Site Policy

The National Institution for Academic Degrees and Quality Enhancement of Higher Education (NIAD-QE) operates Japanese College and University Portraits (“JPCUP website”) based on the Site Policy below.

By accessing and continuing to use the JPCUP website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the policy. The policy is subject to change without advance notice.

When changes are made, they will be posted on the JPCUP website. After changes have been posted, if you access and continue to use the JPCUP website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the new policy.


If you choose to use information on the JPCUP website, you do so at your sole responsibility. NIAD-QE shall assume no liability whatsoever for any damages or disadvantages incurred as a result of your use of this website, contents, materials or translations on this website, or information on linked websites.

Note that the contents and links on the JPCUP website are subject to change or deletion and that the provision of information could be suspended or discontinued without advance notice.


The information about universities or colleges on the JPCUP website is the copyright of each respective university or college that provided the information. All other information on this website, excluding that which is clearly the copyright of another entity, is the copyright or intellectual property of NIAD-QE.

All rights to the content on this website are reserved. Reproduction, alteration or duplication of content as well as its sale, publication or use in broadcasts, without the permission of the copyright holder is strictly prohibited. However, quoting of content on this website is permissible within the scope explicitly allowed by law.

Rights of Third Parties

For content or data that a third party holds copyrights or other rights for, it is the user’s responsibility to obtain consent for use from the third party unless there is explicit indication that the rights have already been cleared.

Linking to JPCUP website

In principle, organizations and individuals are free to establish links to the JPCUP website. However, links from websites such as the following will be rejected without exception:

  • Websites that may cause damage or disadvantage to NIAD-QE or a third party
  • Websites that may offend public order and standards of decency or lead to crime
  • Other websites that NIAD-QE deems as inappropriate

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Recommended Operating Environment

The following browsers are recommended for viewing the JPCUP website. If you use a browser not listed below, the website might not work properly.


OS Browser
Windows Google Chrome (latest version)
Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
Microsoft Edge (latest version)
Mac OS
Safari (latest version)

JavaScript: Enable

Screen resolution: 1024 × 768 pixels or higher


OS Browser
iOS Safari (latest version)
chrome (latest version)

JavaScript: Enable

Supplementary information on terms of use

JPCUP terms of use shall be interpreted and applied in accordance with the laws of Japan. In the event any dispute related to this Site, service, or these terms between the user and NIAD-QE arises, the dispute shall be addressed in good faith, working for a resolution that is satisfactory to both parties. Where a resolution is not reached through the above means and a judicial decision is desired, the Tokyo District Court of Japan shall have exclusive jurisdiction as the court of first instance.

* Information on this website pertaining to private universities and colleges is provided from a database belonging to the Promotion and Mutual Aid Corporation for Private Schools of Japan. Accordingly, the site policy of that organization applies to the said information.