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Safety tips for Typhoon in Japan: Before, during & tools needed



Typhoons, taifu in Japanese, are tropical storms that form in the Northwest Pacific Ocean. In addition, this natural phenomenon usually happens in Japan during late summer and early autumn, between August and October.

In a year, approximately 30 typhoons pass through Japan a year and some may be minor, which might not even reach the main Japan islands. However, typhoons will always have a substantial amount of risk as heavy winds, large waves and floods usually come with it. Therefore, it is important to prepare yourself to reduce the impact, whether you live there or are there on a holiday. Hence, we have a list of items that you can easily check off if you are in this situation.

So, what can you do to stay safe when a typhoon is coming your way?

1. Before a typhoon


  • Store sufficient amount of clean water and nonperishable food.
  • Remember the evacuation paths from your home, work, or anywhere you go regularly.
  • Ensure all your devices are fully charged - phones, power banks, portable charger, etc.
  • Move objects that can be blown away by heavy winds like plants into your house.
  • Make sure large objects like bicycles are firmly locked down.
  • Close your windows and do not sleep near glass ones.
  • List down important phone numbers of family and friends, emergency contacts, your embassy, and store them in your "typhoon kit".


2. During a typhoon

  • Always stay indoors. If you are unable to evacuate your home and your place is prone to flooding, head to the second floor.
  • Keep yourself updated with the weather from the Japan Meteorological Agency.
  • Stay away from downed power lines and floodwaters to avoid getting electrocuted.


3. Tools needed – emergency typhoon kit

typhoon kit

  • Bottled water
  • Nonperishable food
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Spare change of clothes
  • Rain gear: poncho
  • Cash: credit/bank cards
  • ID or passport

In the event that there is no electricity at your house or you are to evacuate your home, an emergency typhoon kit will keep all your essentials in check.

Therefore, you should definitely do more research if you decide to travel to Japan. Did you hear that Japan is planning to open up its borders for international travel? Now is the time to prep yourself for it! Understanding more about the risks will surely help you in planning a safe and invigorating holiday.


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