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11 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear all Academic students,

The final exam schedule has been set.
Please check your exam day with the image below or click here(*Shown in BOLD means not regular day or classroom.)

[IMPORTANT: Schedules are subject to change depending on the circumstances.]

 SP20 Final Exam Schedule

Academic Affairs

06 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

A Message from the Dean, Dr. Alan Brender

学部長 Dr.Alan Brenderからの新型コロナウィルスに関するメッセージ


Dear Students,

I hope your online classes are proceeding well and that you have been able to overcome any initial technical problems you may have encountered with online instruction. If you are still facing problems, please contact your instructors by e-mail, Blackboard or any platforms they have suggested -- and you are able to access. If you are unable to contact your instructors, please inform the Academic Affairs office () to obtain assistance.

At this time, we are monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and will continue with the current plan of closing the campus next week. We will continue evaluating whether we can restart classroom teaching on March 16, as well as the guidelines established by the Japanese government and other institutions in Japan to determine when we might resume in-person classes.

Our primary concern is your health, and we don’t want to jeopardize that by resuming classroom teaching prematurely. Please check the blog frequently for updates.

We strongly suggest that those students who have returned to their home countries to self-monitor and isolate themselves for at least 14 days to ensure that you were not infected while you were in Japan. If you do come down with symptoms of the virus, follow the advice of your local authorities in your country on how to get tested.  Please keep us informed of your whereabouts. We urge you to avoid travelling, especially to areas that have experienced outbreaks of the virus.

Please stay safe and do your best to follow the precautions listed below.


To help limit the possible spread of COVID-19 in the LUJ community, going forward we would like to request that all students take the following steps if you have a fever or other cold symptoms: 

  1. Conscientiously use good hygiene measures and cough etiquette;
  2. Refrain from going out; and
  3. Measure and record your body temperature daily.
  4. If you take a break from classes, please reach out to your professors; you are responsible for missed classes and meeting deadlines.
  5. If you have cold symptoms (including a fever higher than 37.5 degrees Celsius 99.5, cough or difficulty breathing) or have been in contact with confirmed case of coronavirus, please report this to the Student Affairs office () so we can arrange for any necessary assistance.

For all students, the health information that we shared previously continues to apply, namely:

Wearing a mask whenever possible, and if you don't wear one, cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbow. Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use alcohol-based hand rubs or wipes with 60%-95% alcohol. Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that could be contaminated with germs (such as your phone). Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough, and avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Try to avoid unnecessary crowds and gatherings. 

Review the information on the coronavirus posted by the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare (English: the Ministry of Health, Labor, and Welfare). 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recommends as a general guideline that those who experience symptoms stay at home until they are free of fever, signs of a fever, and any other symptoms for at least 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing or other symptom-altering medicines (e.g. cough suppressants). 

Please continue checking the LUJ blog for updates regarding the coronavirus.

Thank you. 





1. 入念な衛生対策と咳エチケットを実践する。

2. 外出を控える。

3. 毎日体温を測定して記録する。

4. 授業を欠席する場合は担当教員に連絡をとり、遅れを取り戻すこと。

5. 風邪のような症状(摂氏37.5度以上または華氏99.5度以上、咳、呼吸が苦しいなど)が出た場合、またはコロナウイルスが確認された人や場所と接触があった場合、学生課()に連絡してください。








06 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students, 

The Summer 2020 class schedule is UPDATED (March 6, 2020). Please go to the Student Resources page to view it or download a copy! 

   GEN110.J3 - Composition I Section 3 and GEN112.J3 - Composition II Section 3 have been added.

In case you already had your advising session with your advisor and wish to change your section, please contact your advisor.

Academic Affairs 

02 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear LUJ Academic Students,

We have sent you an email regarding your registration day, so please check your LUJ email for your registration day. 

If you have any questions, please contact Academic Affairs at  or ask your advisor.

Thank you,  

Academic Affiars

02 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Academic Students,

Due to the recent (2-week) closure of the LUJ campus, we will temporarily change our Course Withdrawal procedures to best accommodate the current situation. For those who wish to withdraw from a course, please carefully read our advices and follow the instructions shown below.


