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November 10, 2017
Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs

Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents in FY2017

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will hold the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents in January 2018. Held annually since fiscal 2006, this drill is aimed at increasing awareness and knowledge on disaster preparedness among Tokyo's foreign community. To that end, the TMG is calling for foreign residents to participate in the drill.

Details on the event and how to register are provided below.

Date and time

Thursday, January 25, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (scheduled)
*Pre-registration is required to participate.


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

Number of participants

About 300 people (200 foreign residents, 100 TMG disaster language volunteers and others from relevant authorities)


  1. 1)Experience an earthquake simulator; practice collapsed building rescue techniques; and participate in first-aid and other hands-on training
  2. 2)Acquire knowledge on disaster preparedness using the manual, "Disaster Preparedness Tokyo (Tokyo Bosai)"
  3. 3)Participate in TMG disaster language volunteer training (role-playing exercises where volunteers practice taking calls from foreign residents)

※The program is subject to be changed.

Cooperating organizations

Setagaya-ku, Tokyo Fire Department, Metropolitan Police Department, and others

How to register

Those who wish to attend need to register with the Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents* by fax or through the online registration form by Friday, December 8.
For additional details, please see the event information in Japanese(PDF:324KB), English(PDF:421KB), Chinese(PDF:706KB), Korean(PDF:417KB).

Registration form and inquiries

Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents

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

Additional information on TMG disaster language volunteers

A system in which Tokyo residents, including foreign residents, who have a certain level of language skill can register as volunteers. These volunteers support non-Japanese speakers when a large-scale disaster occurs by providing interpretation and translation services. In normal times, they also serve as volunteer interpreters on occasion. (As of April 1, 2017, 682 people are registered volunteers, offering support in 15 languages.)


Community Activity Promotion Section
Citizens' Affairs Division
Bureau of Citizens and Cultural Affairs

Email: (Inquiries in English or Japanese only)

Phone: 03-5320-7738 (Inquiries in Japanese only)