Jul 6, 2017
Last night at 19:55 on Wednesday July 5, an extreme weather alert was issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) for Oita Prefecture, including Beppu city. APU has received no reports of damage or interruption of basic services in Beppu.
The APU campus and facilities did not experience any damage, and there have been no reports of injuries from any students, faculty, or staff.
Buses are operating normally, and classes are being held as usual.
JMA lifted the flood alert for Beppu city as of 6:15, July 6.
Students at APU participate in disaster response drills every semester to ensure they are prepared in the event a natural disaster strikes.
APU also provides students with an Emergency Disaster Response Handbook with clear explanations of how to prepare for and respond to earthquakes, storms, and fires, and other disasters.
More information can be found here: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/life/content40/
The Oita Prefectual Government provides multilingual disaster information on Facebook in four languages (Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean), here: