I-Pal Kagawa (Kagawa International House) Public Interest Incorporated Foundation Kagawa International Exchange Association

Notes on translation

Support for foreign residents in the event of a disaster

In recent years, earthquakes have occurred frequently in various parts of Japan, and disasters due to climate change such as typhoons and floods have increased, so people's awareness of disaster prevention has increased.Various disaster prevention measures are being carried out.
However, foreign residents have no experience with earthquakes, storms, floods, and other natural disasters.
About disasterSome people have no prior knowledge.
Furthermore, due to my lack of Japanese proficiency, I am unable to speak Japanese in the event of a disaster.
You may not be able to understand the disaster information provided by the evacuation center, or you may have trouble living in the evacuation center due to differences in lifestyle or culture.There is also the possibility of doing so.
Therefore, in order not to make foreign residents who are members of the local community vulnerable to disasters, our association
We carry out practical training for volunteers such as interpreters.

This fiscal year, we will hold a training program to train foreign community disaster prevention leaders who will play a central role in disseminating information to foreign residents in the foreign community in the event of a disaster.

★Flyer for training for disaster prevention leaders for foreigners
please use this form.

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Main training contents in the past
≪Training for supporters≫
・ Multilingual support center installation and operation training
・ Evacuation center patrol training

≪Training for foreign residents≫
・ Know about local disasters
・ Learn how to protect and help yourself and others
・ Experience a shelter
・ Learn the vocabulary and kanji required in the event of a disaster

≪Common to supporters and foreign residents (joint implementation) ≫

・ Deepen exchanges between participants through games related to disasters


* See below for the implementation report.

(25,26,27,28,29,30,Year of the reunification,Reiwa 2nd year


Useful information link to support foreigners in the event of a disaster 

"Disaster Prevention Guidebook for Foreign Residents" (International Affairs Division, Governor's Office, General Affairs Department, Kagawa Prefecture)


(Easy Japanese, English, Korean, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Tagalog, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish, Vietnamese)

Information for foreign residents supporters

-"Search for multilingual display sheets in the event of a disaster" / Council of Local Authorities for International Relations


-"Pictogram search for disasters" / Council of Local Authorities for International Relations


-"Multilingual evacuees registration card / food pictograms (FOODPICT)" / Council of Local Authorities for International Relations


・ "Multilingual pointing board"


-"Glossary / Expression / Reference Material for Disaster Language Supporters" / Council of Local Authorities for International Relations


☆ Municipal hazard map

City name What hazard map?
One Takamatsu Disaster prevention map (typhoon, heavy rain, tsunami), inland water (rainwater flood), storm surge, reservoir
Sediment disaster
Two Marugame Floods / sediment disasters, tsunamis / reservoirs
Three Sakaide Reservoir
Sediment disaster
Four Zentsuji Flood and landslide disaster
Five Kanonji Tsunami inundation, landslide disaster, reservoir, storm surge inundation
6 Sanuki City (I.e.
Above sea level (tsunami / storm surge)
Sediment disaster
Seven Higashikagawa Flood, landslide disaster, debris flow
8 Mitoyo Tsunami, landslide disaster, reservoir, flood inundation, storm surge inundation
Nine Tonosho Town Tsunami / sediment disaster


Shodoshima Town Sediment disaster
11 Miki Town Flooding, sediment-related disasters, and reservoirs
12 Naoshima Town Tsunami / sediment disaster (Japanese)
Tsunami / sediment disaster (English)
13 Utazu Town Floods, landslides, storm surges, reservoirs, tsunamis
14 Ayagawa Town Flood and landslide disaster
15 Kotohira Town Flood, reservoir, landslide disaster (Japanese, English)
16 Tadotsu Town Flood inundation, landslide disaster, tsunami, reservoir inundation (Japanese)
Bookmarks, wind and flood damage, earthquakes (easy Japanese and English)
17 Manno Town Floods, landslides, reservoirs