Thursday, November 12, 2015

(936) Be prepared


We found it in our mailbox the other day: a cardboard box containing...



...a letter from the governor of Tokyo, a survival handbook for the case of natural or other disaster, a map with the evacuation areas in our ward and a sticker saying "Action". (Uh?)



Among other things the handbook contains information on first aid...



...on what happens if there is a terrorist attack...



...on the essentials we all need to have handy...



...a reminder that the basic problem is earthquakes...



...that can often be devastating...



...and of course the ubiquitous manga to make sure that everyone understands the gravity of the issue. An interesting detail: although the ward authorities know not everyone in our home is Japanese, we only got a Japanese version of the booklet.  

 (For a bigger version of these pictures both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr).

2 comments :

Jamie Matsuoka said...

We got this book a couple of weeks ago. Not sure why, but my 12 year old son and 9 year old daughter found it fascinating. They kept fighting over whose turn it was to read it! Does an English version exist?

Γρηγόρης A. Μηλιαρέσης said...

Allegedly it does :-)