Useful information tools during disasters for foreigners
These are tools that can be used by international visitors to collect information by themselves when disasters occur.
JNTO Japan Visitor Hotline (English) - 050-3816-2787 (24 hours a day)
Amublances / Fire Service - 119 (24 hours a day, at no charge)
Police - 110 (24 hours a day, at no charge)
NHK World Japan (English) - nhk.jp/world
Safety Tips (English) - download this from the App Store or Google Play store to recieve push notifications in case of earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.
JNTO (Japan Safe Travel) on Twitter (English) - follow "Japan Safe Travel" for safety tips and latest information on natural disasters. @JapanSafeTravel
Medical Institutions / Travel Insurance
List of Medical Institutions (English) - search for medical institutions by a clinical department and a language. You can also get information on how to seek treatment at medical institutions, such as through using a "point-and-speak" sheet. Information on how to obtain travel insurance after arriving in Japan is also on this page. https://www.jnto.go.jp/emergency
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO)
These services provide a wide range of useful travel information, including natural disaster information.
JNTO Official website (English) - check the "Important Notice" section. https://www.japan.travel/en/
Japan Official Travel App (English) - you can recieve the same push notifications that the Safety Tips App gets. Please download from the App Store or Google Play store.
For more information about disaster-related information for international visitors in Japan, please see the PDF files below.
観光庁の「Safety Information Card」参照