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Useful Infomation regarding Tohoku Pacific Earthquake

Kyoto Prefecture Hot Information 
March 2011 Extra
Published by Kyoto Prefectural Government.

Kyoto Prefecture Latest News

First, we would like to express our deep condolences to all those affected by the devastating earthquake. We extend our deepest sympathy to all those who were victims of the earthquake and who have been evacuated.

Kyoto Prefecture is tirelessly working together with affiliated organizations to provide assistance. We ask for your kind cooperation.



Donations can be made by transfer to the following bank account:
(1)Bank account
   Japan Post Bank Account:00140-8-507
   Account holder name:日本赤十字社 東日本大震災義援金
      For details view the Japanese Red Cross Society website (Japanese):
  http://www.jrc.or.jp/contribution/l3/Vcms3_00002069.html(External link) 

(2)Kyoto Prefecture Donation Collection Boxes
   Kyoto Prefectural Offices (Kamigyo-ku)
   All Regional Promotion Offices (Local) General Affairs Office
   All Public Health Centers
       All Prefectural Taxation Offices, Prefectural Automobile Taxation Office
   Details; http://www.pref.kyoto.jp/en/1300083281103.html

About volunteering

  Calling affected areas may cause further difficulties. We ask that you refrain from
visiting or calling affected areas, even to ask about volunteering.
 Kyoto Prefectural Disaster Volunteer Center has up-to-date information on
volunteering (Japanese)   http://fu-saigai-v.jp/(External link)

Information (Japanese)

 Be cautious of chain mails etc

E-mails, Twitter etc. may display information about the earthquake, but these are not reliable sources. Please follow the information on government and affiliated organizations’ websites and act accordingly.
Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications website (Japanese):
http://www.soumu.go.jp/menu_kyotsuu/important/index.html(External link)

For the latest earthquake and tsunami information, please look at Kyoto Prefecture

Danger Management Web (Japanese). It provides information about earthquakes such as location and magnitude as well as tsunami warning information.:

Other up-to-date news about Kyoto Prefecture’s support for affected areas will be here (Japanese)



Regarding the Fukushima Nuclear Plants

Kyoto Prefecture is more than 500 kilometers away from the Fukushima Nuclear Plants. Kyoto Prefectural Government does not believe there will be any effects on Kyoto Prefecture from the Fukushima Nuclear Plant situation.

Regarding the radiation lebels all over Japan

 The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology is publishing frequent reports on its website of radiation levels all over Japan. The information is in Japanese, but should be fairly easy to follow. On the right column is the typical past range. As you can see, radiation levels in Kyoto have not been above the normal range.

http://radioactivity.mext.go.jp/en/(External link)


Information (English)

There are no plans for blackouts in the Kansai region, including in Kyoto Prefecture.


Portal Site on Policies for Foreign Residents by Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Details:http://www8.cao.go.jp/teiju-portal/eng/index.html (External link)

Japan Meteorological Agency is providing up-to-date, reliable earthquake information in English.

Japan Meteorological Agency Website
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/ (External link)

Japan Meteorological Agency is also providing information on tsunami warnings in English.

Tsunami Warnings/Advisories
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/tsunami/(External link)

Additionally, the NPO National Managerial Council for Multicultural Information & Assistance is running a multilingual earthquake information website

Tohoku Pacific Earthquake multilingual support center:
http://eqinfojp.net/?category_name=english(External link)

FM Cocolo

Earthquake-related news broadcast on FM Cocolo is available in streaming format. In English, Chinese, and Korean.
http://www.cocolo.co.jp/contpgm2/w_main.php?oya_id=281(External link)

Embassy information

Additionally, please pay attention to information from your home country embassy.

American Embassy:http://japan.usembassy.gov/(External link)
British Embassy:http://ukinjapan.fco.gov.uk/en/(External link)
Australian Embassy:http://www.australia.or.jp/en/(External link)

Tokyo English Life Line

It is natural to feel worried and stressed following the disasters in Japan. However, please be sure to take care of yourself. If you would like to speak to someone, one option is TELL (Tokyo English Life Line). You can call the following number from 9:00AM to 11:00PM daily:
Website:http://www.telljp.com/(External link)

Kyoto Prefectural International Center

Kyoto Prefectural International Center publishes a multilingual Disaster Preparedness Handbook. It contains useful information about preparing for earthquakes, tsunamis, and other disasters in Japan. You can download it from this website.
http://www.kpic.or.jp/f_nationality/bousaie.pdf(External link)




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