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About Us : Let's WARP to the past of the Web!

The scope of WARP and its legal background

Web Archiving Project (WARP) has been archiving websites since 2002. The National Diet Library Law revised in 2009 and coming into force in April 2010, allows the NDL to archive Japanese official institutions' websites: the government, the Diet, the courts, local governments, independent administrative organizations, and universities. Websites of cultural and international events held in Japan, and those related to online periodicals, are also archived based on the permission of their webmasters.

Access to the archives

You can see archived websites in their original version. In addition, a part of core works extracted from the website such as online publications, white papers, yearbooks, etc. are assigned metadata and stored. Our service will help you search efficiently and quickly for an important publication in the flood of information on the Internet.

The archived websites are available on the premises of the NDL. A part of these archived websites is provided also on the Internet with the permission of webmasters.


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