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Preventing Infectious Diseases While Traveling to Japan

The Japan Tourism Agency Provides information on its website about how to prevent infectious diseases while traveling in japan.

Please check before traveling.

Real-time Disaster Prevention and Disaster Information for Tochigi Prefecture

This section will introduce you to a variety of real-time disaster prevention and disaster related information for Tochigi Prefecture (automatic translation). Please click on the “Use translation website” link (Fig. 1 below) and then click on “About disaster & disaster prevention” on the displayed site (Fig. 2 below).


Guide for when you are feeling ill(JNTO)

To prepare for this, JNTO has created a website to help you receive medical care in Japan. Please add it to your bookmarks to use in the event of an emergency.

Japan Visitor Hotline (JNTO Call Center)

This hotline will respond to your inquiries by telephone in English, Chinese (Beijing dialect), Korean and Japanese 24 hours a day. Telephone number: 050-3816-2787

NHK World Japan

This is a 24-hour English language channel that provides the latest news on Japan and Asia. You can use it as a source of information in English during a major disaster (e.g., an earthquake or typhoon).

JNTO Official Smartphone App

This is the official tourist information app for smartphones of the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). It will inform you of disaster information (e.g., earthquake early warnings and emergency weather warnings) in the event of a disaster.

You can download the app from the links below.

Disaster information provider app “Safety tips”

This is an app for smartphones that provides disaster related information.

You can download the app from the links below.

JNTO twitter “Japan Safe Travel”

This is a Twitter account operated by the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO). It provides the necessary information to foreign travelers in the event of a natural disaster.

List of medical institutions which accept international visitors

You can search for medical institutions which provide medical services in foreign languages by medical department or applicable language.

Guidebook for when you are feeling ill

This guidebook gives information on how Japanese medical institutions operate and “point and talk” sheets that you can use to convey your symptoms (PDF).