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  • Dangerous Creatures

    Okinawa is a tropical island and has its shape of dangerous animals, particularly sea animals. On land, there are poisonous snakes. Safety Guide for ...

  • Water safety

    Please check sea conditions before visiting the beach! How to Identify a Rip Current (Rip Tide) An area of calm or rippled water in between e...

  • Vehicle Safety

    Seatbelts for all passengers are mandatory in Japan. Children under 6 are required to use a child car seat. If you see Japanese children put ...

  • Home Safety

    Gas Leaks What to do when a gas leak occurs: Close the main gas valve and unplug utensils. Extinguish all open flames and sources of combust...

  • Typhoon

    The typhoon season is usually August to October. Typhoon conditions of readiness are broadcasted on Japanese T.V. and radio. And also on the US Armed ...

  • ER Hospital Lists

    Hospitals with accident and emergency department with English speaking staff are limited too. Hospitals which have staff who speak English are li...

  • Emergency Procedures

    1st step ​In the event of an emergency such as sudden sickness, fire, accident or crime involvement, please dial the emergency numbers for help. Fi...

  • Others

    Police Stations/Police Boxes In Japan, police operate out of large police stations as well as smaller police boxes called “koban”. If you wa...