Jan 2022


Sign up now for Disaster Preparedness Workshop (January 16th, 2022)

Samples of emergency food available in Japan.

Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) has been organizing a series of disaster preparedness workshops for international residents in Tokyo since October 2021. We are happy to announce that this year again, we are organizing workshops for the international communities in Tokyo.

Read a short report from the last workshop held in December and register for the January session!

On December 5th, 2021, we hosted two earthquake preparedness workshops for the international community. The first workshop was held in simplified Japanese and had participants from China and Belgium. Participants were given interactive activities to demonstrate how being mindful of their current living situations can help them consciously develop a plan if they experience a natural disaster. For example, one of the participants lived with his family and had to figure out everyone’s daily whereabouts to predict if they would be able to reunite if an earthquake occurred.

Participants working on “visualizing a disaster”

In the second workshop, which was run in English, the room was at maximum capacity with over 20 people of all ages, including a child. During this week, all of the participants experienced several recurring earthquakes in Tokyo and were motivated to understand more about responding to emergencies. The room was lively and the audience worked together through various discussion topics and worksheet activities. Everyone worked on “visualizing” a disaster by organizing a strategic exit plan. Community relations also make a significant impact during times of disaster. Being familiar with neighbors and other members of your community can be incredibly valuable in crucial moments such as natural disasters. After the presentation, the participants discussed what disaster relief efforts were like in other countries and rethought about the procedures of disaster responses in a Japanese context. 

Household Disaster Preparedness Planning Workshop: Get Prepared for an Earthquake in Tokyo

Date: Sunday, January 16th, 2022
Times: Morning Session 10:00 – 12:00/ Afternoon Session  14:00 – 16:00 *Both sessions will be held in English

*Considering the recent surge in COVID-19 infection cases, we are organizing the workshop online instead of face-to-face at the venue to minimize the risk of infections. Please register by noon on 15th January, you will then receive a link to Zoom meeting in the afternoon.

Registration: https://forms.gle/eFS15uXkKmZbqutm6

Inquiry: Peace Boat Disaster Relief relief@pbv.or.jp

Click HERE to download the workshop flyer in English.

This workshop is supported by The Tokyo Metropolitan Government for the fiscal year of 2021. This will be the final workshop of the series for the fiscal year 2021. Sign-up now!