To JACET members and supporters,

Based on the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare’s guidelines for COVID-19, JACET will adopt the following policy regarding conferences and seminars from April 2020 until further notice.

(1) Due to considerable regional differences in the spread of COVID-19, event organizers should decide whether or not to hold them depending on the regional situations.
(2) When key members do not agree to hold the event, the organizers should refrain from holding it.
* “Key member” means branch officers for branch events, committee members for committee events, and study group members for study group events.
(3) When all key members agree to hold the event, the organizers can hold it, based on the guidelines of the “COVID-19 Expert Meeting.” In that case, the following (a) – (f) should be taken into consideration:

(a) Do not hold events in which an unspecified number of people gather from all over the country.
(b) Prevent people with symptoms like colds such as fever and cough from participating.
(c) Ventilate the venue properly to avoid holding events in enclosed spaces.
(d) Do not conduct activities with a dense seating arrangement.
(e) Avoid communicating at close range.
(f) Do not have a buffet-style party.

The JACET policy will be updated as necessary based on changes in the situation, in accordance with the national policy announced by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare and other relevant organizations.

Please note that JACET will not be able to implement new budget measures if cancellation fees are incurred due to cancellation decisions made immediately before or on the day of the event.

Thank you for your understanding.
I sincerely hope that the situation will be brought under control.

Hajime Terauchi, Ph.D.
President of JACET
(April 1, 2020)