The Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami of 11 March 2011 underscored the importance of an effective system which allows the Embassy to quickly contact Singaporeans during a major disaster.
The Embassy has put in place an Emergency Contact Network (ECN) for Singaporeans who live, work or study in Japan.
How to join
If you are a long-term stayer in Japan, we would like to encourage you to join the ECN. This can be easily done through the e-Register system.
How it works
In the event of a major earthquake (Japanese magnitude 5 and above), for example,
the Embassy will contact Singaporeans via phone call or email to ascertain their whereabouts and safety.
Should a Next-of-Kin contact the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Singapore or the Embassy for information about their loved ones in Japan during a crisis, based on the information provided in the e-Register system, we would be able to assure them accordingly.
Where necessary, the Embassy sends out advisories and other important announcements to all ECN members in a major emergency.
Change of Details
If you are relocating or have left Japan, or if your contact details have changed, please update in the e-Register or keep the Embassy informed. This will allow us to ensure that the database is regularly updated.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any queries on the ECN. We also welcome any suggestions or feedback from Singaporeans on the ECN.