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Thanks for visiting I HATE legal stuff, but I've been informed this page is necessary. These Terms of Use govern your use of this website. By using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. If you do not agree to any of the following, please do not use this site.


The content of, other than 3rd party content described below or submissions by guest users, including but not limited to visual, audio, or downloadable content, are copyrighted © by and is protected under U.S. and international laws. All rights are reserved. The reproduction, permanent storage, or retransmission of any content from this site is prohibited without prior written consent.

This website may contain some 3rd party copyrighted material, the use of which may have been impossible to obtain prior authorization from the actual copyright owners. This would apply primarily to images & photos submitted by my visitors and/or which are believed to be public domain and/or which are for not-for-profit, news reporting, or educational purposes which I believe constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material, as provided for in Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 of the US Copyright Law.

This site in no way wishes to infringe on anyone's copyright. It is my policy to make every effort to respect the copyrights of outside parties. Where available, information about the photographer, copyright holder(s), and ways to purchase the original product have been displayed to the greatest extent possible.

If you believe that your copyright has been misused, please contact me and I will remove the picture(s) as soon as I receive your message. Please be as detailed as possible when contacting me, as to the picture's description, site URL where the picture is displayed, reasons why you think the copyright has been violated, etc. Any copyright matter will be resolved immediately.


Product names, logos, brands, marks, and other trademarks featured or referred to within are the property of their respective trademark holders. All known trademarks are capitalized on this site. These trademark holders are not affiliated with They do not sponsor or endorse this site or its materials.

Affiliates is a participant in various affiliate advertising programs designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by linking to the advertiser websites. is not endorsed by these advertising companies.

In accordance with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) disclosure requirements, it should be stated that receives direct monetary compensation (albeit a very SMALL amount) smiley from links to some of these outside websites. For example, as an Amazon Associate I earn a few coins from purchases of my ebooks shown on each page of my site.


This site and all electronic products created by are provided for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice on any subject matter. This website/author does not accept any responsibility for any loss which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site.

Every effort has been made to verify the content of this website and any electronic products, including but not limited to ebooks, newsletters/ezines, pdfs, etc., that are made available. This website and its creator accept no liability and will not assume responsibility for any omissions, errors, or inaccuracies in the content. is dedicated to helping others enjoy the beauty of Japan and other parts of Asia and all content is written to be as accurate as possible. But all info can quickly become outdated, particularly details related to climbing Japan's highest peaks. No warranty or implied warranty is granted and all information and content on this website is provided on an "AS IS" basis. Any use of the information provided on this website by the author or submissions from guest authors/site visitors is to be used at your own risk. and the creator accept no responsibility or liability to any person or organization with respect to any damage or loss arising from the information available on this website. It is the responsibility of the users of this website to confirm the currency and validity of all information offered on this website.

Disclaimer does not make any express or implied warranties, representations or endorsements whatsoever, including, without limitation, the implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, with regard to the website, the materials, any products, information or service provided through the website, or any sites listed therein, and the website will not be liable for any cost or damage arising either directly or indirectly from any such transaction.

This website does not warrant that it will be uninterrupted or error-free or that defects in it will be corrected. In no event will the website or its members, managers, officers, employees, agents, or the assigns of same be liable for:
  1. any incidental, consequential or indirect damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of profits, business interruption, loss of programs or information, and the like, arising out of the use of or inability to use this website, the materials or any information, or transactions provided on the website or downloaded from the website, even if the website or its authorized representatives have been advised of the possibility of such damages, or
  2. any claim attributable to errors, omissions, or other inaccuracies in the website, the materials and/or listings or information downloaded through the website.


You agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless this website and its members, managers, officers, employees, agents, and the assigns of same, from and against any and all loss, costs, expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses, claims, damages, and liabilities related to or associated with your use of this website and any violation of this disclaimer or privacy policy.

Use of this Site

You are responsible for your use of this site. Harassment or violation of any law or regulation in any manner or form on this site, including via email, posts, or submissions of any kind, such as obscene or abusive language, is strictly forbidden. Impersonation of others is prohibited.

You may not upload to, distribute, or otherwise publish through this site any content which is libelous, defamatory, obscene, threatening, invasive of privacy or publicity rights, abusive, illegal, or otherwise objectionable which may constitute or encourage a criminal offense, violate the rights of any party, or which may otherwise give rise to liability or violate any law.

You may not upload commercial content on the site or use the site to solicit others to join or become members of any other commercial online service or other organization.


Any submission received by email, form, or any other manner that is deemed in violation of this Terms of Use is subject to be edited and/or deleted in part or full by the owner of this site, its employees, or by an approved third party, such as a site moderator. I am not required to post, display, or distribute any submissions to this site.

I may refuse to accept or post any submissions at any time. All submissions, whether publicly posted or privately transmitted, are the sole responsibility of the person posting the submission. I may not monitor or control submissions and I cannot take responsibility for submissions. Any use or reliance on any submission posted on this site is at your own risk.

By sending a submission, you acknowledge that you own all rights to your submission or, alternatively, that you have the right to give me the license to use the submission. You also promise that you have paid and will pay in full all fees or other payments related to the use of your submission.

Finally, you acknowledge that your submission does not infringe on the intellectual property rights, privacy rights, or other legal rights of any third party. You also agree that by sending a submission, it may be used by this site without compensation to you.

Your Consent

Your use of any information provided on this website, in newsletters issued by this site, products directly on this site, products downloaded from this site, links to other websites on this site, submissions by site users, or any other connection with this site, is solely at your own risk.


I always welcome and appreciate your feedback and suggestions about this site. You understand that I cannot necessarily respond to or implement all feedback or suggestions, but if I do, you understand that I may use them without compensation to you.

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