SENDAI -Towards a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City


SENDAI -Towards a Disaster-Resilient and Environmentally-Friendly City

Target 7 Creation of Opportunities to Access Early Warning Systems, and Disaster Risk Information and Evaluation Priorities for Action

Disaster Prevention Administration Radio

Sendai’s disaster prevention administration radio can be broadly split into two types. A tsunami information transmission system (stationary disaster prevention administration radio) along the coast that is used to broadcast tsunami warnings and evacuation information, and a digital mobile information communication system used to relay information to related organizations.

The digital mobile information communication radio was started in 1972 to prevent communication being cut off between the elementary, junior high and high schools that are designated evacuation centers, emergency-related organizations and city departments in the event of an emergency, and has continued to grow ever since. We have been transitioning from an analog regional emergency system to a digital mobile information communications system since 2010, and we have carried out large-scale expansions of the system. Currently (as of the end of FY 2015), there are 695 of these radios placed at many public facilities in Sendai, such as government offices and designated evacuation centers.


Number of pieces of equipment of the disaster prevention administration radio network

InquiriesDisaster Risk Reduction Promotion Section,
Crisis Management Department

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