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What you can do to prepare for natural disaster


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What should you do when you face a disaster?
Here are some things you should know and make sure in order to be prepared for natural disasters.
Learning about natural disasters (National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention)
The folowing website provides basic knowledge of natural disasters and disaster prevention.
Japanese/にほんご  防災基礎講座
English  National Resarch Institute for Earth Science and Disaster
Fire and Disaster Management Agency's Disaster Prevention Manual: Educational material on countermeasures against earthquake disasters (Fire and Disaster Management Agency of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications.)
This material provides information on what to be aware of and how to protect yourself in different earthquake situations.
 Japanese/にほんご  消防庁 防災マニュアル -震災対策啓発資料-
 English  Important Information on countermeasures against earthquake disasters
Advice for protecting yourself in an earthquake (Sendai International Relations Association)
This PDF material summarizes lessons learned from the experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake and provides information on what you can do to prepare yourself for earthquakes.
 Japanese/にほんご  地震から身を守るためのアドバイス
 English  Advice for Protecting Yourself
 Chinese/中文  关于发生地震时如何做好自我保护的建议
 Korean/한국어  지진으로부터 자기자신을 보호하기 위한 어드바이스
Educational video series: "Protect yourself from disasters" (Japan Meteorological Agency)
This is a series of educational videos that show how to protect yourself from natural disasters.
For more details, click here .
Multilingual Disaster Prevention Video “It's an earthquake! What should I do?” (Sendai International Relations Association)
This video, produced by Sendai International Relations Association, shows how to prepare for earthquakes and tsunamis and what to do when they actually happen and is available in multiple languages.
For more details, click here .
Video: "What Will You Do When the Time Comes? Understanding and Utilizing Earthquake Early Warnings " (Japan Meteorological Agency)
The video is on Earthquake Early Warnings and produced by Japan Meteorological Agency. (Windows Media file; Approx. 10 min.)
 ・Japanese/にほんご  Subtitles in Japanese  Non-subtitles
 ・English           Subtitles in English
 ・Chinese/中文      Subtitles in Chinese
 ・Korean/한국어   Subtitles in Korean
Size of earthquakes (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)
Information about earthquakes is provided under “Emergencies/Disasters” section in Multilingual Living Information.
 Emergencies/Disasters   ※The content is provided in 13 different languages.
Evacuation/List of survival kit items/Stockpile list (Council of Local Authorities for International Relations)
Information on how to respond to natural disaster is provided under “Emergencies/Disasters” section in Multilingual Living Information.
 ・“Emergencies/Disasters” In case of natural disasters/Evacuation
 ・“Emergencies/Disasters” In case of natural disasters/List of survival kit items
 ・“Emergencies/Disasters” In case of natural disasters/Stockpile list
 ※The content is provided in 13 different languages.
Disaster Message Board and Disaster Dial-a-Message 171 services
 Telephone and mobile phone companies offer services for safety confirmation at the time of a disaster.
For more details, click here .
Disaster-related Japanese terms that might be useful to remember
 Most of emergency information such as news reports of disasters is available only in Japanese. So, it would be useful to familiarize yourself with these terms.
For more details, click here .
Multilingual Disaster Prevention Pamphlet – How to prepare for a big earthquake
 Some basic information of what you could do before an earthquake happens and if there is an earthquake, what are the strategies that you can take.
For more details, click here .
Multilingual voice guide used during a disaster
 “Fukushima World Village”, was made in 2007 by Fukushima International Association and was aired on Fukushima FM.
For more details, click here .
SOS cards for emergencies
 For foerigners who know little Japanese to use in case of various emergencies such as fire and natural diasters.
For more details, click here .

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