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Welcome to WAMI!

WAMI provides information on Japanese food ingredients, recipes, culture and lifestyle to readers around the world. As a media outlet, we aim to provide our users with reliable and valuable information without relying on average or biased information provided by the government or manufacturers. We hope to enrich the lives of as many people as possible, from food professionals to ordinary consumers, by providing them with a deeper knowledge and understanding of Japanese food and culture. We have established the WAMI Terms of Use in the hope that all users will use WAMI in an enjoyable and comfortable manner and enjoy Japanese food more.
Please be sure to read these “WAMI Terms of Use” before using WAMI, as they apply to all users.

About these Terms of Use

The “WAMI Terms of Use” set forth the terms and conditions of use for all services provided by Bravoworks.Inc on our website. By using this service, the user is deemed to have agreed to these Terms of Use and to have formed a contract for the use of this service, the contents of which are governed by these Terms of Use.
The Company may change these Terms of Use without obtaining the prior consent of the user when permitted by the Civil Code (Law No. 89 of 1896) or other laws and regulations.
Even if any provision of these Terms of Use is determined to be invalid, in whole or in part, pursuant to applicable laws and regulations, the invalid portions of such provisions and other provisions of these Terms of Use shall remain valid. If any part of these Terms of Use is held invalid or revoked with respect to a particular user, the Terms of Use shall remain valid with respect to all other users.
The failure of the Company to exercise or enforce any of the rights set forth in these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such rights.


Terms used in these Terms of Use shall have the meanings set forth in the following items.
User” means any person who uses the Service, regardless of whether or not he/she has registered as a user.
Registered User” means a person who uses the Service (including not only free functions but also services provided by paid functions) after completing the user registration procedures. “Registrant” means any person who uses the Service (including services provided by paid functions as well as free functions) after completing the user registration procedures.
User Registration” means registration with the Company as a user of the Service.
Password” means a string of letters and numbers used to identify the registrant, which the registrant registered during the registration process or changed after registration.
Registered Information” means the nickname, e-mail address, password, date of birth, and any other information registered by the Registrant at the time of the User’s registration process.
Notified Information” means any information other than the Registration Information that the Registrant notified to the Company, such as name, telephone number, credit card number, etc.

Acquired Information” refers to all information about a user that is acquired by the Company, including the user’s IP address, usage status, history, location information, terminal used, and the fact that a credit card payment could not be made, other than Registered Information and Notified Information.
Personal Information” shall mean “Personal Information” as defined in the Act on the Protection of Personal Information.

User Registration

The Service may be used without user registration, but user registration is required to use certain services or functions of the Service.
A user who wishes to register as a user (hereinafter referred to as “applicant”) is required to agree to these Terms of Use and follow the prescribed registration procedures. The user who wishes to register as a user (hereinafter referred to as the “Applicant”) shall agree to the Terms of Service and complete the registration procedures as prescribed by the Company.
When the applicant completes the registration procedures described in the preceding paragraph, the Company will perform the necessary confirmation of the details of the application entered through the registration procedures described in the preceding paragraph. User registration is completed when the Company accepts the applicant’s application. However, after reviewing the details of the application, the Company may, at its discretion, deny user registration if any of the following apply.
The applicant is a person who has been punished by the Company for violating the Terms of Service in the past.
The Company deems the applicant to be inappropriate for any other reason.
In addition to the preceding paragraph, regardless of whether user registration is made before or after the fact, we will examine the contents of the application or registration information of the applicant or registrant, and if we determine that any of the following items apply, we may, at our discretion, not accept or terminate the user registration.
The applicant or registrant does not exist.
When there is a willful misrepresentation in the application or registration information.
The applicant or registrant is under 13 years of age.
The Company otherwise deems the applicant or registrant’s user registration to be inappropriate.

Management of Registration Information, etc.

The Company shall not be liable for any disadvantage or damage incurred by the registrant due to inaccurate or false registration information.
The registrant shall be responsible for managing the information used to log in to the service.
If we confirm that the information sent at the time of login to the Service matches the registered information by the prescribed method, we will consider such login to be the login of the genuine registrant and the use of the Service by the registrant.

Handling of Personal Information, etc.

The Company shall handle personal information obtained by the Company in an appropriate manner in accordance with the “Service Privacy Policy” separately stipulated.
When using the Service, Users agree that personal information obtained from them may be provided to third parties in accordance with the provisions of the “Service Privacy Policy” regarding the provision of personal information obtained by the Company to third parties.
Users agree that their nicknames, icon pictures, etc. may be displayed on the Site for the purpose of identification between users.

Changes in Notified Information, Cancellation of User Registration, etc.

The registrant shall promptly notify the Company of any change in the submitted information in accordance with the procedures prescribed by the Company. In the absence of such notification, the Company shall assume that there has been no change in the submitted information.
The Company shall not be liable for any delay or failure to receive or deliver notices or other information due to a registrant’s failure to notify the Company of a change in his/her registration information.
A registrant may cancel his/her user registration by following the cancellation procedure prescribed by the Company.
If a user cancels his/her registration, access to purchased paid content and members-only content will become unavailable. Please note that even if you re-register after deregistration, you will not be able to access the purchased paid content or members-only content, and you will be required to purchase them again.

Prohibition of Assignment, etc.

