【重要】年末年始の窓口対応及び注意事項【IMPORTANT】Office Hours and Cautions During the New Year’s Holidays

December 20, 2021














Dear International students,

<Office Hours>

The office of the International Affairs Division will be closed for six days from Wednesday, December 29, 2021, to Monday, January 3, 2022, due to the New Year’s Holidays. Tuesday, December 28 is the last opening day of the year.
During this time, we’ll be unable to respond to phone calls or emails. If there is anything you need assistance with, please contact us on weekdays before or after the closure period mentioned above. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

For the same reason, the Immigration Bureau of Japan will also be closed from Wednesday, December 29, to Monday, January 3. No applications will be accepted during the holidays. Please check the validity of your current period of stay on your Residence Card and make sure it doesn’t expire in December or January. If you apply after the period of stay has expired, your application may be rejected and, in the worst case scenario, you might be deported to your country.

If your period of stay does expire in December or January, please request the necessary documents to the university immediately to apply for renewal. To find out more about how to apply, please refer to this page.

Other divisions of the university will also be closed from Wednesday, December 29, 2021, to Monday, January 3, 2022. Please note that any kind of certificate cannot be issued during this period.

<Cautions on Temporary Leave>

As reported by the media, the COVID-19 pandemic shows no sign of abating. The Japanese government’s quarantine measures also have been reinforced to strengthen border control measures against the new variant of the COVID-19, Omicron strain.

Non-essential travel is strongly discouraged at this time. However, if you have a special reason and cannot avoid traveling to your country, before you purchase your flight ticket and leave Japan, please ensure to check the rules and procedures for re-entry back into Japan.

Please make sure you check the links below and consult with your supervisor.

Currently, special measures are implemented when (re-)entering Japan due to the spread of Omicron strain. In addition to the usual procedures, it is still necessary to secure a place to stay for 14 days for self-quarantine and a means of transportation from the airport to the accommodation.
*These measures vary with countries and regions you stayed. The measures are often subject to change depending on the situation, so please be certain to keep up with the latest information on the websites of the Japanese embassy in your country and other reliable sources.
If you fail to comply with all quarantine measures required by the Japanese government on re-entry, your personal information may be made public, and there is a possibility that your future international activities may be affected.

International Affairs Division