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Health and Safety

Disaster Preparation

Prepare for a disaster

  1. Do you plan how to place furniture?: In preparation for an earthquake, consider that "furniture always falls", and take measures to prevent it from falling.
  2. Is the stockpile of food and beverages sufficient?: Stockpile drinking water and food in case of disruption of lifelines such as electricity, gas, and water.
    Drinking water: For 3 days (3 liters per person per day in general)
    Emergency food: For 3 days (alpha rice, biscuits, chocolate bar, dry bread, etc.)
    Also toilet paper, cassette stove, flashlight, etc.
  3. Is your emergency carry-out bag ready?: Pack the things you should take out in case of emergency in advance.
  4. Do you know how to report on your safety?: After a disaster occurs, a safety confirmation email will be sent from the university or the safety information system "ANPIC". Please make sure to register in advance.
  5. Do you know the evacuation site and evacuation route?: Check the evacuation site and evacuation route in advance from the homepage of the local government.
  6. Do you have an access to disaster prevention information?: Use Niigata Prefecture Disaster Prevention Navi(Japanese only) and Niigata City Crisis Management and Disaster Prevention Bureau's Twitter (Japanese only).
    <For your reference>
    -Niigata Prefecture Disaster Preparedness Guide
    -Preparing for Disaster (Niigata city page)

In case of a fire

In case of an earthquake


  1. Be careful of scattering window glass, things falling from bookshelves and ceilings, and large equipment moving around.
  2. Hide under something solid like a desk or a table.
  3. If possible, open windows and doors to secure an exit.
  4. Don't rush out until the shaking subside.
  5. If you are using fire, gas, etc., discontinue the use.



  1. Do not approach vending machines, block walls, etc. as they may fall over.
  2. Be careful of scattering window glass from buildings or falling signboards.
  3. Be careful of collapse of buildings and utility pole.



Reference Evacuation sites on the Ikarashi Campus are as follows. Playing Field, Soccer/Rugby Field, Baseball Field, Baseball Field No.2/Rugby Field, West Parking Lot of the Faculty of Engineering, Student Plaza in front of the Student Cafeteria No.1 * These are not tsunami evacuation sites.


Reference Evacuation sites on the Asahimachi Campus are as follows. Side Parking Lot of the School of Health Sciences, Side Parking Lot of the Faculty of Medicine Front Gate, Square in front of the Medical & Dental Hospital West Examination Building, Parking Lot of Medical & Dental Hospital Outpatients Examination Building, Ayumi Nursery School Side Square * These are not tsunami evacuation sites.

In case of tsunami


  1. If a large tsunami warning that predicts the height of the tsunami to be "huge" is announced, there is a risk of a huge tsunami such as the one caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake. Evacuate as soon as possible.
  2. The tsunami may be locally higher than expected due to the influence of coastal topography. Do not think "it's safe here", try to evacuate to a higher place.
  3. The tsunami strikes repeatedly for a long time. Continue evacuating until the tsunami warning is canceled.

Evacuate immediately when you feel "strong shaking" or "weak but long-lasting shaking".

In case of floods

"Warning Level" and "Evacuation Information" will be released by the government through TV, radio, area mail, the Internet, disaster prevention radio,and public relations vehicles of the Disaster Prevention Bureau.

*You can find further information in "Campus Life Start Guide" (Japanese only) that is distributed to first-year students.

J-Alert System

The J-Alert system is a nationwide warning system which allows the Japanese government to instantly inform its residents across the country of various imminent threats, including ballistic missiles, earthquakes and tsunami. The system sends out emergency emails to the mobile phones in targeted area with a notification sound.

If you receive a warning message, especially regarding ballistic missiles, please follow the instructions on the website below and take actions to protect yourself.
Cabinet Secretariat: Actions in case of missiles flying to Japan