A Reminder to Stay Vigilant during COVID-19 State of Emergency


Published: February 17, 2021

Tokyo and Kanagawa prefectures remain in a state of emergency due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Many young people in their 20s and 30s infected by the virus have shown only mild symptoms or none at all, whereas others have developed severe illness or have even died. Suspected aftereffects such as prolonged headaches, dizziness, or loss of taste have also been reported. COVID-19 can cause a range of health problems, and we would like remind you of the importance of remaining vigilant.

(1) If you have COVID-19-related symptoms
If you have a fever, cough, or sore throat and suspect that you might have been infected with COVID-19, please:
- Do not come to Tokyo Tech campuses.
- Stay at home and refrain from going out.

(2) If you go for PCR or antigen testing
Please inform Tokyo Tech by email prior to testing.

(3) If someone living with you is sick or has undergone/will undergo PCR or antigen testing
If someone living with you is sick or has undergone/will undergo PCR or antigen testing, you must not come to Tokyo Tech campuses until:
- The person(s) sees a doctor and a clear diagnosis is given.
- The results of those who have undergone testing are known.
Students who are affiliated with laboratories should report to their academic supervisors as necessary.

(4) Avoid non-essential outings
Non-urgent, non-essential outings, especially after 8 p.m., are strongly discouraged. Please avoid group meals or parties with laboratory members.

(5) Receptions or events at graduation are discouraged
The end of the academic year is approaching, and graduation ceremonies are due to take place in March. As group meals, etc. increase the risk of COVID-19 infection, avoid holding receptions or parties attended by students and faculty, even if such events are expected. Also, please avoid graduation trips. Young travelers may unknowingly be infected and spread the virus, putting others, especially the vulnerable and elderly, at risk.

(6) Information related to financial support
Please refer to the following links for information related to financial support.
JASSO scholarships (grant type)
https://www.jasso.go.jp/shogakukin/kyufu/kakei_kyuhen/index.html (in Japanese)
Scholarship information received from JASSO will be posted on the following Tokyo Tech web page.
Student emergency loans
Please visit the links below for up-to-date information.
https://www.titech.ac.jp/enrolled/news/ (in Japanese)
https://www.titech.ac.jp/enrolled/tuition/jasso/selection.html (in Japanese)
Other financial support and tuition exemption
Part-time jobs
- Arbeit (Part-time Job) Information Network for Students
- On-campus jobs
- Extracurricular activities
- Assistants for children at schools
 https://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/coronavirus/mext_00012.html (in Japanese)

(7) Tokyo Tech consultation services
Please do not hesitate to contact a consultation office with any concerns you may have.
Health Support Center
COVID-19 challenges can have a negative impact on mental health. Our counselors offer hearty support and help you reflect on yourself and reduce anxiety or stress. Physicians will respond to consultation regarding psychiatric problems.
Student Guidance Room
As online/remote lectures and seminars continue, you might feel stuck with your learning or research activities, be concerned about your future career, or feel a loss of accomplishment. Faculty members selected from each School provide advice based on their own experience.
Telephone Consultation Service
Have you spent days without talking to anyone or having casual and friendly email exchanges? Please turn to the Telephone Consultation Service. Our former faculty members acting as advisors will take time to listen to you and provide positive advice.
Student Accessibility Services
If you are a student with a disability and face additional challenges or feel constrained due to the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact us. We will work with you to coordinate support services catered to your needs at Tokyo Tech in an effort to facilitate better access to academic and campus-life activities.
Student Life Coaches
Peer support services

Consultation resources outside Tokyo Tech
Mental Health and Welfare Centers and other public health facilities located in prefectures and designated cities
Public health nurses, psychiatric social workers, or other professionals can provide consultation for individuals experiencing COVID-19-related anxiety or sleeplessness. Please ask your local municipal office for details.
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/newpage_12255.html (in Japanese)
Other information regarding mental health
- Mental wellbeing information including contact lists (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)
 https://www.mhlw.go.jp/kokoro/ (in Japanese)
- Self-care tips (e.g., breathing techniques) for positive mental health (National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry)
 https://www.ncnp.go.jp/nimh/behavior/anxiety/index.html (in Japanese)
- Printable resources regarding COVID-19-related anxiety or stress and results of survey conducted by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
 https://www.mhlw.go.jp/content/000723599.pdf (in Japanese)


General Administration Group, Student Division, Student Service Department

E-mail : kyo.som@jim.titech.ac.jp
TEL : +81-3-5734-3003 / FAX : +81-3-5734-3673

Update : February 19, 2021