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Information pertaining to the earthquake that occured in the Kyushu region (Kumamoto/Oita)

From the end of last week, there continues to be seismic activity in the Kyushu area, focused mainly in the Kumamoto and Oita areas.


To the families of those who have lost there lives and to those still suffering from injury or effects during the aftermath of the recent earthquakes, we send our deepest condolences.


Additionally, in response to the recent earthquakes, the Japan National Tourist Office (JNTO) is offering airport, railway, and highway information, along with up to date earthquake information, links to other companies, and translation services in English.


JNTO also provides Safety Tips in the form of an app for foreign travelers in 5 languages (Japanese, English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean).

By downloading the app, you can receive evacuation notices, weather warnings, etc. You can also fill out a communication card, which will allow others to locate you in the event of a natural disaster.

Please download from the following site:


At the Okinawa Convention & Visitors Bureau in Okinawa Prefecture, we are able to provide interpretation services and respond to inquiries in English, Chinese, and Korean by phone, Skype, and email.

For those who are planning a trip to Okinawa and are concerned in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.


[Okinawa Tourist Information Multilingual Contact Center]

Hours of Operation: 9:00-21:00
TEL: 0570-077201
Skype: call-center-en01 or call-center-en02