First things first in Fukuoka. Jot down these numbers and put it in your wallet or your ketai (cellphone).
Here are some important information on Fukuoka:
- Ambulance: Residential phone, dial 119. Payphone: push the red emergency button, then dial 119
- Police: Dial 110
- Phone number for obtaining disaster information: 0180-99-9595
- Fire: 119 Warn others too by saying “Kaji da!” (fire!)
Here is a handy printout from the Fukuoka International Association which contains some of these important numbers and a few Japanese phrases to help you report something. (Click here). Print it and put it near your home phone or bring it along with you in your wallet.
Also visit the Fukuoka City Disaster/Crisis Management Information or tune in to Love FM (76.1MHz) for English language announcements in case of a city wide emergency.
For Fukuoka Disaster Alerts, email firstname.lastname@example.org