The Japanese Crisis – a Few Links to Useful Resources

Our hearts are with the people in Japan as they deal with this ongoing crisis.

Statement from the BC Ministry of Health advising radiation from Japan poses no health risk in BC.

Links to useful resources:

BC Centre for Disease Control website: http://www.bccdc.ca/resourcematerials/newsandalerts/news/japanQuake.htm

According to the Consolute-General of Japan, Shaw is offering free calls to Japan:
http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/en/special_en/2011/earthquake_phone.htm

Shaw is also providing free temporary access to the Japan channel 514:
http://www.shaw.ca/

Similarly, Telus is offering free text message and phone calls to Japan:
http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/techsense/archive/2011/03/14/telus-to-offer-free-texts-voice-calls-to-japan.aspx

The Red Cross has activated the Japan relief appeal:
http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=38380&tid=001

Japan emergency broadband:
https://www.web171.jp/top.php

Person in Japan finder by google:
http://japan.person-finder.appspot.com/?lang=ja

Google Crisis Response:
http://www.google.com/intl/en/crisisresponse/japanquake2011.html#resources
NHK live:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nhk-gtv

TBS live:
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tbstv

Note for Japanese citizens currently in Canada:

For assistance related to the emergency in Japan, contact the Japanese Consulate in Vancouver.

Telephone: 604-684-5868
E-mail: earthquake@consuljpnvan.com

The consulate is open Sunday until 5 p.m.  Outside of office hours, emergency phone calls will still be accepted at 604-684-5868.

Online:
Japanese Consulate in Vancouver
http://www.vancouver.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/

Japanese Embassy in Ottawa
http://www.ca.emb-japan.go.jp/

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