Smart Phone Apps
Minato Ward Bosai App:
Link – https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/gang-qu-fang-zaiapuri/id704213114?mt=8
Arakawa Ward Bosai App: Tokyo’s Arakawa Ward has released a free smartphone app to help residents and commuters better respond to natural disasters such as earthquakes and flooding, it has been learned.
The “Arakawa Disaster Prevention App” is now available in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. The app consists of two sections — “Earthquake Mode” and “Flood Mode” — and gives users tips through its “Disaster Prevention Guide” and “Disaster Prevention Info.”
Safety Tips by Japan Tourism Agency
This English-language Japanese earthquake app, which was created by the Japan Tourism Agency targeting visitors to Japan, alerts you when there is an earthquake of a seismic intensity of 4 or more on the Japanese seismic intensity scale, as well as whether a tsunami is on its way. It also displays basic evacuation tips such as “evacuate from coastal or river areas immediately” for those who are not familiar with evacuation routines of the region, and a list of earthquakes that occurred recently for reference. There are also handy Japanese phrases to use when asking the locals for help or information, such as “Is this an earthquake?”, and “Is it safe here?”. These phrases are available in English, Chinese and Korean.
Download for iPhone and Android
Japan AED Map:
This iOS app allows a user to find the nearest automated external defibrillator (AED) on a map. An AED is an easy-to-use electronic device that diagnoses potentially life threatening cardiac emergencies. In Japan, the device can be found in various places including public facilities and private companies. With help from users locating AEDs across the country, this app can help people revive to someone suffering a cardiac arrest. A similar app can be found in other places of the world including the Netherlands.
Link – http://emergencyjournalism.net/disaster-related-mobile-apps-from-japan/
Japan Shelter Guide:
While you may be aware of the evacuation centres of your city, you would likely be completely lost when travelling to other places. By using GPS, this app helps the user find the nearest shelters, medical facilities and even water supply on a map. The app mapped out over 118,000 evacuation centres throughout Japan. The app additionally provides official updates on weather, typhoon, earthquake, tsunami. volcanic activities from the Japan Weather Association, and incorporates the Yahoo! Japan’s API on electricity usage monitoring. This app is available also in English.
Toilet App?: https://itunes.apple.com/jp/app/id378217823?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D8
Hamamatsu SOS App (English and Portuguese)
Good Links for Apps: https://matome.naver.jp/odai/2144230611843081801?&page=2