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Precautions and contact information during the New Year Holidays

December 5th, 2022


To all students of Ehle Institute

Ehle Institute
Principal Taeko Kimura


Precautions and contact information during the New Year Holidays


Winter vacation is approaching. The winter vacation is shorter than the summer vacation and will be over in no time if you do not make the best of it. Think hard about what you need to do and make a plan to be able to act from the start of the new year.

  • Students whose plans after graduation have been determined: This is the period to prepare for the new start in April.
  • Students whose plans are still undetermined: This is the last spurt. Please do your best.
  • First years students: There is less than one year to determine your path for the future. Use this period for practice to realize your goals.
  • Winter vacation: Saturday, December 24th – Monday, January 9th
  • School closed: Tuesday, December 27th – 13:00 Thursday, January 5th
    *During this period all school buildings will be closed
    *School will be open from 13:00 on Thursday, January 5th


Recently, the number of infected people with COVID-19 is rapidly increasing. Please take care of your health and safety by acting in accordance with the following precautions during the winter vacation.


Precautions regarding COVID-19

  1. Avoid going out unless necessary
    (Please do not travel or go to crowded places)
  1. Please wear a mask when outside. Wash your hands carefully
    (Be sure to wear a mask. Wash your hands thoroughly)
  1. Avoid dining out with a large group of people
    (Do not go out drinking or eating with a large group of people)
  1. If you get infected with COVID-19 or have been in close contact, make sure to contact the school.
    (If you test positive for COVID-19, or have spent a long time with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, immediately contact the school)


Other precautions


  1. Regarding Part-time job
    Students are allowed to work 8 hours a day during school vacations. However, not more than 40 hours in one week. Be sure to not exceed the permitted hours.
  2. Regarding accidents
    The are many events during Christmas and the New year period, and many choose to temporarily return to their countries. Many problems arise due to carelessness, when in a new situation. Please be careful to avoid unexpected accidents.
  3. Regarding alcohol
    During the year-end and New Year holidays, the number of gatherings involving drinking increases. Please be careful of the following points.
    1) Underage drinking is prohibited. 2) Excessive drinking and binge drinking are prohibited 3) Forcing someone to drink is prohibited. 4) Drunk driving is prohibited. (Driving under the influence is a serious criminal act. This also includes riding a bicycle. It is also strictly prohibited to offer alcohol to someone who is planning to drive a car or bicycle).
  4. Students who aim to go on to further education or work in Japan should use the winter vacation to prepare. How you choose to spend the vacation might greatly affect your outcome.


Contact information Tuesday, December 27th – Wednesday, January 4th

If you get infected or are concerned by COVID-19, or have been involved in a traffic accident, serious injury, illness, etc., please be sure to contact the school using the following contact information. You can call or email. Be sure to give your student number and name first.


Department                                       Telephone number         E-mail address

Dep. of International Business                 080-9707-9182        

Dep. of International Communication         080-9707-9182        

Dep. of Applied Japanese                          080-4952-3483        

Japanese Language School                       080-7956-4478        


If you have a fever or are feeling sick

Do not go to a PCR test center, but visit a hospital. You can search for hospitals through the site below (in Japanese). Make sure to make a reservation either online or by phone


If you are worried about infection, but not feeling sick

You can get tested at PCR test centers. Make sure to choose a center that can help you if your test comes back positive.


  • Osaka PCR test center (Namba, Umeda, Nishi-Umeda, Shin-Osaka, Sakai-Higashi, etc.) (in Japanese)





Emergency medical treatment during New Year Holidays

■Emergency clinics open on holidays

Medical department: internal medicine, pediatrics.

Days open: Sunday, national holidays, 12/30 (Fri)- 1/4(Wed)

Reception hours:10:00~16:30

Miyakojima: 1-24-23 Miyakojima Minami-doori, Miyakojima-ku (Osaka Metro Miyakojima exit no. 2)06-6928-3333

Nishikujo: 5-4-25 Nishikujo, Konohana-ku (JR, Hanshin Nishikujo Station) 06-6464-2111

Juso: 1-11-26 Jusohigashi, Yodogawa-ku (Hankyu Juso Station) 06-6304-7883

Imazato: 3-6-6 Ooimazatonishi, Higashinari-ku (Osaka Metro Imazato exit no. 2) 06-6972-0767

Sawanocho: 2-2-6 Sentai, Sumiyoshi-ku (Nankai Sawanocho Station) 06-6672-6021

Nakano: 2-1-20 Nakano, Higashisumiyoshi-ku (Osaka Metro Komagawa-Nakano exit no. 1) 06-6705-1612


■Chuo Emergency Medical Clinic 06-6534-0321

4-10-13 Shinmachi, Nishi-ku (Osaka Metro Nishinagahori exit no. 4-A)

Internal medicine, pediatrics: Sunday, National holidays, 12/30 – 1/4 17:00 – AM 5:30

Eye specialist, ear, nose, and throat department: Sunday, national holidays, 12/30 – 1/4 10:00-21:30


■Holiday/Nighttime Emergency Dentistry *Please call beforehand。

1-3-27 Dogashiba, Tennoji-ku, Osaka Dental Association(JR Momodani Station)

Nighttime, year-round 21:00 – AM 3:00(Consultation hours)06-6774-2600

Holidays: Sunday, National Holidays 12/29 – 1/4 9:30~16:00(Reception hours)06-6772-8886


■Emergency Relief Center Osaka

When you are unsure of whether to go to the hospital or call an ambulance in case of sickness or injury

♯7119 or 06-6582-7119