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

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Last Update : 2014/10/28

We offer "Safety tips," a tap-enabled information alert app for international visitors 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 the safe travel of international visitors in Japan, which is prone to frequent natural disasters.
We offer "Safety tips," a tap-enabled information alert app for international visitors, as a part of the initiative.
 
●"Safety tips," a tap-enabled information alert app for international visitors
(1) Overview of the app
This tap-enabled app provides alerts 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 flowcharts in English showing actions to be taken in light of the surrounding circumstances, Communication Cards (in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean) 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 plan to compile user feedback to develop additional functions and 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)

 
Inquiries Regarding This Page
Inquiries:
Receiving Foreign Tourists Division, JTA
E-mail   Safetytips@mlit.go.jp
fax   +81-3-5253-1563