Jan 4, 2024
Regarding the Noto Peninsula Earthquake in 2024
January 4, 2024
President, Osaka Metropolitan University
We would like to express our deepest condolences to those who lost their lives in the massive earthquake that struck the Noto region on January 1, 2024, and our deepest sympathies to all those who have been affected by the disaster. We would also like to express our sincere respect to all those who are making efforts to provide relief and reconstruction assistance to those affected by the disaster and wish for the earliest possible recovery of the afflicted areas.
OMU students, faculty, and staff members:
We ask all OMU students, faculty, and staff in the affected areas to take care of your safety first and foremost and to take good care of yourselves.
The university office has prepared a special report form in the UNIPA Portal for students to contact, so please use it if you can. However, if you cannot access UNIPA but can contact the university with other means, please do so to inform us of your situation.
Classes at the university will begin on Friday, January 5. However, please do not worry if you are unable to attend classes due to difficulties in returning to Osaka. Even if you are unable to attend classes, alternative arrangements will be made. Until the situation calms down, please put your safety first.
For faculty members,
If you have no choice but to cancel a class due to the disaster, please notify students of the class cancellation using UNIPA or other appropriate means. OMU has asked students to submit a notification of absence if students are unable to attend classes. (For students who are unable to submit the absence notification in advance due to the disaster or other related reasons, please be flexible and receive the notification after the class.)
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