• 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 combustion. ...

  • 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...

  • Pets

    Here is a list of veterinary clinics. If you have any concerns about your pet, please call the veterinary clinic first. Iwasaka Pet Clinic Dr. Iwasa...

  • Shopping

    Grocery Stores (1) Super Market The store signs you are most likely to see are San-Aサンエー, which has three large “A”s on a yellow backgro...

  • Child Care

    Child Services and Support from Your Local Government Office Infants and children are entitled to free medical check-ups at your local municipality. ...