Typhoon Jebi and personal BCP

Sept. 5, 2018

Yesterday, September 4, Typhoon Jebi caused damage across wide areas in the west of Japan, hitting major cities such as Kyoto and Osaka. It is reportedly the worst storm to hit Japan in 25 years.

As of Wednesday morning, evacuation advisories had been issued for more than 1.2 million people. More than 30,000 people were given stronger but not mandatory evacuation orders.

At least 300 people have been injured and at least 8 people have died as a result of the typhoon.

There continues to be transport disruption in Jebi's wake.

Kansai International Airport (KIX) was closed and all flights cancelled on 4th September. As of 5th September, no plans to resume service have been announced. For the latest information, please visit: Kansai International Airport.

Travel advice and preparedness

In line with guidance from the UK's Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) we urge people to follow the advice of local authorities, and monitor local news. Further updates can be found on the British Embassy’s Twitter feed @UKinJapan and on the Japan pages of the FCO’s website.

If you are planning to travel through the affected areas, or use the airport, you are advised follow news from transportation services and check with your airlines. The Osaka Prefectural government is publishing up-to-date information and guidance on their website HERE

After accounting for the safety of employees and families, BCCJ member firms with facilities in the affected area will be looking to stabilize operations, and implement business continuity plans.

During this most recent disaster, we 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 typhoon.