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2020 is the second year of Reiwa and the year of the rat in the Japanese zodiac. Eto is the 12-year cycle associated with 12 Zodiac animals in Japan. In order, the 12 animals are: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster/Chicken, Dog, Boar.

There are holiday emergency clinics and hospitals at every ward in Kawasaki city. Physicians and Pediatricians are available in 9-11:30am and 1-4pm on December 30th to January 4th.
As for consultation days and hours, please refer to the website below.
http://www.city.kawasaki.jp/shisetsu/category/34-9-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.html
Contact: Kawasaki Medical Association, Tel 044 711 3011 email: kawai-kyuujitukyuukan@kawasaki.kanagawa.med.or.jp

The year has come to an end. December has another name in Japan - it is called ‘Shiwasu’. The word has a couple of meanings and opinions to explain it.
One of the popular meanings is ‘shi’ runs around because they are busy for the year-end Buddhist events (Shi refers to Buddhist monks). Thus, it is believed in Japan that December is the busiest month. We would like to be careful about our health and be ready for entering a new year with a lot of happiness.

As of 9:40 am, December 08th, 2019, there was an earthquake with a seismic intensity of seven in Kawasaki city.

Kawasaki city will open all evacuation centers.
But ex-Kawaramachi elementary school in Saiwai ward and Kurigidai elementary school in Asao ward will not be opened.

Lifeline updates
(1) Gas supply: stopped throughout Kawasaki
(2) Water: emergency water supply will be started in the following areas, at eleven o’clock this morning.

Water source » Destination

Kawasaki-ward
1-1-4 Fujimi » City gymnasium
1-9-17 Oda » Oda 1 chome central park
5-1 Nisshincyo » South road of welfare center
2-17 Hinode » Dekino park
Saiwai-ward
1 Higashi furuichiba » Miyuki park
1-11-1 Totehonmachi » Saiwai city hall
1-60 Tsukagoshi » Tsukagoshi junior high school
4-2-1 Tode » West side of Miyuki Junior high school

As of 9:40 am, December 08th, 2019, there was an earthquake with a seismic intensity of seven in Kawasaki city.
The below evacuation centers are going to be opened.

  • Kawasaki ward : All evacuation centers
  • Saiwai ward : All evacuation centers, except at ex-Kawaramachi elementary school
  • Nakahara ward : All evacuation centers
  • Takatsu ward : All evacuation centers
  • Miyamae ward : All evacuation centers
  • Tama ward : All evacuation centers
  • Asao ward : All evacuation centers, except at Kurigidai elementary school

Multilingual Disaster Support Center provides information for foreign citizens when a major disaster such as an earthquake occurs.
A drill to set up the Multilingual Disaster Support Center will be held at 9:30 on December 8th at Kawasaki International Center, so please contact us if you can participate on that day.
Participation with children is also OK.

Ikuta Ryokuchi Park, which is located in the south part of Tama ward, is famous for its beautiful autumn leaves. Maple and ginkgo trees turn out to red and yellow. You see the beautiful landscape of Metasequoia at the end of the season.
On November 23rd and 24th, Nihon Minka-en’ will be lighted-up from the sunset till 8:00 pm. The last entry will be 19:45. You can walk around the park with lent Japanese lanterns.
Approx.15-minute walk from the south exit of Mukogaoka-yuen station on the Odakyu Line.

In Japan there is an original name of the month from January to December.
For example, This month October called “Kannatsuki”. Because Gods allover Japan have gatherings at “Izumo taisha Shrine” in Shimane Prefecture, to talk about the schedules or makes agreements for One year.
It has also been said that aside Izumo, this is the only time that there’s no-God but vice-versa in Izumo shrine, they called it month with-God.

Typhoon No.19 had gone On October 13,2019 and the possibility of a disaster occurring in the future decreased and so the evacuation order for (emergency) and evacuation advisory cancelled at 6:00 this morning.

On this October 12th,2019 at 5:50 p.m., evacuation orders were issued for “flood-assumed areas” in Kawasaki,Saiwai, Nakahara, Takatsu and Tama wards and had alerts Level 4.

  • The siren of the report radio sounds in the vicinity of the target area.
  • Reasons for evacuation: For the protection of residents from flooding caused by the Tama River.
  • Actions and precautions that must-be taken by residents. The water level of the Tama River has risen and the risk of flooding is increasing. Evacuate to a safe place.And If there is a risk of moving outside, evacuate to a higher floor indoors.