Second TMG Disaster Management Seminar for FY 2023

The TMG Disaster Management Seminar was held for officers in charge of disaster management at embassies and representative offices located in Tokyo with the aim to strengthen cooperation for aiding foreign nationals in times of disaster. Information such as measures Tokyo will take at the onset of an emergency, where to collect multilingual information, and rescue and relief in the event of a disaster was shared.

Seminar Schedule


■Date:Tuesday, November 14, 2023


■Co-hosted by:TMG and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan


■Participants:67 officers in charge of disaster management from 54 embassies and representative offices, as well as participants from international institutions, government offices, and other organizations



Presentations (in order of presentation):

  1. Serving as the Contact Point for Embassies and Representative Offices in Tokyo
    International Affairs Division, Office of the Governor for Policy Planning, TMG
  2. Emergency Response to Disasters: MOFA’s Tasks in Support of Foreign Missions
    Diplomatic Missions Division, Protocol Office, MOFA
  3. Importance of Initial Response by Foreign Residents during Earthquakes
    Tokyo Fire Department
  4. Differing Degrees of Awareness Regarding Disaster Preparedness How to get information in emergencies via NHK
  5. Disaster Preparedness for Earthquake Directly Hitting Tokyo -Disaster Response in Shinjuku City-
    Security Affairs Department, Shinjuku City
  6. Initiatives related to disaster prevention for foreign residents
    Citizens' Affairs Division, Bureau of Citizens, Culture and Sports, TMG
  7. Providing information to foreign travelers to Japan in the event of disasters
    Visitor Experience Improvement, Japan Tourism Agency
  8. On Acceptance of Assistance from Overseas in Case of Large-Scale Disasters
    Aid Policy and Management Division, MOFA
  9. Response of Japanese Embassies/Consulates in Case of Overseas Large-Scale Disasters
    Japanese Nationals Overseas Safety Division, Consular Affairs Bureau, MOFA