Classes are cancelled for the morning today, because the Kintetsu lines are suspended due to an earthquake.
As we announced in the Student Handbook, the schedule of lectures will be changed when public transportation services are suspended, etc, as follows;
1. Handling of classes when public transport services are suspended Classes will be cancelled when the services of the Kintetsu lines (Keihanna, Nara, and Kyoto) and/or Nara Kotsu Bus lines (routes serving Gakken Kita-Ikoma Sta., Gakuenmae Sta., and Takanohara Sta.) (which are used by students to commute to the NAIST campus) are suspended due to a major disaster, accident, etc. The table below shows the handling of classes when public transport services are restored.
2. Handling of classes when a weather warning is issued Classes will be cancelled when an Emergency Warning and a storm (or snowstorm) warning is announced in Ikoma City, Nara City and the area including those cities. The table below shows the handling of classes when the warning is cancelled.
Status at 7:00 a.m./10:00 a.m. → Handling of classes
- Public transport services are restored/the warning is cancelled at or before 7:00 a.m. → Classes are held for the whole day
- Public transport services are restored/the warning is cancelled at or before 10:00 a.m. → Classes are held in the afternoon
- Public transport services remain suspended/the warning remains in effect after 10:00 a.m. → Classes are cancelled for the whole day
Note: Information concerning weather warnings can be found on the Japan Meteorological Agency's homepage at： http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html
Also, you may consult the TV, Internet, etc. to check if public transport services are suspended/restored or a warning is issued/cancelled.
What is an Emergency Warning?
The issuance of an Emergency Warning for an area indicates a level of exceptional risk of a magnitude observed only once every few decades. Residents should pay attention to their surroundings and relevant information such as municipal evacuation advisories and orders, and should take all steps necessary to ensure their safety.
Educational Affairs Division