disaster preparedness

Japanese minimalist retailer Muji launches new set of disaster preparedness kits

Like all things Muji, minimalism and only having what’s necessary are key here.

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Japanese government plans removal of around 2,485 miles’ worth of overhead power lines

The move is intended to minimize damage during natural disasters, but is it too little too late?

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Japanese company makes emergency natural disaster survival bag for dogs

Getting to safety on your own is one thing, but it’s a whole other ordeal for pets.

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3.11 survivors share what items they really needed during the aftermath of the disaster

The secret, it seems, is preparing for mental health as well as physical safety.

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Modern Japanese kokeshi dolls are both beautiful interior items and useful emergency tools

Let these traditional Japanese dolls light the way in an emergency!

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New Cup Noodle Rolling Stock automatically resupplies you with ramen for disaster preparedness

Because you never know when disaster will strike, and if it does, you know you’ll want to eat ramen.

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Japanese Twitter calls out crazy bottled water claims, gets us thinking about what we’re drinking

So you’re saying this water lasted how long? And it’s good until when?
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Japanese beef bowl chain Yoshinoya releases new canned, ready-to-eat rice bowls 【Taste Test】

We try the full selection of emergency pork, beef, chicken and mackerel rice bowls.

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Japan’s beef bowl king, Yoshinoya, releases new line of canned, ready-to-eat beef bowls

Or maybe we should call them “beef cans?” Either way, these things will be literal life-savers.

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Seiji starts a new health regimen with Oronamin C, straight from a plastic bottle faucet

We’ve come to terms with Seiji’s new obsession.

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Seiji shares a very special tip to keep warm and have fun in the Japanese New Year

Our esteemed writer brings us a new twist on the classic sweetness of amazake.

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We make eco-friendly instant noodles from the water in Tokyo Bay

You never know when you might need to make yakisoba with raw water, so why not learn how?
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Tottori airport serves crab soup from a faucet and… Dammit Seiji, put down that plastic bottle!

Seiji continues his mad quest to make this website FaucetNews24 with his endless makeshift plastic bottle taps.

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Tokyo police’s lifesaving makeshift water faucet also great as a home beer dispenser

Seiji finds yet another use for the Tokyo police’s simple survival tip.

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Lifesaving makeshift water faucet also great for making the legendary “juice faucet”【Video】

We find that a great disaster tip is also the stuff that juicy dreams are made of.

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These little-known Japanese plastic bags can be a lifesaver in times of disaster

Unless you live in a handful of prefectures, you’ve probably never even heard of I-wrap, but those who know it swear by it.

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We try out “instant rice balls”, prepared with water, to see if they’re actually tasty

These rice balls are meant to be cooked easily and to last for a long time…but do they sacrifice flavor for function?

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Tokyo disaster tip: How to make a diaper with just two items you have in your home

Disaster preparedness team’s tip could save your nostrils.

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North Korea missile alert manga produced by Japanese government office

The cartoon might look cute and colourful, but the message it conveys is frightening.

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Tokyo police department’s disaster safety tip: How to make a lantern using a bottle of water

Bright idea could keep you safe if an earthquake or typhoon leaves you without electricity.

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