Reply To: Vacation Disaster Preparation for People with Disabilities

  • Josh Grisdale

    October 14, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    After living in Japan so long, I’m fairly numbed to them. Which is a bad thing!

    Tokyo has a preparedness guidebook, but it mostly focused on residents:

    Since you are leaving yourself at the mercy of the hotel in terms of preparing rooms and supplies, the most you can do would be:

    • Download local maps in Google Maps so you can still get information about your surroundings
    • If you are traveling as a group, make a plan about how/where to regroup if you split up during the day
    • For Japan specifically, elementary and middle schools tend to be evacuation centers and should be in your map app
    • Carry some cash
    • Learn the word for “help” in the local language
    • Learn the emergency numbers in the country

    If you have other suggestions, please leave a reply!

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