Japan is one of the most earthquake-prone countries in the world. There is no way of knowing when, where, or on what scale earthquakes will occur.
In the event of a disaster, the Japanese government broadcasts warning messages on all phone networks. Your phone will sound loudly and display a message in Japanese describing the nature of the disaster.
●Make sure family and friends have your address and contact details
●Confirm where the safest place is in your house or apartment.
●Fasten large items of furniture such as refrigerators, shelves and pianos to prevent them from falling or moving during a quake.
●Keep glass and ceramic items in low cupboards.
●Have sturdy footwear ready to prevent injury from any broken glass.
●Store enough drinking water to last for a few days (2-3 litres per person per day).
●Store enough food to last for a few days (around 3 days’ worth of pre-packed, freeze-dried, canned and other preserved foods).
●Keep a supply of common medicines and a first aid kit.
●Prepare an emergency kit (include items such as a torch, radio, spare dry batteries, emergency fuel, warm clothes, food and water).