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What is the purpose of this forum?
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The aim of this forum is to help promote and expand investment in the Kansai region by foreign companies by creating a venue where foreign companies interested in doing business in the Kansai and groups and people that provide technical and professional support for such foreign companies can freely exchange information.
We hope this forum will help to promote the exchange of various sorts of information related to investment in the Kansai, including questions about the Kansai posted by foreign companies, answers provided by organizations trying to attract foreign companies, and the announcement of news, events, and the like.
For instance, you are free to post a question like "Are there any schools in the Kansai where all the classes are taught in English?" or an announcement like "We will be holding a seminar for businesses planning to locate in the Kansai."

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Is registration absolutely necessary?
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Registration is not required for reading the messages, but it is required for posting messages and the like.

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How do I register?
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1)First, read the Forum Rules for members. If you do not agree to the terms, you will not be able to use the services provided by this forum.

2)Next, go to the member registration page. Enter all the required information, then submit the form. We will send you an e-mail message containing your ID and password, which you will always need to log on to the forum.

3) Once registration is completed and you have received your ID and password, you may use the forum. Enter your ID and password to join the forum.

4) You will need to know your ID and password every time you log on, so please make a permanent record and keep it in a safe place.

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Is there a registration fee or use fee?
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Registration and use of this forum are free of charge.

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Why haven't I received my ID and password after registering?
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The e-mail address you entered when you registered may have been incorrect. Please register again.

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What if I forget my ID or password?
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Contact the K-CIP Secretariat. After verifying your identity, we will tell you your ID and password.

K-CIP Secretariat : kin-tainaitoushi@meti.go.jp

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Why has my message not been posted?
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All messages submitted are monitored by the K-CIP Secretariat and those judged suitable are posted. This process causes a time lag between submission and posting.

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How do I delete a message I submitted?
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Deletion is integrally controlled by the K-CIP Secretariat. Please contact the K-CIP Secretariat.

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May I submit trade inquiries?
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This forum is not intended for trade inquiries. Please use an appropriate web site.

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May we publicize our company in a message?
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Only if the content is related to investment in Japan and is judged suitable for posting on this forum. The K-CIP Secretariat makes that decision. Note that the K-CIP Secretariat cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise as a result of any message that is posted.

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How can I stop the huge amount of e-mail I have been receiving in reply to my message?
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The K-CIP Secretariat cannot be held responsible for any problems that may arise as a result of any message that is posted. If you do not wish to receive the replies to your message by e-mail, do not check the "I wish to receive replies by E-mail" box, and do not include your e-mail address in your message. You might also consider using an anonymous e-mail address.

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How can I protect my private information?
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Do not include information that could be misused, such as personal information or important information like telephone number or address, in your message. Such information may be deleted at the discretion of the K-CIP Secretariat.