You will still clearly remember the devastating earthquake in Sichuan Province, China in May. While watching a series of news report from the quake-hit area, I reaffirmed my belief that being prepared for the worst is vital if you are to survive such a massive earthquake.
As you already know, Japan is a country of earthquakes and Kochi is no exception. A big earthquake called “The Nankai Earthquake” of magnitude 8.4 is expected to strike Kochi in the first half of this century.
The information in Chinese is also available as a recorded message, which you can access from the internet address below:
I hope more foreigners living in Kochi will read this pamphlet and website and take necessary precautions so that you can protect not only yourself, but also your family and neighbors. Please contact the KIA if you would like a copy.
Taken from vol.24 (June & July, 2008. Old and New Cultures in Kochi)