1. Use of Google Analytics

This Website uses Google Analytics, an access analysis tool provided by Google LLC, to collect access-related statistics in order to improve our services and enhance this Website.
Google Analytics collects website usage data (e.g., user access information, web traffic, browser environment, IP address, etc.) through the use of cookies issued by this Website. These cookies are utilized in accordance with the Privacy Policy and Terms of Service of Google.
The data collected will only be used for the purposes of analyzing the usage of this Website, improving our services, preparing reports for the site operators, as well as for other purposes related to the provision of services. (Reports for site operators entail the use of cookies to count the number of users on this Website on a browser-by-browser basis. To this end, IP addresses are used to determine the geographical distribution (e.g., country, state/prefecture, city, etc.) of visitors to this Website based on the analytical capabilities of Google Analytics.)
Please refer to the Google Analytics website for more information on the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy of Google Analytics.
If you wish to prevent information from being submitted via Google Analytics, please use a browser extension that disables data collection supported by Google.

2. About the Use of Cookies

This site uses cookies to store information in users' browsers and to obtain information from browsers. The information that is retrieved may include information about users, preference settings, and devices, and is used to operate the site in the manner expected by users. The retrieved information cannot be used to identify users, but is used to enable users of the site to obtain more appropriate information and to facilitate access for frequent users of the site. This site respects users' privacy and allows users to opt out of the use of cookies, in whole or in part. Detailed information may be viewed and default settings of the site may be changed by clicking a category name. Please note that, depending on the type of cookie, blocking cookies may affect the usability of the site and may affect the information service content that the site is able to offer.

The role of cookies on this site

On this site, cookies enable the counting of visitors and the sources of traffic, which in turn aids in improving site performance. As an example, cookies aid the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and this site in recognizing the most and least popular pages on the site, and in understanding how users move about the site. This in turn has effects that include enabling quick access to the articles of greatest interest to users. Anonymity is preserved for all information collected on this site through cookies. If a user does not consent to the use of cookies on this site, the site will not remember the user on the user's next visit, which may result in inconvenience for the user when attempting to visit the same articles again.

Necessity of cookies

Cookies are necessary for the proper functioning of this site, and cannot be switched off within the user's system. Cookies are normally set only in response to user actions that correspond to requests for service, including privacy settings, login, and form entry. Users are able to set their browsers to block or issue warnings of cookies, but this may result in some parts of the site not functioning properly. The site's cookies do not store any information allowing personal identification of users.

Cookies for marketing and cookies for targeted advertising

Cookies for these purposes are used to retrieve browsing status for this site and activity across the website. By obtaining IP addresses, these cookies may retrieve information about the types of device and web browser used by accessing users, along with information that allows analysis of the interests and preferences of accessing users. These cookies are used to deliver advertisements on this site, etc. related to users' interests, and to deliver this site's e-mail newsletters. For similar purposes, this information may be provided to contractors of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other third parties. Users can configure their browsers to disable cookie functionality; however, please note that this may prevent the website from operating properly.

Functions of cookies

Due to the nature of the site's information provision service that offers appropriate information suited to users, selections by users (user name, language, region of access, etc.) are recorded in this site by its cookies. Cookie information may be kept even following a browsing session on the site and transmitted to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, only as a necessary means to provide the services of the site. Please be assured that cookie information on the site does not include information that can be used to identify individual users, is anonymized, and cannot be used to track users' browsing status on other websites.

Please contact the following with any inquiries regarding cookie information on the site.

Address: Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No. 1, Nishi-shinjuku 2-8-1, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
Department in charge: Planning Section, Strategic Public Relations Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Email: S0014901@section.metro.tokyo.jp

3. Web accessibility

(1) This Website is committed to improving web accessibility in line with the recommendations of the JIS X 8341-3:2016 standard, "Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities -Information and communications equipment, software, and services- Part 3: Web content" (revised on March 22nd, 2016).
(2) This Website aims to achieve the AA or A web accessibility levels for the respective items, with the exception of certain exclusions.

4. Evaluation of web accessibility

(1) The web accessibility of this Website will be tested once a year based on the JIS X 8341-3:2016 standard. The results of the test will be published on this Website.
(2) The scope of the test shall include all pages under this Website ( https://www.tokyoupdates.metro.tokyo.lg.jp )
(3) The evaluation will be conducted by selecting multiple pages using random and non-random methods based on the "JIS X 8341-3:2016 Testing Guidelines."

5. Exclusions

Various external social media content linked from this Website, as well as pages containing on-site search results, will be excluded from the test.

6. Web content technologies relied upon

HTML 5 / CSS 3 / JavaScript / jQuery / Bootstrap4

7. Accessibility criteria checklist

Section Success criteria Level Applicability Passed Remarks
1.1.1For "Non-text Content"AApplicablePassed
1.2.1For "Prerecorded Audio-only and Video-only"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
1.2.2For "Captions (Prerecorded)"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
1.2.3For "Audio Description or Media Alternative (Prerecorded)"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
1.3.1For "Information and Relationships"AApplicablePassed
1.3.2For "Meaningful Sequence"AApplicablePassed
1.3.3For "Sensory Characteristics"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
1.4.1For "Use of Color"AApplicablePassed
1.4.2For "Audio Control"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
2.1.1For "Keyboard"AApplicablePassed
2.1.2For "No Keyboard Trap"AApplicablePassed
2.2.1For "Timing Adjustable"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
2.2.2For "Pause, Stop, Hide"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
2.3.1For "Three Flashes and Below Threshold"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
2.4.1For "Bypass Blocks"AApplicablePassed
2.4.2For "Page Titled"AApplicablePassed
2.4.3For "Focus Order"AApplicablePassed
2.4.4For "Link Purpose (In Context)"AApplicablePassed
3.1.1For "Language of Page"AApplicablePassed
3.2.1For "On Focus"ANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
3.2.2For "On Input"AApplicablePassed
3.3.1For "Error Identification"AApplicablePassed
3.3.2For "Labels or Instructions"AApplicablePassed
4.1.1For "Parsing"AApplicablePassed
4.1.2For "Name, Role, Value"AApplicablePassed
1.2.4For "Captions (Live)"AANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
1.2.5For "Audio Description (Prerecorded)"AANot applicablePassedNo applicable content
1.4.3For "Contrast (Minimum)"AAApplicablePassed
1.4.4For "Resize text"AAApplicablePassed
1.4.5For "Images of Text"AAApplicablePassed
2.4.5For "Multiple Ways"AAApplicablePassed
2.4.6For "Headings and Labels"AAApplicablePassed
2.4.7For "Focus Visible"AAApplicablePassed
3.1.2For "Language of Parts"AAApplicablePassed
3.2.3For "Consistent Navigation"AAApplicablePassed
3.2.4For "Consistent Identification"AAApplicablePassed
3.3.3For "Error Suggestion"AAApplicablePassed
3.3.4For "Error Prevention (Legal, Financial, Data)"AANot applicablePassedNo applicable content

8. Site Requirements

The following browsers are recommended for a safer and better experience of this website.

on Microsoft Windows, the latest versions of

  • Microsoft Edge
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
on Mac OS, the latest versions of
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Apple Safari
on smartphones,
  • iOS: the latest version of Safari
  • Android: the latest version of Google Chrome

9. Test Period

March 16th to March 19th, 2021