Helpful websites, phone numbers

Staff Report

Locating family and friends:

• NTT emergency voice message board: Dial 171. View message board at https://www.web171.jp

• Mobile phone message board services:

DoCoMo: dengon.docomo.ne.jp/top.cgi

Au: dengon.ezweb.ne.jp

Softbank: dengon.softbank.ne.jp

Willcom: www.willcom-inc.com/ja/dengon/index.html

EMobile: dengon.emnet.ne.jp

• Miyagi Prefecture has a 24-hour police hotline at 022-221-2000.

• The Japanese Red Cross Society and the International Committee of the Red Cross have a website at www.icrc.org/familylinks (In English, but soon to be available in Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Portuguese)

• Google service in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean — japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=en

• U.S. citizens seeking information can go online to travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_5378.html or call 1-888-407-4747 (toll free) or 1-202-501-4444.

• U.S. State Department task force for citizens in Japan: japanemergencyusc@state.gov.

• NHK Educational TV will broadcast messages from victims or those seeking family members. Call 03-5452-8800, 050-3369-9660 or 050-3369-9680.

• British Embassy in Tokyo: 03-5211-1100

• British Foreign Office: helpline in London: +44 20 7008 0000;e-mail: japan.earthquake@fco.gov.uk; Skype: fcojapan (text only)

Language assistance:

• Multilanguage call center Bricks Corp. in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, is offering free 24-hour interpretation services via telephone in English, Chinese and Korean. Spanish and Portuguese services available from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 050-5814-7230.

Earthquake and tsunami information:

• Meteorological Agency website (English and Japanese): www.jma.go.jp/jma/index.html

• NHK Radio 2 (AM/English and Korean): 693 KHz in Tokyo, Ibaraki, Tochigi, Gunma, Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures.

• NHK TV (channel differs by prefecture)

• U.S. Armed Forces radio: 810 KHz AM (Tokyo)

• InterFM radio (English, Japanese): 76.1 FM

• NHK website (many languages): www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld

Where to make donations:

• American Red Cross: www.redcross.org

• British Red Cross: www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Japan-Tsunami-Appeal www.redcross.org.uk/Donate-Now/Make-a-single-donation/Japan-Tsunami-Appeal

• Save the Children: www.savethechildren.org.au/what-we-do/emergencies/japan-disaster

• MercyCorps: www.mercycorps.org/donate/japan

• World Vision Canada: www.worldvision.ca/give-a-gift/Pages/Pacific-Tsunami.aspx

• Ekokoro.jp (Japanese): www.ekokoro.jp/urgency/urg-14.html

Medical information:

Hospitals that can perform dialysis:

www.saigai-touseki.net/sendsdata/total.php

Gas emergencies, Kanto region:

• Tokyo: Tokyo Gas — 0120-109-447.

• Ibaraki Prefecture: Tobu Gas — Mito 029-231-2241, Tsuchiura 029-821-1107, Moriya 0297-48-1354.

• Saitama Prefecture: Shin Nihon Gas — Kitamoto 048-592-2411, Kuki 0480-21-5626, Okegawa 048-786-7480 Daito Gas: 049-259-1111 Bushu Gas: 049-241-9000 Tojo Gas: 048-473-2111 Tosai Gas 0120-1031-24

• Chiba Prefecture — Keiyo Gas: 047-361-0211; Otaki Gas: Chiba 043-291-1807, Ichihara 06-24-1225, Yachiyo 047-482-7236

• Kanagawa Prefecture — Atsugi 046-228-3211

Power emergencies, Kanto region:

• Tokyo Electric Power Co. Tokyo: 0120-995-002, 03-6374-8936, 0120-995-006 or 03-6375-9786

• Ibaraki Prefecture: 0120-995-332 or 029-387-5056

• Tochigi Prefecture: 0120-995-112 or 028-305-5006

• Gunma Prefecture: 0120-99-5222 or 027-898-3406

• Saitama Prefecture: 0120-995-442 or 048-638-5016

• Chiba Prefecture: 0120-99-5552, 043-370-4586, 0120-99-5556 or 047-729-1716

• Kanagawa Prefecture: 0120-99-5772, 045-394-2176, 0120-99-5776 or 046-408-5996