Disaster Prevention Information

Information Regarding the Akita Prefecture Disaster Multilingual Support Center

  • The Akita Prefecture Disaster Multilingual Support Center is a concept for a comprehensive establishment that provides reports in multiple languages and support for foreign residents when a large-scale disaster occurs within the prefecture.
  • If a Disaster Prevention Base is established (when a JMA degree 6 earthquake occurs), in order to check on disaster conditions and foreign residents who have been injured or evacuated during the disaster, after conferring with the prefectural government, Akita International Association [AIA] (Atorion 1F) will be the center for foreign residents. In the case that AIA is affected by the disaster, a secondary location will be established.
  • In the time that the Disaster Multilingual Support Center is set up, reports on the disaster will be posted on this site and on the AIA Facebook page.

災害多言語支援センター

The Rescue Card for Foreigners (three languages)

This card is for those from foreign countries to use in times of disaster or emergency. If you are caught in an emergency situation, please show this card to a native Japanese speaker to help you.

● Rescue Card for Foreigners ●

English
Chinese
Korean

 
Please contact AIA with the following information if you are interested in receiving the laminated Rescue Card for Foreigners by mail.

・Number of cards
・Language
 
 
Akita International Association (AIA)
Consultation hotline: 018-884-7050
Consultation email: soudan21@aiahome.or.jp

Disaster prevention pamphlet- knowing what to do when the time comes

During an earthquake, in order to keep damage to a minimum, it is extremely important for everyone to not panic and take the appropriate measures. In order to achieve this, it is important for everyone to show their concern for earthquakes and prepare on a routine basis the correct procedures so they can react without panicking in the case of an actual earthquake. In this pamphlet, we summarize the main points of what you should do.

Please read this with your family.

Multilanguage disaster prevention video Earthquake! What to Do When One Hits?

The Sendai International Relations Association (SIRA) has uploaded the disaster prevention video Earthquake! What to Do When One Hits? (2nd edition) on YouTube. We would like to share this with the people of Akita as well.

In addition to Japanese, there are subtitles in the following languages: Chinese (simplified characters), English, Korean, Indonesian, Taiwanese (unsimplified characters), Tagalog, Nepalese, Vietnamese, Bengali, Portuguese, and Mongolian (vertical script & Cyrillic characters together).

Please watch this video and prepare yourself.

 

English Subtitles

Part 1: “Let's Prepare for an Earthquake”

 Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”

 

Japanese Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3k3tRSaZP44

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loWCqHFRRb8

Chinese (simplified) Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oyN8IvTS-B4

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bC7n2e-PHSY

Korean Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kvKgtT4PqfQ

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSuf4AAF73g

Indonesian Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmMiaPlzPxI

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THQMtRNcoMI

Taiwanese Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNKPrEo_jrM

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LA4Whz4lum0

Tagalog Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uxuyhS52MQ

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTDQWQndbl8

Nepalese Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D5G73KhJ6Js

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcZ5Ggo2gv4

Vietnamese Subtitles 

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9DJn7MA5zU

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu-WF4ntIt8

Bengali Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgJX2Be9Eao

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3kEwzB_VXc

Portuguese Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFMZMywXcY0

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGM4YYp9Veg

Mongolian (vertical script & Cyrillic characters together) Subtitles

Part 1: “Let’s Prepare for an Earthquake”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyJ7fnWMJmU

Part 2: “When an Earthquake Hits”  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9UNqI62oCM

 

You can find the SIRA YouTube channel at the link below. Please take a look at their channel in addition to viewing the video.

http://www.youtube.com/SIRAsendai/