[Important] To all returning international students (Update: 2020/6/1)
Published: April 3, 2020
Update: June 1, 2020
(Please ignore if you are already in Japan)
To all returning international students
Contact office for International Students
This is an important announcement.
As the situation in Japan regarding the spread of COVID-19 is rapidly changing, All courses in 2Q of Tokyo Tech will be distributed online. Tokyo Tech strongly recommends you to continue to remain in your home country until 2Q the situation of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is improved for your safety.
Please avoid coming to Japan earlier, and be sure to consult your family and supervisor before making any decision to return to Japan.
According to the latest Japanese government measures, anybody arriving from the countries listed in (*1) below will be called upon to wait 14 days at a location designated by the quarantine station chief and to refrain from using public transportation. However, the designated location will not be somewhere organized by the government as it will be assumed you have arranged your own accommodation in Japan (*2).
You should not use public transportation including taxis to get to your accommodation or residence. If you choose not to follow the quarantine station chief's request and use a taxi or a train, you are posing a health risk not only to yourself but also to society. You must arrange private transportation by yourself before leaving your home country.
Also, Tokyo Tech requests all students arriving in Japan from overseas to self-isolate at their residence and not come to Tokyo Tech for 2 weeks after entering Japan, regardless of the country or region of departure (*3). Tokyo Tech dormitories can not be used for self-isolation, so these students must arrange accommodation by themselves and bear fees and other expenses for the self-isolation period.
All courses in 1Q will be postponed until May 4 and distributed online (*3). If you have broadband internet access, you can take courses while still in your home country. Detailed information will be announced after April 20.
Please answer the questionnaire on the Web System for Students and Faculty by April 10 if you decide to stay in your home country after consulting your supervisor (for students who belong in the laboratory).
If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tokyo Tech continues to put your safety first. Thank you very much for your attention.
*1 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, "Border enforcement measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19)," March May 27, 2020 (updated frequently) https://www.mofa.go.jp/ca/fna/page4e_001053.html
*2 Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, "Q&A," March 26 May 27, 2020 (updated frequently) https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/kenkou_iryou/covid19_qa_kanrenkigyou_00003.html
*3 Tokyo Institute of Technology, "CORONAVIRUS COVID-19 UPDATES," March 31 May 12, 2020 (updated occasionally) /english/news/2020/046441.html
Update : June 2, 2020