Posted by katzueno on Thursday, April 14th, 2016 (Japan Standard Time)

Free WiFi to Kyushu Quake Victim

And other to expect for this earthquake

At 9:26pm of April 14, 2016, M6.4 earthquake shook Kumamoto, Japan, which is 1,000km south west from Tokyo.

 

"0000Japan" WiFi Spot

According to NHK, Paid WiFi service is now open to quake victims in Kumamoto, Kyushu Japan.

This is the joint effort among the major paid WiFi provider, NTT Docomo, Softbank, and AU. In case of disaster, paid WiFi provider will open up the WiFi spots for free of use.

If you happened to stuck in the affected area, you may be able to find new WiFi SSID called "0000Japan".

You will be able to use the Internet for free for a while.

 

Other to Expect

Aftershocks

To summarize the reports from various Japanese news agencies, there are 3 casualty are reported due to collapsed structure or fire at the time of the report.

According to JMA, the region is suffering from the great damage. And they will be some strong aftershock is expected.

Therefore, we advise you not to travel to Kumamoto area. You could still visit north side of Kyushu at the moment at least for a week until the end of April, 2016.

Shinkansen Delay

Kyushu Shinkansen (which was on the way to the train yard after the service) was derailed, and stuck on the track. There may be some transportation conflict in that region.

Look for the latest information and stay safe

Various news agencies such as  NHK World provides upto date information.

 

If you were planning to travel to Kumamoto at this time, there are some other places that you can still travel safely. And hope you would come back to Kumamoto soon.

 

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Katz Ueno
As the Editor-in-chief & Producer of YokosoNews, Katz wants to show Japan to the rest of the world.
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