hereinafter referred to as "JASSO").

JASSO collects the information of users of the "Study in Japan" website (hereinafter referred to as the "Website") for the purpose of providing information services.

Any collected information will be handled appropriately within the scope of the purpose of use.

This Privacy Policy describes how personal information is handled on the Website, and users of the Website are assumed to have agreed to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

In relation to the processing of personal data of users in the European region, consisting of the EU member states, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein, and U.K., please refer to the Privacy Policy for Personal Data of Users in Europe and U.K.

Privacy Policy of "Study in Japan" website (for Personal Data of Users in Europe and U.K.)

2. Personal Information Collected

In general, JASSO will not collect personal information, by which a user is identifiable, such as names or addresses, when you visit the Website. However, some services offered through the Website require you to register personal information to receive or use such services.

  1. Among JASSO's services, the following are examples of those for which JASSO may require users to provide personal data:
    Registration for events such as fairs and seminars Inquiries
    Other services provided by JASSO (whether online or offline)
  2. Examples of personal information JASSO will collect:
    Affiliation (school name, etc.)
    Nationality, place of residence
    E-mail address
    Other information necessary to provide specific services

3. Purposes of Use of Personal Information

JASSO will use the personal data it has collected with respect to users for the following purposes. JASSO will use your personal data only to the extent necessary to achieve these purposes.

  1. To accept user opinions and inquiries, and respond to such opinions and inquiries.
  2. To implement and operate services, events, etc., for which the user has registered.
  3. To conduct questionnaires concerning services, events etc. in which users participate, and to grasp the outcomes of such services, events, seminars, etc.
  4. To provide information on JASSO's services, events and seminars.
  5. To improve JASSO services to make them more user-friendly.
  6. To analyze and collect statistics on users using JASSO's services.
  7. To achieve other purposes of use which were clearly indicated at the time of acquiring the personal data of users.

4. Cookies and Google Analytics

On the Website, we use cookies for the purpose of user authentication, confirmation of the user's log-in status, and improvement of user convenience.

In addition, for the purpose of improving the usability of this Website for users, this Website may record access logs, such as the client's IP address, date and time of access, link source, files accessed, and browsers used.

This access log is recorded using logs automatically stored on the server and a technology called "web beacons" from Google Analytics, a service provided by Google, Inc., and cookies.

In addition, the Website uses content sharing functions provided by social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as the video streaming function of YouTube.

For this purpose, cookies issued by these third parties, such as social media, are used to track information provided by users or derived from their usage history.

JASSO may also analyze your interests based on your behavioral history on this Website, such as the date and time of access and the files you accessed, for the purpose of providing you with useful information, etc.

For a detailed explanation of our use of cookies and cookie settings, please refer to the following link:

Cookie Policy

5. Provision of Personal Information to Third Parties

JASSO will not disclose personal information you provide JASSO via the Website to any third party, except under the following circumstances:

  1. JASSO has your consent.
  2. JASSO is required by law to disclose such information.
  3. JASSO shares your personal information with an agent which will work on our behalf and disclose such information to the agent to the extent necessary to have the agent complete such work. In such cases, it is JASSO's policy to protect your personal information by concluding an agreement that obliges such agent to implement appropriate confidentiality and security measures.
  4. Personal data is processed and reduced to individually unidentifiable statistical data.

6. Data Protection Measures

JASSO will take necessary measures to prevent the leakage, loss or damage of information it handles and to appropriately manage such information.

7. Scope of Application

JASSO cannot control your personal information on websites that are not under JASSO's control including the websites of public/private organizations and institutions to which the Website links.

These websites may collect your personal information independently. JASSO recommends that you handle your personal information carefully and review the privacy policy of each website.

8. Correction, Suspension and Disclosure of Use of Personal Information

If you would like to discontinue using any or all of JASSO's services for which you registered your personal information or make changes to your registered information, you can do so at any time by following the applicable procedures.

If no procedure has been provided for a service, please make an inquiry as described in Section 11.

Requests for disclosure of personal information pursuant to laws and regulations will be handled in accordance with JASSO's personal information protection regulations.


Some social networking services (SNS) provide "buttons" that when included on other websites will cause personal information such as user IDs and information about sites visited to be automatically transmitted to the SNS even if the button is not clicked.

For details, please refer to Note to All SNS Users (Personal Information Protection Commission website).

Note to All SNS Users

Please check the privacy policies, etc., of other social media services used on the Website on their respective websites.

10. Updates to Privacy Policy

When Privacy Policy is revised or updated, JASSO will post such revised or updated Privacy Policy, including the effective date of the revision or update, on the Website.

Users will be deemed to have agreed to the revised Privacy Policy at the time of their first use of this website after the publication of the revised Privacy Policy on the Website.

11. Contact Information

If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the handling of personal information on the Website, please contact the following contact address:

Inquiries about the Study in Japan privacy policy
Information Services Division, Student Exchange Department
Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO)

2-2-1 Aomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135-8630 Japan
TEL : +81-3-5520-6111
FAX : +81-3-5520-6121

Updated: October, 15, 2021

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