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emergency telephone numbers

Emergency telephone numbers

As you may have already heard, North-Eastern Japan has been affected by an earthquake and Tsunami at 11th March, 14:45 Japan Time.

Currently it appears the worst affected areas are the Northern coastal areas of Honshu. At the moment JR-East Rail services to the north have been affected by these events. Tokyo train services have also been suspended as a precaution. We will know more over the weekend, but journeys to the north of Japan will certainly be disrupted for the foreseeable future.

I've posted some useful telephone numbers below

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Here are some phone numbers for you to contact if you need assistance in Japan.

Embassies

Helplines (in english)

All Japanese emergency services have a requirement of being able to have some staff available that can speak English. Their emergency numbers are:

Police (Urgent)

110

24 hours, Japanese/English

Ambulance & Fire station (Urgent)

119

24 hours, Japanese/English

Police General information

03-3503-8484

8:30-17:15, Mon-Fri, Japanese/English/Chinese/Korean/Spanish/Thai/Portuguese/Persian/Urdu/Tagalog

Japan help line

This is also a general English language helpline in Japan, to support non-Japanese speakers who are visiting Japan. They cover 18 languages and can be called in emergencies and for general information.

0990-54-0953 or 0570-000-911 or 0120-461-997

24hours/7days a week

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Here's a list of free shelters in Tokyo: http://goo.gl/83z6K

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