Natural disasters such as earthquakes and typhoons hit Japan more often than many other countries, so it is very important to be prepared in advance. For more information about disaster prevention information for foreign residents, please take a look at this page on the Miyazaki Prefecture homepage.
In May 2021, Japan renewed the Basic Law on Natural Disasters and introduced a new five-level warning system to carry out rapid evacuation behavior after a warning is issued.
To help foreigners who can't speak Japanese, the Nobeoka fire department has implemented the "Interpretation Concierge 119," as an interpretation service. When you call 119 for help in a different language than Japanese, an interpreter will join the conversation between you and the firefighter. Interpretation is available in 5 languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese.
“Nobeoka International”, a Facebook page by Nobeoka City’s International Exchange Promotion Office, keeps you updated on both international and local events in Nobeoka. We also share the International Exchange Newsletter, pictures of events, Messages from the ALTs and the CIR and more! The page is updated in Japanese, English and German.