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List of websites offering natural disaster info in English for Japan

Water pipes that ruptured due to the earthquake fill a hole in the road with water in Takatsuki, Osaka Prefecture, on June 18, 2018. (Mainichi)

Here is a list of websites offering English-language information about natural disasters in Japan:

    *Safety Tips smartphone application from the Japan Tourism Agency

    Info on earthquakes, weather, volcanic activities, medical institutions, etc.

    For Android devices:

    For iOS devices:

    *Japan Meteorological Agency





    Tropical cyclone:


    Volcanic eruptions:

    Radar and nowcasts:

    High-resolution Precipitation Nowcasts:

    *Ministry of the Environment

    Heat Stress Index:

    *Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

    Osaka Call Center:

    Internet phone consultation service in multiple languages.

    English, Chinese, Korean (24hrs), Spanish, Portuguese (7:00 to 23:00), Thai (9:00 to 18:00) and Vietnamese (10:00 to 19:00)

    *Osaka Foundation of International Exchange (OFIX) :

    Multilingual Support Center in times of Disaster

    Japanese, English (24hrs), Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Filipino (9:00 to 17:30)

    Note: Service time for telephone consultations can be extended, when necessary.

    TEL:06-6941-2297, 080-4563-8084

    *Tokyo Metropolitan Government

    Disaster prevention map (mobile version):

    Info on temporary stay facilities, shelters, evacuation areas, water supply points and medical institutions, etc.

    Disaster prevention website:

    Disaster Preparedness Tokyo guidebook in PDF format:

    *J-anpi (All Japan safety confirmation portal for disasters):

    Searches personal safety info registered in its database or Google Person Finder, by name or phone number.

    *Google Person Finder for Japan:

    *Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Disaster prevention portal:

    Links to natural disaster information provided by Japanese government agencies and others.

    *NTT's "DisasterMessage Board web171":

    *NTT Docomo's "Disaster Message Board":

    *NTT East's "Disaster Emergency Message Dial (171)":

    *NTT East's service report for "Disaster Emergency Message Dial (171)":

    (Current as of July 25, 2018)

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