Updated on August 31, 2015
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Bureau of General Affairs
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has compiled a manual called “Tokyo Bousai*” (English title “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo”) to help households get fully prepared for an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo and other various disasters.
Tokyo Bousai is tailored to the various local features of Tokyo, its urban structure, and the lifestyles of its residents, and contains easy-to-understand information on how to prepare for and respond to a disaster.This information will be useful now and in the event of an emergency.
The Japanese language version of “Tokyo Bousai” comes with the “original disaster preparedness map” where households can confirm evacuation routes and fill in their family information, and a plastic cover to protect the manual from water and grime. These will be packed in a compact yellow box and delivered to all households in Tokyo. The English, Chinese (traditional, simplified), and Korean versions will be posted on the Tokyo Metropolitan Government official website.
The Japanese language version of Tokyo Bousai will be distributed to all households in Tokyo from Tuesday, September 1, 2015.
The following call center has been established for inquiries concerning “Tokyo Bousai.”
August 24 to December 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (closed Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays)
Tokyo Disaster Preparedness Seminars utilizing “Tokyo Bousai” will be held from Sunday to Wednesday every week from September 6 to October 14 at all Tokyo Fire Department stations.
Management Section, Disaster Prevention Division, Bureau of General Affairs