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Offer for a push-enabled information alert app, "Safety tips", for foreign tourists!

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Last Update : 2014/10/28

We will offer ["Safety tips", a push-enabled information alert app for foreign tourists] that offers Earthquake Early Warning and Tsunami Warning within Japan in English.
In order to realize a Tourism-Oriented Country, it is important to improve the tourism environment for safe traveling of foreign tourists in Japan, which is prone to frequent natural disasters.
This time, we have decided to offer ["Safety tips", a push-enabled information alert app for foreign tourists] as a part of the initiative.
 
○"Safety tips", a push-enabled information alert app for foreign tourists
 (1) Overview of the app
 This push-enabled app pushes alert about Earthquake Early Warning and Tsunami Warning within Japan in English. The app provides various functions useful for both foreign tourists and residents in Japan, such as Evacuation flowchart in English showing actions to be taken in the light of surrounding circumstances, Communication Card for obtaining information from the people around, and Website Links that contain helpful information in the event of a disaster.
(2) Operating systems
Android 4.0 or later
iOS 7.0 or later
(3) Download links
Android:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.co.rcsc.safetyTips.android
iPhone:
https://itunes.apple.com/app/safety-tips/id858357174?mt=8
(4) Future direction
 We will compile user feedback to develop additional functions and will efficiently promote the app in facilities such as airports and tourist information centers that are frequently used  by foreign tourists.
 
  (Attachment: Overview of "Safety tips", a push-enabled information alert app)
  (Attachment2: Leaflet of "Safety tips", a push-enabled information alert app)

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Receiving Foreign Tourists Division, JTA
Nishihira / Komura / Koga
   E-mail   Safetytips@mlit.go.jp
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