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In an emergency

To call an ambulance or fire engine, dial 119.

In Japan, dial 119 for a fire engine in case of fire or an ambulance for sudden illness or first aid.

To call the police, dial 110.

Call #9110, and they will direct you to the relevant helpline if you are having trouble communicating in Japanese or if you are unsure exactly where to go for assistance.

Natural Disaster

Japan is prone to earthquakes. If the epicentre of a major earthquake is in the sea, it could trigger a tsunami. An earthquake early warning is issued when an earthquake of intensity 5 or higher occurs, which is likely to cause significant damage. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) website provides information on earthquakes and disasters.