The General Union sent information requests to 75 universities and senmon gakko across Japan where members and consultees work.
We asked the following:
1. That all universities do not restart face-to-face classes from the second semester.
2. That teachers, especially those with either certified or uncertified underlying mental or physical health conditions or due to a more advanced age, or live with others in the same situation, be allowed to teach online.
3. As hybrid approaches that use both online and face-to-face lessons put a lot of extra burden on teachers, teachers not be required to prepare for hybrid approaches.
4. That your university be transparent in reporting outbreaks of Coronavirus at the institution” and/or “among faculties, students and staff”.
Approximately one-third have responded, you can find the information of the universities we wrote to and those that responded by clicking here.