Working in Tokyo? Your company is bound by special ordinances

On April 1, 2013 the Tokyo Metropolitan Government implemented the Stranded Commuters Ordinance.  This is a direct result of what was learned from the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011. At the time, 5.15 million people were stranded in metropolitan Tokyo.

Provisions of the ordinance include:

1.    Companies must take measures to properly secure furniture so it will not topple in earthquakes.

2.    Stockpile food and water, and blankets, along with portable toilets and toilet paper supplies, radios, flashlights, batteries, emergency generators, fuel, helmets and emergency medical  supplies .

3.    Companies should also create checklists to manage these stockpiles and the expiration dates of items, along with a Crisis Management Manual.

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