“Tokyo Inland Earthquake Operation Roadmap for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games”
at a glance (This video is in Japanese only.)

 We are committed to supporting the successful holding of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Overview of Tokyo Inland Earthquake Operation Roadmap
for Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games

We are committed to supporting the successful holding of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

One critical mission and five key tasks

Critical mission: Support hosting of Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Task 1Ensure safety of many residents and visitors, including foreign nationals.

Many Japanese and foreign nationals in Tokyo metropolitan area during the Games, including national team members and dignitaries.

Surge in visitors, incl. foreign nationals, in certain areas, especially around the venues, may lead to confusion and serious damages/injuries due to lack of info.

Provide information and guide evacuation to ensure safety of visitors, including foreign nationals. Help foreign visitors and others return to their countries.
Many national teams and dignitaries will be staying in Tokyo metropolitan area
Source: Photo by Tokyo 2020 / Shugo TAKEMI

Task 2Minimize damage of Olympic/Paralympic facilities
and restore them quickly.

Fire and liquefaction could cause serious damages to venues and key access routes, and interfere with administration of the Games.

Confusion may result from simultaneously conducting the Games and disaster operations, interfering with recovery efforts and information collection.

Some facilities may not be available for disaster operations due to their use for the Games or other events. (Tokyo Big Sight, etc.)

Reduce damage of Olympic/Paralympic venues and transportation infrastructure to reach venues. Engage in swift recovery activities. Enable swift takeoff and landing of disaster helicopters.
Take flood control measures at Arakawa River, etc.
Wide-area assessments using helicopters in collaboration with relevant organizations

Task 3Make collective efforts to promptly secure means of transport.

Some transport systems to venues may be disrupted, affecting athletes and spectators.

Principal train stations near large capacity venues may flood with masses of people.

There may be serious traffic congestion and abandoning of vehicles.

Promptly secure transportation means to venues, etc.
Swiftly make alternative transport arrangements in areas without train service

Work with government agencies and business associations to conduct training for communicating information about alternative transport in areas without train service. Revise the “Kanto District Transport Bureau Guideline on Alternative Transport for Passengers” as necessary.

Task 4Ensure safety and security of evacuees.

Visitors, including many foreign nationals, may have to remain at accommodation facilities and evacuation centers.

In central Tokyo, large concentration of evacuees at evacuation centers and damaged lifelines lead to few living spaces, severe shortage of supplies, and worsening sanitation environment.

Carry out evacuation to ensure safety. Strengthen ability to accept evacuees.
Wide-area evacuation site
Wide garden path accessible by emergency vehicles / Lawn serving as evacuation

Promote safe and secure urban development by securing evacuation sites and disaster prevention centers for disasters.

Evacuation measures at train stations, airports, underground malls

Promote evacuation measures, e.g., evacuation awareness-raising and installment of multilingual signs.

Task 5Communicate appropriate information domestically and internationally in advance.

To minimize confusion among foreign visitors as well as human injuries and death toll,
it is critical to constantly communicate appropriate information domestically and internationally,
also taking into account differences in people’s perceptions about earthquakes.

Strengthen mechanisms for providing info to evacuees, incl. foreign nationals. Disseminate info to other countries through events, websites, etc.
Provide easier access to info on what to do in a disaster (Disaster Prevention Portal now available.)