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Tohoku district-off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake

About the effects of the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster on the City of Kitakyushu

Information on Tohoku district-off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake

An extremely severe earthquake centered in the Tohoku district struck on Friday, March 11.


Official information on the earthquake is available on the following websites.

*Portal Site on Policies for Foreign Residents (external link) 


The City of Kitakyushu is more than 1000 km away from the affected area. The most recent information about the amount of radiation can be seen on the homepage of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Technology below (in English, Chinese and Korean).

* Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Nationwide radiation monitoring data (external link)

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International Policy Division,
Planning and Coordination Bureau,
1-1 Jonai, Kokurakita-ku, Kitakyushu 803-8501 JAPAN
Tel: 093-582-2146
(International Calling +81-93-582-2146)
Fax: 093-582-2176