Terms & Conditions

This site is operated by Takeo Tamashiro (‘the moderator’) on the platform provided by Google, LLC. Please read the below Terms & Conditions and Google’s policies carefully as they are the terms of use for this site. Also, if you use some services on this site, you may be required to agree to any other terms and conditions which are introduced by the third party. By using and/or visiting this site, you have indicated your acknowledgement and assent to these Terms & Conditions and aforementioned other terms and conditions.

1. Terms of Use
Use of this site is only permitted for lawful purposes and in a manner which is not in breach of the Law and which does not infringe any the rights of or restricts the use and enjoyment of this site by any third party. Such restriction shall include, but is not limited to, harassment, defamatory conduct, obscene or abusive content, offensive language, distress to third parties and any other conduct which may be deemed inappropriate.

You hereby warrant that you are more than 18 years of age, and/or possess all required approvals and consents including legal guardian or parental consent for use of this site. You further warrant that you are fully able and competent to enter into these Terms & Conditions and abide by them.

2. Privacy
The moderator handles and protects your personal information which affects your privacy carefully. The moderator may ask you to provide the minimal essentials of your personal information by your own will, and your decision is highly respected.

2.1. In order to answer your inquiry, the moderator will gain the personal information below:

  • Your Name
  • Your E-mail Address

2.2. The moderator makes every endeavour to set accurate protection of your personal information and prevent from losing, destroying, falsifying or leaking, in order to handle your personal information with accuracy.

2.3. Your personal information will not be given to any third party without your permission except the case:

  • based on the laws
  • of need to protect lives, human bodies or properties
  • of need to cooperate with the national or local government including their contractor to execute their duties
  • of need to provide documents to the authority to execute my duty

2.4. The moderator responds to your request of releasing, correcting or deleting your personal information with accuracy as soon as possible except the case refusing it is authorized or allowed.

2.5. When you use the services provided by the third party on this site mentioned below, the other privacy policies will be applied to you and the service provider. Please be advised that the moderator does not correct your personal information in this case.

2.6. About Google Analytics
On this site the moderator uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google, LLC.

Google will analyze your use of this site on behalf of the moderator. To this purpose, Google uses the cookies assigned by this site. The information collected by Google in connection with your use of this site will be transmitted to a server of Google, where it will be stored and analyzed. The respective results will then be made available to the moderator in anonymized form. Your usage data will not be connected to your personal information during this process. Google handles your usage data under the Google’s Privacy Policy.

You may revoke your consent to the use of web analysis at any time by downloading and installing the provided Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on. This option will disable Google Analytics across any websites as well as this site. You can restore Google Analytics at any time by resetting the browser on which you installed the add-on.

Further information on Google Analytics is available in the Google Analytics Terms of Service, and in the Google Privacy Policy.

3. Copyright and Other Intellectual Property
All rights of contents including texts, images, videos, audio data or programmes on this site are reserved for the moderator. Private copying of these contents is only permitted within a range of the proper laws. Copying, altering, transmitting, selling or publishing the contents without permission of the moderator is prohibited by the proper laws.

The names, images and logos identifying Takeo Tamashiro are proprietary marks of the moderator; identifying other are proprietary marks of the certain party.

4. Third-Party Sites/Services
The moderator is not responsible for the availability or content of any third party websites or material you access through this site, or for any damage, loss or offence caused by such websites or material. The moderator does not endorse any content on third-party websites or material. Links to any third party do not suggest any particular connection between the moderator and such websites or material.

This website uses third-party services below. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such services are solely between you and the relevant provider of the service.

  • Posting Comments: DISQUS
  • Connection with Social Networking Services: AddThis

An account of other third party services may be required to post your comments or connect with SNSes. Any terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings are solely between you and the relevant provider of the service.

The moderator is not responsible for limitation of using this site caused by setting on your account of third party, or for any damage, loss or offence caused by inappropriate use or session hijacking of your account of third party by someone.

5. Disclaimer / Limitation of Liability
You agree that your use of this site shall be at your sole risk and responsibility. Although the provided contents on this site are based on the information and data which are deemed reliable, the moderator does not warrant, endorse or guarantee the authenticity of the materials.

Composition, terms of use, conditions, URLs, contents associated with this website may be changed or deleted without notice.

The moderator may shut down this website temporarily or permanently. These Terms & Conditions may be changed without notice.

6. Prohibited Matters
The following are stipulated as prohibited:

  • to disturb moderating this website
  • to give damage, loss or offence other users, third party or the moderator
  • to violate properties or privacy of other users, third party or the moderator
  • to violate public order and morality
  • to violate the laws
  • to conduct the others which the moderator deems inappropriate

See also Community Rules & Guidelines.

7. Law and Jurisdiction
These Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and constructed in accordance with the laws of Japan.

The moderator makes no representation that materials on this site are appropriate or available for use at other locations outside of Japan and access to them from territories where their contents are illegal is prohibited. If you access this site from a location outside of Japan, you are responsible for compliance with all local laws.