Furniture Tipping Prevention Devices / Consultation for Foreigners

Minato Voice

If a disaster such as an earthquake occurs, InterFM897 will provide the necessary information from Minato City, including evacuation procedures and damage updates. Please tune in to InterFM897 if a major earthquake strikes.

Minato City provides furniture tipping prevention devices etc free of charge, with the aim of keeping damage from falling furniture to a minimum in the event of an earthquake. Those eligible are households whose members reside in Minato City and are registered as residents. Aid is available only once per household and is provided in the form of items such as tension rod style devices, which support ceilings and furniture to prevent furniture from tipping over, and shatter prevention film for glass.

Installation of the furniture tipping prevention devices etc will also be provided for senior citizens, people with disabilities, expectant and nursing mothers and single parent families.

To apply, please fill out the application form for ‘aid in furniture tipping prevention devices etc’. This is available at the Collaboration Project Section at any Regional City Office.

The subsection in charge at Minato City Hall is the Disaster Prevention Community Support Subsection of the Disaster Prevention Section.


If you are experiencing problems in your everyday life, please use the free consultation services for foreigners.

●Minato City Consultation Service for Foreign Residents

This is a consultation counter for foreign residents of Minato City who are having problems with the city’s administrative services or in daily life.

Consultations are available in English only.

The counter is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to midday and from 1pm to 5pm, except on national holidays.

The telephone number is 03-3578-2046.

●Metropolitan Government Consultation Service for Foreign People

This service provides advice for foreigners who live in Tokyo on matters such as Japan's customs, culture and social system, immigration, and family.

Consultation is available from 9:30am to midday and from 1pm to 5pm on the following days:

English: Monday-Friday, tel. 03-5320-7744

Korean: Wednesdays, tel. 03-5320-7700

Chinese: Tuesdays and Fridays, tel. 03-5320-7766

There is no consultation on national holidays.

Minato International Association also provides consultation, so please enquire by phone. The telephone number is 03-6440-0234.


(Audio) 27th/30th January 2020 ON AIR: Furniture Tipping Prevention Devices / Consultation for Foreigners