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Broadcasting emergency information for British Nationals in Japan

The British Embassy Tokyo and InterFM Co., Ltd. signed the agreement in January 2015 to work together to broadcast emergency announcements and information to British nationals in Japan in the event of disasters.

As we approach the 5th anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake, we would like to draw your attention to an agreement between the British Embassy Tokyo and InterFM Co., Ltd. for broadcasting emergency information for British Nationals in Japan.

Under this first-of-its-kind agreement, the embassy’s public service announcements for safeguarding British nationals in the event of an emergency will be broadcast to InterFM’s radio listeners and online followers. These announcements include:

  1. Emergency information such as assistance or evacuation instructions specifically for British nationals
  2. Emergency disaster prevention and assistance measures
  3. Details of emergency lifelines, telephone numbers and sources of information
  4. Additional emergency measures unique to a specific disaster

InterFM Co., Ltd. has previously signed similar agreements with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government, Shinagawa Ward, Minato Ward, Meguro Ward, Chiba Prefecture, Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama City, but the agreement with British Embassy Tokyo marks the first time the broadcaster has done so with a foreign government body in Japan.

British Embassy Tokyo and InterFM sign emergency broadcasting MOU