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How to be prepared for an Earthquake in Japan?

How to prepare for an Earthquake in Japan? Are there any disaster relief stores?

You would be very surprised at the items you can find in Japan for that just-in-case feeling. A lot of the items would be very convenient to have in your bag during your travels around the world, so a leisurely jaunt to Tokyu Hands in Shibuya would be a very educational and helpful experience. Find the Bosai goods on the DIY floors (B1-C) at the Shibuya Tokyu Hands. Yes, this is an earthquake prone country but it has been this way for a very long time and thanks to Japanese ingenuity, there are lots of items to use "just in case" that would help you in a challenging situation, pretty much anywhere. Here is a map about what you can do when you are in certain areas in case of an earthquake. http://www.fdma.go.jp/bousai_manual/e/occ/occurrence000.html

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Former Deep Japan Writer

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