Assistance for foreigners in Kumamoto, Japan, following earthquakes

Kumamoto City International Center in the city of Kumamoto will provide shelter for non-Japanese residents affected by the earthquakes. The center is also providing language translators in English, Korean, and Chinese. Other languages are available by telephone. The center is located in Chuo Ward at 4-18, Hanabatacho, in Kumamoto City, and the direct telephone number is 096-359-2121, and is open until 22:00.

Advice For Travellers

Transportation out of the area is difficult at this time. All flights at Japan's Kumamoto Airport reportedly cancelled until at least Sunday. All taxis and rental cars have been reserved and road infrastructure is damaged.

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