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Important Notice] Alert on New Coronavirus

2020/03/19 Updated

Due to the widespread spread of infectious diseases related to the new coronavirus, in order to prevent students, faculty, and staff of the university from contracting the disease, the university established a headquarters for dealing with the new coronavirus on January 31.

Please note that the information will be updated as needed, so students are encouraged to check the KING-LMS (student portal site) daily for announcements.

When traveling abroad and entering Japan

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Overseas Safety Web site
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp (PC version, smartphone version)
http://m.anzen.mofa.go.jp/mbtop.asp (mobile version)

  1. Students who have traveled to or entered Japan through a country or region designated as "Infectious Disease Risk Level 3" on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Overseas Safety Web Site or through an airport listed on the left.
    • Please do not go to school and stay in your own home for two weeks after entering Japan.
    • If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms, please report them to the school immediately.
  2. Students who traveled overseas on a direct flight or via an airport other than those listed above and entered Japan
    • When you arrive in Japan, please report your physical condition and temperature to the school.
    • If you have a fever or respiratory symptoms, please report them to the school immediately.
    • If you do not have a fever or cough, you may come to school, but please make sure to wear a mask.
  3. Students in Japan
    • We strongly urge you to cancel your overseas travel.
      Please pay attention to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs safety information.
    • Students who are going back to their home country for unavoidable reasons must submit an Overseas Travel/Temporary Return Form to the school.
    • If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, please contact the school as well as the dedicated counseling service.
    • Symptoms of a cold or a fever of 37.5°C or higher lasting more than 4 days.
      Strong lethargy (malaise) and breathlessness (dyspnea). etc.
      If you live in Kyoto City
      Kyoto City Dedicated Telephone Consultation Service for New Coronavirus Infections (Japanese)
      Phone number:075-222-3421
      Hours: Weekdays, weekends, holidays, 24 hours a day
      If you live outside of Kyoto City but within Kyoto Prefecture
      Dedicated Consultation Service for New Coronavirus Infections in Kyoto Prefecture (Japanese)
      Phone number:075-414-4726
      Hours: Weekdays, weekends, holidays, 24 hours a day
      If you live outside Kyoto Prefecture
      Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Telephone Consultation Service (Japanese)
      Phone number: 0120-565653
      Hours: Weekdays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
      For international students who want to consult in English or Chinese regardless of where they live
      Japan Visitor Hotline," a call center for foreign tourists operated by the Japan Tourism Agency (in Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean)
      Phone number: 050-3816-2787
      Hours: Weekdays, weekends, holidays, 24 hours a day

Prevention of the new coronavirus

In order to prevent infection by the new coronavirus, please note the following

  • Wash your hands with soap and alcohol, gargle, and use the disinfectant available at the entrance to the school and on each floor.
  • When coughing or sneezing, use a tissue or bend your elbow to cover your mouth.
  • Stay away from people with colds or similar symptoms.
  • Avoid crowds as much as possible.
  • Meat and eggs are cooked thoroughly.
  • Do not touch wild animals.

If you need to go to school, please wear a mask (including on your way to school).

New Coronavirus Related Information

For details, please check the latest information below, and do not be misled by unfounded rumors.

Cabinet Secretariat Website
http://www.cas.go.jp/jp/influenza/novel_coronavirus.html

Website of the Embassy of Japan in China
https://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_ja/index.html (Japanese)
https://www.cn.emb-japan.go.jp/itprtop_zh/index.html (Chinese)

Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare website
https://www.mhlw.go.jp/index.html

WHO website
https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public (English)
https://www.who.int/zh/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public (Chinese)

Information website for medical institutions accepting foreign patients

Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency/eng/mi_guide.html

Kyoto Prefecture Medical Institution and Medical Information Search Site (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean)
http://www.mfis.pref.kyoto.lg.jp/ap/qq/men/pwtpmenult01.aspx

Multilingual medical questionnaire (to explain your symptoms in your own words to your doctor)
http://www.kifjp.org/medical/

List of new coronavirus information on NHK World (English)
https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/tags/82/

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