Defending Yourself When Disaster Strikes

Defending Yourself When Disaster Strikes


We all know what a wonderful country Japan is. But this unique land is also well-known for its earthquakes. Foreigners in Japan, who may have never experienced an earthquake in their own country, could be unsure how to react when the shaking starts. Earthquakes can happen anytime or anywhere in Japan, so it is necessary to be prepared in advance.

For this purpose, we have created some helpful information with illustrations about what to do and how to protect yourself during and after an earthquake in Japan. Read on and learn more about appropriate earthquake safety precautions in easy Japanese and English.

(Prepared based on the “Tokusuru! Bōsai” project promoted by the Japan Weather Association. All images courtesy JWA.)

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