A comprehensive list of resources for disasters and emergencies in Japan, for English-speakers and non-Japanese speaking residents/travelers.
Flooding and landslides have devastated parts of western Japan, resulting in the highest death toll caused by heavy rainfall in over 3 decades. Here’s how you can help – from volunteering to donations.
Here’s a list of English-language first aid, CPR, disaster preparedness training opportunities, as well as disaster drills, in Japan.
8 FREE smartphone apps that could protect you from earthquakes and other natural disasters in Japan.
Learn how to prepare an emergency bag for disasters in Japan
Stockpiling supplies is crucial to being prepared. Why? Well, this is a photo I took at a convenience store in Kumamoto… Read more Emergency Stockpiling: Preparing Your Home in Japan For Disasters
6 Things NOT To Do After An Earthquake in Japan
While earthquakes can happen anywhere in Japan, the Government here has been preparing for what could be a catastrophic event… Read more Tokyo: Know Your Risk
Do you have a plan for your furry, four-legged friend? This is one area that is often over-looked in families’… Read more Pet Preparedness: Making a Disaster Plan for your Pets
Magnitude (a.k.a. the Richter Magnitude scale) measures the amount of energy released at the earthquake’s epicenter. The scale can go… Read more What’s the difference between Magnitude and the Japanese “Seismic Intensity” (shindo) scale?