Japan to Boost Evacuation Measures for Foreign Visitors

Politics Guide to Japan Disaster

Tokyo, Jan. 29 (Jiji Press)--Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism amended Tuesday a response package for a feared earthquake just beneath Tokyo, including plans to step up evacuation measures for visitors to the country.

In the amended package, the ministry focused on beefing up information delivery systems and measures on evacuation guidance so that foreigners, including tourists, will be able to take shelter smoothly if a quake strikes during the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.

The ministry revised the package, which was drawn up in 2014, for the first time.

As part of the package, the ministry plans to add more languages to disaster response information websites, which provide people with information on the locations of evacuation shelters and on transportation, and improve the websites' content, as well as prepare information signs in multiple languages at train stations closest to airports by 2020.

The package includes a total of 47 policies, including emergency measures for seven to 10 days after the earthquake.

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