Criminal Activity

Getting Arrested

If you reside in Japan on a TUJ-sponsored visa and are arrested, you must report this to the Office of Student Services (OSS). TUJ is unable to represent you or assist you with the police; however, once the alleged violation of Japanese law has been resolved by the Japanese authorities, TUJ will need to review the matter and determine what Code of Conduct or visa-related actions, if any, need be taken.

Illegal Drug Possession

Penalties for possessing, using, or trafficking in illegal drugs are severe, and convicted offenders can expect long jail sentences and fines. The possession and/or use of any drugs including but not limited to cannabis (marijuana), narcotics, psychotropic drugs, opium, stimulants, thinners, and MDMA are strictly prohibited. By law in Japan, violators will be arrested and prosecuted as criminals, and will receive severe punishments that could include imprisonment and deportation. The university also imposes a severe sanction in such cases.

Do not bring, purchase, or use illegal substances in Japan.