  1. Before you make up your mind on withdrawing from a course, please make sure that you consult with your instructor to find the true status of your course progress. You instructor may have different view on your outcome of your final grade.
  2. No payment refunds (including time and efforts you have already invested.
  3. Your expected graduation term may be extended due to the shortage of credit hours by withdrawing from a course this term.
  4. The course level that you can register for maybe affected.
  5. If you are on the school-sponsored visa, you may not reduce your workload below nine semester hours after withdrawing from one or more courses. If you also repeatedly withdraw from courses and slow down on your academic progress, you may increase the chance of not getting your student visa renewed by the Immigration Bureau.


Instead of coming to the Academic Affairs office to pick up the withdrawal form, the students who wish to withdraw from a course may send an email request.

     Please send your request to the following parties:
               To: Academic Affairs ()
               CC: Your Instructor and Academic Advisor

     Required information to include in order to successfully withdraw from your course:
               Full Name:
               LUJ Student ID:
               LUW Student ID:
               Course Code and Section (e.g. GEN100.J1):
               Title of course (e.g. Writing Workshop):
               Credit hours (e.g. 1 cr., 3 cr., or 4 cr.):
               Do you have a school-sponsored visa? (Answer by Yes or No):
               Do you receive military benefits? (Answer by Yes or No):
               Do you receive U.S. Financial Aid? (Answer by Yes or No):

Should you have any questions, please contact Academic Affairs at  or call us at 03-3225-0426. There may be further notifications from our department, so we advise you to pay close attention to this LUJ Blog.

Academic Affairs

01 March 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Entering School and Document Issuing during Suspension of In-Person Classes period



Dear Students,

As you have previously been informed, LUJ is currently closed to students, and will only be open on March 2nd and 3rd for the express purposes of retrieving books.

Please keep in mind that in the event you do stop by for this, you are required to immediately depart the school after retrieving your books.

Moreover, if you require a document(s) from Student Affairs, please send a request to Student Affairs (, and an appointment will be scheduled for you to pick it up.

Student Affairs








28 February 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear Students, Faculty and Staff,

As an update on our last report on the coronavirus outbreak, I wish to inform you that the administration of Lakeland University Japan has decided to follow the lead of the Japanese government and institutions of higher learning to suspend in-person classes from March 2 – March 13. Class lessons will continue online throughout that time, and students should begin receiving instructions from their teachers early next week, including which platforms (Blackboard, Skype, email, Google Hangouts, etc.) will be used. It is important for students to frequently check their LUJ email accounts for further instruction.

LUJ’s administration will frequently reevaluate the situation and provide updates via the LUJ blog as soon as they are available.

Suspension Notice of In-Person Classes

Starting date: Monday, Mar. 2

Tentative Resumption date: Monday, Mar. 16

Note: Classes will continue during that time online. Instructors will contact you with further details via your LUJ email account.  

During the two-week suspension period, we will determine when conditions will allow us to resume regular classroom teaching.

International students who wish to return to their home countries may do so and should continue their studies online. Those who plan to leave Japan need to complete an online form which will be available on the LUJ website shortly. Please continue checking the LUJ blog for updates.

Students may visit the campus on Monday, Mar. 2 or Tuesday, Mar. 3 to collect books and personal belongings from their lockers. After Tuesday, the campus will be closed to students until classes are resumed.

We are very sorry for the inconvenience the in-person class suspensions may cause you, but our primary concern is your health and safety. Please continue checking the LUJ blog for further updates on the coronavirus emergency.



