(2019) Language support training at times of disasters

2019年 災害時語学サポーター養成研修の受講者を募集します

2019/08/01 Thursday Seminars and Events

As a human resource who plays an important role in translating and interpreting “relief” to foreign residents at evacuation centers and multilingual support centers established at large-scale disasters, We will conduct training on “language supporters at times of disasters “.

  1. Date and time

Part 1: September 8, 2019 (Sunday) from 10am to 4pm

Part 2: October 13, 2019 (Sunday) from 10am to 4pm

Part 3: November 17, 2019 (Sunday) from 10am to 4pm

Lunch break from 12 o’clock to 13 o’clock.

  1. Place

UST Tsu Training Room A (4F)· Conference Room 1 (3f) – Tsu-shi Hadokoro-cho 700

Map information: UST Tsu / Surrounding Map

  1. Participants *Any nationality

Portuguese, Spanish, Chinese, English, Vietnamese and Filipino: Ability to interpret and translate in each language

Easy Japanese: Disaster related persons, those who are interested in supporting foreigners at the time of disaster, etc.

  1. Capacity

40 participants (About 5 ~ 10 people in each language)

  1. Tuition fee


  1. Application method

Please fill out the required application form and apply by e-mail, fax, or post.

*For Flyers and Application Form, click here (PDF File of 411KB)

  1. Application deadline

September 4, 2019 (Wed)

* If the capacity is reached, the recruitment will end even before the application deadline.

  1. Contact address

Koeki Zaidanhojin Mie Ken Kokusai Kōryū Zaidan

(Address: 〒514-0009 Tsu-shi Hadokoro-cho 700 UST Tsu 3rd floor)

Project manager: Uehara, Inoku (Ikari)

TEL: 059-223-5006  FAX: 059-223-5007

E-mail: mief@mief.or.jp

Do you know the alert level (of disasters)?

2019/08/01 Thursday Seminars and Events


Since June 2019, the method of conveying information on flood and sediment disaster prevention has changed. From now on, the evacuation information provided by the municipalities and climate information for disaster prevention issued by provinces and government will be summarized and will convey the “alert level” in 5 stages.

The “alert level” ranges from 1 to 5 and “alert level 5” represents the most dangerous situation.  Do not wait until alert level 5 is issued!  Everyone should begin evacuation if “alert level 4” is issued.

 Evacuation measures according to alert level 1 to 5

 Alert Level 1 and 2 – Stay alert and check the Evacuation Measures

Pay attention to recent disaster information.  Confirm the hazardous locations through the hazard map and check the evacuation locations and how to reach them.

Alert Level 3 – Seniors, etc., should evacuate

People who need more time to evacuate (the elderly, people with disabilities, babies, children, etc.) and their caregivers should evacuate.  Other people should prepare to begin evacuation at any time.

Alert Level 4 – Everyone in danger zones should evacuate

Everyone in the danger zone should flee to an evacuation site.

* If it is too dangerous to go to the evacuation site, protect yourself at the nearest safe place or the safest place in your home.

Alert Level 5 – Make the Best Decisions to Protect Your Life

The disaster is already happening.  Make the best decisions to protect your life.

* See key disaster prevention information at the URL below.

Mie Info Disaster Prevention Information


Bousai Mie.jp (information in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Chinese and Korean)


Reference: Japan Cabinet Alert Level Pamphlet