This special site has been created as part of Kansai Gaidai’s response to the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus worldwide to ensure the health and safety of our community. This page is intended to provide basic information on COVID-19 and additional resources, measures our University has been taking, and precautionary advice to our community members. If you do not find answers to your questions on this site, please contact us at

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In order to effectively respond to the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation, the University Emergency Contingency Committee (Chair: President) was launched and has been making contingency plans in cooperation with related offices. The Asian Studies Program has its own ad-hoc Emergency Committee (Chair: Dean of the Asian Studies Program) to monitor the well-being of our international students as well as to communicate promptly with our partner institutions. Measures have been launched in accordance with advice from the Japanese Government as well as other international health organizations.

The Fall Semester Program will be conducted with all-level Japanese language courses and 20 selected lecture courses taught in an online format. The Program is offered to those students at our partner institutions with a minimal fee. More detailed information has been sent to exchange coordinators of our partner institutions. Those who wish to take advantage of this online study opportunity, please contact your exchange coordinator at your home institution.

ASP Online Courses 2020 Fall Semester (PDF)

While 2020 spring semester classes are being conducted remotely for all our university programs, our administrative offices remain in full operation.

Kansai Gaidai recommends that members of its community follow guidelines developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for preventing the spread of respiratory viruses in general:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects (such as cell phones) and surfaces (such as keyboards or doorknobs).
  • Follow guidelines for social distancing

Symptoms of COVID-19 infection, which may appear two to 14 days after exposure, include:

  • Fever
  • Dry cough
  • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
  • Heavy fatigue
  • Loss of taste or smell

Please be aware, novel coronavirus can be transmitted by individuals who show no symptoms and do not know they are infected.

More information can be downloaded here:

The most common symptoms are fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties.
(Source: Health Organization )

If you have any symptoms, please contact the Center for International Education immediately and stay in your room until further notice from the office.

Phone: 072-805-2831

Q&A regarding the fall semester online courses will be posted as soon as it becomes available.

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Kansai Gaidai University
Center for International Education (CIE)
Phone: 072-805-2831