Swine fever in central Japan
Initially started from Gifu, the swine fever, also known as hog cholera, has been detected at farms in Aichi as well as in Osaka, Shiga and Nagano prefectures. World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) says it does not affect humans. Please check below resources for updates and details.
Japan Visitor Hotline
Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies. Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
From Japan 050-3816-2787
From Overseas +81-50-3816-2787
Warnings and Advisories
NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) is Japan's only public broadcaster. NHK WORLD-JAPAN is NHK's international service delivering the latest information about Japan through TV, radio and the Internet.
Safety tips for travelers
Japan Tourism Agency's "Safety tips for travelers" contains links to other sites controlled by third-party information providers on weather information, weather warning & advisories, news, medical information, and list of embassies and consulates-generals in Japan.
For safe travels in Japan
Japan Tourism Agency's "Guide for when you are feeling ill " provides medical institutions information, search function, and guideline. The website is available in English, Chinese, and Korean.
Tourist information centers throughout Japan certified by JNTO can offer practical information about airport facilities, flights, accommodation and transport. Please check the website below to find the information centers nearby.
Further queries may be directed to JNTO Tourist Information Center (TIC) at 03-3201-3331 (or +81-3-3201-3331 from outside Japan) available 24/7 in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages.
JNTO official Twitter account provides useful information on weather warnings, advisories and latest news of transportation services in case of natural disasters.