The Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) will hold the Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents in January 2020.
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.
Disaster Preparedness Drill for Foreign Residents
Date and time
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
10:00a.m. to 12:40p.m. （Reception: from9:20a.m.）
*Pre-registration is required to participate.
Musashino Forest Sport Plaza
290-11 Nishimachi, Chofu City, Tokyo
Five-minute walk from the Keio Line“Tobitakyu”Station
About 300 people *International residents ,employees and students in Tokyo
1. VR disaster experience vehicle
2. Earthquake simulation vehicle
3. Heavy rain simulator
4. Evacuation site experience
5. Fire extinguisher training
6. Smoke experience
7. Crafting workshops
8. Communication using a translation App
9. Soup Kitchen （Warm food will be served）
* The program is subject to be changed.
Participate in the drill and get some emergency goods!
Volunteer interpreters will assist in all the training, so please don't hesitate!
Tokyo Fire Department, Metropolitan Police Department, and others
How to register
Participation is free!
For foreign nationals who live, work and study in Tokyo
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 Wednesday, January 15, 2020.
For additional details, please see the event information in Japanese on Website https://bousaikunren.com/en/
The website of Tokyo Metropolitan Government（Foreign Language）
Additional information on TMG disaster language volunteers
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.)