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
The “Disaster response card” contains useful information for disasters in multiple languages. It is distributed at foreign schools, ward offices and through foreign communities.
Elementary schools, Junior High schools and public facilities are designated as evacuation shelters during emergencies.
- Map of evacuation shelters (link to Yahoo! site, Japanese only)
Evacuation points in the event of a disaster (emergency evacuation sites / places of refuge)
- Indoor emergency evacuation sites（in the event of a landslide, flood or tsunami） table
- Outdoor emergency evacuation sites（in the event of an earthquake, tsunami or large fire） table
Tsunami mapKokokuru 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.
Tsunami hazard map
You can share your location and how you are with friends and family on Twitter, Facebook, Line or via email.
Emergency message boards
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.