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Emergency Information

Emergency Phone Numbers

Red button on analog phone

Red button on analog phone

Police: 110

Fire or Ambulance: 119

Note: In Japan, transportation of patients by ambulance is free, but fees are charged for the costs of care.

Public Payphones

From Analog Green Pay Phones: Lift the receiver, push the red emergency button and dial.

From Digital Green/Grey Pay Phones: Lift the receiver and dial.

Visit this website to locate the nearest public payphone in your area (in Japanese only).


Natural Disasters

In Fukuoka, you can expect to experience seasonal typhoons, as well as flooding in some areas. Also, all of Japan is earthquake-prone, and earthquakes have occurred in Fukuoka in 2005 and 2016. Since natural disasters can occur anywhere without warning, please take the time to familiarize yoursef with emergency preparedness information now, as you will not have time later should a natural disaster occur.

For more details, please refer to the English pamphlet printed by the Fukuoka Prefecture detailing emergency preparedness information.

More Information

Japan Meteorological Agency (Natural Disasters)

CLAIR Multilingual Living Information (Emergencies/Disasters)

Fukuoka Evacuation Shelters (in Japanese only)

Fukuoka International Association Living in Fukuoka Guide (Public Safety)

Mamoru-kun, a weather warning text message service