Terms of Use

The Japan Banner Exchange is a free service with two aims: directing online traffic to your website and increasing the visibility of Japan-related internet resources. In addition to the Terms of Use outlined below, our Terms of Service and Privacy Statement apply.


  • All web sites (as well as their banner graphics) are subject to review for content purposes: only Japan-related websites can participate in the Japan Banner Exchange. Please understand that we are strict about this particular rule.
  • Websites with the following content will not be approved:

    • adult sites (including "hentai")
    • sites offering pirated software ("warez")
    • sites with hateful, profane, racist or other inappropriate content

    We reserve the exclusive right to be sole arbiter as to which websites qualify for participation.

  • Banners may only be displayed on registered web sites. If you would like to display banners on other sites, please open a new account.
  • Accounts that are inactive for more than 28 days will be deleted.
  • Websites hosted on free servers (BlogSpot, Netfirms, FortuneCity, Tripod, Angelfire, etc.) are not allowed.


  • Our general graphic size requirements are 468 x 60 px (Full banner), 120 x 120 (Button), and 234 x 60 (Half banner).
  • Each account owner may upload up to three banners, sponsored account owners up to five banners per account
  • The maximum file size of each banner is limited to 30,000 bytes (29,29 KB) for the Full Banner and to 20,000 bytes (19,53 KB) for the Half Banner. The following formats are supported: .gif, .jpg, .png, and Flash (.swf).