Privacy Policy

This website (, including the services offered on it (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Website”), is provided and operated by Okinawa Prefecture (hereinafter referred to as “we” or “us”).

This Website handles the collection, use and management of personal information appropriately and securely in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Ordinance of Okinawa Prefecture and other applicable laws and regulations.

1. What is personal information?

Personal information on this Website refers to identifiable information of a specific individual in part or by collation with the other information such as name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, hobbies, preferences, family structure, etc. obtained from an inquiry email, voluntary questionnaires, web analytics technologies, etc.

2. Collection of personal information

When we collect personal information on this website, in principle, the personal information shall be collected with the user’s consent, the purpose of such collection shall be clearly specified as follows, and the scope of such collection shall be restricted to the scope necessary to achieve that purpose.

(1) Responding to your inquiries

When you make inquiries to us by email or over the phone and we respond to the inquiries, we collect your personal information such as your contact details (e.g., your name, email address, telephone number), the information you requested from us, and our response, based on the ground that such processing of your personal information is necessary for the purpose of providing you with the information you request from us.

(2) Surveying on this Website usage

When you visit, browse and interact with this Website, we collect your personal information, including your source IP address, browser type/version, operating system/version, the pages served, time, your approximate location (countries), the preceding page views (what web page you come from) and other technical data about your usage of this Website, including unique identifiers (Device Identifiers) by which we could identify the web browser you use to access this Website. We refer to the categories of data described above collectively as the “Automatically Collected Data”.

We analyze the Automatically Collected Data to obtain insights about the usage of this Website, including the demographic composition of our audience and the popularity of each page, item, and article. These insights help us provide contents that better fit with the demand from our audience. Such processing of your personal information is based on the ground that it is necessary for the purpose of serving you better by improving this Website but is by no means aimed at profiling you in order to personalize contents shown to you on the website according to your profile.

(3) Improving this Website security

In addition to the purpose (2) above, we monitor this Website and analyze the Automatically Collected Data in order to detect and prevent unlawful use and security breach of this Website on the ground that such processing is necessary for the purpose of protecting you and this Website from any security threat.

(4) Facilitating your interaction with social network services

When you click on the social buttons placed on this Website, we enable you to share your favorite items or articles along with your comments thereof with your friends on your social network timelines (Facebook, Twitter and Pocket). Such processing is based on the ground of your consent. When you voluntarily share items and articles by clicking on the social buttons, we deem that you give us consent to our facilitating such sharing.

3. Cookie and similar technologies

We and certain third parties deploy cookies and other similar technologies on this Website, where we use data processing or storing capabilities of your browser or we read data from your browser, in order to collect some of the Automatically Collected Data for the purposes described above. Except where the use of these technologies is strictly necessary to provide you with the services you requested, we ask for your prior consent thereto. You can, at any time, withdraw your consent or customize your cookie settings.

4. Access log collection and analysis

We use Google Analytics to collect and analyze access logs. Google Analytics uses cookies to collect access logs without personally identifiable information. Access logs obtained using Google Analytics are managed in accordance with Google's Privacy Policy ( In addition, this Website enables the advertising features of Google Analytics including demographic and interest reporting.
We also combine and use first-party cookies (such as Google Analytics cookies) or other first-party IDs with third-party cookies or other third-party IDs to analyze the age group, gender, and interests of visitors to this Website.
If you want to opt out of Google Analytics advertising features, please change your browser settings or use the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on (

5. Restrictions on the use and provision of personal information

We will not use or provide to a third party the collected personal information beyond the purpose of collection, except as provided in the Personal Information Protection Ordinance of Okinawa Prefecture and other applicable laws and regulations.
Under an exception as provided in the laws and regulations, we may provide personal information to an external contractor in the event that work within the scope stipulated in Article 2 is outsourced upon entering a nondisclosure agreement with the subject contractor. In addition, we may disclose personal information in the event that information is requested by a court, public prosecutor’s office, police, or any other authority in compliance with the law.

6. Management of personal information

We will prevent leakage, loss, falsification, etc. of the collected personal information and take necessary and appropriate action for the security control of personal information.

7. Your rights regarding your personal information

We accept your requests to disclose, make a correction of, or cease utilization of your personal information in accordance with the Personal Information Protection Ordinance of Okinawa Prefecture and other applicable laws and regulations.

8. Changes of our privacy policy

We may change our privacy policy at any time and will notify the changes on this Website.

9. How to contact us

If you have any queries or requests about your personal information, please contact us at the following address:

Okinawa Prefecture Goverment
Address: 1-2-2 Izumizaki, Naha, Okinawa 900-8570
Tel: +81-98-866-2333