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"Memories of Metropolis-Tokyo" show you vivid images of the history and culture of Tokyo from the Tokyo-related documents in the collection of Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library. It contains not only the postcards published from the Meiji era to the early Showa but also the images in the documents issued by Tokyo-fu and Tokyo City.

Applicable laws and court of jurisdiction

Interpretation and application of this Site Policy and all use of this website shall adhere to the laws of Japan unless otherwise specified. All disputes arising in connection with the use of this website shall be subject in the first instance to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court.

1 Protection of personal information (Privacy Policy)

This website collects personal information from its users to the extent necessary to smoothly administer its services (provision of information on the website, reception of user opinions, etc.). The collection, use, and management of personal information on this website is based on the "Tokyo Metropolitan Government Ordinance for the Protection of Personal Information" (Dec. 21, 1990, Ordinance No. 113. Hereinafter "the Ordinance for the Protection of Personal Information"). As the owners and administrators of this website work to create a homepage that can be used in safety and security by all, personal information will be properly handled in the following manner.

2 Definition

"Personal information" refers to addresses, names, phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and other personally identifying information provided via use of this website to the Tokyo Metropolitan Library.

3 Scope

This Policy applies only to this website and does not apply to sites linked by this website. The handling of information on the linked websites is the responsibility of the respective websites' relevant organizations.

4 Collection of personal information

All personal information collected by the Tokyo Municipal Government via this website is, as a general rule, voluntarily provided by users (registration). The objective for any collection of personal information will be clearly stated. The collection of personal information will be conducted only to the extent necessary to achieve the clearly stated objective.

5 Restrictions on the use of personal information

Personal information provided (registered) by users will be used within the scope of the objectives for collection, clearly declared in advance of the collection. This personal information will absolutely not be used within the relevant Tokyo Metropolitan Library for purposes outside the scope of the collection objective, nor will this personal information be provided to anyone outside of the Tokyo Metropolitan Library, excluding exceptions established in the Ordinance for the Protection of Personal Information.

However, statistical data on user attributes, etc., obtained through the operation of this website may be publicly published, but this data absolutely will not contain personal information.

6 Management of personal information

This website's administrators will strictly manage all collected personal information and take proper measures to prevent leakage, misuse, and alteration.The task of administrator for this website may be contracted to an external party. This contractor will also take proper measures in an identical manner to that described above.

7 All other (non-personal) user information

This website automatically collects information on Internet domain names, IP addresses, and the user environment in which the website is viewed (hereinafter referred to as "the user environment").

Use of the information collected from visitors to this website is limited to those activities intended to improve the usability of this website and will only be used for that purpose. However, statistical access data and user environment data for this website may be publicly published.


1 Copyrights

The website and its contents are owned and operated by Tokyo Metropolitan Library. Unauthorized duplication, reproduction or re-use of the materials on this website is prohibited, although "reproduction for private use," "quotation," and other special exceptions are permitted under copyright law.

2 Use of image

When you want to use some images by publishing, television broadcasting, or electric mediums, apply to the form of use of image after confirming "About the Use of Image".

3 Access to the original material

The original materials displayed on this website are kept in the Tokyo Room of the Tokyo Metropolitan Central Library. However, access to some materials is restricted to preserve them.

4 Links

Links to the top page of this website, both commercial and noncommercial, are freely permitted in principle. Please observe the rules below:

The contents and the URL of this website may be changed without prior notice. Please understand this prior to using the website.

Technical matters

1 Recommended environment

The following browsers are recommended for the safest and most pleasant experience using this website:

2 Technology used

(1) Cookie
This site utilizes cookies for the purpose of achieving a more convenient viewing experience and continuously improving this website. It is possible for the user to decline cookies through the use of appropriate browser settings. Disabling cookies in this way will not hinder the use of this website in any major way.
(2) JavaScript
Portions of this website use JavaScript to achieve a more comfortable user experience. Failure to activate JavaScript in your browser may result in an inability to properly view or use this website.
(3) SSL
This website uses SSL encryption on a portion of its services to improve its security level. To use the relevant services, a browser that supports 128-bit SSL encryption is required. The use of such a browser will automatically encrypt data that the user inputs, sends, and receives, such as the user's name, address, phone number, and other personal information. In the unlikely event that any transmission of this data is intercepted by a third party, there is no fear that the transmission's contents will be stolen. Additionally, the use of a firewall may prevent some users from accessing this website.
(4) PDF
The Adobe Reader from Adobe Systems Incorporated is required to view files in the PDF file format. Download the latest version of Adobe Reader if it is not installed on your system or the contents of this website are displayed incorrectly.
The Adobe Flash Player from Adobe Systems Incorporated is required to view contents that use FLASH. Download the latest version of the Adobe Flash Player if it is not installed on your system or the contents of this website are displayed incorrectly.


Information given in this website is provided as accurately as possible. However, Tokyo Metropolitan Library shall accept no responsibility for any results of its usage.

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