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こんなことに注意!-Beware of these dangers!!


 Various dangers await students during their time at university. It is imperative for students to acquire prior knowledge of these dangers to avoid getting involved in trouble. Students at Hiyoshi Campus in particular should arm themselves with knowledge of the following dangers in their university life.



 There have been repeated accidents/incidents involving alcohol consumption by university students in recent years.
 All Keio students should learn about the dangers of drinking alcohol. Please make sure to read through the leaflet that is distributed by the university on the subject of prevention of deaths from alcohol consumption.

共用パソコン-Common-use computers


 There have been incidents where the accounts of students who did not log off completely from a PC in the computer rooms have been used by someone impersonating them to post malicious messages on external bulletin boards.
 When leaving your seat, please make sure to double-check that you have not forgotten to log off from the computer.

盗難に注意!-Beware of theft!


 There are frequent incidences of thefts occurring on campus. Please get in the habit of carrying your belongings with you at all times. The following examples show some of the methods employed by criminals.
[事例1]-[Example 1] 図書館で席に鞄を置いて本を探したり、トイレへ行ったほんの一瞬に鞄から財布を抜き取る。

Wallets and purses are removed from bags left unattended in the library when students leave their seats momentarily to search for a book or to go to the lavatory.
[事例2]-[Example 2] 大教室の後部に席を取り、授業中に塾生が授業のプリントを受け取りに黒板の前へ行ったすきに鞄を持ち去る。

Bags are taken during class when students sat at the back of a large classroom go to the blackboard at the front to collect the class printouts.
[事例3]-[Example 3] 授業中、居眠りをしている間に鞄を盗む。

Bags are stolen during class while students take a nap.

Additionally, there have been repeated incidences of thefts of cash and electronic products from the Student Union Building and club rooms. Do not leave any valuables unattended in rooms.

-Beware of deceitful invites and fake student groups!
—Religious cults targeting university students—








 Every year, there are problems at Japanese universities with religious cults posing as student groups and seminar classes to recruit students. On the surface, these groups appear to be involved in the same activities as normal university student groups, such as self-study and self-help groups, international exchanges, volunteering, and sports, while their members come across as diligent and well-intentioned people. However, there are cases where such clubs are in fact fraudulent organizations set up by religious cults.

 These groups conceal their true intentions so as to build relationships of friendship and trust. It is only once students have deepened their involvement with these groups that they slowly reveal their true purpose. (There have been examples of groups suddenly taking students to church.)

 The recruitment activities of these groups target newly-enrolled students with no knowledge of cults, especially before their admission to university. Because student groups at Hiyoshi Campus recruit during the orientation period from after the Entrance Ceremony until before the start of classes, please regard any groups that speak to you about joining outside of this period as being in all likelihood unaffiliated with Keio University.

 These groups also conduct recruitment activities during the orientation period. Please be wary of anyone who speaks to you under the pretense of conducting questionnaires or inviting you to events whether on campus (cafeterias, courtyard, etc.) or in front of the railway station, and never reveal any of your personal information.

 There has also been an increase in internet-based recruitments by cults. Please treat as suspicious any invites to student clubs and study groups you receive from strangers via social media.

 Many religious cults exist and each group has its own unique characteristics. Please consult with either the Student Life Services Section at the Hiyoshi Office of Student Services or the Student Counseling Room if you feel there is anything even remotely suspicious about a group you are involved in.

*A cult is a small group that fanatically believes in the teachings of a particular religious leader or doctrine. To ensure that followers submit to the group’s leaders and dogma, many groups will attempt to hinder or stop the ability of members to think independently while repeatedly carrying out immoral or criminal acts.

薬物乱用-Drug abuse






 Drug abuse refers to an illicit use of drugs such as narcotics and stimulants that is far removed from the original purpose of medicines. Drug abuse includes the use of cannabis, MDMA, LSD, organic solvents, and certain pharmaceutical products.

 Recent years have seen an increasing number of people apprehended for using cannabis. The increase in the number of young people in their teens and twenties is particularly noticeable, and in 2008, several Keio students were expelled after being arrested and convicted.

 We are inundated with information stating that “cannabis is harmless.” However, compared to earlier strains, the seeds from which the cannabis increasingly used today is cultivated may contain 6–30 times the main psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol, which can lead to dependence and cause stimulant psychosis. Furthermore, there is a general misconception that cannabis has been legalized overseas. However, this only refers to examples in certain countries where people who possess small quantities of cannabis for personal use avoid punishment because of the sheer number of drug users and impracticality of apprehending everybody. Cannabis is regulated by law in all developed countries.

 Drug abuse often has seemingly innocuous beginnings. Many examples are seen where people start taking drugs for simple reasons such as losing weight, the prevalence of use among their peers, stimulation to stay awake and study, or curiosity about the effects.

 A frightening characteristic of drugs is that they can lead to dependency. Additionally, drugs may have the property of increasing the tolerance of users so that the amount previously used becomes less and less effective. While people might try drugs casually in the beginning, the strong addictiveness of certain drugs and build-up of tolerance can make it extremely difficult to escape the negative cycle of drug abuse, and eventually they become unable to stop. Even a single incidence of drug use has the potential to ruin lives. It is important for students to know the frightening effects of drug abuse and have the strength of conviction to never use them.

大学生が巻き込まれる悪質商法-University students entangled in malicious business practices







 Many university students fall victim of malicious business practices every year. In some cases, newly-enrolled students unfamiliar with their new social environment are specifically targeted. The following examples show some of the practices that university students have fallen afoul of in recent years.

・Fake invoices
 Students browsing various websites on their computer or mobile phone may suddenly find a screen appearing which suggests that they have registered as a member of something along with an invoice for membership fees., etc. Ignore all such invoices no matter how often they are sent, and under no circumstances contact the billing source.

・Multi-level marketing/pyramid selling
 Students are enticed with the prospect of a good job and are pushed to increase membership of the scheme by inviting their friends, etc., so as to receive a higher income. To become a member (receive selling/franchise rights) students are forced to pay contributions or purchase products. Students with no money are encouraged to take out student loans and can become burdened with a large amount of debt. These types of businesses are also referred to as “network marketing” (network business) and “referral marketing” (communication business).

・“Catch sales”
 Students are stopped in the street and led to offices and cafes where they are recommended products at exorbitant prices. An atmosphere is created making it very difficult to either refuse or leave.

・Self-awareness seminars (large-group awareness training) / Employment seminars
 These groups get students to take part in their seminars, etc., by giving the impression that participation will enable them to dramatically change how they are. Tempted by captivating tales of enhanced performance and success in life and business, students who attend become so engrossed in the activities of these groups they almost seem to be in a trance. Not only do these groups collect exorbitant seminar fees, but students enthralled by their activities are befriended and induced to recruit other students.
 There are also groups that purposely fuel anxieties about the difficulty of securing employment in order to hold seminars on succeeding in the job market, for which they charge expensive participation fees. Caution is still required even if participation is free. There are cases where such seminars are used as an entry point by religious cults for their recruitment activities.

 Even after signing a contract for door-to-door sales, telemarketing, multi-level marketing, etc., there is a fixed cooling-off period permitting the cancellation of contracts. If you believe you have become a victim of malicious business practices, please come and consult with the Student Life Services Section at the Hiyoshi Office of Student Services as quickly as possible.