Japan is one of the safest countries in the world. However, its location places it in an area of seismic and typhoon risk. Both are closely monitored and the buildings are designed to withstand natural disasters very well.
Public Health and Safety
In terms of civil security, Japan is considered a very safe country. The health situation is also very good and you can travel without vaccinations.
Regarding its geography, Japan is a mountainous archipelago subject to seismic and volcanic activities. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions can sometimes cause giant waves (tsunami). Fortunately, most earthquakes are imperceptible to humans. Most of the seismic activity has no impact on human activity. However, very rarely, some can have serious consequences. For this reason, modern and advanced observatories monitor the least seismic activity and natural phenomena. The National Meteorological Agency offers information in real time without interruptions.
Typhoon, taifû in Japanese, is the name given to tropical cyclones in this part of the northern hemisphere. Typhoons are common in the South Pacific. From winter to spring, their circulation is limited to lower latitudes, but from summer they advance from the Philippine islands to higher latitudes. From September to October some of the typhoons pass through the archipelago, leading to significant rainfall. In the United States, hurricanes are given a name, while in Japan the Japan Meteorological Agency assigns a number to each typhoon, which corresponds to the order of appearance in the year. Weather reports use this numbering. Japanese meteorology classifies typhoons in five levels, according to their size and strength, and the media speak of “Typhoon No. 18, high altitude and medium intensity …”. Progress in the field of prediction and prevention has dramatically reduced the human and material damage caused by typhoons, however, you must remain vigilant and avoid being outdoors when they occur.
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