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Disaster Prevention Information

Tokyo Disaster Prevention Information Website

Information regarding disaster prevention, evacuation orders, and any ongoing disasters can be found at the Disaster Prevention Information website. Please select your preferred language from the top-right of the page to see a machine-translation of the website.

Disaster Preparedness Tokyo

 It is predicted that there is a 70 percent possibility of an earthquake
directly hitting Tokyo within the next 30 years.Are you prepared?


The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled a manual called “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo” (Tokyo Bousai*) to help households get fully prepared for various potential disasters, including an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo.

“Disaster Preparedness Tokyo” is tailored to the various local features of Tokyo, such as its urban structure and the lifestyles of its residents. It contains easy-to-understand information on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster. This information is useful both in the event of an emergency and to help you prepare proactively now.

 *“Bousai” means “disaster preparedness” in Japanese.

Cover (PDF:130KB) (External link)

Introduction, Table of Contents, Symbol Mark (PDF:1.1MB) (External link)

01 Simulation of a Major Earthquake (P14-79) (PDF:3.9MB) (External link)

02 Let's Get Prepared
Disaster Preparedness Actions (P80-141) (PDF:1.9MB)
(External link)

03 Other Disasters and Countermeasures (P142-173) (PDF:1.3MB) (External link)

04 Survival Tips (P174-235) (PDF:3.0KB) (External link)

05 Disaster Facts and Information You Should Know (P236-321) (PDF:1.7MB)(External link)

Manga comic: "TOKYO 'X' DAY" (PDF:1.4MB) (External link)

Tokyo Metropolitan Disaster Prevention Map (External link)