Our monthly online newsletter,"L'ESPACE".
L'ESPACE is a diverse French word that means place,area,cosmos,and gap.
Preparing for earthquakes is important for minimizing earthquake damage. Please do the following in order to prepare for the possibility of a major earthquake.
Earthquake tremors can cause furniture such as cupboards, bookcases, and dressers to fall over. Please do the following to prevent injury caused by falling furniture.
Introducing a variety of methods to prevent furniture from falling over (Japanese only):
|NHK: Earthquake Preparations You Can Do Right Now! Earthquake Measures at Homes|
Earthquake tremors can cause broken glass and dishes to scatter, which can cause injuries. Please take the following preventive measures:
Please do the following to ensure that you are able to evacuate safely without being injured.
A major earthquake can stop all services of electricity, gas, and water. Also, if roads become unusable, relief supplies (kyuen-busshi) may not reach the disaster area, and products may not be delivered to convenience stores or supermarkets. You should be prepared to live off your own supplies for a short period of time. Be sure to prepare water, food, and other daily necessities.
Prepare at least 3 days of food and water. A one-week supply is preferable. You don't have to prepare anything special. Simply buy extra amounts of what you usually eat and keep some in reserve.
Links introducing items which you should always keep in supply in preparation for an earthquake.
|TMG's Disaster Prevention Website: Let's proceed with "Daily Stockpiles" Leaflet Japanese|
|TMG's Disaster Prevention Website: Let's proceed with "Daily Stockpiles" Leaflet English|
If your home was damaged by an earthquake, you should go to an emergency shelter (hinanjo).
Prepare a backpack filled with items to take when evacuating. Keep the backpack where you can grab it quickly.
Do not make the backpack too heavy. Only pack what you really need.
After an earthquake, you may not have mobile phone service.
Talk with your family and friends about how to contact each other through a method other than telephone or e-mail. Examples include emergency messaging systems operated by mobile phone companies or SNS (LINE, Twitter, Facebook).
The following URL introduces various methods for contacting your family and friends.
|TMG's Disaster Prevention Website: Confirmation on People's Safety During Disasters|
Confirm the location of the emergency shelter (hinanjo) to which you will evacuate after an earthquake. Also, confirm your route to the emergency shelter.
It is convenient to install disaster prevention apps (apps which are useful in the event of earthquakes, typhoons, etc.) on your smartphone in advance. Search for and install apps for the region where you live, or apps which are easy for you to use.
The following is a disaster prevention app operated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. It is useful for obtaining information after an earthquake has occurred.
Some contents are also available in English, Chinese (simplified/traditional), and Korean.
|Tokyo disaster prevention app|