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Feb.10, 2017
Orientation for incoming international students
Date and time: April 4 (Tue.), 2017 from 5 p.m. to 6:20 p.m.
Place: 2nd floor of Multidisciplinary Research Building(Kawauchi Minami Campus)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in April, 2017.
For the program, please see here.
For the flyer, please see here.
 
Dec.16, 2016
The seminar handout is available
We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International Exchange Building, Kawauchi-Kita Campus on December 15, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.
 
Nov. 29, 2016
Information about National Pension System
Information about National Pension System is available. Please check the enrollment procedures, the exemption/deferment system and other details from here.
 
Nov. 17, 2016
Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners
Date and time: December 15 (Thu.), 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Kawauchi-Kita Campus, International Exchange Building R115
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.
Nov. 7, 2016
Please respond to a safety confirmation drill message on December 2.
There will be a university-wide safety confirmation drill on December 2(Fri.).
A practice safety confirmation message will be sent to all registered email addresses at noon on December 2(Fri.) from “tohoku-univ@anpi.tohoku.ac.jp”. Please access the URL contained in the message to notify us of your safety status.
If you have not register your email address yet, please make sure to do that. Click here for the details.
 
Nov. 2, 2016
Test Emergency Email to be Sent from Sendai City on November 5
There will be a tsunami evacuation drill in Sendai on November 5 (Sat.). As part of this drill, a test tsunami warning message will be sent by email on the major cellular providers (NTT docomo, au, Softbank) at 8:33 am. This emergency email will be sent to all mobile phones within Sendai city limits and everyone with a compatible mobile phone will receive it. (However, some service providers/phone models are not able to receive emergency email messages.) The email will be delivered and the loud alarm will sound even if your phone is set to silent mode. As this is just a drill, please remain calm.
Sep. 29, 2016
The orientation handout is available
The incoming international students orientation (Oct. 3, 2016) handout is available. Click here for the handout.
Aug.30, 2016
Traffic safety lesson for incoming international students
Date and time: October 22 (Sat.), 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon
Place: International House Sanjo 1, Lobby
Flyer; here.
 
Aug.30, 2016
Orientation for incoming international students
Date and time: October 3 (Mon.), 2016 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Tohoku University Centennial Hall (Kawauchi Hagi Hall)
This orientation will be held for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2016.
For the program, please see here.
 
July 22, 2016
The seminar handout is available
We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at International House Sanjo 1 on July 22, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.
 
July 13, 2016
Seminar for International Students: Renting Apartments for Beginners
Date and time: July 21 (Thu.), 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: International House Sanjo 1, Lobby
This seminar will be held mainly for international students who will rent private apartments in Sendai for the first time.
※No reservations required. The seminar will be condacted in English.
Flyer; here.
 
April 21, 2016
Information about the Social Security and Tax Number System
Information about the Social Security and Tax Number System is available. Please check the Notification Card receiving method, precautions to deal with the number and other details from here.
March 22, 2016
Bicycle traffic safety videos called "Do you know bicycle traffic rules?"
The Sendai Tourism, Convention and International Association (SenTIA), has produced the following instructive videos mainly for expatriate residents who are not accustomed to Japan's traffic rules. The videos are designed not only to teach viewers the minimum required knowledge for safe use of bicycles, but to encourage them to comply with the traffic rules and manners as well. Viewers will also learn how to ride bicycles safely and what to do in the event that they have a bicycle accident. These videos are available in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepali and Japanese. Please watch the one provided in your preferred language to help you avoid traffic accidents!

March 3, 2016
Suica will be usable for buses and subways
Suica cards and compatible IC cards※ can be used for buses and subways starting on March 26, 2016. For more information, please visit the Sendai City Transportation Bureau's website (Japanese only).
※PASMO, Kitaca, TOICA, manaca, ICOCA, PiTaPa, SUGOCA, nimoca, HAYAKAKEN.

Jan.8 2016
The seminar handout is available
We held the seminar on renting apartments for international students at University House Sanjo Ⅱ on January 7, 2016. The seminar handout contains useful information such as apartments for international students in Sendai, what to do before looking for an apartment, using real estate agencies, etc. Please look over the handout when you sign a lease on an apartment. Click here for the handout.
  

Dec.16 2015
Guidebook for Tenants available
The purpose of this guidebook is to assist you when leasing a property in Japan. It contains information about finding a property, lease contracts, guidelines to follow during your stay, paperwork and procedures for moving out, preparations in case of emergency or disaster, and more. Please read through the guidebook and make sure you understand the information contained within before beginning your search for a property. Click here to view the guidebook. (The guidebook is also on the homepage)
  

Dec.7 2015
Notice of temporary suspension of 77 BANK services
Due to the system up-dating, the following services of the 77 Bank are temporarily unavailable from Dec. 31, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016. For details, please click here.
  • Counter service at all the branches
  • ATM service
    You cannot use the 77 Bank's cash card by ATMs not only at The 77 Bank but also at other banks and convenience stores
  • Internet banking and so on
  

Dec.2 2015
Revision of the fare for Sanjomachi—Kawauchi Station City Bus Route
In the latest issue of Gakusei Shien Dayori the fare for the city bus route between Sanjomachi and Kawauchi Station (to begin when the Tozai Subway Line opens) was reported as JPY 170. However, the Sendai City Transportation Bureau has informed us that the fare has been changed to JPY 180. Please take note of this to avoid any confusion when using the bus. For details of subway fares after the opening of the Tozai line, please see here (Sendai City Bus/Subway website).
  

Nov.20 2015
New Gakuto Sendai City Bus/Subway Free Passes and pre-sale
New types of the free pass will be introduced with the opening of the Tozai Subway Line on Dec. 6.
The free pass go on sale on Nov. 22 ahead of Dec. 6.
Sales locations will be very crowded from Dec. 6 so it is highly recommended to buy your pass on one of the pre-sale days, Nov. 22 to Dec. 5. See here for details.
  

Oct.29 2015
Notice of the start of Tozai Subway Line and Social Security and Tax Number System
Please refer to GAKUSEI SHIEN DAYORI 2015.10.26 No.2.
For more information on Social Security and Tax Number System, visit Cabinet Sectretariat website.

Sep.14 2015
Orientation for incoming international students
Date and time: October 8 (Thu.), 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
Place: Room 206 on the 2nd floor, Multimedia Education and Research Complex
This orientation will be held mainly for incoming international students who will enroll at Tohoku University in October, 2015.
For the program, please see here.

Jul.14 2015
Pocket Guide for International Students and Scholars available
This contains various kinds of information on procedures international students and scholars coming to Tohoku University should take before coming to Japan, when you enter Japan and after your arrival. Be sure to check this when you come to Japan. To see the guide, please click here.

Jun.12 2015
Student Health Care Center gave a warning regarding Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

To see the warning, please click here.

Jun.1 2015
A Revised Road Traffic Law went into effect on Jun. 1, 2015.
Under the new law, cyclists who are caught violating traffic regulations more than twice within a period of three years, will be required to attend three-hour safety lectures.
For further information, please click here.

Mar. 1, 2015
Orientation for incoming international students
Date and time: April 17 (Friday), 2015 from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Place: Room 206 on the 2nd floor, Multimedia Education and Research Complex
This will be held for incoming international students who will enroll in Tohoku University in April

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