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This page shows material that was broadcast on Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s “TOKYO City Information” radio program (Inter FM 89.7 MHz) every Saturday 09:56-09:59 a.m., (Rebroadcast) Sunday 09:56-09:59 a.m..

September 19th

First, we have an announcement from Tama Zoological Park.

Every year, the number of visitors to Tama Zoological Park increases during the autumn holiday season. To prevent and control the spread of the new coronavirus infection, a ticket reservation system has been introduced to limit the number of visitors to 5000 per day. The system is effective on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays until November 29th. If you’re visiting the zoo, you must obtain a numbered ticket in advance. Ticket reservation starts at  9:00 a.m. on September 19th, for admission to the park during September 26th to October 4th. Reservation is on a first-come, first-served basis and is available every other Saturday for the following two weeks. Numbered tickets are not required for visitors who arrive after 2:30p.m. To make an online reservation in English, please visit https://e-tix.jp/tama/en/(External link).

Next, we are asking everyone to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

When dining out, removing your mask can cause respiratory droplets to fly. It can also be difficult to keep your distance from people. To lower your coronavirus risk while eating out, refrain from spending long hours eating and talking loudly or at close range. To prevent household infection, please take every precaution to avoid getting infected when you go out. Wash and disinfect your hands as soon as you return home. Also, please use separate towels, cups and other household items among your family members and ventilate your home regularly to prevent the spread of infection within your home. It is important that you act properly to protect yourself and others from getting infected. We ask for your continued understanding and cooperation in the infection control.

September 12th

First, we’d like to inform you about the National Census.

The census is the country's most important statistical survey of all people living in Japan and is conducted once every five years. Responses can be submitted online or by filling out a survey form and submitting it by postal mail. Starting Monday, September 14th, census takers will distribute the survey documents by putting them into your mailbox. The document will also include necessary IDs and passwords for online submission. Internet responses will be accepted from Monday, September 14th, and mail-in responses will be accepted from Thursday, October 1st. Please use the method most convenient for you and fill out your data by Wednesday, October 7th. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus infection, we kindly ask that you consider sending the survey document via the Internet. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Next, we have information on emergency evacuations during times of wind and flood damage.

When there is a risk of a huge typhoon or heavy rain, please start preparing for evacuation, including taking shelter at home, while taking measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus infection. Check the hazard map of your area to ensure your home is safe to stay in and be sure to stock up on necessary items for emergencies. If you need to evacuate your home, consider moving to a friend or relative's house as soon as possible before the local government issues an evacuation advisory. If you must evacuate to an emergency shelter, bring a mask, thermometer, water, food, medicine, disinfectant and other supplies. If it’s too dangerous to go outside, take shelter in a safe room in the building or go to the upper level of a sturdy building nearby. Please do everything you can to protect yourself from natural disasters.

September 5th

First, we have an announcement from Ueno Zoological Gardens.

On Tuesday, September 8th, a new breeding facility, "Panda no Mori", will open in the zoo’s West Garden, featuring giant pandas and other animals that live in their native habitat. "Panda no Mori" covers a vast area of 6,800 square meters, with trees, rocks and water recreated based on the land of Sichuan in China, the home of the giant pandas. In addition to the giant pandas, the facility exhibits red pandas and Chinese pheasants that live in the same habitat. A numbered ticket must be reserved in advance to enter the park. For reservation in English, please visit https://e-tix.jp/ueno/en/ (External link).

Next, we are asking everyone to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

If you have elderly people living with you, it is especially important to keep them safe and prevent the spread of infection within the household. To prevent household infection, please take every precaution to avoid getting infected when you go out to work or eat. When dining out, please refrain from spending long hours eating and talking loudly or at close range. Wash and disinfect your hands as soon as you return home. Also, please use separate towels, cups and other household items among your family members to prevent the spread of infection. Always be cautious not to pass the infection to the elderly and within your household. If you have been tested positive, please take advantage of the care facilities to prevent your family members from being infected. We ask for your continued cooperation in this matter.

August 29th

First, we have an announcement from the Tokyo Fire Department about earthquake preparedness.

When an earthquake occurs, the most important thing is to protect your life first and make sure you don’t get injured. If you receive an Earthquake Early Warning or feel a quake, please remember that your own safety is the first priority. Extinguish any fire that is burning after the shaking stops. Trying to put out the fire during intense shake may result in falling over, getting burnt by boiling water or other injuries. It may also prevent you from moving quickly to take important actions such as evacuation, rescue and first aid. The Tokyo Fire Department has put together two documents - “10 Ways to prepare for an earthquake,” listing ways to act after a quake hits, and “10 Tips for Earthquake Safety” to help you reduce the damage from a quake. You can download both of these as PDF files from the Tokyo Fire Department website.

Next, we are asking everyone to take measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Please take infection control measures when dining out, such as refraining from spending long hours eating and talking loudly or at close range. Wash and disinfect your hands as soon as you return home. Also, please use separate towels, cups and other household items among your family members to prevent the spread of infection within your home. If there are any elderly people living with you, please be extra careful not to bring the virus back home. Please also take measures to protect yourself from heat strokes. This summer has been very different to a normal one. We ask for your continued cooperation so that the next summer can be ordinary again.

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