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Brits in Japan: Invitation to join disaster awareness events in your area

Consular sections of the British Embassy Tokyo and British Consulate-General Osaka are holding crisis preparedness events for British nationals across Japan.

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As part of ongoing efforts by consular staff at the British Embassy Tokyo and British Consulate-General Osaka to engage with the British community in Japan, a series of local events are being held across the country, aiming to ensure that British nationals are better prepared in the event of a crisis.

September events are scheduled to be held on 14 September in Ishikawa and 20 September in Tokyo.

Teaming up with local organisations, the events will take place at local disaster prevention centres where you will be able to take part in a range of activities that might just make all the difference in the event of a disaster, such as earthquake simulations, escaping from smoke-filled corridors and learning how to use fire extinguishing equipment.

The events will also give British nationals the chance to find out more about the work of consular sections in Tokyo and Osaka. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and joined by local wardens – the network of volunteers who help us to assist British nationals in a crisis.

We look forward to getting to know British people living in these areas and sharing knowledge about disaster prevention and the related work we do.

The current schedule of events and registration details are as follows:

Eastern Japan

More events are planned in the New Year. Further event dates will be updated as they are confirmed.

For more information and to register, British nationals are invited to email consular.tokyo@fco.gov.uk

Western Japan

  • 2 November (PM): Hiroshima Disaster Prevention Centre (Map in Japanese only: Transportation between Hiroshima station and the disaster prevention center will be arranged)

  • 17 November: Hyogo Disaster Reduction and Human Renovation Institution (Map)

  • 30 November (AM) : Kyoto City Disaster Prevention Center (Map)

  • 7 December: Osaka Tsunami Storm, Surge Disaster Prevention Station (Map in Japanese only)

  • 8 December (PM): Fukuoka Citizens’ Disaster Prevention Center (Map in Japanese only)

  • 13 January (AM): Nagoya Minato Disaster Prevention Center (Map in Japanese only)

More events are planned in the New Year. Further event dates will be updated as they are confirmed.

For more information and to register, British nationals are invited to email consular.osaka@fco.gov.uk

Published 21 August 2013
Last updated 10 October 2013 + show all updates
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