Kobe International Community Center

Be prepared for disasters

Consultation service for non-Japanese people in times of disaster

 If a disaster occurs, in response the Kobe International Community Center will set up a consultation service for non-Japanese people to answer inquiries and provide information.


Kobe International Community Center
Address: Boeki Center Building 2F 5-1-14, Hamabe-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 651-0083
TEL: 078-291-8441


Disaster information






The “Disaster response card” contains useful information for disasters in multiple languages. It is distributed at foreign schools, ward offices and through foreign communities.


Evacuation shelters
 Elementary schools, Junior High schools and public facilities are designated as evacuation shelters during emergencies.


◆Outdoor emergency evacuation sites(in the event of an earthquake, tsunami or large fire) table

Higashi Nada Ward Nada Ward Chuo Ward Hyogo Ward Kita Ward Nagata Ward Suma Ward Tarumi Ward  


Tsunami map (Kokokuru website)

 Kokokuru is a web service that supports smartphones which allows anyone to get tsunami evacuation information on the go. The main contents are listed below.


1. Tsunami hazard map

 The site will find your current location using GPS and display on a map the anticipated flooding of where you are within Kobe City in the event of an earthquake in the Nankai Trough.


2. Five “ifs”

 Five points you should know to give you peace of mind and enjoy Kobe.


3. Information sharing

 You can share your location and how you are with friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, Line or via email.


KOBE Neighborhood Safety・Security App ~Kamomen navi~

 We are pleased to announce the release of our new Kobe Neighborhood Safety and Security Kamomen navi application. This app provides up-to-date local information about Kobe City including safety and security information and disaster alerts, event updates for the Chuo Ward area, etc. It is available as a free download for apple and android devices. (Multiple language support: Japanese、English、Chinese、Korean/Can be configured in your OS language environment)

For details


Disaster information

Hyogo Bosai Net

 Hyogo Bosai Net is a service which quickly sends weather and evacuation information to citizens in times of disaster.

 When there is no disaster, it provides disaster and drill information for preparatory purposes.

The Hyogo Emergency Net service is also available in 5 languages (English, Korean, Chinese, Portuguese and Vietnamese) which sends translated and preset information.


The translation is based on the data available as of September, 2015. Please note that new systems, system changes etc. may have been introduced after this date. Responsibility for the linked websites lies with their creators. Kobe City accepts no responsibility for their content etc.