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Japan to prepare disaster help for tourists

Multilingual disaster guides will make Japan even more accessible for tourists.
Multilingual disaster guides will make Japan even more accessible for tourists. Image by Kevin Poh / CC BY 2.0

As the number of foreign tourists to Japan continues to increase, the Japan Tourism Agency is planning to introduce multilingual guidelines so that foreign tourists know what to do in the event of a natural disaster. The guidelines will include information on how to find shelters and how to respond in the event of an earthquake, volcanic eruption or tsunami while tourism centres in the country will be provided with non-perishable food items, including halal for Muslim tourists. Read more: japantoday.com