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Please read the Terms of Use before using this website.

Terms of Use

This website (, hereafter “the Website”) is operated by the University of Shizuoka—managed by the Shizuoka Prefecture Public University Corporation. Users are encouraged to accept the items explained below.
Users who have accessed and used the Website are deemed to have accepted the site policy.


Copyrights and all other rights of all content on this Website (text, images, photographs, data, etc.) belong to the University of Shizuoka and the information provider.
This content is protected under Japanese Copyright Law or under copyright provisions in treaties or foreign copyright laws. The content may be used only for personal and noncommercial use. Use of the content without prior consent of the copyright owner regardless of means, i.e., modifying, copying, renting, leasing, selling, publishing, transmitting, or broadcasting, is strictly prohibited.
If any copyright material has its own terms of use, those terms of use will prevail.

Privacy Policy

The University of Shizuoka complies with the Privacy Policy and use and manage the personal information appropriately.

Secure Socket Layer

For secure transmission of personal information, the Website uses an internet cryptographic protocol called Secure Socket Layer (SSL), which is recognized today as the most practical and reliable technology for securely transmitting data.
Personal information transmitted to the Website is encrypted so that users may access the Website safely.
When a browser or webpage is not effectively configured to use SSL, the relevant page(s) may not be available for viewing or users may not be able to transmit information to them.

Use of Cookies

Cookies are data files that a website transfers to the user’s computer so that the site can identify the user’s computer when it revisits the website.
The Website uses cookies in some pages to save users from reentering the same data and to collect the user’s website history.
None of the users’ personal information is acquired by the use of cookies. You may disable cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. By doing so, however, you may not be able to use some of the Website’s functions and/or services.

Recommended Environment

To ensure easy access to, and use of, the Website, the following browsers are recommended. Some pages may require the latest version of the browser or plug-in software for viewing.

Web Browsers
Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
Netscape Navigator 7.1 or later
Firefox 2.0 or later
Opera 7.2 or later
Safari 2.0 or later
The latest versions are available for free download at the website of each manufacturer.

Adobe Reader (R) 5.0 or later
Adobe Reader (R) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (R) are available for free download from the Adobe Systems website.

JavaScript should be enabled

Recommended Internet Access Speed
56 kpbs or above, broadband access is recommended

1024 × 768 pixels or above
Some services on the Website may not be available depending on the user’s environment.

Adobe Reader (R)

Some resources on this Website are provided in PDF format. Viewing PDF files requires Adobe Reader (R).
Adobe Reader (R) and Adobe Acrobat Reader (R) may be downloaded for free from the Adobe Systems website.

Cascading Style Sheet

Some pages in the Website employ html coding using Cascading Style Sheet (CSS). If a browser is not compatible with CSS or if CSS is turned off, the page may appear differently. Please enable CSS when viewing the Website. For more information, refer to the Help Menu of your browser.

Web Accessibility Initiative

The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) intends to make web services accessible to all users, including the elderly and people with disabilities. Many countries around the world have already engaged in standardizing or legalizing accessibility.
We aim to make this website convenient and enjoyable to all users as well as to enhance its accessibility. Please contact us from our inquiry page if you experience any difficulty using the Website. Your assistance will be greatly appreciated.


We pay close attention to ensure that the information on the Website is based on reliable sources; however, the content of the Website is the latest information at the time of posting and is subject to change. We therefore do not guarantee the accuracy of the information.
The University of Shizuoka shall not be held responsible for any damage arising from the content of the Website.
In addition, please be aware that the content of the Website is subject to change without prior notice.


1. Link to the Website
Please use the following URL ( to link to the University of Shizuoka Website. Links to other pages within the Website may expire when they are updated.

2. Contents of Third-Party Websites Linked to the Website
Contents of third-party websites linked to or from the Website are managed by the third parties. The University of Shizuoka is not responsible for their management and does not support or assist them. The University of Shizuoka does not guarantee or take responsibility for such websites and their content.

3. Refusal of Links
The University of Shizuoka refuses the following links and/or links suspected to be one of the following:

(a) a link from a website whose contents abuse and/or defame the University of Shizuoka and/or its faculty members as well as those that interfere with the activities of the University of Shizuoka
(b) a link from a website that includes contents of an antisocial nature (e.g., sexually explicit content),
(c) a link from a website that does not comply with intellectual property rights (e.g., websites containing images, characters, and/or audio files without appropriate permission; websites whose content encourages illegal copying of software),
(d) a link from a website that falsely implies association with the University of Shizuoka or recognition and support from the University of Shizuoka website,
(e) a link from a website that includes content which the University of Shizuoka sees as inappropriate and/or problematic.

4. Termination of Links
If the operator of a website linked to the Website does not comply, or has no intension of complying, with the Terms of Use of the University of Shizuoka, the links must be terminated immediately regardless of the reason for noncompliance.

5. Request for Termination of Link
The University of Shizuoka has the right to request the termination of the aforementioned links and/or links that the University of Shizuoka finds inappropriate, even if permission for such links had previously been granted.


The Website and/or content of the Website may be modified, deleted, or suspended, or the operation of the Website may be ceased without prior notice. Please be aware that Website content may not always reflect the most up-to-date information.