As of May 27, 2020
The Japanese government lifted a state of emergency for coronavirus infection on May 25.
The current number of people infected with coronavirus in Japan is 1,300.(June 04)
Yoshida Institute is closely monitoring the ongoing Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) . As the situation continues to change rapidly, our top priority remains the health and safety of our students, on and off school. We are planning for taking informed action to limit the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring the continuity of our teaching.
We will continue to update the community regularly to keep you informed of additional measures by email.
Moving to online delivery :
All formal lectures will be teach to students through our zoom site until mid-June. (It is also possible to come directly to school and take classes.)
Students are still provided with the required number of class hours but without face-to-face contact with teachers.
This is a physical distancing measure to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We will do our best for our students.
For those who applied for the July term 2020
Due to the effects of coronavirus infection, the Tokyo Immigration Bureau did not issue their COEs to applicants in the July term. (Issued to applicants in some countries)
This is because the Japanese government refuses entry from many countries(111 countries as of May 27) due to coronavirus infection. All July term applicants are in the same situation as you.
Your COE will be issued as soon as the Japanese government permits the flight from your country.
Therefore, It may be difficult for those students to study in Japan from July term.
Probably it will start in October or January(2021). In any case, your COE is valid until then.
We will contact you if your COE is issued by the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau.
To those who apply for the October term 2020
All application documents can be sent by email. (Applicants from OECD countries only)
Once you send in your application with all the needed documentation before May 29th, we submit a request to the Tokyo Regional Immigration Bureau for document called a Certificate of Eligibility(COE).
If the request is approved, the Immigration Bureau notifies us on Aug. 28, 2020 and we will inform you that your COE has been issued.
And we will send you your COE by DHL if you can come to Japan to study without effects of coronavirus.
Make sure you get a student visa at Japanese Embassy or consulate and get your ticket before you pay your tuition fees.
But If you can’t come for some reason or other, you can change to the January or April term. Or if you give up on coming to Japan, we will refund the tuition fees.