SHIBUYA GAIGO GAKUINNEWS

April 2020 Term Information – COVID-19

March 31, 2020

To all current and new arriving students, by now you have received an influx of emails regarding the outbreak updates.  Below is a summary of the information as we prepare for the new term this week:

Travel Restrictions

If you have been to any of the areas listed in the following link within 14 days of your arrival to Japan, Japanese Immigration may refuse your entry into the country:   http://www.moj.go.jp/EN/nyuukokukanri/kouhou/m_nyuukokukanri01_00003.html

You can find more information on the following link as well in English: https://www.mhlw.go.jp/english/

Orientation

As a reminder, Orientation for new students is this Wednesday April 1st (Wednesday) at 14:00.  This will be an opportunity for new students to learn how online lessons are held during this time.  Our school will be utilizing Google Classroom and ZOOM.  You can use a computer, tablet or your smart phone to set up an account.  We will be going through important information and materials as well as basic procedures for your enrollment.

Online Classes

As a measure of social distancing, our plans are to hold the first 7 lessons online, April 2nd – April 10th.   Please log in through Google Classroom / ZOOM as explained in the previous emails.  Note:  There is the possibility we may need to extend this date in response to the spread and instructions/ updates from Immigration.

 

Again, we thank everyone for their patience and understanding as we manage under this global pandemic.