- 1 Useful Emergency Apps
- 2 Useful Websites and Services in a Disaster
- 3 Medical Related Information
- 4 Other Useful Tools
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Useful Emergency Apps
“Safety Tips”: An app for up-to-date disaster information
Providing disaster information in Japan.
Receive weather emergency warnings, such as earthquakes and tsunami notifications, and confirm details of weather information and what actions to take.
Ehime Evacuation Support App “Hime Shelter”
Providing weather, disaster, and evacuation information in Ehime Prefecture.
Information about the user’s current location and the nearest evacuation zone is displayed on a map to support evacuation.
Japan Official Travel App
Disaster information such as Earthquake Early Warning and Weather Special Warning will be provided.
Useful Websites and Services in a Disaster
Japan National Tourism Organization Web Site
The “Important Notice” section provides relevant links to useful pages in the event of a disaster.
JNTO(Japan safe Travel) on Twitter
Information for foreign travelers will be provided in the event of a disaster.
Japan Visitor Hotline “JNTO Call Center”
Inquiries are fielded over the phone 24 hours a day to ensure the safety and security of foreign travelers in times of emergency.
NHK World JAPAN
NHK World JAPAN can be used as a source of information in English in the event of a big disaster such as an earthquake or a typhoon.
Medical Related Information
List of medical institutions that can accommodate inbound visitors to Japan
A list of medical institutions that can provide medical examinations in foreign languages can be searched by selecting the department and the corresponding language.
This guidebook provides information such as how to receive medical treatment in Japan and a finger-pointing conversation sheet that can be used to communicate symptoms.
Other Useful Tools
The voice translation app “Voicetra” is available on a trial basis.
The prime minister’s office “Disaster and crisis control information”Twitter
Information on government activities related to disaster and crisis management is provided on Twitter.