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Safety tips(English)

"Safety tips" notifies a user with Earthquake Early Warnings, Tsunami Warnings, Volcanic Warnings, Weather Warnings, Heat illness Warnings and Civil Protection Information issued in Japan.
It is a free application developed under the supervision of Japan Tourism Agency.

This Application notifies a user with EEW, Tsunami Warnings, Volcanic Warnings, Weather Warnings, Heat illness Warnings and Civil Protection Information issued in Japan. It is a free application developed under the supervision of Japan Tourism Agency. 
The Application provides various functions useful for foreign tourists in Japan. The application is available in 12 languages: English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Nepali, Thai, and Japanese.

Receiving Various types of disaster information

Before using the Application for the first time, select locations for which you wish to receive warnings from the Settings Menu (you may select a maximum of five locations (in Japan only))
Users will receive notifications when Earthquake Early Warning for local earthquakes of seismic intensity level 4 or greater, Tsunami Warning, Volcanic Warnings, Weather Warnings, Heat illness Warnings and Civil Protection Information are issued for the selected locations.

Earthquake List

Information on past earthquakes (seismic intensity level of 3 or higher) can be viewed (a maximum of ten records).

Weather Warning List

Weather Warnings (heavy rain, flood, violent wind, severe snowstorm, heavy snow, high seas, storm surge) and Emergency Warnings (heavy rain, violent wind, severe snowstorm, heavy snow, high seas, storm surge) issued for the selected locations can be viewed.
Explanations on Weather Warnings and appropriate responses to the warnings are available.

Volcanic Warning List

Currently issued volcanic warnings can be viewed.

Heat illness Warnings List

Currently issued Heat illness Warnings.

Medical Institutions

List of medical facilities accepting foreigners (Provided by the Japan Tourism Agency.)

Evacuation advice / instruction etc.

Provides Evacuation advice / instruction information. Also provides Shelter Information. (Link to external application.)

※Please note that information of municipalities using "L alert" will be displayed.

Civil Protection Information

Safety tips delivers information regarding ballistic missile attacks among civil protection information from Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

About seismic intensity scale

Explanation concerning the intensity of an earthquake is provided (according to the seismic intensity scale).

Evacuation flow chart

Actions to be taken during a disaster are shown in the form of a flow chart.

Communication cards

A set of question sentences that can be used when asking questions to people around you during a disaster.

Links

Links to other sources of information that may be necessary during disaster situations (contact information of embassy, nearest tourist centers, etc.),
and other information concerning disasters and tourism.

Multilingualization

The application is available in 12 languages: English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Tagalog, Indonesian, Vietnamese, Nepali, Thai, and Japanese.

《Terms of Use》

Please make sure that the device which has not been changed a prediction point for more than 1 month from final change date of setting will not be able to receive notifications. If you turn automatic setting of a point on, you can receive notifications even in the case that it has been more than 1 month since you set a prediction point.
(*) It is necessary to activate the Location Information Service (GPS), if you wish to set locations by using GPS. GPS is also used to display your current location on the map.

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