Emergency Procedures

Manual for Earthquake Response

“Manual for Earthquake Response” PDF(650.9 KB)

If a Major Earthquake Occurs

During lecture hours

SIT’s Designated Emergency Evacuation Sites
Omiya Campus
(Saitama City)
Campus sports ground
Toyosu Campsu
(Koto Ward, Tokyo)
The post-earthquake fire risk at the Toyosu Campus is considered low, and the campus is therefore designated as an area where people can remain without evacuating to a regional evacuation site. If emergency evacuation does become necessary, however, please follow the teaching staff’s directions.
Shibaura Campus
(Minato Ward, Tokyo)
The post-earthquake fire risk at the Shibaura Campus is considered low, and the campus is therefore designated as an area where people can remain without evacuating to a regional evacuation site. If emergency evacuation does become necessary, however, please follow the teaching staff’s directions.

Outside lecture

Dealing with Fires

Ensure that you are aware of the locations of emergency exits, emergency stairs, fire extinguishers, fire hydrants, and emergency escape equipment. If you discover a fire, push the emergency alarm button and try to put the fire out in its early stages. Observe the following guidelines when evacuating during a fire.


SIT will inform students via its website if lectures are to be canceled, or other measures taken at very short notice, due to a typhoon or other natural phenomenon.

Procedure if a Major Earthquake is Predicted

SIT will cancel lectures as soon as the government issues an earthquake warning on the advice of the Japan Meteorological Agency’s Earthquake Assessment Committee.

During lecture hours

Outside lecture hours

Procedures if Public Transport is Suspended Due to a Strike

If a strike is expected to result in prolonged suspension of any of the following transport routes:
Omiya Campus JR Utsunomiya Line
Toyosu Campus Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
Shibaura Campus JR Yamanote and Keihin-Tohoku Lines
The following procedures will apply:
If the trains have not started running again by 6 a.m. Undergraduate and graduate school lectures will be canceled for periods 1 and 2
If the trains have not started running again by 9 a.m. Undergraduate and graduate school lectures will be canceled for the entire day