Emergencies and disaster readiness


Dealing with emergencies

Dial the emergency number without any area code. Please stay calm, and tell the operator your address, name, telephone number, and the circumstances

▼ Police ⇒ 110

▼ Fire Department (fire, ambulance) ⇒ 119

You must first state whether you are reporting a fire or requesting an ambulance. There is no charge for transportation by ambulance but you must pay medical costs.

Disaster readiness (earthquake, typhoon)

Please check the websites below for disaster readiness information of the University of Tsukuba

▼ Fire prevention and disaster readiness management

▼ Evacuation Area

The University of Tsukuba operates an online safety reporting system called the Safety Confirmation System to enable the university to promptly confirm the safety of students and staff during an emergency. In case of an emergency, please be sure to report your safety status via the Safety Reporting WEB System.

▼ Safety Confirmation System (ANPIC)


You will feel more secure in Japan if you have preparations in place in the event of an earthquake. If a major earthquake should occur, please remember to report your safety status to the university via the Safety Confirmation System.

▼ What to do when an earthquake occurs

On the websites of Japan’s main mobile phone carriers, you can check details of important disaster information such as early earthquake warnings, tsunami warnings, and special warnings issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency, as well as natural disaster and evacuation information issued by the national and local governments.

▼ NTT DoCoMo

▼ au

▼ SoftBank


The typhoon season in Japan generally runs from July through to September. During that period, please pay attention to weather forecasts, and when a typhoon approaches, for the sake of security, check the areas around your residence and bring indoors any unsecured items that could become hazards in strong winds. There are sometimes power outages during typhoons, so please prepare appropriate emergency supplies such as a portable radio, a battery-powered flashlight, water, and emergency food supplies.

J-Alert (an early warning system that transmits instant emergency information)

The Japanese government (via Fire Defense Agency from the Cabinet Office and Japan Meteorological Agency) will transmit information concerning situations that require immediacy such as information on ballistic missiles, tsunami warnings, and emergency earthquake warnings. This is a system for instantly relaying emergency information to people through automatic activation of the Municipal Disaster Management Radio Communication Network (broadcast system) and other mechanisms. The objective is to encourage people to take evacuation measures without delay in preparation for an emergency situation.

▼ Response to J-Alert (during a ballistic missile launch)