TIMEOUT: emergency in Japan
BIC camera is offering free recharging on their outlets, please keep your keitais open and tuned to twitter or tumblr.
Emergency messaging service
If you’re stranded and you need to leave someone a message, dial 171, then 1, then your own home phone number, then leave your message. To pick up a message, it’s 171, then 2, then your home phone number (the number you think the stranded person would have left).
NHK TV messaging service
If you want to send a message to someone in the affected areas where all phone lines are down, NHK will broadcast your message on their TV service. The numbers on which to place your message are 03 5452 8800, or 050 3369 9680. If you are outside Japan, please remember to put the +81 prefix.
An emergency line has been set up for non-Japanese speakers, on 050 5814 7230 and 03 5366 6001. English, Chinese, Korean are available 24 hours a day. Portuguese and Spanish between 9am-8pm.
Suntory vending machines have emergency levers beneath a sticker on the upper-right corners. Pull the sticker off, pull the lever firmly and you’ll get free drinks.
PLEASE REBLOG. Japanese phones are all 3G/wireless equipped so they could very well access info here.
For those needing to connect to and from Japan.