The registrant may not assign its rights to the service to any third party, or grant a pledge or other security interest in the service.

Communication or Notification

We will contact or notify the registrant by any method we deem appropriate. When our communication or notification reaches the telephone number, e-mail address, or other contact address included in the submitted information, the registrant shall be deemed to have received our communication or notification.
Except as otherwise provided in these Terms of Use, users shall contact the Company by using the Contact Form. The Company does not accept telephone contacts or visits.

Suspension of the Service, etc.

In the event of any of the following events, the Company may temporarily suspend the provision of all or part of the Service without prior notice to the user.
  • ・In the event of periodic maintenance and inspection of the communication equipment used to provide the Service, or in the event of an emergency.
  • ・In the event that provision of the Service becomes impossible due to fire, power outage, etc.
  • ・In the event that provision of the Service becomes impossible due to natural disasters such as earthquakes, eruptions, floods, tsunamis, etc.
  • ・In the event that provision of the Service becomes impossible due to war, upheaval, riot, disturbance, labor disputes, etc.
  • ・When the Company deems it necessary to temporarily suspend provision of the Service for operational or technical reasons.

When deemed necessary by the Company, the contents of the Service may be changed, or the provision of the Service may be suspended or discontinued, at any time without prior notice.
In no event shall we be liable for any damages incurred by users or third parties resulting from delays or interruptions in the provision of all or part of the Service, except as otherwise specifically provided in these Terms of Use.
Even if the Company changes the contents of the Service or suspends or discontinues the provision of the Service, the Company shall not be liable to the user in any way, except as specifically provided in these Terms of Use.

Prohibited Matters

Users shall not engage in any of the following acts when using the Service
Posting comments that include any of the following or any content that may fall under any of the following

  • ・Posting content that violates laws and regulations (including, but not limited to, content related to crimes)
  • ・Content that is intended for profit, such as advertisements, promotions, solicitations, etc.
  • ・Political or religious content.
  • ・Discriminatory content related to ethnicity, race, gender, age, etc.
  • ・Vulgar, harmful, indecent, or otherwise objectionable to others
  • ・Content that is offensive to public order and morals or socially inappropriate
  • ・Content that is harmful to the human body
  • ・Content that is not related to the ingredients or methods of cooking
  • ・Any other contents that the Company deems inappropriate.
  • ・Any act that defames or slanders the Company or a third party, or causes disadvantage to the Company or a third party.
  • ・Actions that violate the honor, social credibility, privacy, portrait rights, publicity rights, copyrights, other intellectual property rights, or any other rights of the Company or any third party
  • ・Actions that make other users uncomfortable or uneasy, or actions that interfere with the use of this service by other users.
  • ・Actions that falsify or obscure one’s own identity or origin.
  • ・Actions that interfere with the operation of this service or that are contrary to the purpose of this service.
  • ・Acts that cause a server load beyond the scope of normal use.
  • ・Actions that violate these Terms of Use, etc.
  • ・Any other acts that the Company deems inappropriate as a user.

Copyrights and Other Rights

The copyright of all information posted on this site, including but not limited to images, text, and audio (hereinafter referred to as “Contents”), belongs to the Company. However, there may be authors other than the Company, and in such cases, the copyright of the Content belongs to the respective authors in principle. These copyrights are protected by the Copyright Act and other applicable laws. Therefore, users are not allowed to use the content except for personal use or other use permitted by applicable copyright laws. Please note that any use of the Content without the permission of the Company and the authors may violate the copyright laws, in addition to violating these Terms of Use.

Purchase Amount

When you purchase digital content or use various services, you agree that we will charge and collect the amount indicated on the purchase application screen on the Service as consideration for the purchase of digital content or various services, by the method you select from among the payment methods we have determined. You agree that we will charge and collect the amount indicated on the purchase application screen on the Service as consideration for the purchase of digital content or various services.

The proof of receipt shall be the e-mail sent to the registered address after the purchase of digital contents.

All digital contents of this service are not taxed to users outside of Japan based on the export duty exemption system.


The user acknowledges that due to the nature of the Service and the transaction contract, the user will not be entitled to any refund of fees paid to the Company, except in cases where cancellation of the transaction contract is authorized.

Deletion of Comments

Users are free to comment in the comments section. However, the Company may delete a user’s comment if the Company independently determines that the content violates these Terms of Use. In addition, the Company shall not be liable for any damages incurred by the user as a result of the deletion of comments, etc., including, but not limited to, liability for compensation for damages.


The Company shall not be liable for any damages incurred by the user as a result of the use of the Service.
In the event that a user causes damage to a third party through the use of the Service, the user shall compensate for such damage at the user’s own expense and responsibility.
The Company shall not be liable for any damages caused by unavailability of the Service due to malfunction, error, failure, etc. of the Service.
The Service and the content and information on the Site are based on what is available to the Company at the time of use. The Company makes no warranty of any kind regarding the completeness, accuracy, applicability, usefulness, availability, safety, reliability, etc. of the information provided, any text or other content registered or transmitted (transmitted) by the user, or any software or other information.
We may provide information and advice to users from time to time, but we shall not be liable for the results of such information and advice.
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Governing Law

This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Japan.


In the event that a lawsuit becomes necessary between a user and the Company, the Tokyo District Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction as the court of first instance.