Reporting Lost or Recovered Articles
Please report articles that were lost or recovered on campus to the Central Security Office.
We imagine that many people have experienced losing articles or cash, leaving them somewhere, or recovering somebody else’s. Should you lose something on campus, do not give up on finding it. Instead, please report it to the Central Security Office (located on 1F of the Administration Building). Additionally, should you recover something on campus that belongs to somebody else, for the sake of that person, please report it to the Central Security Office as soon as you are able.
* Articles lost or recovered that are handled by the Central Security Office are limited to those that were lost or recovered on campus.
How to report lost articles
To report lost articles, please inquire with the Central Security Office counter regarding whether those articles have been recovered and reported. Make sure to be clear about (1) The place where you lost the articles, (2) The day and time on which you lost them and (3) The name and identifying characteristics of the articles.
Please note that you will need to present a form of ID (student ID card, driver’s license, Status of Residence card, etc.) to have the articles returned to you.
How to report recovered articles
To report recovered articles, please fill out the required items on the designated form at the Central Security Office counter, and submit it together with the recovered articles for the Office to hold on to.
Time limit for storage of recovered articles
After the Central Security Office accepts the recovered articles, it transfers them to the Beppu Police Station every Tuesday (within a week after they have been recovered).
- *Said articles are transferred on the next business day when Tuesday falls on a holiday.
- *Articles accepted on a Tuesday are transferred on the Tuesday of the following week.
After the Central Security Office accepts the recovered articles, it disposes of them after storing them for a two-week period.
Valuables include the following:
Cash, credit cards, wallets, passports, alien registration certificates, wristwatches, accessories made of precious metals, eyeglasses, electronic dictionaries, cash vouchers, prepaid cards, keys and external recording media (USB memory, SD cards, DVDs, etc.).
Non-valuables include the following: Umbrellas, writing utensils (pencils and pens, notebooks and other forms of paper, etc.) and clothing.
Reporting articles that were lost or recovered off campus
Articles that were lost or recovered on the bus used to commute to APU
Please inquire with the bus company or with the Beppu Police Station.
Articles that were lost or recovered elsewhere off campus
Please inquire with the Beppu Police Station.