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Class cancellation rules for storm warning alerts, etc.

  In the case of a storm warning alert or the suspension of public transportation, class cancellation measures will be decided based on the rules below.

  However, classes may also be cancelled in cases not conforming to the rules below where the timing of the issue, the lifting of the alert, or the suspension/restart of public transportation is unclear, cases where continued confusion is expected after the restart of public transportation, and cases where special circumstances exist at our own campuses. In these cases, the university will make an official decision and announce that decision via the university website, Port Hepburn, the mobile phone site and other means.

  Class cancellation measures will be taken for the safety of students and faculty, but there may also be cases where you will need to make your own judgment based on your own commuting situation, so please pay attention to the surrounding circumstances and to various information sources (TV, Internet, mobile phone, etc.) and act appropriately.

  1. When a storm warning alert or public transportation suspension occurs before 7:00 AM
    1. If a storm warning has been issued for Tokyo’s 23 wards, classes will be cancelled at the Shirokane Campus, and if one is issued for eastern Kanagawa Prefecture, classes will be cancelled at the Yokohama Campus.

    2. Public transportation service suspension

      JR Lines (excluding cases where only service on certain express trains is suspended)
      A Tokaido Line (Tokyo-Odawara), Yokosuka Line
      B Tokaido Line (Tokyo-Odawara), Yokosuka Line, Chuo Line, Yamanote Line, Sobu Line, Keihin Tohoku Line

      Yokohama Campus classes will be cancelled if service is suspended on both the A lines at the same time.
      Shirokane Campus classes will be cancelled if service is suspended on 3 or more of the B lines at the same time.

    3. Cases where an alert (a) is lifted or public transportation (b) restarts service will be handled as follows.

      Time of alert lifting or public transportation restartClass period for start of classes
      Undergraduate/GraduateLaw School
      Lifting/restart by 7:00 Start from 1st period (as normal) Start from 1st period (as normal)
      Lifting/restart by 10:30 Start from 3rd period (1 & 2 cancelled) Start from 4th period (1-3 cancelled)
      Lifting/restart by 13:00 Start from 4th period (1-3 cancelled) Start from 5th period (1-4 cancelled)
      No lifting/restart by 13:00 Classes cancelled all day Classes cancelled all day
  2. When the storm warning alert or public transportation suspension defined in 1 above occurs after 7:00 AM
    1. If a storm warning alert is issued after 7:00 AM, classes following the alert issue will be cancelled, with class restart being handled as defined in 1.(c) above.
    2. If a public transportation service listed in 1.(b) above is suspended after 7:00 AM, except in cases of a temporary suspension due to accident, etc., all classes will be cancelled as of that point in time. In this case the restarting of classes will be handled as defined in 1.(c) above.