Attendance via Recorded Classes (Recorded Classes)

In principle, APU classes should be attended in real time, however, for those students who are unable to enter Japan due to unavoidable circumstances, and find it difficult to attend classes in real time due to the time difference between Japan and certain other factors, we have established a system that allows students to attend classes by viewing recorded classes. Eligible courses are limited to those for which a significant learning effect can be expected even from viewing recordings of the live class. If you wish to attend class by viewing recordings please carefully read all of the guidelines before submitting your application.

Application Requirement
Step 1.

You must complete a separate application for online classes (with some exceptions) before you can apply to take recorded classes.
*For more details, please refer to the application guidelines.
*Some students are exempt from online course application. Please refer to the application guidelines.

Step 2.

Applications for taking recorded classes will only be accepted if you meet the requirements in Step 1., and one of the following requirement.

This system is designed for students who are unable to enter Japan from overseas. Therefore, students who have conditions corresponding to the leave of absence category such as having been abroad for a long period of time are not eligible to take recorded classes.

<Application Requirements>

  • If there is a 2-hour time difference between your country / region (*)and Japan
    (*) All areas other than those between +7 and +11 GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) (Japan: GMT +9)
  • If a stable audio/video connection cannot be ensured for online classes due to poor internet connection (only for students living outside Japan)

If you would like to apply to view recorded classes, please apply through the survey provided in these guidelines on this web page.

Application Guideline/Guideline for Viewing Recorded Classes

<Application Guidelines>

  • AY2022 Spring Semester_ Application Guidelines (Current Students) (PDF)
  • AY2022 Spring Semester_Application Guidelines (New enrollees, Reinstate and Readmit Students) (PDF)
  • Extended Deadline for AY2022 Spring Semester Application Guidelines (For All Students) (PDF)
    *Updated on Wed. March 30

*The application URL is written in the application guidelines. Please read thoroughly and apply.


  • AY2022 Spring Semester_ Guidelines for Viewing Recorded Classes(PDF)
Subject List Eligible to Attend via Recorded Classes
  • 2011 Curriculum_ Subject List(xlsx*Updated on Mon. March 14
  • 2017 Curriculum_ Subject List(xlsx*Updated on Mon. March 14
  • Graduate School_ Subject List(xlsx*Updated on Wed. March 9
  • For Undergraduate New Enrollees of AY2022 Spring semester_ Subject List(xlsx*Updated on Wed. March 9
    *1) Please be noted that most of the undergraduate new enrollees will be taking required subjects which will be automatically registered by the university, and not all of them are eligible to attend via recording.
    *2) The above subject lists are only listed the subjects which are eligible to attend via recording. Please check the Course Timetable distributed in the orientation, for all the subjects new enrollees may register.
FAQ (The answer will show up when you click the question)
Q1. Will I be automatically enrolled in courses for which I have applied to attend via recordings?
A: No. Please register the courses during your Course Registration Period. You are eligible to apply to view the recordings only if you are enrolled to those classes.
Q2. I cannot find the courses I want to attend via recording in the subject list.
A: Eligible courses are limited to those for which a significant learning effect can be expected even from watching recordings of the live class. The courses not listed in the list are not eligible to attend via recordings so please attend them in real-time.
Q3. The recorded data is not uploaded. / I can’t find the recorded data.
A: The recorded data will be uploaded after designated times as below, so please check after these times (JST). There are some courses that the course instructors are recording their classes by themselves and in that case they will be sharing you the recorded data directly.
1-3 periods→By 17:00 of the same day of class
4-6 periods→By 11:00 of the next day of class *Only period 4-6 Classes on Friday→by 11:00 am the following Monday
Q4. Can I view the recording whenever I want through the semester?
A: No. You can view the recording for seven days including the day of class. After this period, it will be deleted.
Q5. How can I view the recordings?
A: You can view them via manaba+. However, you cannot download the recordings, so you will need to access to the internet. For more details, please refer to the guidelines.
Q6. May I attend the classes I applied to attend via recording in real-time?
A: No. You cannot attend classes in both ways. If you wish to switch to real-time attendance, please inform the course instructor and the Academic Office in advance.
Q7. Even if I am able to enter Japan, can I continue attending classes via viewing recordings?
A: No. You cannot attend classes via recordings as you will no longer be eligible if you enter Japan. Please make sure to contact the Academic Office ( once you enter Japan.
Q8. I haven't applied for this system, but can I watch a recording of a class I missed?
A: Students who do not have permission from the Academic Office will not be provided with the recorded data. In some cases, you may be able to receive the recorded data directly from your instructor, depending on their judgment.
*Please note that there are some classes that are not recorded.
Q9. How will attendance be evaluated?
A: The Academic Office has requested that the faculty in charge does not evaluate real time participation directly and does not reflect it in the total sum as attendance points. How the professor evaluates your grades will differ, so please confirm these methods with your professors.

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