For International Students and Researchers: Regarding the Tohoku Earthquake
The Tohoku and many other areas have been devastated by the catastrophic Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. Following the disaster, nuclear accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant has been reported.
It is very important that you react calmly and rationally on the basis of correct information regarding radiation.
However, Toyama is geographically distant from the devastated area and less affected by the disaster. And also, the environmental radiation in Toyama is below the safety criterion value as same as the value before the earthquake.
Please refer to the information about environmental radioactivity level by prefecture on the MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-JAPAN) web site.
Because Toyama is in safe situation as mentioned above, the first semester has started as scheduled. (First semester / From Monday, April 11, 2011 In Sugitani campus: Monday, April 4, 2011 or Friday, April 8, 2011)
If you are considering returning to your country temporarily, please consult with your supervisor and make the most appropriate decision for yourself.
In case you decide to leave Japan, please report this to your faculty/graduate school. And also, you need to obtain a “Re-entry Permit” from the Immigration Office before leaving.
Contact Offices in University of Toyama regarding your temporal leave:
- International Student Center
- International Student Counseling Section in Sugitani Campus: 076-434-7136
- Study-abroad Support Team: 076-445-6082
For further accurate information regarding the Tohoku earthquake, please refer to the following websites which provide information in several languages.
- Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-JAPAN
- NHK Live News in 18 languages
- International Organization for Migration