April 25, 2011 • 8:03 pm 0
Tasukeai Japan, the disaster relief information portal, has now set up an English language site
Lots of volunteering updates and links to important sources of information.
April 22, 2011 • 10:14 pm 0
April 21, 2011 • 10:37 pm 0
Information Session on Relief Volunteering
When: April 28th (Thursday) 5:00-7:00pm
Where: Sophia University, Yotsuya Campus; Bldg. #9, room 256
Host: Sophia Intercultural Forum –
Open to all free of charge!!
Two prominent NPOs that have been on the front lines of the Tohoku Disaster are coming to talk about the relief effort, the experience of volunteering and what sort of support is needed right now:
There are lots of safe and effective ways to volunteer, some right here in Tokyo. The options explored here will be include those suitable for foreign and bilingual volunteers, but should be useful for all.
Please come and hear what these organizations are doing and find out what you can do too.
If you have already volunteered, please come share your experience!
April 8, 2011 • 12:40 am 0
Collection of wikiHow articles relating to individual/community disaster preparation and survival.
Here is a selection:
- Prepare for an Earthquake
- Survive a Tsunami
- Survive an Earthquake
- Survive an Earthquake in Your Car
- Act After an Earthquake
- Adapt to an Earthquake in the Mountains
- Deal With Being Indoors During an Earthquake
- Help Your Community Prepare for an Earthquake
- Know Naturally when Earthquake Will Strike
- Prepare for a Tsunami
- Protect Your Home During an Earthquake
- Protect Yourself During an Earthquake if You Are Disabled
- React During an Earthquake
- React Safely to an Earthquake
- Survive a Tsunami (for Kids)
- Understand Tsunami Notification Terms
April 8, 2011 • 12:28 am 0
How to help earthquake/tsunami victims in Japan from wikiHow
April 7, 2011 • 6:09 pm 0
Resource site for people who want to support earthquake/tsunami relief efforts in Japan.
April 7, 2011 • 4:45 pm 0
Web portal maintained by the Australian DFAT, showcasing the contribution of Australians to the relief effort in Japan and connecting Australians who want to help.
April 6, 2011 • 8:58 pm 0
A list of potentially useful iPhone / smartphone apps for emergency situations:
This is a push notification app. which gives you notice of earthquake warnings with an estimated seismic intensity (the Japanese seven-stage seismic scale) and arrival time of the tremor to the specific location where you registered.
Find the details on the latest earthquakes around the world on your iPhone or iPod touch along with the earthquake date, time, location, magnitude, depth, location maps and more from the USGS.
mPassport is a mobile, medical concierge that helps visitors to get quality medical care when and where they need it.
Superb guide by John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman. Essential survival information for various situations/climates.
April 6, 2011 • 7:02 pm 0
Instructions in English and Japanese for making a simple KFM Radiation Meter from a soup can and tin foil.