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Copyright of contents: texts, images such as pictures, illustrations, or information on the site belongs to The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ), except for a part of contents provided by its affiliated parties. Reprint, copy, translation, selling or broadcasting of the contents without permission is prohibited by law with the exception of ‘Private Use’ or ‘Citation’ under copyright law.


We, The Iron and Steel Institute of Japan (ISIJ), are not responsible for any activity, damages nor losses based on the information on our site. The linked sites/pages from our site are operated by other institutions in compliance with their own policies, and thus, we are not concerned with them.


Please consult with our secretariat if you want to create a link to our site, or publish some of the contents of our site in a publication, CD or DVD published by institutions outside of ISIJ.

We may not permit links if they can be any harm to our business or reputation. Links should be directed to our top page.


Generally, personal information collected by the site will be only used for the purposes informed in advance and will not be used for other purposes. However, we may use the information in a form that individuals cannot identified, such as in statistics.


Our web site uses a very reliable cryptocommunication technology called *SSL, in transmitting data which should be protected such as personal information entered by users.

*SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security structure provided by a two-way authentication using digital signature and encrypted communication to protect communications between users and our server. Personal information entered by users is safely protected from outsiders with this technology.

Cookies policies

The use of cookies

Our site uses cookies in order to improve our service and to provide more appropriate service to our customers.

What are cookies?

Cookies refer to a device which stores information that you have visited and viewed our site in your computer (or devices that can be connected to the Internet such as smartphones and tablets).Cookies enable us to obtain information, such as the dates your computer has visited our web site, the number of visits and the pages that are visited.

Information about you which we have collected through cookies is treated as personal information.

As to how we treat personal information, please refer to our privacy policies.

You can disable cookies by changing your browser’s setting. You can still view our site even if cookies are disabled, but there is possibility that some functions may not work properly.

What do we use cookies for

We use cookies to analyze how our customers use our web site so that we can further develop our site.

One of the cookies we use is a session cookie, which is maintained until you close your browser. Other cookies are persistent cookies which are continuously stored in your computer.

How to reject or delete cookies

If you wish to reject or delete cookies, you can do so by setting your browser to reject or delete cookies which you have set.For details as to how to perform this, please refer to the help page of your browser.

As to how to use cookies and how to reject/delete cookies on the smartphone’s browser, please refer to the manual of your device.You can still view our site, even if cookies are disabled, but please be aware that some functions may not work properly.