(Bosai-Musen) Citywide Loudspeaker Announcements
Each neighborhood is equipped with a loud-speaker notification system that is used to warn citizens in the event of an emergency, and to make city-wide announcements.

Routine Announcements

The system is routinely used for the following announcements:
- No entry to the self-defense grounds during the weekends(tachi-iri-kinshi)
- Bear sighting (kuma-no-mokugeki)
- Missing people (tazune-bito)

Announcements are only made in Japanese. They begin and end with a chime and are repeated twice. Those with access to a television can see the announcements on channel 11 CATV - public access.

Other Alerts

Occassionally, the system is used to observe city-wide moments of silence such as on the anniversary of the atomic bomb and the March 11th Tsunami. This is called mokutou and a long sustained siren will sound for one minute.

In the event of a system test, the siren will be preceded by an announcement.

Fujiyoshida City Disaster Prevention App (Electronic Safety Notification Service)

The city offers a mobile notification service which sends safety warnings directly to your phone. This comes in handy in the event that you are unable to hear or understand the announcements. The service is currently only in Japanese. We recommend installing the app and copy/pasting to a translation service if necessary.

Google Play App Link
Apple Store App Link

Fujiyoshida City Safety Mail Magazine

Fujiyoshida City also offers a service that sends the contents of the city-wide loudspeaker announcements as an email to your email address in real-time. As with the Disaster Prevention app, this Mail Magazine is currently offered only in Japanese. Register for the email updates by clicking the link below and registering your email address. You must click the link in the confirmation email, and confirm your subscription. Detailed instructions are also included below.

Fujiyoshida City Safety Mail Magazine Registration Link

Inquiries about contents
Fujiyoshida Office of International Affairs
Address:6-1-1 Shimoyoshida Fujiyoshida-shi Ymanashi
E-Mail:Click here.