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Dealing with Problems and Emergencies

Harrassment-free University

OSIPP and Osaka University strives to create an environment supportive of education, research, and work. The only way this goal can be achieved is for all members of the university community to work together in eliminating all types of harassment.

Harassment takes many forms. We aim to eliminate these 3!
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• Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment refers to any unwanted sexual comments or behavior by a faculty, staff, or student directed at another faculty, staff, student, or other person – unwanted sexual comments or behavior that takes advantage of the relationship(s) between the offender and victim.


• Academic Harassment

Academic harassment refers to any inappropriate and unfair comments or behavior by faculty, staff, or student about another individual’s research, education, or study -- comments and behavior unfairly and inappropriately taking advantage of the offender’s official position, authority, or relationship(s) with the victim


• Power Harassment

Primarily a labor issue, power harassment refers to any inappropriate and unfair comments or behavior by faculty or staff about the work of another faculty or staff member -- comments or behavior unfairly and inappropriately taking advantage of the offender’s official position, authority, or relationship(s) with the victim.


Weather Warnings and Emergencies

Weather Warnings

In the case of a "storm warning" [boufuu-keihou] or "emergency warning" [tokubetsu-keihou] being issued for Toyonaka, Suita, Ibaraki, and/or Minoh, classes including the Institute for Higher Education Research and Practice, will be canceled as noted below:

  • If the warning is canceled by 6:00 a.m.: All classes will be held as usual.
  • If the warning is canceled by 9:00 a.m.: Afternoon classes will be held.
  • If the warning is not canceled by 9:00 a.m.: Classes will be canceled for the day.

Important Notes

  • In the case of the School of Foreign Studies, and the "Studies in Language and Society" and "Studies in Japanese Language and Culture" of the Graduate School of Language and Culture, if the warning is canceled by 3:00 p.m., 6th and 7th period classes will be held.
  • Students in the United Graduate School of Child Development will be contacted by email regarding classes.
  • The above is applied only to the case of a "storm warning" of all weather warnings; however, for emergency warnings, the above is applied to all warnings.

Emergencies

Announcements of Weather Warnings, Emergencies, and follow-up messages and
Instructions, will be made on the Osaka University English Twitter page.

Emergency Help Lines in English

Please see below for a list of websites offering natural disaster information in English for Japan.

Japan Metrological Agency (English) https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html

Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau. Osaka Call Center: http://ofw-oer.com/call/ Internet phone consultation service in multiple languages. English, Chinese, Korean (24hrs), Spanish, Portuguese (7:00 to 23:00), Thai (9:00 to 18:00) and Vietnamese (10:00 to 19:00) (Call from the website)

Osaka Foundation of International Exchange (OFIX) : http://www.ofix.or.jp/english/ Multilingual Support Center in times of Disaster: Japanese, English (24hrs), Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Filipino (9:00 to 17:30). Note: Service time for telephone consultations can be extended, when necessary. TEL:06-6941-2297, 080-4563-8084

J-anpi (All Japan safety confirmation portal for disasters): https://anpi.jp/top?lang=en Searches personal safety info registered in its database or Google Person Finder, by name or phone number.

Google Person Finder for Japan: https://www.google.org/personfinder/japan?lang=en

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Disaster prevention portal: http://www.mlit.go.jp/river/bousai/olympic/en/index.html

Links to natural disaster information provided by Japanese government agencies and others —

NTT's "DisasterMessage Board web171":
https://www.web171.jp/web171app/disasterTop.do?english

NTT Docomo's "Disaster Message Board":
http://dengon.docomo.ne.jp/Einoticelist.cgi?es=0

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