NHK World-Japan Shares Essential Tips for Earthquake Safety Outdoors

NHK WORLD-JAPAN has emphasized the importance of safety during outdoor activities when an earthquake strikes. The instructional video provides crucial tips on how to protect oneself from falling objects near buildings, what to avoid on roads, how to react if driving during a tremor, and specific guidelines tailored for those in Japan.

  • Protect your head with a bag or coat to shield from falling debris near buildings.
  • Avoid walls, billboards, and other structures likely to collapse during an earthquake.
  • Stay clear of slopes and cliffs that could give way in an earthquake.
  • If driving when an earthquake occurs, slow down, stop safely at the side of the road, and follow specific protocols if in Japan: turn off the engine, leave the key in the ignition, and do not lock the doors.

NHK WORLD-JAPAN is “the international service of Japan’s public media organization NHK.” NHK World-Japan is operated by Nippon Hoso Kyokai (NHK). The goal of NHK World-Japan is stated as “to promote a deeper international understanding of Japan, introducing the latest events in Japan through news and other programs.”

“Overall, we rate NHK World-Japan Left-Center biased based on story selection that slightly favors the left. We also rate them High for factual reporting due to a clean fact check record.”

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