Disaster information app "Safety tips" now supports 14 languages
Last Update : 2020/3/17
The Japan Tourism Agency is supervising "Safety tips", an application that provides disaster information to foreign visitors to Japan, that provides push notifications of Earthquake Early Warnings, Tsunami Warnings, Weather Warnings, Evacuation Advice and other warnings.
Recently, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency, and the Japan Meteorological Agency have increased multilingual dictionaries for disaster prevention and weather information to 14 languages. Using these multilingual dictionaries, we the number of languages supported by "Safety tips" has been increased from 11 to 14, creating a system for disseminating disaster information in multiple languages to foreign visitors from a wider range of countries and regions*.
The Japan Tourism Agency will continue its efforts to provide prompt and appropriate information in the event of a disaster in multiple languages.
※These efforts are in the "Comprehensive Measures for Accepting and Coexisting with Foreign Human Resources" (approved by the Cabinet on December 25, 2018), the "Enhancement of Comprehensive Measures for Accepting and Coexisting with Foreign Human Resources" (approved by the Cabinet on June 18, 2019), and the "Comprehensive Measures for Accepting and Coexisting with Foreign Human Resources (Revised)" (approved by the Cabinet on December 20, 2019).
Contents of function improvements (new version will be available on March 17)
○ Newly added languages
In addition to the previous 11 languages of English, Chinese (Simplified / Traditional), Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog and Nepali, it now supports Khmer, Burmese and Mongolian for a total of 14 languages.
Reference Basic information on “Safety tips”, an app for international visitors that provides disaster information
・This Japan Tourism Agency app that provides disaster information to international visitors was launched in October 2014 so that they could travel while feeling safe in Japan, which has many natural disasters.
・Besides providing push notifications of Earthquake Early Warnings, Tsunami Warnings and Weather Warnings in Japan, it also provides links gathering information necessary during disasters, communication cards to take information from surrounding people, and a response flow chart showing how to evacuate depending on the surrounding situation.
■ Supports 14 languages
English, Chinese (Simplified・ Traditional), Korean, Japanese, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Khmer, Burmese and Mongolian
■ Fee: Free
■ Information shown as push notifications
Earthquake Early Warnings, Tsunami Warnings, Weather Warnings, Eruption Notices, Heatstroke Information, Ballistic Missile Launch and other civil protection information, Evacuation Advice, etc.
■ Download URL
* If you have already downloaded "Safety tips", an update (*) is required.
(* Update to version "3.4.0" is required.)
* The application is free.
Director for Receiving Foreign Tourists, Japan Tourism Agency
Telephone: 03-5253-8111 (extensions 27906, 27911), Direct 03-3253-8972 Fax: 03-5253-8123