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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: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.rcsc.safetyTips.android

    For iOS devices:

    https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/safety-tips/id858357174?mt=8

    *Japan Meteorological Agency

    Home: https://www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html

    Earthquakes: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

    Tsunami: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/tsunami/

    Weather: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/warn/

    Tropical cyclone: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/

    Landslides: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/doshamesh/

    Volcanic eruptions: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/volcano/

    Radar and nowcasts: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/radnowc/

    High-resolution Precipitation Nowcasts: https://www.jma.go.jp/en/highresorad/

    *Ministry of the Environment

    Heat Stress Index: http://www.wbgt.env.go.jp/en/

    *Osaka Convention & Tourism Bureau

    Osaka Call Center: http://ofw-oer.com/call/

    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) : http://www.ofix.or.jp/english/

    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): http://map.bousai.metro.tokyo.jp/en/sp/

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

    Disaster prevention website: http://www.bousai.metro.tokyo.jp/foreign/english/index.html

    Disaster Preparedness Tokyo guidebook in PDF format: http://www.metro.tokyo.jp/english/guide/bosai/index.html

    *J-anpi (All Japan safety confirmation portal for disasters): https://anpi.jp/top?lang=en

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

    *Google Person Finder for Japan: https://www.google.org/personfinder/japan?lang=en

    *Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism

    Disaster prevention portal: http://www.mlit.go.jp/river/bousai/olympic/en/index.html

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

    *NTT's "DisasterMessage Board web171": https://www.web171.jp/web171app/disasterTop.do?english

    *NTT Docomo's "Disaster Message Board": http://dengon.docomo.ne.jp/Einoticelist.cgi?es=0

    *NTT East's "Disaster Emergency Message Dial (171)": https://www.ntt-east.co.jp/en/saigai/voice171/

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

    https://www.ntt-east.co.jp/en/saigai/news/

    (Current as of July 25, 2018)

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