Emergency Resources

In this section, you will find some resources that could help you either better prepare for or better understand different kinds of emergencies.

KIA ”Preparing for the Nankai Earthquake” Booklet

This is a Booklet prepared by the Kochi International Association and it contains loads of helpful information about the Nankai Earthquake (what it is, predictions, preparation tips, etc.) as well as tsunamis. It includes a step-by-step guide on how to prepare for the Nankai Earthquake as well as other emergencies. The booklet also contains a vocabulary guide that is very helpful to understand the different vocabulary used in different kinds of emergencies. Definitely check it out if you get a chance!

KIA – ”Preparing for the Nankai Earthquake” (English pdf)

2017 Missile Emergency Procedure

This is the guide to emergency procedures that was sent out during the North Korea missile launch in 2017. The guide says it’s mostly for what to do if there are different kinds of terrorist attacks but it is actually good for understanding general emergency procedures. Take a look if you’re interested.
Emergency Procedures – pdf

Understanding the Shindo Scale

If you want to understand the Shindo scale in detail, here is a link to some Tables explaining the JMA Seismic Intensity Scale, taken from the Japan Meteorological Agency’s website.

Helpful Apps

Safety Tips

This app is great because it gives you push notifications for any and all kinds of emergencies, including earthquakes and tsunamis. It comes in a variety of languages including English, 日本語, 한글, 中國, and 中国. It gives you lots of information about the disaster, including where the closest evacuation points are. In other words, it’s great to have with you wherever you go in Japan. For more information on the App, visit their website here:

Yurekuru Call

Using the Earthquake Early Warning data from the Japan Meteorological Agency, this app gives your advance warnings about earthquakes. Having even a few extra seconds can sometimes help! You can also find detailed information about the earthquake on the App. For more information on the App, visit their website here:

If there is anything else you would like to see in this section, please do not hesitate to contact us to let us know!


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