• Kyodo News


An emergency online earthquake manual had been translated into 31 languages as of Wednesday afternoon by Japanese volunteers to support foreign nationals living in Japan in the wake of Friday’s magnitude 9.0 quake.

The manual, whose English title is “Japan earthquake: How to protect yourself,” details how to use emergency message services and lists practical advice, such as “move to higher ground if you are near the ocean,” as well as goods that should be kept in stock to prepare for the next temblor.

In addition to German, French, Chinese and Korean, there are also versions in the languages of small ethnic groups, including Burmese and Latvian.

The Web address is nip0.wordpress.com/

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