Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

International & Community Service

Response to The Great East Japan Earthquake

Please allow me to express my sincere condolences to those who lost their lives in the recent Great East Japan Earthquake and the devastating tsunami that accompanied it. I also offer my deepest sympathy to those who continue to struggle with the devastating effects of this disaster.

As the scale of the disaster becomes clearer, it is heartbreaking to see the ever growing list of casualties.

The situation at the Fukushima nuclear power plant must also be causing a great deal of anxiety to people living in that part of the country.

With your support we have been able to confirm the safety of all APU students, faculty and staff from the worst affected areas. A number of students, however, have suffered serious damage to their homes or have been forced to take refuge in evacuation centers due to the situation at the nuclear power plant. APU aims to provide all the support it can and has announced a range of measures to ensure that students and new entrants affected by this disaster can continue their studies.

Countries around the world have extended their hand of support to Japan. The generous aid we have received from the international community shares a number of similarities with one of APU central ideals: a society of multicultural coexistence. Overcoming national, cultural and religious barriers to assist those in need is a true manifestation of the spirit of humanism and lays the foundations for a new age in global society.

Such displays of the human spirit make us aware of what it means to be human. And in this spirit, we will continue to provide support to those who have been affected by the recent disaster and work with the entire nation to assist in the reconstruction process.

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
President KORENAGA Shun

Q&A on Radiation Issues at APU

Restart of Regular Operating Hours at the Tokyo Campus and Tokyo Office

No radiation change or earthquakes in Oita Prefecture (for Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

The US Government lifts Travel Warning

Letters of Condolence and Support from Partner Universities and Associations

To students currently engaged in job hunting in Tokyo (Ritsumeikan Tokyo Office resumes operations)

To students currently engaged in job hunting in Tokyo

Official Information regarding radiataion exposure resulting from the nuclear plant accident

Japanese Government's information concerning radioacitivity level in each region

To students currently engaged in job hunting in Tokyo (Career Office) (3/22)

Closure of the Ritsumeikan Tokyo Campus/ Office Due to Earthquake (3/22)

(April 2011 Admissions) Information about Enrollment Procedures

Information from the Japanese Government regarding the Earthquake and Nuclear Power Plant Situation

Dear Parents / Guardians of current and incoming students and Other Concerned Parties (RE: Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake)

To Students Scheduled to Graduate in March 2011 (Career Office)

RE: Students Scheduled to Graduate in March 2012 Currently Engaged in Job Hunting (The Career Office)

RE: Tuition Reductions for Those Affected by the Tohoku Earthquake (Scheduled Undergraduate and Graduate Students)

Regarding the March 2011 Graduation Ceremony

Announcement of test results on March 14th (for Domestic students)

Dear APU Students RE: Tohoku/Pacific Earthquake (Confirmation of Student Safety)

Temporary Closure of the Ritsumeikan Tokyo Campus Due to Earthquake

To current students and 2011 Spring Enrollees affected by the disaster

Earthquake in northern Japan