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October 18, 2018
Bureau of General Affairs

Invitation to 2nd Symposium on Disaster Preparedness for Tokyo Citizens
“Disaster Preparedness × International Community”

Tokyo is one of the world’s leading global cities where approximately 13 million people (equal in number to its population) visit from around the world and approximately 540 thousand foreigners live.
It is our wish that everyone living in Tokyo, regardless of its nationality, keep in mind of how to prepare against and cope with possible disasters for protecting lives.
In this symposium, together with specialists, the Governor of Tokyo discusses what are necessary for the foreign residents in Tokyo to protect their own lives and help each other and for Japanese citizens to cope with the disaster together with people with different cultural backgrounds. Please take this opportunity to think about disaster prevention of Tokyo where Japanese and foreigners can sympathize with and help each other. Your participation is welcome.

1 Details of Symposium

(1) Panel discussion

Three panelists and Governor Koike hold a serious discussion on disaster prevention.

Panelists (Honorifics omitted)

  • Nobuyuki Takahashi (Director, Specified Nonprofit Corporation National Council of Multicultural Coexistence Managers)
  • Hiroo Mori (Executive Vice President and Operating Officer, Mori Building Co., Ltd.)
  • Nishantha (TV personality)

(2) Display corner for goods & materials useful for disaster prevention

Various goods in preparation for disasters, details of disaster prevention activities taken by Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG), information about supports made by TMG to the Great East Japan Earthquake-affected areas.

2 Date and Venue

From 2:00pm to 3:30pm on November 13 (Tuesday) 2018
Large Conference Room, 5th floor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building No.1 (2-8-1 Nishishinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo)

3 Registration period and method

Please complete registration between September 21 (Friday) and October 23 (Tuesday) 2018 by sending the application by facsimile, by postcard, or on website to the following Secretariat:

4 Addressee and Contact Place

Secretariat to the Symposium on Disaster Preparedness for Tokyo Citizens

  • Address: OFFSIDE INCORPORATED, Queen’s Tower C 18F, 2-3-5 Minatomirai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama-shi 220-6218
  • TEL: 045-661-1415
  • FAX: 045-661-0604
  • Website (External link)

5 Enrollment Limit

400 people (Drawing will be held in the case of too many applications.)

6 Language

The symposium will be held in Japanese, and simultaneous interpretation to English will be offered.

7 Precautions

  • Children below junior high-school age must be accompanied by a guardian.
    Child care service is available for children aged 6 months to preschool. (Advance application is essential.)
  • Photo-taking and video shooting are not permitted inside the symposium venue.

8 Others

As for details, please see the attached flyer (PDF:979KB).

Inquiries (Only available in Japanese)

Planning and Budget Section of General Affairs Division, Bureau of General Affairs
TEL: 03-5388-2290