November 9, 2018
Bureau of citizens and Cultural Affairs
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!
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
Komazawa Olympic Park General Sports Ground, Indoor Ball Sports Field
(1-1 Komazawa Koen, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo)
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
|Emergency aid drill||Earthquake simulator|
Tokyo Fire Department, Metropolitan Police Department, and others
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)).
Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents
Note: TMG has entrusted operation of the Office of the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents to Ad Interface Co., Ltd.
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,