新型コロナウイルス(COVID-19発症事例の最新情報を踏まえて、レイクランド大学ジャパン・キャンパスは日本政府の要請と各高等教育機関の決定に従い、32()から313()まで対面式授業の中止を決定しました。以後2週間、授業はオンラインを通じて行われます。どのオンライン・プラットフォーム(BlackboardEメール、Google Hangouts等)を使用して非対面授業を行うかなどの指示は、来週前半に各教授より通達がされます。Eメールや使用中のオンライン・プラットフォーム等を頻繁に確認し、教授の指示に従ってください。



授業形態の変更に伴う皆さんの不便、不都合を思うと心苦しい限りですが、今回の臨時対応は皆さんの健康と安全を一番に考えて決定されました。今後もLUJ ブログの告知内容に従い行動してください。





28 February 2020 By In LUJ Blog

Dear students,

The Summer 2020 Class Schedule is now published. Please Go to the Student Resources page to view it or download a copy! Please make sure to pay close attention to the Student Resources page, as we will be posting updates versions of the schedule there. Thank you.

Academic Affairs

27 February 2020 By In LUJ Blog

 A Message from the Dean, Dr. Alan Brender

学部長 Dr. Alan Brenderからの新型コロナウィルスに関するメッセージ(日本語訳は英語のメッセージの下をご覧ください)


Dear LUJ students, faculty, and staff, 

As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuing to spread worldwide. Tokyo has had several clusters of cases, but so far no general outbreak. Still, we need to take precautions. We will use the LUJ BLOG as the primary source of updates, and will provide such updates at least once a week. Please read the update below as well as the report on actions that LUJ is taking to combat the spread of the virus. 



LUJ has decided to postpone the following events until further notice:

- International Food Festival

- Movie Nights

- Lecture Series

- End of term ceremonies (EAP)

- Any other event, including student club activities, expecting 25 or more participants



We strongly encourage every member of the LUJ community to continue taking measures to reduce the risk of contracting or spreading the virus when on campus, including: 

- Wearing a mask whenever possible.

- Regularly wshing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds or more, or use an alcohol-based sanitizer with 60% alcohol or higher. At this time, we have placed bottles of disinfectant throughout the campus. Please use the disinfectant to clean your hands. 

- Regularly clean and disinfect surfaces and objects that could be contaminated with germs (such as your phone).

- Cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze or cough. 

- Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.



If you develop flu-like symptoms similar to the coronavirus, please take the following action. 

- Students should report their illness immediately to the Student Affairs office at 03-3225-0427 or by email at

- Faculty or staff with symptoms should report to their immediate LUJ supervisors. 

If you develop any symptoms, please call the consultation center before visiting a doctor or hospital. Personnel at the center will then recommend which medical institution(s) you should visit. Please only visit the medical center(s) recommended by the medical consultant center: 

- [For Tokyo residents]

- 03-5320-4509 For JAPANESE speakers (9:00-21:00) Bureau of Social Welfare and Public Health (

- 03-5285-8181 For ENGLISH AND OTHER LANGUAGES speakers (9:00-20:00) Himawari (

- [For Outside Tokyo residents]


- [Guide for Using Medical Institutions]



Thank you for your cooperation. 

 Dr. Alan Brender, Dean 






- International Food Festival

- Movie Nights

- Lecture Series

- EAPの学期末セレモニー




  • マスクの着用(可能な限り)
  • 手洗いの徹底。せっけんを使用して20秒以上手を洗うか、60%以上のアルコール消毒液を使用する。現在キャンパス内に消毒液を設置していますので、適宜利用してください。
  • 携帯電話など、ウイルスの付着の可能性があるものは常に除菌して清潔に保つこと。
  • くしゃみや咳をするときは、鼻や口を覆うこと。
  • 目・鼻・口を触らないようにする。



  • 学生は、直ちに学生課()に連絡すること。※ご本人確認省略のため、LUJ Emailからメールを送ってください。
  • 教職員は、それぞれ直属の管理者に報告すること。




学部長 Dr. Alan Brender

24 February 2020 By In LUJ Blog

To students taking Writing Workshop, section 1 (GEN100.J1), 

Make-up class will be held during the following day and time:

<GEN100. J1
Wednesday, March 4th, 1:10 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. @ELTZ 6B (not a regular classroom) 

Should you have any questions, please contact Ms. Keefe. Thank you.

Academic Affairs

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