What to Do if a Big Earthquake Occurs While You’re in Japan

For Your Safe Travel

It is important for foreign visitors to know what to do and where to go when any disaster such as an earthquake occurs while travelling in Japan.

Since it is still difficult for many Japanese to communicate in English or other foreign languages, it would be helpful for foreign visitors to know where they can get necessary information in their language.

Here, we introduce links to the websites that provide safety manuals, contacts, and other helpful information in case of emergency.


1. Safety Tips for Travelers

This website is by Japan Tourism Agency under Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism. Probably this is the website that provides the most comprehensive information about safe travel for the foreign visitors. We recommend you bookmark it.

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Safety Tips for Travelers


2. Mobile app “Safety Tips”

This app is a push-enabled information alert app for “Safety Tips for Travelers” by Japan Tourism Agency specially made for foreign tourists. Check our post on this app.

Safety tips (RC Solution Co.)


3. Disaster Prevention Information websitel by major prefectures

Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Disaster Prevention Information website

Osaka Disaster Prevention Net by Osaka Prefecture

Living in Aichi, Disaster Prevention, by Aichi Prefecture


4. AMDA International Medical Information Center

This Center offers medical information in Japan in multi languages: Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Thai, Portuguese, and Filipino. Also, they offer interpretation services for free of charge over the phone.

AMDA International Medical Information Center


5. Japan National Tourism Organization

Basic information in case of emergencies and accidents.

Japan National Tourism Organization


6. NHK World

An English page for Japan’s only public broadcaster NHK.

NHK World


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