2. Site Policy

Site Policy

The Art Research Center website http://www.arc.ritsumei.ac.jp/ is operated by the Ritsumeikan Art Research Center (ARC).
This main purpose of this website is to publish the activities and research results of the ARC, its researchers and staff, and related organizations and institutions.

Assurance and Limitation of Liability

The user of this website is responsible for the use of any content.
The ARC is not responsible or liable in any way for damages caused by accessing this website or linked websites or by the use of information obtained from this website or other linked websites. The ARC also does not provide any descriptions concerning whether any content available on this website is compatible with the computer and network systems used by the user. Access to the website is at the user's discretion and any use of this website will be the responsibility of the user.

*Announcements of events, grants, openings and other information are updated constantly. However, outdated information may still remain online due to delays and other factors. Anyone wishing to participate in an event or apply for a grant or a position is kindly asked to pay close attention to all dates including deadlines and times.

Applicable Laws

This website is administered by the ARC. The user of this website must agree to follow Japanese laws concerning the use of this website, regardless of where it is accessed from and differences with their own legal principles.


No part of this website, including texts, papers, photographs, illustrations, videos and other media may be duplicated, modified, reposted or distributed without authorization. The ARC reserves all rights to the website and its contents. All contents including texts, papers, photographs, illustrations, videos and other media available on this website are protected by Japanese copyright laws and international conventions such as the Bern Convention.


An overview of the main contents on this website is shown in the Sitemap page. A link to the Sitemap is available at the top of every page.
Link to the Sitemap


The user may, as a basic rule, freely link to this website, provided that it is not for profit-making and certain conditions such as non-use of frames are met. However, direct links are prohibited.

System Requirements

The following OS and browsers are recommended for best browsing of the website.

OS and Browsers

This website has been designed primarily for Windows.

We recommend accessing from a PC running Windows XP or above and using Internet Explorer 8 or above, Firefox 3.6 or above, Google Chrome 6 or above, or Safari 5 or above.
*Accessing this website using Internet Explorer 7 or below may cause content not to show properly. Please ensure you have the latest version or use one of the other browsers mentioned.


This website includes contents that include videos and PDF files. The following plug-ins are required for viewing such contents and can be downloaded from the linked websites.


This website uses JavaScript for some contents. We recommend setting your browser to allow JavaScript when browsing the website.

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