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Using this Site

This website is administered by Harmonic Drive Systems Inc. (HDSI). Please take note of the following matters when viewing and using the site. Be aware that the contents of the site may be changed without advance notice. When using the websites of HDS Group companies that this site links to, please consent to the respective terms of use of each site when using it.


While HDSI exercises care in publishing information and materials on this website, it makes no guarantees as to the accuracy, certainty, or safety, etc. of the content. HDSI may without notice suspend or halt the operation of this website, and may change or delete content without prior notice. HDSI disclaims any and all liability, regardless of the reason, regarding the information and materials presented on this website, including for damages resulting from its use, downloading, or other actions, or for any damages, etc. incurred due to error, changes, or deletions of website content or problems with this site, or arising from the operation, suspension, or halting of this website.

Copyrights, trademarks, etc.

The rights to company names, trademarks, emblems, etc. of HDSI and HDS Group companies used on this website, etc. are protected by the Trademark Act, the Unfair Competition Prevention Act, and other laws of Japan. These may not be used without the consent of HDSI and HDS Group companies, etc. Moreover, the documents, photographs, and drawings, etc. on this website are protected by the copyrights or other rights belonging to HDSI, HDS Group companies, or third parties. Unauthorized transfer or publishing of the site content is prohibited.

Governing laws and court of jurisdiction

The use of this website and application of these terms of use shall, unless otherwise stipulated, be governed by and construed in accordance with Japanese law. Moreover, all disputes concerning this website, unless otherwise stipulated, shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Tokyo District Court as the court of first instance.

About performance information, etc.

The purpose of this website is to gain understanding of the management policies and financial situation, etc. of the HDS Group, and it is not intended as a solicitation to buy or sell HDSI shares.
The statements presented on this website that are not historical facts are the outlook for future strategies or performance, etc. These statements are based on the assumptions of company management made using currently available information, and involve risks and uncertainties such as changes in the business environment. Please understand, therefore, that the actual results may differ materially from these expectations.

Linking to this website

Please note the following matters when linking to this website.

  1. (1)Links using the logo of HDSI or HDS Group companies are not permitted.
  2. (2)Links to the following kinds of sites are strictly prohibited.
    1. (a)Sites containing content intending to slander, cause loss of trust in, or threaten HDSI, HDS Group companies, or other companies, organizations or individuals.
    2. (b)Sites containing content unfavorable or injurious to HDSI, HDS Group companies, or other companies, organizations or individuals.
    3. (c)Sites that may cause misunderstanding by a third party, such as by not indicating clearly the identity of this site.
    4. (d)Sites containing content violating public order and morals.
    5. (e)Sites conducting activities that are or may be illegal.
    6. (f)Sites containing content that is or may be illegal.

HDSI shall bear no responsibility whatsoever regarding the content and use of third-party websites linked to by this site or linking to this site. The fact that a link exists between this site and another site shall not be construed as indicating any special relationship between HDSI and the company operating the third-party linked site or as a recommendation by HDSI of the content of the third-party linked site.

Recommended environment

It is recommended that this website be viewed in an environment like the following.

Recommended OS
Windows Vista,7
Apple (Mac) OS X 10.6 or above
Recommended browsers
Windows Internet Explorer 6 or above Firefox latest version
Apple (Mac) Safari 5.0.x

About JavaScript

This website uses JavaScript for improved usability and convenience. Note that if your web browser has JavaScript disabled, some of the functions of this site may not work properly or content may not be displayed correctly.

Enabling JavaScript
  1. From the Internet Explorer menu bar click Tools.
    • (If the menu bar is not displayed, press the keyboard Alt key to display it.)
  2. On the Tools menu click Internet options.

  1. Select the Security tab.
  2. After confirming that the Internet icon (globe) is displayed, click the Default level button.

About cookies

This site uses cookies to enable more convenient browsing. A cookie is information sent by the server hosting this site to the viewer's browser and is stored on the viewer's computer. Note that the information does not include anything that could identify the user, such as name, address, or telephone number; nor will it have any adverse effect on the viewer's computer.
Viewers themselves are able to block the receipt of cookies by means of browser settings. Except for certain functions, this will not hinder the viewing of this website. Instructions on how to make browser settings are available from the providers of individual browser software.

Enabling cookies
  1. From the Internet Explorer menu bar click Tools.
    • (If the menu bar is not displayed, press the keyboard Alt key to display it.)
  2. On the Tools menu click Internet options.

  1. Select the Privacy tab and click the Advanced... button.
  2. Put check marks in both Override automatic cookie handling and Always allow session cookies. Click OK and close the Advanced Privacy Settings window. Similarly click OK and close the Internet options window.
    • (To disable cookies, remove the check marks from both Override automatic cookie handling and Always allow session cookies.)


Information sent using inquiry or other registration forms on this site is encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for security of personal information. Please note that such pages may not be displayed if the user's browser does not support SSL or when connecting via a firewall.

Changing text size

When viewing this website, the following method may be used to change the size of displayed text.

  1. Using the Text Size button of this website

    Click one of Large, Medium, Small next to the Text size button at the top right of site pages.

  2. Using the browser text size adjust function

    Text size can be changed in your browser settings. For most browsers the procedure is as follows.

    1. (1)Windows
      Internet Explorer
      Change the text size from the toolbar.
      From the View menu select Text Size and select the desired size from the drop-down menu.

    2. (2)Apple(Mac)
      Change the text size from the menu bar.
      Click View in the Safari menu and, on the drop-down menu, select Make Text Bigger or Make Text Smaller.

  • *Text displayed as images will not be resized.
  • *The actual size of text depends on the user's environment.
  • *There are some browsers on which text size cannot be changed.


To print pages of this website, click the Print button at the upper right. You will be able to print pages suitable for printing.