News about 2016 Kumamoto earthquake (Especially for foreigners in Japan)

最終更新:2018/9/7 11:52

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  • A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Kumamoto Prefecture early Saturday, killing at least 20 people. The total number of deaths since Thursday evening to 40 more people.
  • Providing the information such as utilities and infrastructures in English for foreigners in Japan.



Emergency shelter for foreign residents

Weather, Climate & Earthquake Information

Free Wi-Fi Information

Five Zero JAPAN(00000JAPAN)

Three major mobile phone providers have activated emergency public Wi-Fi spot in Kumamoto Prefecture.
Wi-Fi access point is named “00000JAPAN” and is available free of charge regardless of your phone carrier.

Useful Twitter accounts

Translation app

Google translation

・Type to translate 90 languages.
・Use your camera to translate text instantly in 26 languages.
・Two-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages.
 More description on each site.


・Spoken messages are translated and output in speech.
・Two persons can talk to each other using a single terminal.
・Languages that cannot be entered in speech can be translated by entering text.
 More description on each site.


How to help/Donations

Mainichi Newspaper/AFLO

Mainichi Newspaper/AFLO