Typhoon Preparation in Japan – Easy Things To Do Today

As long-term residents of Japan we have lived through many typhoons. Here are our recommendations for Typhoon Preparation in Japan with many easy things you can do to prepare. What is a Typhoon? “A tropical cyclone is a generic term used by meteorologists to describe a rotating, organise system of clouds and thunderstorms that originates over tropical or subtropical waters and has closed, low-level circulation.” – National Ocean Service.

Although Typhoons season in Japan is typically July – October, Earthquakes can happen anytime. Here are our recommendations on how to prepare for earthquakes. 

Typhoon Preparation in Japan – Easy Things To Do Today

  • Have enough Food & Water for two days
  • Have canned and packaged foods for two days (buy food which can be opened by hand)
  • Charge all your devices (Phones / iPad / game consoles / flashlights)
  • Clear your balcony / tie down items that can fly in the wind
  • Make a batch of rice. Easy go to for quick onigiris.
  • Fill Bath with Clean Water
  • Fill your car’s gas tank
  • Program into your radio or write down the English-speaking radio broadcasts that include Inter FM (76.1FM Tokyo, 76.5FM Yokohama), Eagle (810AM) and the bilingual format of NHK (693AM).
  • Visit the Japan Meteorological Agency or NHK online for updates.
  • Check the Japan Safe Travel TWITTER feed for Travel Updates

When the Typhoon approaches:

  • Stay indoors. It is not worth the risk of going out to get last minute items.
  • Close Windows and Curtains
  • Have Typhoon Day Activities on hand. Here is a great list.
  • Keep track of the typhoon at the Japan Meteorological Agency
  • Don’t worry, just be prepared.


Typhoon Day Activities – Stuck at home and kids climbing the walls?

Earthquake Preparation – Easy Things To Do Today



Typhoon Preparation in Japan – Easy Things To Do Today



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