Here we present useful information services via links and applications to help foreign visitors and residents with emergency support, disaster updates, legal assistance, and special information to help you in Tokyo and Suginami Ward in particular. All of the following offer English assistance, while some offer support in other languages as well.


  • Police: 110
  • Fire/Ambulance: 119


NOTICE: Information About the Coronavirus

About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) (external link)

Recent and current information (February 2020) regarding preventative measures and information about the Coronavirus in Japan.

NHK World Japan (external link)

Multilingual Emergency Updates (20 languages) about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and disasters in Japan.

Emergency Support

Emergency Support (external link)

English support phone numbers & emergency Japanese

Emergency Assistance Japan (external link)

Medical & security assistance, for questions about medical insurance, etc.

Japan Visitor (external link)

Emergency, health, and phone services as well as useful phone numbers such as hospitals, airports, tourist info and more

Disaster & Weather Information

Japan Meteorological Agency (external link)

Real-time earthquake, tsunami, typhoon information and more

Japan Weather Forecast For Travelers (external link)

Choose the area of Japan and the date by clicking on a simple map

10 Day Weather Forecast Tokyo (external link)

A quick look at the weather for the next 10 days in Tokyo

NHK World Japan (external link)

Multilingual Emergency Updates (20 languages) about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and disasters in Japan.

Suginami Guidance

Suginami Association For Cultural Exchange (external link)

Useful information for foreign residents and long-term visitors of Suginami Ward including events and more

Suginami Disaster and Disaster Prevention E-Mail Service (external link)

Register to receive email updates in English about disaster prevention in Suginami, Tokyo

Free Consultation Services For Foreigners (external link)

Information about free consultation services for foreigners in Suginami, available in English and Chinese

Suginami Hourly Weather Forecast (external link)

Check the hourly weather, temperature, and precipitation probability in Suginami Ward, Tokyo

Traffic & Transportation

JR East Train Status Information (external link)

Real-time info on delays etc. for JR train lines

Via Michelin (external link)

Real-time traffic and route updates for roads in Tokyo, also including hotels and tourist sites enroute

Legal Assistance

Tokyo Public Law Office (external link)

Professional law assistance for foreigners in Japan available in English, Spanish, French, and Chinese

Tokyo Bar Association (external link)

Legal counseling for foreigners available in Japanese with English and Chinese translators

Tokyo International Consultation Committee (TICC)

Tokyo International Communication Committee (external link)

Homepage for the TICC, providing multi-lingual support for foreign residents in Japan

Free Consultation Topics and Schedules (external link)

Check the schedule for consultations available in 12 languages regarding visas, marriage, divorce, insurance, labor, and more

Tips For Tokyo Life (external link)

Information on emergency telephone numbers and example situations of when to call