Minato City publishes ‘Minato Monthly’, an English newsletter, on the first of each month. It contains information on Minato City’s administrative services and local events, as well as health check notices, and a library events calendar etc.
Minato Monthly is available at Minato City Hall, Minato City facilities, the main post offices in Minato City and at some subway stations. It is also delivered along with subscriptions of the Japan Times/International New York Times and can be viewed on the Minato City website too.
It can be sent free of charge to the homes of Minato City residents. If you would like to make use of this service, please apply through the Minato City website.
The subsection in charge at Minato City Hall is the Public Relations Subsection of the Office of the Mayor.
In the event of a disaster such as an earthquake, InterFM897 will broadcast important information from Minato City such as evacuation procedures and damage updates.
Minato City also sends out disaster prevention information e-mails to anyone who registers for them. The information is provided in English and Japanese, and covers earthquakes, river levels during heavy rain, and rainfall levels. Information other than this will also be sent, but only in Japanese. The content of the disaster prevention information emails can be viewed on the Minato City website too, in Japanese, English, Chinese and Korean.
To register for the emails, please do the following:
First, send a blank email to email@example.com.
Next, click on the registration link in the reply mail, select ‘Japanese’ or ‘English’ and press the OK button.
Lastly, select the necessary information and press the OK button. This will complete the registration procedure.
The registration method is set out clearly on the Minato City website, so please take a look. Enquiries will be dealt with (in Japanese only) at the Disaster Prevention Subsection of the Disaster Prevention Section at Minato City Hall. The telephone number is 03-3578-2541.