Currently, the media, including television and newspapers, is releasing high volumes and various types of information. In the case of Shizuoka Prefecture, there have been no reports of severe damage from either earthquake or tsunami. Please continue on with your daily lives as much as possible.
? Levels of radiation
Upon request from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, environmental radiation measurements are being continuously conducted. As the current measured levels are normal, it is not necessary to worry about any harmful health effects.
? Chain mail
In reference to the Tohoku earthquake, wrong information is being circulated via chain emails, message boards, blogs, and other forms of media. Gather information from government and trusted news sources, and do not be deceived by misinformation. Also, the circulation of chain mail can lead to or magnify feelings of unrest and anxiety, so please delete such messages without forwarding them.
? Conservation of fuel
To secure fuel for resources those in disaster-stricken areas, please do not hoard or panic purchase gasoline, kerosene, and other sources of fuel.
? Conservation of electricity
Areas covered under Tokyo and Tohoku Electric Power are experiencing extreme strain on their power-supply equipment. Your cooperation to conserve electricity is of great importance.