News

Regarding the new strain of coronavirus

1.Response from Osaka University regarding the new strain of coronavirus
  1.1 Prevention and control of the novel coronavirus (Department of Safety and Hygiene)
       1.2 Regarding the PCR test when returning to home countries
2.Contact Information
  2.1 About registration procedure, classes and lectures
  2.2 Health Consultation
   2.3 Consultation Counter for foreign residents in Osaka prefecture
   2.4 Residential status, etc
  2.5 Other inquiries
3.Other related links
  3.1 Multilingual Health Consultation
  3.2 Osaka prefecture and neighboring cities
  3.3 Other public institutions
  3.4 Others




1. Response from Osaka University regarding the new strain of coronavirus

https://www.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/news/info/corona



1.1 Prevention and control of the novel coronavirus (Department of Safety and Hygiene)
http://ciee.osaka-u.ac.jp/en/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/%E8%B3%87%E6%96%9907-2-200401%E5%95%93%E7%99%BA%E8%B3%87%E6%96%99%EF%BC%88%E8%8B%B1%E8%AA%9E%E7%89%88%EF%BC%892.pdf

 

 

 

1.2  Regarding the PCR test when returning to home countries

                  If you need a negative COVID-19 test certificate before you go back to your home country on your completion of OU course/program, you might be able to take a PCR test at Osaka University Hospital. Contact your faculty office if you think about taking it.

            




2. Contact Information



2.1 About registration procedure, classes and lectures

Please check the emails from your department and KOAN. Some Educational Affairs Section’s service counter may be closed after the government’s declaration of a state of emergency.



2.2 Health Consultation

If you have any cold-like symptoms, including fever or cough, and worry about being infected with the novel coronavirus, please call the followings first.

2.2.1 Health and Counseling Center in Osaka University

     It opens 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekdays. (except noon to 1:00pm)
Suita campus: 06-6879-8970
Toyonaka campus: 06-6850-6038
Minoh campus: 072-730-5151

2.2.2 Consultation Counter for citizens of Osaka prefecture      Phone: 06-6944-8197 

It opens from 9:00am to 6:00pm everyday including Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays.

2.2.3 Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare: 0120-565653 (toll free)

 Aavailable from 9:00am to 9:00pm everyday including weekends and national holidays.

2.2.4 New Corona Consultation Center (consultation center for returnees, high-risk contacts)

 If you have symptoms, call New Corona Consultation Center listed below  (available 24 hours a day)  
Ikeda City, Minoh City and Ibaraki City: 06-7166-9911
Toyonaka City: 06-6151-2603
Suita City: 06-6339-2225
Osaka City: 06-6647-0641
Other cities:
http://www.pref.osaka.lg.jp.e.agb.hp.transer.com/attach/23711/00347121/0406.pdf
(Japanese only)



2.3 Consultation Counter for foreign residents in Osaka prefecture

2.3.1 Osaka Foundation of International Exchange (OFIX)

   Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents : 06-6941-2297
■Open hours:
Mondays and Fridays (except national holidays): 9:00am – 8:00pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (except national holidays): 9:00am – 5:30pm
The second and fourth Sundays: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
■Languages:
English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Thai, Indonesian, Nepali and Japanese
※ For any consultations which require medical judgement, consult 2.2.4 New Corona Consultation Center.



2.4 Residential status, etc

Please check the latest information from the websites of Ministry of Justice and Immigration Services Agency of Japan.
http://www.moj.go.jp/EN/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/m_nyuukokukanri01_00003.html
※Regarding visa procedures, you can contact Support Office.
supportoffice[@]office.osaka-u.ac.jp



2.5 Other inquiries
  If you do not know where to consult, you can contact IRIS by email.
  iris[@]ciee.osaka-u.ac.jp 
  Please write your full name, department and student ID number when you send an email to IRIS.




