Typhoon Haishen

Typhoon Haishen brought strong winds and heavy rain to Japan's Kyushu and Chugoku regions. It also caused heavy rain in many parts of the country.

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Four missing after Typhoon Haishen causes landslide in Miyazaki village. (02:04)
Typhoon Haishen has torn through southwestern Japan. (01:00)
More than 1.8 million people in seven prefectures in southwestern Japan have been ordered to evacuate immediately as Typhoon Haishen threatens to hit the region. (01:01)
A powerful typhoon, possible the strongest in decades, is battering Japan's southwest. (00:53)
The man who filmed it said he went out to move his car but gave up because the rain and swirling wind made him feel like he was in a dishwater. (00:45)

How to shelter during the pandemic

If you have to evacuate to a shelter, make it a top priority to avoid the “Three Cs” -- closed places, crowded areas and conversations in close proximity.

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Multilingual assistance

Local authorities are offering multilingual assistance to foreign residents and tourists.

Fukuoka Multilingual Assistance Information Center (MAIC): 0120-279-906
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Portuguese, Thai, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer and Mongolian.

Fukuoka City International Foundation: 092-262-1799
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Portuguese, Thai, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian and Sinhalese.

Saga Prefecture International Relations Association: 0952-22-7830
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Portuguese, Thai, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian and Sinhalese.

Nagasaki International Association: 095-820-3377
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Portuguese, Thai, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian and Sinhalese.

Kumamoto Support Center for Foreign Residents: 080-4275-4489
Japanese, English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Indonesian, Nepalese, Khmer, Thai, Myanmar, Portuguese, Spanish, Malay, French, Russian, German, Italian and Mongolian.

Kumamoto Disaster Prevention Portal

Oita Information & Support Center: 097-529-7119
Japanese, English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Indonesian, Nepalese, Khmer, Thai, Myanmar, Portuguese, Spanish, Malay, French, Russian, German, Italian, Mongolian and Sinhalese.

Oita disaster prevention portal

Miyazaki Support Center for Foreign Residents : 0985-41-5901
Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.

Kagoshima Consultation Desk for Foreign Residents: 070-7662-4541
Japanese, English, Vietnamese, Chinese, Tagalog, Korean, Indonesian, Nepalese, Khmer, Thai, Myanmar, Portuguese, Spanish, Malay, French, Russian, German, Italian and Mongolian.

Okinawa disaster prevention information
http://www.bousai.okinawa.jp/eng/index.html (English)
http://www.bousai.okinawa.jp/chit/index.html (Traditional Chinese)
http://www.bousai.okinawa.jp/chis/index.html (Simplified Chinese)
http://www.bousai.okinawa.jp/kre/index.html (Korean)

Tokushima International Strategies Center: 088-656-3312/ 088-656-3313
Japanese, English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Indonesian, Thai, Malay, Tagalog, Nepalese, Myanmar, Khmer, Mongolian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Russian.

Kagawa Foreign Residents Support Center: 087-837-0411
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Nepalese, Myanmar, Khmer, Mongolian, Singhalese, Portuguese, Spanish, German, French, Italian and Russian.

Consultation Desk for foreigners living in Ehime: 080-4783-5253
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, Russian, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepalese, Italian, French, German, Malay, Khmer, Myanmar and Mongolian.

Kochi Consultation Center for Foreign Residents (Kochi International Association): 088-821-6440
Japanese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese, Bahasa Indonesia, Thai, Tagalog, Nepalese, French, Italian, German, Russian, Malay, Khmer, Burmese and Mongolian.

Yamaguchi Multilingual Consultation Center: 083-995-2100
Japanese, English, Chinese, Tagalog, Vietnamese, Korean, Thai, Indonesian, Nepalese, Portuguese, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Malay, Burmese, Khmer and Mongolian.

5-Level Warning System

The Japan Meteorological Agency uses a five-level disaster warning scale for floods and landslides. Each number has a corresponding set of instructions. For example, level 4 means all residents must evacuate. Click below for details.
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