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Typhoons #19 & #20 are approaching -- Announcement on Wednesday, August 22


For information regarding cancellations or delays of events at Osaka University, please confirm directly with the organizer(s) of the event(s).


To students

  • Weather warning -- "Storm Warning" [boufuu-keihou]/"Emergency Warning" [tokubetsu-keihou]

In the case of a "storm warning" [boufuu-keihou] or "emergency warning" [tokubetsu-keihou] (*3) being issued for Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, classes including the Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice (*2), will be canceled as noted below:

If the warning is canceled by 6:00 a.m.: All classes will be held as usual.
If the warning is canceled by 9:00 a.m.: Afternoon classes will be held.
If the warning is not canceled by 9:00 a.m.: Classes will be canceled for the day. (*1)

*1 Important note: In the case of the School of Foreign Studies, and the "Studies in Language and Society" and "Studies in Japanese Language and Culture" of the Graduate School of Language and Culture, if the warning is canceled by 3:00 p.m., 6th and 7th period classes will be held.

*2 Students in the United Graduate School of Child Development will be contacted by email regarding classes.

*3 This schedule also applies for any "Emergency Warning" [tokubetsu-keihou] (Emergency Warnings are special warnings that generally signify weather that is much more dangerous than a typical "Storm Warning.")

Furthermore, please note:

  • Severe weather warnings are broadcast on the radio, TV, and internet (especially, the JMA website).
  • If a storm warning is issued while classes are in session, all classes coming after the one in which the warning was issued will also be canceled.

To faculty and staff

Typhoons #19 & #20 may be coming to the Kansai region. Pay attention to information on the typhoon and prepare for it. If damage is caused, please inform the Department of Safety and Hygiene.

Preventing damage/injuries from things which can fall from balconies, etc.

  • Remove flower pots, tools, and other items from balconies.
  • Make sure doors and windows are latched.

Preventing water damage

  • Shut doors and windows to prevent wind and rain from entering inside the room/building.

Outdoor safety management

  • In the case of outdoor research or extracurricular activities -- in the mountains, at the river or sea, keep up with the latest weather information and make a safety plan.

Make sure drains and ditches are clean

  • If a drain or ditch is blocked with things such as dead leaves, poor drainage may cause flooding. Please check to make sure drains and ditches are clean.

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