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Best practices for locating and using Japanese visual images for teaching, research, and publications

Image Use Protocol Guide


This website is designed to give basic guidance to North American Japanese studies scholars who seek permissions for the use of Japanese images particularly in scholarly publications. Read more…

Table of Contents

                   Sample Cases - Sample cases presented with links to equivalent permission request letter template.

                   Right Holders - Who are right holders and how to contact them.

IUP Funders

The following funders enabled NCC’s IUP Task Force to carry out its mission. Toshiba International Foundation, Japan Foundation, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies at Harvard University, Shibusawa Eiichi Memorial Foundation, the Japan-US Friendship Commission, the University of Toronto Libraries, and International House of Japan Library. The Japan-US Friendship Commission’s generous ongoing support of NCC staff makes this and all other NCC programs possible.



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