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November 9, 2018
Bureau of citizens and Cultural Affairs

Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents in FY2018

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will hold its Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents, an annual event held since 2006. Tokyo’s foreign residents are encouraged to register and participate!

1. Date and Time (Free to join!)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019, from 9:50 am to 1:40 pm (scheduled)
* From 1:40pm to 2:30pm, participants are free to view the exhibit booths and experienceemergency  food distribution. Both of these activities are planned.
* Pre-registration required

2. Location

Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground, Indoor Ball Sports Field
(1-1 Komazawa Koen, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)

3. Eligible Participants

International residents, workers, and students in Tokyo (up to 250 people, priority by order of registration)
TMG Disaster Language Volunteers are also expected to participate as interpreters

4. Drill Details

  1. Experience an earthquake simulator and virtual reality disaster vehicle, automated external defibrillator (AED) practice, etc.
  2. Exhibit booths from collaborating organizations, private entities, and others
  3. Emergency food distribution drill, etc.
Photo of Emergency aid drill Photo of Earthquake simulator
Emergency aid drill Earthquake simulator


5. Cooperating Organizations

Tokyo Fire Department, Metropolitan Police Department, and others

6. Registration Details and Deadline

Those wishing to participate should apply using the application form or by fax to the Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents. For details, please see the attached flyer (Japanese(PDF:376KB), English(PDF:429KB), Chinese(PDF:605KB), Korean(PDF:479KB)).

The QR code for Application Form
  • Registration deadline: Friday, December 14, 2018


Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents
TEL: 03-5811-1929

Note: TMG has entrusted operation of the Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents to Ad Interface Co., Ltd.

About the TMG Disaster Language Volunteers

This is a system that allows Tokyo residents of all nationalities, including international residents who have attained a certain level of Japanese language skill, to register as volunteers. These volunteers support international residents in the event of a natural disaster by providing interpretation and translation services. Outside of emergency situations, these volunteers may also serve as interpreters when necessary. (As of Oct. 1, 2018, 810 people have registered as volunteers in this program, offering support in 17 languages.)



Community Activity Promotion Section, Citizens’ Affairs Division,
Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs
Mail: (Inquiries in English or Japanese only)
TEL: 03-5320-7738 (Inquiries in Japanese only)