Useful Apps

Here are a few apps that can come in handy in various situations:

Safety tips

Notifications will be sent to your mobile phone when a hazardous situation occurs such as natural disasters (heavy rains, typhoons, earthquakes, tsunamis, etc.) in Japan.

【Available languages 】
Japanese, English, Chinese (simplified/traditional Chinese characters), Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Khmer, Burmese and Mongolian (14 languages [15 forms of written language])


iPhone: ttps://

NHK World – Japan

You can watch news and programs provided by NHK-WORLD JAPAN in multiple languages by downloading this app to your mobile phone.

【 Available languages 】
English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portugal, Vietnamese, Thai, Indonesian, Arabic, Urdu, Swahili, Burmese, Hindi, French, Persian, Bengali and Russian (17 languages)



NHK News, bōsai – News and disaster information

Zenkoku hinanjo gaido –Guide to emergency evacuation shelters

Hyotto kore mo shigenbutsu – Garbage separation app (for Hyuga)