Nov 2021


International Residents in Tokyo Prepare for a Possible Mega-quake Together

Last Saturday, Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) organized a household disaster preparedness planning workshop for international residents. Two sessions were held on this day: one in simplified Japanese and the other in English. 20 people attended in total.

The workshop covered the basic preparation methods for the possible mega-quake in Tokyo, including risk mitigation at home, evacuation procedures and emergency stockpiles.

Although Tokyo residents have been experiencing frequent earthquakes recently, international residents have very limited opportunities to learn about disaster prevention. One of the participants commented that although she has lived in Japan for 20 years, this workshop was the first time for her to learn about disaster responses comprehensively. Another participant mentioned that she had never heard about any disaster prevention workshops geared for international residents in Tokyo despite the fact that she had been living there for many years.

Their comments and feedback on the workshop reassured that there is a crucial need for organizations to bridge the gap of knowledge among international residents in Japan. It is important to provide accessible opportunities for non-Japanese speakers to prepare for disasters.

In December, we are organizing this workshop for international residents again.

So if you missed the last one, make sure to sign-up for the next workshop today!

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

Fee: 500 yen (for handouts and booklets)

Registration: https://forms.gle/eFS15uXkKmZbqutm6

Minimum registration: 10 ppl

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

This workshop is supported by The Tokyo Metropolitan Government for the fiscal year of 2021. The workshops will also be held in January 2022.

Click HERE to download the workshop flyer in English.




東京(とうきょう)に住(す)んでいる外国人(がいこくじん)のための防災教室(ぼうさいきょうしつ)があります。教室(きょうしつ)でつかう言葉(ことば)は、やさしい日本語(JLPT N3レベル)と英語(えいご)です。東京(とうきょう)で大(おお)きな地震(じしん)があった時(とき)に、あなたとあなたの家族(かぞく)を守(まも)るために、何(なに)をしたら良(よ)いか、いっしょに考(かんが)えましょう。



時間:10:00~12:00 やさしい日本語(JLPT N3レベル)/14:00~16:00 英語

場所:東京(とうきょう)ウィメンズプラザ 第二会議室(だいにかいぎしつ)






問い合わせ:ピースボート災害支援(さいがいしえん)センター relief@pbv.or.jp


※2022年1月にも同じワークショップがあります。本事業は令和3年度 東京都在住外国人支援事業助成対象事業です。