Tokyo Tech News

Notification Regarding Overseas Travel


Published: February 9, 2015

In light of the current threat to international peace and security (hostage incident of Japanese nationals in Syria, two hostage crises in Paris, etc.), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) has been issuing warnings regarding overseas travel. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) has also issued a warning that extra precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of students, faculty, and staff members during overseas travel.

In order to ensure your own safety while traveling and/or residing overseas, make sure to gather information on the safety situation of the country you are visiting.

Further details may be obtained from the following websites.

Tokyo Institute of Technology has set the following as a guideline for the safety information published on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Overseas Safety website.

Recommendations by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology's Guideline
Be cautious.
Go ahead with the trip, but be cautious.
Consider whether your trip is safe or not.
In principle, postpone or cancel your trip.
You are advised to postpone the trip.
Cancel your trip. If already abroad, return to Japan.
You are advised to evacuate. Postpone your trip.
Cancel your trip immediately.
If already abroad, return to Japan.

For further information, contact:
International Student Exchange Division International Affairs Department
TEL +81-3-5734-7645