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【2020/03/10】Cancellation of Commencement Ceremony for the Class of AY 2019

Last Update : 2020-02-17 16:49

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Dear TUMSAT Students and Families of TUMSAT Students,

Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology has decided to cancel the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of AY 2019 scheduled to be held on Wednesday, March 25, 2020 in order to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.
Since the Commencement Ceremony is an irreplaceable event for students, we had been considering reducing the scale and time of the ceremony.
However, as a result of careful consideration to prevent the spread of infection in Japan and overseas and to ensure a safe start to students' new life starting in April, we have decided to cancel the Commencement Ceremony, and we ask for your understanding.
The method of awarding diplomas and other certificates will be announced separately on the website, etc., so please be sure to check it.

President TAKEUCHI,Toshio

To All Graduates,

Vice President for Student Support
Ruri Shoji

As stated in the university president's notification dated March 10, 2020, we have taken the dicision to cancel the Commencement Ceremony for the Class of AY 2019 in order to prevent the spread of new coronavirus infections.
I believe that many of you have planned gatherings with your zemi groups or circle/club members to celebrate. However, please take the following points into consideration and prepare for the safe start of the first step from April.
Please check our website for the latest information on our response to the new coronavirus.

○ Avoid congregating in areas where ventilation is poor and people tend to congregate.
Cases of multiple infections have been reported in sports gyms, houseboats, buffet-style meals, mahjong parlors, ski guesthouses, and sealed temporary tents.

Excerpt from "To prevent outbreaks of new coronaviruses" prepared by MHLW (3/1 Published)

○ Please take action to minimize the risk of infection. More importantly, young people, especially, may be subclinical (be infected but without symptoms), and they should be aware that they have a good chance of becoming spreaders (source of infection) and infecting others.
○ Traveling beyond residential areas, such as homecoming and travel (including overseas) during this period, increases the risk of infection and can lead to the spread of infection nationwide. In addition, it is difficult to identify the source of the infection if it is transmitted beyond residential areas, so you should be careful when you move beyond residential areas.

An excerpt from a message from the president of the Japan Association of National Universities, (3/5)

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