Hokkaido Earthquake: resources

Sept. 7, 2018

This week, one day after being hit by the strongest typhoon in 25 years, Japan was struck by a M-6.7 earthquake.

Here is a list of English-language resources for anyone affected by the #HokkaidoEarthquake:

1. Hokkaido Disaster Prevention Information:

2. #Hokkaido Disaster Prevention Hotline:
011-204-5937 or 011-204-5092
(English, Korean, and Mandarin)

3. Google Person Finder for Japan:

4. J-ANPI (Searches personal safety info registered in its database by name or phone number):

5. DisasterMessage Board Web 171 by NTT:

6. Japan Meteorological Agency (up-to-date weather info):

7. Getting a Disaster Victim Certificate: 

8. Legal Information for Foreign Nationals (multi-lingual):

9. Magnitude vs Japanese Seismic Intensity (shindo) scale: 

10. 6 Things Not to Do After an Earthquake in Japan:

11. List of English-language disaster preparedness resources: 


12. Yurukeru App (app for earthquake early warnings):

13. Safety Tips (app for travelers in Japan developed by Japan Tourism Agency):

14. List of Embassies and Consulates in Japan:

The government is warning citizens to beware of aftershocks for at least 1 week.

BCCJ members affected by this most recent disaster are urged to follow the advice of local authorities, and refer to the UK Government's travel advice for Japan.

In addition, we strongly encourage all BCCJ members to reflect on how they can best ensure the safety of their people across Japan, through clear and careful planning and preparedness.

We express sincere condolences to those who have suffered loss, and we wish for the safety and security of all those affected by yesterday's earthquake.


*Note: The following URL contains all of the info listed above, and will be updated as new information becomes available: https://bit.ly/2Q9X4QE With thanks to Robin Lewis of the World Bank for this information