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Introduction to Osaka University

Preventing all types of harassment

 

Stop All Harassment!

Osaka University's Goal: ZERO Harassment!

In order to maintain an environment supportive of education, research, and work, Osaka University works to prevent and eliminate all forms of harassment.

The Act on General Promotion of Labor Policy was revised in June 2020, enhancing measures to prevent harassment in the workplace.

In accordance with this revision, the university will take an even stricter stance against harassment in order to foster and maintain a healthy and comfortable campus environment free of harassment.

Three principles of harassment prevention measures at Osaka University:

  1. Don't overlook it 
  2. Don't allow it 
  3. Deal with it strictly
Harassment takes many forms. We aim to eliminate these 4!
  • Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment refers to any unwanted sexual comments or behavior by a faculty, staff, or student directed at another faculty, staff, student, or other person -- unwanted sexual comments or behavior that takes advantage of the relationship(s) between the offender and victim.

  • Maternity/Child-Rearing Harassment

Maternity/Child-Rearing Harassment refers to any unwanted comments or behavior by a faculty, staff, or student directed at another faculty, staff, student, or other individual regarding pregnancy, childbirth, leave taken due to pregnancy, childbirth, child-rearing, or long-term care of a family member, or use of other related systems or measures.

  • Academic Harassment

Academic harassment refers to any inappropriate and unfair comments or behavior by faculty, staff, or student about another individual’s research, education, or study -- comments and behavior unfairly and inappropriately taking advantage of the offender’s official position, authority, or relationship(s) with the victim.

  • Power Harassment

Primarily a labor issue, power harassment refers to any inappropriate and unfair comments or behavior by faculty or staff about the work of another faculty or staff member -- comments or behavior unfairly and inappropriately taking advantage of the offender’s official position, authority, or relationship(s) with the victim.

Do You Need Immediate Help? You can speak with a counselor at the Harassment Counseling Office.

Harassment Counseling Offices

• Visitors to Harassment Counseling Offices will receive advice and support from counseling experts. These counseling experts are here to protect your reputation and privacy, so you can breathe easy when making use of the services at Harassment Counseling Offices

• You can also receive counseling from campus-wide counselors selected from each department on campus. These counselors can provide counseling to anyone regardless of affiliation.

• If you wish to receive counseling, please call us and make a reservation.

List of Harassment Counseling Office Counseling Experts and Campus-Wide Counselors

Hours of Operation

Regarding temporary closure due to relocation to the new Minoh Campus

In order to prepare for its relocation to the new Minoh Campus, the Minoh Harassment Counseling Office will be temporarily closed in February and March.

If you are seeking consultation, please visit Harassment Counseling Offices located on the Suita or Toyonaka campuses at this time.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this temporary closure.

Information regarding the location and organization of the Minoh Harassment Counseling Office from April will be posted to this page at a later date.

* Locations of each office can be found here.

* Regarding changes to hours of operation in the Harassment Counseling Office (link in Japanese) [Updated 3/1]

Toyonaka Campus

The hours of operation for Harassment Counseling Office 1 have changed as of Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Room

Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri.

Harassment Counseling Office 1
2F, East Staircase, Health and Counseling Center
06-6850-5029

13:30 ~ 16:30

*1 *2

14:30 ~ 17:30

*2

14:00 ~ 17:00

*1 *2

-

15:30 ~ 18:30

*2

Harassment Counseling Office 2

Room #412, 4F, Bldg. II, Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences
06-6850-6006

-

14:30 ~ 17:30

*1 *2

14:00 ~ 17:00

*1 *2

10:30 ~ 13:30 14:30 ~ 17:30

*1 *2

-

Suita Campus

Room Mon. Tue. Wed. Thur. Fri.

Sexual Harassment Counseling
4F, U1E Bldg., School of Engineering

06-6879-7169

10:00 ~ 13:00

*2

-

9:30 ~ 12:30

*1 *2

-

11:00 ~ 14:00

*2

-

-

14:30 ~ 17:30

*2

-

14:30 ~ 17:30

*2

Academic/Power Harassment Counseling
4F, U1E Bldg., School of Engineering

06-6879-7169

-

9:30 ~ 13:00

*1 *3

-

9:30 ~ 12:30

*1 *3

-

13:30 ~ 16:30

*1 *3

14:00 ~ 16:15

*1 *3

-

15:30 ~ 18:30

-

*1. Counseling also available in English.

*2. Counseling about all types of harassment is available.

*3. Male counselors are available (academic harassment, power harassment).

Minoh Campus

*In order to prepare for its relocation to the new Minoh Campus, the Minoh Harassment Counseling Office is temporarily closed until its reopening at the new Minoh Campus in April. Details will be added to this page at a later date.
 

Room
Mon.Tue.Wed.Thur.Fri.
Temporarily Closed - - - -
-

 

Harassment Counseling Office Newsletter

The Harassment Counseling Office Newsletter, which was first published in March 2015, provides readers with various information regarding harassment and the Harassment Counseling Office.

The column entitled "A word from our counselors," which is written by the counseling experts who provide advice to university members every day, is also featured in every issue.

Harassment Counseling Office Newsletter [January 2021]

*Past issues are available here.

"STOP!! Harassment" Newsletter

The "STOP!! Harassment" Newsletter is published with the aim of changing the awareness of everyone who studies and works at Osaka University from that of "harassment is unacceptable" to that of "harassment ought to be eliminated," in order to realize a better learning and working environment in which each and every member can participate to their maximum potential.

"STOP!! Harassment" Newsletter [December 2020]

*Past issues are available here.

Other materials

Leaflet/Poster

You can download leaflets and posters via the links below. The Harassment Counseling Office also distributes copies of these materials (while supplies last). Individuals who wish to receive a hard copy of these materials should contact the Administrative Office for Harassment Countermeasures.

Books/DVDs regarding harassment

Books and DVDs are available for rent. Those who wish to rent these materials should contact the Administrative Office for Harassment Countermeasures.

Basic policies and regulations

Guidelines


Contact

Administrative Office for Harassment Countermeasures, Department of General Affairs
1-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 〒565-0871
Tel:06-6879-4772
E-mail: soumu-harassment@office.osaka-u.ac.jp

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