The Tokyo Metropolitan Government predicts there’s a 70 percent chance an earthquake will hit Tokyo in the next 30 years. In an effort to help its residents stay safe, it has released an extensive 340-page survival guide.
Specifically written to help those familiar with Tokyo’s urban structures and natural elements, “Disaster Preparedness Tokyo (Tokyo Bousai*) to help households get fully prepared for an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo and other various disasters.”
While I don’t plan on heading to Tokyo anytime in the near future, I did take some time to scan through the PDF version.
And to be honest, there are many moments where I found myself saying, “Huh, well that’s interesting.”
Like making a knapsack out of a pair of pants (page 213), how to make an emergency lantern (page 206) Or on page 216 and 217: how to tie different types of knots.
This may be more useful: the Guide to Other Disasters and Countermeasures. In it are tips and practical advice for heavy rain, strong winds, lightning, tornadoes, infectious diseases and more.