Minato Monthly / Free Furniture Tipping Prevention Devices

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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, health check notices, and a library events calendar etc.

Minato Monthly is available at Minato City facilities, the main post offices in Minato City and at some subway stations. It can also be viewed on the Minato City website.

It is delivered along with subscriptions of the Japan Times/International New York Times too.

It can also be sent free of charge to the homes of foreign residents of Minato City. If you would like to make use of this service, please apply through the request form on the Minato City website, or enquire with Minato Call on 03-5472-3710.

The subsection in charge at Minato City Hall is the Public Relations Subsection of the Office of the Mayor.


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.


(Audio) 22nd/25th July 2019 ON AIR: Minato Monthly / Free Furniture Tipping Prevention Devices