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Preparation in Advance of Approaching Typhoon #8

2021-7-26(Mon)

Here's everything you need to know to prepare for the approaching Typhoon #8.

To students

To faculty and staff

To visitors

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

To students

Cancellation of Classes Due to Special Circumstances (severe weather/earthquake etc)

• As a general rule, online classes (including regular examinations) will still be held under severe weather warnings.

• However, if circumstances make it difficult to hold online classes, departments may decide to cancel classes. You will be notified via KOAN and other media if classes have been cancelled.

• If you live in/commute through an area which has been issued a storm warning/emergency warning or has experienced an earthquake with a seismic intensity (shindo) of 5+ or higher and you will not be able to attend online classes due to evacuation and/or evacuation preparations, your school will make arrangements to prevent any penalties with regards to your studies, so please contact the academic affairs section of your school.

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

In the case of a "storm warning" [boufuu-keihou] or "emergency warning" [tokubetsukeihou] (*) being issued for Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, classes will be canceled.

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.

*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.")

2. Cancellation of Classes due to Transportation Interruptions

If public transportation systems are stopped or suspended (hereinafter “Suspended”) (include in case of only portion of line is suspended) due to uncontrollable circumstances by disasters the following procedures will be in effect.

1. For Toyonaka Campus students:
Hankyu Takarazuka Line (Osaka-umeda - Takarazuka), or Osaka Monorail (all lines)

2. For Suita Campus students:
Hankyu Senri Line (Osaka-umeda/Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome - Kitasenri), or Osaka Monorail (all lines)

3. For Minoh Campus students
Osaka Metro Midosuji Line (includes Kita Osaka Kyuko Railway) (Umeda - Senri-Chuo) 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. Resumption of Classes after Cancellation for Weather Warning or Suspension of Public Transport Services

Classes will proceed based on the following schedule in case of cancellation for weather warning or suspension of Public Transport Services:

If the weather warning has been canceled or suspension of public transportation has been resolved before 6 a.m. → All classes will be held as usual.
If the weather warning has been canceled or suspension of public transportation has been resolved before 9 a.m. → Afternoon classes will be held.
If the weather warning or suspension of public transportation service is still continuing at 9 a.m. → Classed will be canceled all day.

Note 1: Students in the United Graduate School of Child Development will be contacted by email regarding classes.
Note 2: Severe weather warning/suspension of public transportation are broadcast on the radio, TV, and internet.

4. Cancellation of Classes Due to Earthquake
In the case of an earthquake with seismic intensity of grater 5 occurred in Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, classes will be canceled. Also, if the earthquake occurred after 5:15 p.m., next day’s classes will be canceled all day. And, in the case of an earthquake occurred out the area stated above, or the case of its seismic intensity of lower 5, all classes will be adjusted as the “2. Cancellation of Class Due to Transportation Interruption”.

5. Evacuation Advisory or Evacuation Instruction due to Disaster
In the case of an “evacuation advisory” or “evacuation instruction” (hereinafter
“Evacuation Advisories”) due to disaster being issued for Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, Department and Division located at the area where Evacuation Advisories issued may cancel classes. Please follow instructions from your school.

6. Others

(1) If a class is not cancelled but you cannot attend due to unavoidable circumstances stated below happened in your residential area or while commuting, you should ask the Students Affairs Division of your school to not penalize you for being absent from the class.

*In case of a weather warning same as #1 above is issued
*In case of an earthquake same as #4 above is occurred
*In case of public transportation note stated at #2 is suspended

(2) In the case that issuance of weather alert and evacuation advisories, suspension of public transportation can be predicted well beforehand, or emergency cancellation of classes is necessary, class cancellation notices will be posted to the university's official website or KOAN.

Shuttle bus schedules

If a "storm warning" [boufuu-keihou] or "emergency warning" [tokubetsukeihou] is issued for Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, or if classes are cancelled due to suspension of public transportation systems, the campus shuttle bus schedules will be modified as noted below:

• If the weather warning has been canceled or suspension of public transportation has been resolved before 6 a.m. → Shuttle buses will follow the normal schedule.
• If the weather warning has been canceled or suspension of public transportation has been resolved before 9 a.m. → Shuttle buses will resume normal schedules from 12:00 noon.
• If the weather warning or suspension of public transportation service is still continuing at 9 a.m. → Shuttle bus service will be canceled for the day.

Student Affairs Section, Education Planning Division, 

Department of Education and Student Affairs

To faculty and staff

Typhoon #8 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 safe action 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.
  • Prepare for severe weather events using maintenance and management manuals.

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