To all our students, including incoming new first year students
The university has set up an emergency countermeasures committee to decide our response to the coronavirus crisis. To date the University has canceled the graduation ceremony scheduled for March 19 and the open campus scheduled for March 20.
In addition, the Faculty of International Studies has decided to postpone English placement tests scheduled for March 25 and has canceled the fresher’s camp scheduled for March 31 to April 1. (A scaled-down, one-day event to replace the freshers’ camp is currently under consideration.)
The committee is now engaged in urgent deliberations to decide whether to hold the entrance ceremony (April 1) and other associated events including scholarship applications and health examinations following the original schedule.
The emergency countermeasures committee will make an announcement on these important matters no later than Saturday, March 14.
We know that some of our students are stranded abroad, especially in China, Hong Kong and South Korea, subject to the Japanese government’s cancellation of visas from those areas. Please do not panic. If your return to Japan is delayed beyond the start of the spring semester, we will do our best to enable you to take part in classes on-line. These events are beyond your control, and we can assure you that they will not affect your grades, or your standing at the University.
Please watch this page for further updates, and do your best to stay safe and avoid the virus.
Dean, Faculty of International Studies