Japanese ambulance.

English Speaking Emergency Services in Japan

In case of an emergency in Japan such as a natural calamity or health concern, being able to communicate with the emergency dispatcher can literally save your life. Whenever abroad, it is always important to know how to get in touch with English support emergency numbers.

While attending KCP in Japan, you can call KCP first. It’s important to know as well that all throughout Japan, an emergency phone call can be made free of charge from any phone including public pay phones. Being in the know of the proper numbers to reach in Japan that offer English support may save your life as well as others.

List of English-Speaking Emergency and Helpline Numbers for US or English speaking citizens in Japan. 

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110 –  Emergency call to report an accident or crime to the police call center, 24/7.

118 – Emergency call to report an accident or crime at sea to the Japan Coast Guard.

119 –  For fire, ambulance, emergency rescue, 24/7.

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For fire say: KAJI DESU

For ambulance say: KYUU-KYUU DESU

104 – NTT Directory Assistance.

03-3212-2323 – Fire Department First-Aid Assistance in the Tokyo area.

03-5722-3111 – Tokyo Gas, 9:00am to 7:00pm, Monday to Friday.

03-3501-8111 – Tokyo Electric Power,8:40am to 6:30pm, Monday to Friday.

03-5285-8181 – Himawari Medical Service for medical translation and referrals, 9:00am to 8:00pm.

Find an English Speaking Medical Institution in Japan

Contact: AMDA International Medical Information Center
Phone Number: 03-5285-8088
Operating Area: Across the country
Operating Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday
URL: http://eng.amda-imic.com

For more medical resources in Tokyo and the surrounding area, visit the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Japan website.

To seek mental health advice for Japan’s international community

Contact: TELL
TELL Lifeline – For free, anonymous, confidential telephone counseling, every day.

Phone Number: 03-5774-0992

TELL Counseling – For professional counseling and comprehensive psychological assessment.

Phone Number: 03-4550-1146

TELL Outreach – for public awareness of mental wellness issues with community-wide programs.
Phone Number: 03-4550-1191
Operating Area: Across the country
Operating Hours: 9:00am to 11:00pm
URL:  http://www.telljp.com/

Contact: Metropolitan Police Department Consultation Center for Foreigners
Phone Number: 03-3503-8484
Operating Area: Across the country
Operating Hours: 8:30am to 5:15 pm Monday – Friday, Closed on Public Holiday

For other English support emergency services

Earthquake information: Japan Meteorological Agency, JMA www.jma.go.jp

Emergency Radio Stations: Inter FM 76.1 MHz, NHK No.2 693kHz, AFN 810 kHz

For more  information on how to get through emergency situations when in Japan, visit the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Japan here.