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Nagano Prefecture has won praise for providing foreign residents with disaster information related to powerful Typhoon Hagibis, which tore through the prefecture last month, in multiple languages and in simple Japanese.

Although it was a Sunday, staffers at the Nagano Prefectural Government’s Multicultural Counseling Center offered telephone consultation services to residents in 15 languages, including English, Chinese, Tagalog and Portuguese, on Oct. 13, the day after the 19th named storm of the year made landfall in central Japan.

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