Disaster preparations/emergency evacuation items
In the event of an emergency, you may need to evacuate immediately. In such situations, it is important that you have some emergency items ready in a bag that you can carry on your back (e.g. a small backpack). Emergency bags should weigh around 15kg for men and 10kg or less for women.
- Portable radio (with spare batteries): Access to accurate information is vital during a disaster.
- Flashlight (with spare batteries), candles: Required in case of power outages or if you need to do anything in the dark.
- Helmet (protective hood): This may be more difficult to have ready, but it is advisable for you and your family to have these. A helmet will protect your head from falling objects when evacuating.
- Emergency food supply (for 3 days): Preferably, food that does not need to be heated up (e.g. dry bread, crackers).
- Drinking water (for 3 days): Ideally, 3L per person per day (9L for 3 days).
- Clothing (underwear, outer garments, socks, handkerchiefs, towels, etc.): Portable clothing sets are useful in this situation.
- Household goods (lighters, matches, work gloves, paper plates, paper cups, knife, can opener, bottle opener, tissues, wet wipes, plastic sheet, etc.)
- First aid kit (Plasters, gauze, bandages, disinfectant, antipyretics, stomach medicine, cold medicine, masks, eye drops, etc.): People with a medical condition should have a supply of their own medicine.
- Passbook, bank certificates, seal, cash: You should also have some 10 yen coins to hand as well as bank notes.
- Driving license, ID card, student ID card, health insurance card, etc.