It is now the year 2024, and we are still reeling from the Noto Peninsula earthquake on New Year’s Day and the Haneda Airport accident the next day. Since language is a bottleneck and you may not be able to seek rescue or keep up to date with the latest information, I note a few sites that may be useful.
NHK WORLD-JAPAN https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/?cid=nwd-qr-en_news
This is the international service of NHK, Japan’s public media. It provides multilingual information to the world through television, radio and the Internet.
Helpful Apps and Websites in the Event of Disaster https://www.bousai.go.jp/kokusai/web/index.html
Leaflet introducing useful apps and websites in multiple languages for use in times of disaster. Prepared by the Cabinet Office. You can select your language from the bottom of the page.
Ishikawa Living Support Center https://support.ishikawa.jp/index-en.html
Foreign Language Consultation in Ishikawa
Tokyo Fire Department Multilingual Page https://www.tfd.metro.tokyo.lg.jp/eng/index.html
The Tokyo Fire Department has published on its website a disaster prevention handbook for foreigners on how to respond to emergency calls regarding earthquakes, fires, and emergencies.
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