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Policy for Handling the Novel Coronavirus

Updated: Aug 3, 2020

Regarding the Positive COVID-19 Test Result of a Student


On August 2, 2020, we learned that one of our students tested positive for COVID-19.
Due to this, all classes will be conducted via Zoom starting from August 3. We are awaiting the determination about which students may have had close contact with the student who tested positive. We are following the guidance from the Chiyoda City Public Health Center and will disinfect the school.
※In order to avoid causing discrimination, we ask that you do not attempt to determine the identity of the student who tested positive. Thank you for your understanding and consideration. 

Updated: June 3, 2020

About the resumption of in-person classes


We have resumed holding in-person classes at the Kudan Institute starting from June 1. This is in line with the Japanese Government’s lifting of the state of emergency and the move to step two of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s coronavirus recovery road map. We will continue to monitor the circumstances here in Tokyo and make adjustments to our operations as needed. We will make a prompt announcement in the case of any changes.

Added onApril 27 , 2020

In case the state of emergency is extended:


For the safety of students and staff, if the state of emergency is extended, all classes will be taught remotely via Zoom until the state of emergency is lifted.

Added onApril 20 , 2020

Regarding new measures for the start of spring semester


Our school has decided to carry out the make-up Japanese lessons properly as follows. This is based on the requirement by Ministry of Justice under the policy ‘Japanese Language Institutes must provide make-up lessons for lesson shortage by curriculum delay’ as a ‘Response by Japanese Language Institutes for novel corona virus’.

For Intensive Course: There are classes on Saturdays in June
June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th(13:30~17:00)
For Conversation Course: There are classes on Saturdays both in May and June except May 2nd.
May 9th, 16th , 23rd , 30th (9:10~13:35)
June 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th(9:10~12:40)

Added onApril 13 , 2020

About the starting date of spring semester

In order to ensure the safety of students and staff, we have decided on the following.
However, depending on circumstances, this may change in the future.
If we change this schedule, we will let you know immediately.

・Spring semester will start from Tuesday, May 5th.
①The lessons will be provided only via zoom on May 5th (Tuesday) and 6th (Wednesday).
②The lessons will be provided at school and via zoom from May 7th (Thursday) . Students can choose either coming to school or taking a lesson via zoom.
・Spring semester will continue until July 3rd (Friday).
Kudan Institute is currently implementing the following.
・Kudan staff is supporting students about study, daily life and mental aspects via zoom or emails.
・Considering further schedule details due to postponement of spring semester

Added onApril 6 , 2020

Our school’s response to the Japanese government’s declaration of “a state of emergency”.

We will be implementing the following measures.

We apologize for inconvenience to all customers.

Added on March 27th , 2020

Postponement of Spring semester

In light of worldwide spread of corona virus and the self-restraint request form the governor of Tokyo,we will carry out the following measures.
We will postpone the lesson starting date from March 31st to April 7th.
Our school will provide lessons between May 4th and May 8th instead of the lessons between March 31st and April 3rd.

About students’ health condition management

Added on March 23rd , 2020

Internet live stream of Japanese lessons using ‘ Zoom ‘

Accepting new students

Added on March 6, 2020

1.School Closure for 1 week

Due to the recent corona virus spread, we will close our school as below.
March 9th (Mon) ~ March 13th (Fri)
School office is open as usual.
There are not any infected students at the moment.

2. Accepting new students


3.Prevention for the students visiting Japan


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Added on February 28, 2020
(Numbers 2 and 3 have been added since February 19, 2020)

1.Class Schedule Changes

In order for students to avoid rush hour trains, from March 2, 2020 to March 27, 2020 the morning class times will be changed.

2.About Prevention

3.In Case of Student Illness

4.For Newly Accepted Students

5.About School Closures

We will change and update this policy as the situation changes.

Kudan Institute of Japanese Language
School Principal Junko Kitagawa