Website Accessibility Policy

The Nippon Foundation is making the utmost effort to ensure and enhance the accessibility of its official website in accordance with “JIS X 8341-3:2016 Guidelines for older persons and persons with disabilities – Information and communications equipment, software and services – Part 3: Web content.” JIS stands for “Japanese Industrial Standards”.

Scope of compliance

The entire The Nippon Foundation official website:

  • Excluding employment information pages (

Targeted compliance level

JIS X8341-3:2016 Level AA

Known issues

Video Content

We provide captions and sign language (prerecorded) for the audio information included in videos so that our audience can understand our videos even in circumstances where it is not possible to hear the audio or play the audio out loud.The accessibility of content on the Nippon Foundation official website, however, is insufficient in some areas.


The following items are deemed exceptions owing to the difficulty of meeting the success criteria as of June 2022:

  • Graphics content for which the original data no longer exists (and therefore cannot be modified)
  • Video content
  • Some content in PDF format
  • Some content provided by external services

Test results

Testing period Test results Level achieved
March 2016 Key 46 web pages (including 10 PDF files): Individual-page basis A
May 2016 All web pages except for the following categories (and excluding content deemed as exemptions): All-page basis
August 2016 Web pages in the News category (excluding content deemed as exemptions): All-page basis AA
August 2019 All web pages: All-page basis AA

Policy update history

  • April 1, 2016: Website Accessibility Policy released
  • April 1, 2016: Test results (individual-page basis) for the key 46 web pages (including 10 PDF files) released
  • June 1, 2016: Test results for all web pages with the exception of the following categories released (all-page basis)
  • August 1, 2016: Test results for web pages in the News category released (all-page basis)
  • August 30, 2019: Test results for all pages with the exception of the following category released together with new official website design
  • June 30, 2022: Added known issues and updated exceptions (target: video content)


Planning & Communications Divison
The Nippon Foundation

  • Address:1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8404
  • Phone:+81-(0)3-6229-5131
  • Fax:+81-(0)3-6229-5130