Information on Disaster Prevention

Natural Disasters in Japan

Japan is frequently hit by natural disasters such as typhoons, floods, earthquakes, and landslides. To protect your own life, learn about disasters and prevention methods, and prepare for them ahead of time.
Your municipality can give you information about the locations of hazardous areas and evacuation shelters in your neighborhood.

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Useful Information to Prepare for Disasters and for Protecting Yourself Against Them

Nara Prefecture Portal Website on Disaster Prevention
Information on the weather, earthquakes, evacuation warnings, and emergency shelters in Nara Prefecture.

Disaster Prevention Handbook
How to prepare for earthquakes, storms, landslides, etc., and what to do during the time of a disaster.


Japan Meteorological Agency (external link)
Weather information to prevent a disaster in 14 languages.

Stay Safe with NHK WORLD JAPAN (external link)
Information on useful apps to use in the event of a disaster, as well as multilingual news.

■Safety Tips
This app notifies you of disaster alerts such as early earthquake warnings, tsunami warnings, weather-related emergency warnings, and evacuation warnings in 14 languages.


 ・Google Play


App Store