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A Message from President Nishio

2018-6-20(Wed)

I would first like to offer my condolences to those affected by the earthquake that struck northern Osaka on Monday, June 18.

In response to this earthquake, Osaka University has established the Osaka University Disaster Response Headquarters, led by the President, to gather information and respond to any damage suffered on campus and confirm the safety of students, faculty, and staff members at the university.

Currently, 10 students, faculty, and staff members have suffered minor injuries, and a portion of the buildings on campus have suffered damage as a result of the earthquake.

Under these circumstances and taking into account the results of emergency inspections of on-campus facilities carried out immediately following the earthquake, the university has decided to resume classes starting today, June 20 (Wed.), in those classrooms that have been deemed safe for use. This decision was made in order to restore the education and research environment at the university as quickly as possible.

There are still classrooms, laboratories, and experimental facilities that cannot be used at this time, but the university is putting forth all of its efforts towards the timely restoration of these facilities as well. I would like to thank everyone for their messages of concern and warm words of encouragement, and I ask for your continued support moving forward.

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