Safety tips

2.4
295 reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Note:
(1) Notification function" has been added since version 3.10.0.
If your version is earlier than 3.10.0, you will not be able to receive notification of announcements.
Please update to the latest version of Safety tips.

(2)The administrative district of Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture has changed.
Please update to the latest version of Safety tips.
Also, if you have set up Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, please reset the location.

This Application notifies a user with EEW, Tsunami Warnings, Volcanic Warnings, Weather Warnings, Heat illness Warnings and Civil Protection Information issued in Japan. It is a free application developed under the supervision of Japan Tourism Agency.
The Application provides various functions useful for foreign tourists in Japan. The application is available in five languages: English, simplified and traditional Chinese, Korean, and Japanese.

<Main functions and its utilization>
-Receiving Earthquake Early Warnings, Tsunami Warnings, Volcanic Warnings, Weather Warnings, Heat illness Warnings and Civil Protection Information.
Before using the Application for the first time, select locations for which you wish to receive warnings from the Settings Menu (you may select a maximum of five locations (in Japan only))(*). Users will receive notifications when Earthquake Early Warning for local earthquakes of seismic intensity level 4 or greater, Tsunami Warning, Volcanic Warnings, Emergency Warnings , Heat illness Warnings, or Civil Protection Information are issued for the selected locations. Also, please make sure that the device which has not been changed a prediction point for more than 1 month from final change date of setting will not be able to receive notifications. If you turn automatic setting of a point on, you can receive notifications even in the case that it has been more than 1 month since you set a prediction point.
(*) It is necessary to activate the Location Information Service (GPS), if you wish to set locations by using GPS. GPS is also used to display your current location on the map.

-Earthquakes
Information on past earthquakes. A maximum of ten records (seismic intensity level of 3 or higher.)

-Weather Warnings
Weather Warnings (heavy rain, flood, violent wind, severe snowstorm, heavy snow, high seas, storm surge) and Emergency Warnings (heavy rain, violent wind, severe snowstorm, heavy snow, high seas, storm surge) issued for the selected locations.

-Volcanic Warnings
Currently issued Volcanic Warnings.

-Heat illness Warnings
Currently issued Heat illness Warnings.

-Medical Institutions
List of medical facilities accepting foreigners (Provided by the Japan Tourism Agency.)

-Evacuation advice / instruction etc.
Provides Evacuation advice / instruction information. Also provides Shelter Information. (Link to external application.)
※Please note that information of municipalities using "L alert" will be displayed.

-Learning Materials
Knowledge you want to know before a disaster occurs.

-Communication cards
A set of question sentences that can be used when asking questions to people around you during a disaster.

-Emergency Contacts
Numbers to call in case of emergency.

-Links
Links to other sources of information that may be necessary during disaster situations (contact information of embassy, nearest tourist information centers, etc.), and other information concerning disasters and tourism.

- Civil Protection Information
Safety tips delivers information regarding ballistic missile attacks among civil protection information from Fire and Disaster Management Agency.

While the application and various types of information are free, communication charges related to download and use of Application shall be borne by the user.

We will not be liable for any losses and/or damages resulting from the use of the Application.

For support site of Safety tips, see here ->
http://www.rcsc.co.jp/safetytips-sp
Updated on
Feb 26, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, App activity, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.4
292 reviews
Michael Nedoma
January 9, 2024
1. Please remove trackers such as Google Firebase Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Google Analytics. Or make it optional or for a payment. Having to block trackers in this app on DNS / firewall level sucks. 2. Please update the app to Material You design. As many apps here in Japan, it looks dates and so bloated. No need to throw everything at once, relevant info should be easily accessible and not among other features. 3. Why this app needs Get accounts permission?
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RC Solution Co.
January 10, 2024
Thank you for using Safety tips. Thank you very much for your feedback. We will share your comments with our development team and consider them in our future development. This app also notifies you of disaster information in Japan. We ask for your permission to be notified, and we store the information of the recipient for notification purposes.
A Google user
September 14, 2018
The app doesn't work as of 9/14/2018. After launching the app and trying to choose language, it crashes. Tried multiple languages but it still crashes and doesn't continue to setup. Using Google Pixel 2 smartphone with Android 9 Pie. This app would be very useful as I live in Japan and all alerts come in Japanese and in an emergency it's difficult to try and translate into English.
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RC Solution Co.
November 1, 2018
Thank you for using Safety tips. I am sorry for the inconvenience. We will correspond to Android 9 in the future. Please wait a moment.
A Google user
October 13, 2019
For three days before the hurricane hit, I tried to use this app, but it refused to move past the "select your country of origin" screen and asked me to try again later. Now, the morning after, I just tried it again on a whim and it worked. Guys, I understand that you want to collect survey data, but maybe not being able to do that shouldn't make the app stop working and not give vital emergency information.
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RC Solution Co.
November 7, 2019
Thank you for using Safety tips. I'm sorry for your concern. Access was concentrated due to the influence of Typhoon No. 19, and the app did not work properly. We have implemented measures such as increasing the server based on the situation, but I think that it was difficult to access. We will take your feedback and work to improve it.

What's new

Minor bug fixes and improvements.