Evacuation zones

Japan is a country where any kind of natural disaster can happen: tsunamis, earthquakes, typhoons… But they are also very aware of their problem and are “very” prepared in case of danger. For example, after you register in your city hall they give you a a big manual with detailed instructions about what you should do in case of emergency. One of the most important things you have to know is your assigned evacuation area in case you have to leave your home. Around Shinjuku, you can even find the evacuation maps on the streets, here are some of them:

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Nishi-Shinjuku evacuation areas.

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Some japanglish.

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This is an “interactive” map, where you press the buttons and it shows you the best escape routes.

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2 Comments
  • sheerblade

    November 26, 2007 at 7:38 pm

    Nice to see they also have it in English for those living there that don’t speak Japanese.

  • Mike

    September 4, 2011 at 10:06 am

    A lot of “public” signs in Japan are usally in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean. Annoyingly though most of the train maps are in only Japanese. Romaji train maps only exist at airports, Disneyland and the very very popular tourist areas