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SURVIVAL TIPS FROM JAPAN

Disasters come suddenly! Watch these 1 minute videos and learn how you can prepare for and survive disasters.

TYPHOON: UNDERSTANDING EVACUATION
February 21, 2018

Umbrellas and rainboots are insufficient! What is the best gear to have when you need to evacuate due to a typhoon.

TYPHOON: STORM TIDES AND HIGH WAVES
February 21, 2018

During typhoons, high waves and storm tides can damage embankments and roads along coasts. Watch some examples here.

TYPHOON: DANGEROUS WINDS
February 14, 2018

Watch recreations of Strong Wind Areas and Storm Warning Areas in this video. Prepare for typhoons before they come.

TYPHOON: RISKS OF WIND AND RAIN
February 14, 2018

Walking in strong rain and wind is very dangerous! Move before conditions get too bad, or stay put until they subside.

TYPHOON: EVACUATION ADVISORIES AND ORDERS
February 05, 2018

When danger of a disaster is near, evacuation advisories or orders are issued. Take them seriously and evacuate promptly.

TYPHOON: PATH AND FORECAST
February 05, 2018

The Japan Meteorogical Agency issues five-day forecasts for typhoon tracks. Remember to check regularly for updated information!

TYPHOON: STRENGTH AND SIZE
January 30, 2018

How are typhoon strength and size determined? When a typhoon is approaching, check how big it will be and get prepared.

HOW TO CRAFT SAFETY

What can we do to save as many lives as possible? With hopes for the safety of all, many ideas to craft safety items for use in times of emergency are introduced here.

USE AA BATTERY AS D BATTERY
January 23, 2018

Can an AA battery be used as a D battery? Yes it can! Use eight 1 yen coins to add length and make yourself a D battery!

EMERGENCY USE OF HANDKERCHIEF
January 16, 2018

Large handkerchiefs can be a bag, a tourniquet, a hammer, mask, a flag …etc. Carry one with you all the time.

CARDBOARD PET CARRIER
January 16, 2018

When you need to evacuate with your pet and you need a carrier, make one yourself. Note: Not suitable for large pets!

PLASTIC BOTTLE HOT WATER BOTTLE
January 9, 2018

For hot-water bottles, use heat-resistant plastic bottles, hot water under 80 degrees Celsius, and most importantly, odor-free socks!

BLANKET STRETCHER
January 9, 2018

A blanket + 2 laundry poles = a stretcher! The blankets can be replaced with jackets too.

PLASTIC BOTTLE LANTERN
December 26, 2017

A water-filled plastic bottle can diffuse light. Use one together with a flash light and make a lantern to light your surroundings.

CARDBOARD BED
December 26, 2017

Good quality sleep gives you energy. This bed made of cardboard boxes will help you sleep!

GARBAGE BAG SHELTER
December 19, 2017

A garbage bag shelter is fun to make! It's good for keeping you warm and children entertained.

CARDBOARD PARTITIONS
December 19, 2017

At evacuation centers, simple partitions can help people feel less stressed. Here's how to make them with cardboard boxes.

WATERLESS TOILET
December 12, 2017

In the case of water outage, make waterless toilets with garbage bags and newspaper. Deodorizers can come in handy.

COOK WITH CAN AND ALUMINUM FOIL
December 12, 2017

With aluminum cans, aluminum foil, kitchen twine, cooking oil, and scissors, you can make a stove. Wow!

PORTABLE WATER TANK
December 5, 2017

In times of disaster, water is very essential for survival. If you need to carry water, make yourself a water tank.

PLASTIC BOTTLE PLATE
December 5, 2017

PET bottles are valuable in emergency situations. Here is an example showing how they can be made into plates.

NEWSPAPER DISHES
November 28, 2017

Instant dishes can be made with newspaper. You can reuse them by changing plastic bags.

NEWSPAPER CUPS
November 28, 2017

With newspaper and a plastic bag, you can make cups for drinks. This video shows how.

NO-WASH DISHES
November 21, 2017

When the water supply is out, cover dishes with kitchen wrap so you don't have to wash them.

MILK CARTON SPOON
November 21, 2017

Did you know you can make four spoons from one milk carton? You only need a pair of scissors to make them.

PAPER TOWEL MASK
November 14, 2017

Masks can protect you in places with debris or in evacuation centers. Watch this video and learn how to make instant masks.

PLASTIC BOTTLE LIFE JACKETS
November 14, 2017

Empty PET bottles can be very helpful. Here's one amazing example! Using them with t-shirts you can make life jackets.

GARBAGE BAG PONCHO
November 7, 2017

This poncho is rain gear you can make in an instant using a large plastic garbage bag and 7 straight cuts.

GARBAGE BAG RAIN PANTS
November 7, 2017

For walking in knee-deep water, cover up your legs with thick plastic garbage bags just like this video shows.

SHOPPING BAG SLING
October 31, 2017

Need a sling for an injured arm? Use a plastic shopping bag to make one instantly.

PLASTIC BAG AND TOWEL DIAPER
October 31, 2017

In emergency situations, diapers can be very hard to get. Here's how to make them.

CARDBOARD SLIPPERS
October 24, 2017

Floors in evacuation centers can be very cold especially in winter. These slippers can help to keep your feet warm.

GARBAGE BAG WINDPROOF WEAR
October 24, 2017

You can make windproof wear with plastic bags very easily. Just watch this video to see how.

How to Craft Safety Digest
October 17, 2017

What can we do to save as many lives as possible? With hopes for the safety of all, many ideas to craft safety items for use in times of emergency are introduced here.

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