Updated on December 9, 2015
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Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government will hold the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents in January 2016. Held annually since fiscal 2006, this is a free drill aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge on disaster preparedness among Tokyo’s foreign community.
The event will be held as follows:
Tuesday, January 26, 2016, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (scheduled)
*Pre-registration is required for participation.
Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium (Sendagaya, Shibuya-ku)
“Look, listen, remember, and take them home!”
About 300 (200 foreign residents and 100 TMG disaster relief (language) volunteers and people from relevant authorities)
Shibuya Ward, Tokyo Fire Department, Shibuya Fire Station, Harajuku Police Station and others
Those who wish to attend are requested to register with the Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents via the online registration form or fax by Tuesday, December 22.
For details, please see the leaflet ( / ).
*The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has entrusted the operation of the Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents to AD Interface Co. Ltd.
[For reference] TMG disaster language volunteers
Tokyo residents, including foreign residents, with a certain level of language skills who have been registered as volunteers. In the case of a major disaster, they provide interpretation and translation services to support foreign residents. In normal times as well, they occasionally serve as volunteer interpreters.
(As of October 1, 2015, 848 people are registered as volunteers in 15 languages.)
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