Despite repeated warnings about the risks of drinking excessive quantities of alcohol, there have been several, recent incidents in which students required emergency hospital treatment after becoming critically ill due to acute alcohol poisoning. These students came dangerously close to dying.
You will naturally have the occasion to drink alcohol in the course of your studies, e.g., at club/circle gatherings or meetings with laboratory colleagues. Keep in mind, however, that if you consume a large quantity of alcohol in a short period of time, you run the risk of becoming quickly and severely intoxicated, falling into a coma, or even dying. There have been a number of cases at other universities in Japan of students dying as a result of acute alcohol poisoning after drinking excessively at parties organized by clubs/circles.
Always keep in mind and strictly observe the following when drinking alcohol.
Other incidents that are on the rise are traffic accidents involving bicycles, and illegal drug use. We sincerely hope that every student will behave maturely and sensibly in all aspects of their daily life, by respecting the rights of others and by respecting all applicable laws and regulations.
To counter the risks of avian influenza, keep in mind the points below and take all necessary precautions.
1. Washing hands and gargling
Take common precautions for protecting against infections, such as washing hands and gargling, on a day-to-day basis.
2. Careful handling of wild birds