• 津波防災トーク in 丸の内

    Held in 10 places across Japan. Information about tsunami preparedness exercises.

    • Tohoku Area
      Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture October 31 (Saturday)
      Ended
    • Tokai Area
      Higashiizu Town, Shizuoka Prefecture November 8 (Sunday)
      Ended
    • Shikoku Area
      Seiyo City, Ehime Prefecture November 8 (Sunday)
      Ended
    • Kyushu Area
      Kanda Town, Fukuoka Prefecture November 5 (Thursday)
      Ended
    • Hokkaido Area
      Hidaka Town, Hokkaido November 5 (Thursday)
      Ended
    • Hokuriku Area
      Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture November 8 (Sunday)
      Ended
    • Kanto Area
      Hitachi City, Ibaraki Prefecture November 7 (Saturday)
      Ended
    • Kinki Area
      Kami-cho, Hyogo Prefecture November 8 (Sunday)
      Ended
    • Chugoku Area
      Tottori City, Tottori Prefecture November 1 (Sunday)
      Ended
    • Okinawa Area
      Yonabaru Town, Okinawa Prefecture November 5 (Thursday)
      Ended

    * Exercises organized jointly by each municipal government and the cabinet office will be held in the above 10 locations.

    Spread the word about tsunami preparedness Tsunami preparedness video

    • 90 second version
    • 30 second version

    Everyone should know Tsunami Evacuation Pose

    Tsunami!? Get to high ground!

    Tsunami preparedness Rules in case of tsunami

    When you feel a strong earthquake or a weak earthquake that continues for a long time, or when you see or hear a Major Tsunami Warning or Tsunami Warning even if you do not feel an earthquake...

    • There is no way of knowing when a major earthquake will strike.
      It is important to think every day about what you will do in case of an earthquake.

    • A tsunami approaches at high speed.
      When a tsunami occurs, everyone should evacuate immediately and as quickly as possible without taking anything.

      2 promises

      Decide with your family where you will escape to.
      Make the utmost effort to protect your own life.

    What causes a tsunami?

    A tsunami occurs when an undersea earthquake causes the sea floor to rise or fall, or causes a landslide on the sea floor. This displaces the surrounding seawater upwards or downwards, producing a tsunami. When the sea floor movement (up-down movement) is particularly large, it can produce a large tsunami that is extremely destructive when it reaches the shore.

    Source: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism homepage
    http://www.mlit.go.jp/river/kaigan/main/kaigandukuri/tsunamibousai/index.html

    Hamanaka Town inundated by a tsunami that was caused by an earthquake in Chili (photo provided by Hamanaka Town)

    • How a tsunami is
      formed

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    • Speed of tsunami movement

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    • How a tsunami
      propagates

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    • Amplification of a tsunami by geography

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    * This link will take you to the Japan Meteorological Agency website.

    Source: Japan Meteorological Agency homepage
    http://www.data.jma.go.jp/svd/eqev/data/tsunami/generation.html

    Team Bosai Japan