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In case of emergency

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In case of emergency, please call the numbers listed below and also notify your academic advisor or Student Affairs Bureau immediately.

If you are a victim of theft or involved in a traffic accident.

Please notify whether it is a “theft” or “traffic accident”, your address, name, and where (place).

When riding a bicycle/motorcycle or driving a car…

If you own a motorcycle or a car make sure to apply for voluntary insurance.
Turn on the lights at night.
Pedestrians travel on the right, motorcycles, and bicycles on the left.
Park only in designated places and make sure to lock your bicycle/motorcycle..
Never ride on bicycles left on the streets. (It’s a crime.)
When giving away or throwing away, you need to follow appropriate procedures.

In case of fire or calling an ambulance…

Please notify whether your call concerns a “fire” or “ambulance”, your address, name,and where (place of fire etc.).

Calling an ambulance

In case of sudden illness or serious injury, dial 119 and call an ambulance. Ambulances can be called 24 hours a day and the use is free of charge. However, medical expenses must be paid, so have your Alien Registration Card or Passport, National Health Insurance Certificate and cash ready while waiting for the ambulance to come.
Ambulances will come with a revolving red light so when you hear the sound of the siren, go out and notify them where you are.
Ambulances can only be called in cases of emergency. In cases of minor injuries go to your nearest medical center by car or taxi.

In case of fire

Dial 119, inform your neighbors and ask for help. Extinguishing the fire in the early stage is important but this is only until the fire reaches the ceiling. Please be careful before it is too late to escape.
If the fire gets into oil, do not pour water on it but use a fire extinguisher or a water soaked bed sheet. Cover your mouth with a wet towel because the smoke is poisonous and stay low when evacuating.
Be very careful during fires because many Japanese houses are made of flammable materials.
Please be careful of heating devices, cigarettes and gas especially when you leave your room or when you go to bed.


There is a possibility that Shizuoka Prefecture could be hit by the so-called “Tokai Earthquake” with a magnitude of 8 on the Richter scale centering in the Suruga Bay area in the near future.
If the “Tokai Earthquake” does hit the area, the intensity of the earthquake is estimated to be around 5 to 7 in Shizuoka causing large scale damage. (About the same intensity as the “Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake” recorded in Kobe City.) Some claim that the “Tokai Earthquake” may be predicted, however it could also hit suddenly like the “Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake”.
Therefore you should always be prepared for a big earthquake and know what to do when such an earthquake hits the area.
When the earthquake hits the area, the University will contact you to make sure that you are safe.
Once you are in a safe place, please notify the University by phone (answering machine) or send us the postcard confirming your safety to make procedures easier.
(area code 054)
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences 264-5989,264-5990
School of Food and Nutritional Sciences 264-5991,264-5992
Graduate School of Integrated Pharmaceutical and Nutritional Sciences 264-5993,264-5994
School of International Relations 264-5995
Graduate School of International Relations 264-5996
School of Management and Information 264-5997
Graduate School of Management and Information of Innovation 264-5998
School of Nursing 264-5901
Graduate School of Nursing 264-5902
※Please call the above numbers if a big earthquake hit the area.

When an Earthquake Hits the Area

Strong tremors will last for about 1 to 2 minutes. Aftershocks are said to be weaker than the original earthquake.
  1. Protect yourselves from falling objects by seeking shelter under a table or a desk, if available.
  2. Switch off all gas and electrical appliances.
  3. Secure an exit by opening windows or doors. Stay indoors. If you attempt to go outside, you may be injured by falling glass, roof tiles or electrical cables.
  4. Get the right information through public announcements. (Television and radio)
  5. Cooperate with your neighbors and help each other.
Keep away from concrete walls and utility poles. They might fall down.