3. Other related links



3.1 Multilingual Health Consultation

3.1.1 AMDA Medical Information Center 

Multilingual Consultation Service Regarding COVID-19
From Friday, April 10 to Wednesday, May 20
https://www.amdamedicalcenter.com/news?fbclid=IwAR03vRnoHvN1XOejh_7hr0tXY6XTAmSk1-uENLYPm9TACxYHeR6NhKwGa28
FB: https://www.facebook.com/104446624555553/posts/107824277551121

3.1.2 華心中国語心理相談室 (Japanese and Chinese only)

日本語HP: https://www.huaxincounseling-jp.com/
中国語HP: https://www.huaxincounseling.com/



3.2 Osaka prefecture and neighboring cities

・Osaka prefecture  http://www.pref.osaka.lg.jp.e.agb.hp.transer.com/default.html
※ Request to Osaka Residents http://www.pref.osaka.lg.jp/attach/38102/00000000/EN%20Request%20to%20Osaka%20Residents.pdf
・Toyonaka City   https://www.city.toyonaka.osaka.jp/multilingual/index.html
・Suita City  https://www.city.suita.osaka.jp/home/language.html
・Minoh City  https://www.city.minoh.lg.jp/multilingual/index.html
・Ikeda City  http://www.city.ikeda.osaka.jp/homepage/honyaku.html
・Ibaraki City  https://www.city.ibaraki.osaka.jp/aboutsite/english.html



3.3 Other public institutions

・Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare  https://www.mhlw.go.jp/stf/seisakunitsuite/bunya/newpage_00032.html
・National Institute of Infectious Diseases https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/en/
・World Health Organization (WHO)  (English only)  https://www.who.int/
・Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (Japanese only)
https://www.anzen.mofa.go.jp/covid19/pdfhistory_world.htm



3.4 Others

・Free accessible database and e-journal archive, etc. (in Osaka University Library) https://www.library.osaka-u.ac.jp/off_campus_covid-19/
・NHK WORLD-JAPAN (in 20 languages)
 https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/
・Point-and-Speak YUBISASHI for COVID-19
 Phrases in 13 languages (Free) https://www.yubisashi.com/covid19/

2020/04/14(Tue)

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Semester schedule of Japanese programs change- responses to the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) infections

Spring semester schedules of CIEE Japanese Programs have been changed to prevent the novel coronavirus (COVID–19) infections.
The schedule varies depending on each program. Check the updated dates on the Japanese Programs page.

2020/03/30(Mon)

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【EVENT】Dec.15(Tue.) Cooking Osechi (Japanese New Year Dishes) (Suita B.S.P.)

Date & Time: Dec. 15(Tue.) 15:30~17:00
Place: IRIS (2F, IC Hall, Suita campus)
Target: Osaka University students only
Fee: 500 yen
Capacity: 8 students (on a first-come, first-served basis.)
Registration: Please enter your information in this google form.
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfiYuIee8bdJ64DHuazWrmnkzJMReJi0_s-JmP1YyRKGqvWIA/viewform
* Depending on the coronavirus situation, it may be changed or canceled.

2020/12/01(Tue)

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IRIS Letter No.16 (2020.12.1)

iris letter no.16

2020/12/01(Tue)

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【EVENT】Dec.3 (Thu.) The 5th online job search strategy course for international students: Hearing about experiences of students with job offer (2) (CIEE)

Date & Time:December 3rd (Thu) 17:30 to 19:00
by Zoom (URL will be sent via email to those who have registered the seminars by noon, Dec. 3rd.)
Target: Osaka University students only
※The seminar will be conducted in English language.
It will be a precious opportunity to hear about experiences of students with job offers.
If you’d like to work in Japan after graduation, join us!
▼Registration via email
Please send your 1) name, 2) faculty, 3) year and 4) country via e-mail. (career@ciee.osaka-u.ac.jp). If you already have your registration number, you need not register.
Put “Career Seminar registration” in the subject line.
※flyer: http://osku.jp/t0030

2020/11/25(Wed)

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IRIS Letter No.15 (2020.11.25)

iris letter no.15

2020/11/25(Wed)

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【EVENT】Dec.3(Thu.) Making Japanese New Year’s Card (Suita B.S.P.)

Date & Time: Dec.3 (Thu.) 12:30~13:30
Place: IRIS (2F, IC Hall, Suita campus)
Fee: Free
Target: Osaka University students only
* Pre-registration is not required.
* Due to the prevention of COVID-19, the number of people joining the event at the same time might be limited.

2020/11/16(Mon)

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