The following alerts are based on ISA's direct observation, U.S. Department of State recommendations, Overseas Security Advisory Council, WHO reports, and expert consultation.
Throughout the day on Saturday, April 16th, minor aftershocks were felt in Beppu, though the ISA resident staff has reported that these have become less frequent and the last major tremor was felt around 11:30 a.m. local time. On Saturday evening, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued a wind and rain advisory for most of Kyushu island. As a safety precaution, ISA's host institution, Asia Pacific University, asked students to evacuate the dorms, though no official evacuation has been ordered by city officials. The university is coordinating the evacuation efforts and has been escorting students to designated evacuation sites further up the hillside. All ISA Beppu students are accounted for and ISA resident staff remains in close communication with the university and students. ISA's Tokyo Resident Director reports that the situation in Tokyo remains calm. ISA will continue monitoring the situation and providing students with instructions.
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