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Cancellation of classes due to weather warnings, disasters, and suspension of public transportation

(1) Cancellation of classes after issuance of weather warnings / (2) Cancellation of classes during suspension of public transportation / (3) Lifting of weather warnings and/or resumption of public transportation service / (4) Cancellation of classes following an earthquake / (5) Cancellation of classes due to evacuation advisory/order / (6) Other notes

(1) Cancellation of classes after issuance of weather warnings

If a “Storm Warning (暴風警報)” or an “Emergency Warning* (特別警報)” is issued for the region including Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and Minoh cities, classes will be cancelled. If either of these warnings are issued during a class, classes will be cancelled beginning with the next class.

*Classes will be cancelled for an issuance of any type of Emergency Warning (特別警報).

(2) Cancellation of classes during suspension of public transportation

If service of one or more of the following lines of public transportation has been suspended (including partial suspension) due to a disaster, natural or man-made, classes held on the campus(es) affected by this suspension will be cancelled.

(1) Toyonaka Campus

Hankyu Railway (Takarazuka Line: Umeda – Takarazuka) or Osaka Monorail (all lines)

(2) Suita Campus

Hankyu Railway (Senri Line: Umeda/Tenjinbashisuji-rokuchome – Kita-senri) or Osaka Monorail (all lines)

(3) Minoh Campus

Hankyu Railway (Senri Line: Umeda/Tenjinbashisuji-rokuchome – Kita-senri), Hankyu Bus (Senri-chuo – Osaka University School of Foreign Studies/Matani jutaku-4) or Osaka Monorail (all lines)

However, classes will not be cancelled for temporary suspension of train and/or bus service due to traffic accidents, etc.

(3) Lifting of weather warnings and/or resumption of public transportation service

If weather warnings are lifted or public transportation services have resumed, classes will be held according to the following chart:

If the warning is lifted or transportation service is resumed...

classes will be...

before 6 am

held all day

after 6 am but before 9 am

held in the afternoon

after 9 am or not at all

cancelled all day

*The United Graduate School of Child Development will directly contact related individuals regarding cancellation of classes via email.

*Confirmation of lifting of weather warnings and/or resumption of public transportation service will be conducted via television, radio, and the internet.

(4) Cancellation of classes following an earthquake

If an earthquake with a strength of 5-upper on the the Japanese intensity scale is recorded in the cities of Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh in Osaka Prefecture, classes for that day will be cancelled. If the earthquake is recorded at 5:15 pm or later, classes for the following day will also be cancelled.

In addition, if an earthquake with a strength of 5-upper is recorded outside of the areas listed above or if an earthquake with a strength of less than 5-upper is recorded in the areas listed above, the guidelines in section 2 regarding cancellation of classes due to suspension/stoppage of public transportation service will apply.

(5) Cancellation of classes due to evacuation advisory/order

If an evacuation advisory/order is issued in the cities of Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh in Osaka Prefecture, classes may be cancelled in departments located in these areas, so follow the instructions provided by your department.

(6) Other notes

*Even if your classes are not cancelled for any of the reasons listed above, if you were not able to attend class due to inevitable reasons, for example, your residence and/or route to the university has had:

(a) weather warnings listed in (1) issued,
(b) an earthquake with the attributes outlined in (4), and/or
(c) public transportation services outside of those delineated in (2) suspended,

the university will take special consideration to avoid any detriment to you in your studies, so please contact the student affairs staff in the department in which your class is held and/or the student affairs staff in your department.

*If weather warnings, suspension of public transportation, and/or evacuation advisories are anticipated, or classes must be cancelled for any other reason, the university will make an announcement via the Osaka University Official Homepage or KOAN.

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