Safety tips

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About this app

(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.

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 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 ->
Updated on
Apr 16, 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

308 reviews
Jami Schultz
May 25, 2024
So far, the app has worked well. Set up was easy and the information provided (how the alert systems work, translations for help, detailed history of previous events, etc) is useful and thorough. Hopefully we'll never have to "use" the app, but I'm reassured that I have a go-to resource should we ever need it.
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RC Solution Co.
May 27, 2024
Thank you for using "Safety tips". We are very pleased with your 5 star rating. We will continue to improve "Safety tips" in the future.
Akriloth AE
May 16, 2024
Thank you for your response but unfortunately I uninstalled, reinstalled, made sure internet was on whether mobile or wifi and still get the same error message. Do you have any other ideas?
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RC Solution Co.
May 20, 2024
Sorry to hear that you are getting an error even though you are connected to the network. Let me check your settings. What language and country did you set? Also, we would appreciate it if you could contact us using the contact form (, as a review does not keep a history of our interactions.
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.
22 people found this review helpful
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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.

What's new

We have added 'Operation Status' and 'Learning Materials' on 'About Fire Safety Precautions'.