About this site

This website is managed and operated by Public Relations Office of Hitotsubashi University

About links and copyrights

You can create links to the university’s pages that meet the following three conditions freely without any permission. It is not necessary to contact us before or after making links.

Pages that can be traced from the home page of
Pages whose URL starts with
Pages that do not have any specific condition related to links.

Please note that the contents and/or URLs may be changed or discontinued without prior notice.

As a general rule, the copyright is attributed to Hitotsubashi University.

Reprint and/or secondary use of the contents (text and/or images) on this website is strictly forbidden.

Creating a direct link from the images on this website is strictly forbidden.

Please contact the office below in advance when you would like to use any of the contents in this website for printing media, electronic media, and broadcasting, etc.

Contact: Public Relations Division,
Department of General Affairs, Hitotsubashi University
TEL  : +81-42-580-8032

Hitotsubashi University Privacy Policy

October 9, 2007

The Hitotsubashi University website (hereinafter referred to as “the Site”) is operated by Hitotsubashi University (hereinafter referred to as “the University”). The Site's Privacy Policy applies when a user of the Site makes use of the content provided by the University. Please read this Privacy Policy prior to using the Site. Users of the Site will be deemed to have understood the content of this Privacy Policy, and to have agreed to it. The University shall not bear responsibility for the handling of privacy-related information on external websites that are linked to from the Site. The University, in order to provide further protection to the personal information of users, as well as in conjunction with the establishment and amendment, etc., of laws and regulations, may make amendments to this Privacy Policy; please be sure to check the content of the latest version.

  1. Regarding the Provision of Personal Information
    1. The University, when a user files an application or inquiry, etc., by accessing the Site, may collect personal information by which an individual can be specified, including name, address, telephone number, and email address.
    2. When collecting personal information, we shall specify the purpose for the collection, and in addition, shall restrict the personal information that we collect to the range necessary.
  2. Regarding the Management and Protection of Personal Information
    1. The University has appointed a protection manager at the department handling personal information, and conducts appropriate management. In addition, the company is taking safety measures of an appropriate and reasonable level to not only prevent the external leaking of personal information, but also to protect against dangers including the loss, damage, tampering, and unauthorized external access of information; through this, the University is endeavoring to protect the personal information of users.
    2. The University may outsource the operation of a part of the functions and services of the Site to an external contractor; however, in such cases, the external contractor shall be obligated by contract to appropriately manage the personal information of users.
  3. Regarding the Use of Personal Information
    1. The use of personal information collected by the University shall be in compliance with this Privacy Policy, and within the range required for the achievement of the purpose of its collection.
    2. Statistical information by which an individual cannot be identified may be used as reference materials for the provision of improved services, as well as within the range of other legitimate purposes.
  4. Regarding the Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
    1. The University, with the exception of disclosure to a contractor or partner for the achievement of the purpose of the collection of the personal information, shall not disclose the personal information provided by users to any third party.
    2. The University, with the exception of where prescribed by law, shall not disclose personal information to a third party without obtaining the prior consent of the individual.
    3. In the event of personal information being provided based on the law, or in the event of business relating to the handling of personal information being outsourced to a third party, arrangements shall be made to ensure that said third party takes the appropriate measures to ensure the safety and to manage, etc., such personal information.
  5. Regarding Requests for the Disclosure, Correction, and Deletion of Personal Information
    1. The University, in the event of receiving a request for disclosure of their provided information from an individual user, shall disclose such information without delay, within a reasonable range based on the law.
    2. In the event of an individual user making a request for the correction or deletion of their personal information, such a correction or deletion shall be performed without delay, within a reasonable range based on the law.
    3. However, this shall not apply in the event of the University determining that this would infringe on the rights of a third party, or would interfere with the conducting of University business.
  6. Regarding Legal Compliance and Ongoing Review
    1. The University shall comply with laws, regulations and other rules concerning the protection of personal information, and shall endeavor to continuously review and improve the content of this Privacy Policy.

Hitotsubashi University Social Media Policy

January 22, 2019

Public Relations Office, Hitotsubashi University

  1. Account Information
    The Hitotsubashi University (hereinafter referred to as “the University”) official social media accounts subject to this Policy are as indicated below.
    ・Facebook For general users
    ・Facebook For current students
  2. Purpose
    The accounts have the objective of distributing news, notifications, and information, etc., relating to the University, as well as sound communication with people inside and outside the University.
  3. Operating Policy
    1. The information published on social media does not necessarily represent an official announcement or opinion of the University. Refer to the official website of the University for official announcements. (
    2. As a general rule, replies, etc., shall not be provided to comments, etc., made on social media.
  4. Disclaimer
    1. The University shall not bear responsibility for any act performed by a user through the use of information on the accounts.
    2. The University shall not bear responsibility for comments, etc., on accounts that are posted by users.
    3. The University shall not bear responsibility for difficulties and disputes entered into between users or a user and a third party in relation to an account.
    4. Copyright, etc., to comment posts shall be attributable to the user who made said post, however, by making such a post, the user shall be deemed to have granted a license to the University for the worldwide, non-exclusive use of the posted content at no charge, and to have agreed not to exercise copyright, etc., against the University.
  5. Deletion, Etc., of Posts by Users
    As a general rule, posts from users shall not be deleted. However, please be advised that there may be cases where posts that fall applicable under any of the following items are deleted.
    1. Posts with content that are contrary to laws and regulations, etc., or suspected of this.
    2. Posts that slander a specific individual or organization, etc.
    3. Posts with a political or religious objective.
    4. Posts that violate an intellectual property right of the University or a third party, including copyright, trade mark rights, and portrait rights.
    5. Posts with the objective of advertising, promoting, soliciting, business activities, or other commercial goals.
    6. Posts that discriminate by race, thought, or creed, etc., that encourage such discrimination, or which violate public order or are contrary to public morals.
    7. Posts with fraudulent or false content, or that merely spread rumor or encourage the spreading of rumor.
    8. Posts that violate privacy, such as by specifying, disclosing, or leaking personal information without the consent of the individual.
    9. Posts that impersonate another user or a third party, etc.
    10. Malicious programs, etc.
    11. Inappropriate posts, such as those including obscene expressions.
    12. Posts that modify all or a part of content published by the University.
    13. Posts that are not related to the content published by the University.
    14. Other posts containing information deemed inappropriate by the University or links to websites containing such content, etc.
  6. Regarding Copyright

    The content on such accounts may not be republished, etc., without the permission of the University, with the exception of acts permitted under the Copyright Act, such as for personal use or quotation. When making a quotation, etc., please be sure to identify the source by an appropriate method.

  7. Notification and Amendment, Etc., of Operating Policy
    The content of this Policy is published on the University's official website. In addition, this Policy is subject to change as necessary, without prior notice.

Public Relations Division,
Department of General Affairs, Hitotsubashi University
TEL  : +81-42-580-8032

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