information in Vietnamese A multiple languages website offering support on earthquake information has been launched to provide multilingual information and collect information about foreign citizens in the areas heavily damaged by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
The website at http://eqinfojp.net is under the non-profit organization NPO, based in Otsu city, in the provincial capital of Shiga in western Japan.
In addition to Japanese, the information on this website will be updated in nine different languages, including Vietnamese, English, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand.
Currently, the centre has about 15 volunteers updating diversified information on the website, from advice in daily life to measures to deal with nuclear disaster.
Apart from the website, the centre has also set up hotlines in four languages: English, Chinese, Portuguese and Spanish. These hotlines will operate from 9 am until 8 pm (local time).
The centre also plans to set up hotlines in other languages.
In addition, the centre will collect information about foreign citizens in areas heavily damaged by the recent earthquake and tsunami, such as Fukushima, Miyagi and Iwate.