Earthquakes, Tidal Waves (Tsunami) and Typhoons

Many earthquakes occur in Japan. When it happens, it is important to stay calm.Also, earthquakes sometimes trigger tidal waves (tsunami). Please make sure to check the radio or television for the latest information. You must avoid coastal areas while tsunami warning or advisory is issued.
Typhoons with strong wind and heavy rain frequently occur from August to September in Japan possibly causing flood in low-lying areas. Do not go outside unless it is necessary and act properly while paying attention to the latest forecast.

Regular Disaster Preparedness

1. Please check with your local government office about designated evacuation areas near your house in the event of a large-scale disaster.
2. Please keep your emergency items such as medicines, water, food, flashlight, radio, and cash in an easily accessible place in the event of an
3. Please participate in group disaster drills held in the community or in dormitories.
4. Please make sure to secure or reinforce furniture and items in your home that might easily fall over.
5. It is recommended that you download the official NHK World JAPAN app, which is available in multiple languages so that you can get the information you need when a disaster occurs.
6. In the event of a disaster, power cuts can occur and telephone connections can be difficult to establish. It is worth remembering that in the event of a major disaster, the public wireless LAN service 00000JAPAN (Five Zero Japan) will be open free of charge.

Prevention of Theft

Please protect your belongings from theft on campus. A number of thefts have been reported in classrooms, library and club locker rooms on weekdays and club facilities on weekends. Please make sure to carry your valuables with you and to ensure that you do not become victim of theft. If your item is stolen, please contact the person in charge in your faculty or the Student Support Division. If your item is stolen off campus, call 110 to contact the police, and follow their instructions.

Traffic Accidents

Please be careful walking near the university as there are steep slopes that have seen many accidents especially between bicycles and pedestrians. You may be required to pay a fine if you inflict injury on someone else depending on the severity of the injury. For such cases, we recommend that you enroll in liability insurance.
If someone is injured in a traffic accident, call 119 for an ambulance if necessary. Also, call the police by dialing 110 and let them know the location and situation of the incident.


Please make sure to have a fire extinguisher in your residence. If you can not extinguish a fire on your own, call 119 immediately. When you call 119, a telephone operator will ask “kaji desuka, kyûkyû desuka?” (Is it a fire or you need an ambulance?) Reply “kaji desu” (it is a fire) and give
your address and nearby landmarks (the names of large buildings nearby). Also, it is important to warn people in the neighborhood about the fire in a loud voice. When you hear fire trucks approaching, direct them to your residence.