Updated 19 June 2018
On June 18th, 2018 at approximately 8:00 am JST (23:00 pm GMT), a strong earthquake (Magnitude 6.1) occurred in the northern Osaka area. According to Japan Meteorological Agency, this earthquake poses no tsunami risk.
Japan Meteorological Agency’s Earthquake Information: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/
Free WiFi Service for emergency
SSID “00000JAPAN” is available after the earthquake in northern Osaka Prefecture.
Free public Wi-Fi service with SSID “00000JAPAN”, available only in case of disasters, is now provided in the whole area in Osaka Prefecture since June 18th. Without any contract with telecommunication careers in Japan, internet access is now available for anyone by connecting wireless LAN through this SSID. With any Wi-Fi available devices such as smartphones, tablets or PCs, everyone can receive wireless LAN service by choosing the network “00000JAPAN” on au Wi-Fi SPOT, docomo Wi-Fi spots (except some parts), and Softbank Wi-Fi spots.
All airlines have resumed flight services to its regular schedule as of 19th June. Further information is available on following websites.
Shinkansen, JR, Osaka Metro, Hankyu Railway, Hanshin Electric Railway, Kintetsu Railway, Keihan Railway, and Nankai Electric Railway have resumed their normal operations. Details can be found on following websites.
- JR West
- JR Tokai
- Kintetsu Railway
- Osaka Metro
- Hankyu Railway
- HANSHIN ELECTRIC RAILWAY
- Keihan Railway
Mostly on schedule
All highways are passable in Kansai area.
- Highway Transport Information (only available in Japanese)
Safety Tips for Travellers
- Japan Travel Agency’s “Safety tips for travelers” contains links to other sites provided by third-party information gives details on weather (information, warnings and advisories), news, medical information and a list of embassies and consulate-generals in Japan.
- NHK World News
Further queries may be directed to JNTO Tourist Information Center (TIC) at 03-3201-3331 (or +81-3-3201-3331 from outside Japan) available 24/7 in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese languages.