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The terms of use below apply to the entire content of this website. Please be advised that RIKEN may update these terms from time to time without notice and any changes will be effective immediately.

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All text, photographs, diagrams, and other materials on this website are copyrighted by RIKEN unless explicitly specified otherwise on the website. It is prohibited to use, reproduce, or modify any of the material without RIKEN's permission.


If you want to reproduce contents from this website, fill in the Borrowing and Reproduction Request Form/Request Form and e-mail it to koho_temp [at] ml.riken.jp.


Links that might mislead users about the sources of information are not permitted. Please clearly indicate it is a link to a RIKEN webpage. Links from the following types of website are strictly forbidden:

  • commercial websites or websites for soliciting customers that have no relation to RIKEN;
  • websites that contain contents intended to libel, defame, or damage the reputation of RIKEN or other persons or organizations;
  • websites that infringe or might infringe upon the intellectual property rights, property, privacy, or other rights of RIKEN or other persons or organizations; and
  • other websites that RIKEN judges unsuitable, for example websites that violate laws or public order and morals, and websites that might hinder the operation of the RIKEN website.

Conditions of Use

(Includes conditions of use for the X account)

Use of information or data from this website is undertaken at the user's own risk. RIKEN takes no responsibility for any direct or indirect damage that may arise through the use of this information or data. RIKEN is not responsible for the contents of external websites that are linked to from this website. Any or all of this website may be changed, deleted, or removed without notice.

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RIKEN issues regular updates to its X account at @riken_en.

Please understand that RIKEN does not respond to posts or direct messages sent to the above account, and does not follow other users back. To get in touch, please email us at: pr [at] riken.jp.