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OID: WMO Member: Japan ISO 3166: JP JPN 392

Issuing Organization: Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA)

Hazard Categories: Geo Met

Authorization Basis: If hazardous weather conditions are expected, JMA delivers a variety of plain messages including warnings, advisories, and bulletins to the general public and disaster prevention authorities so that appropriate measures can be taken to mitigate possible hazards. JMA is also responsible for providing flood forecasting services, which are performed in collaboration with the Water and Disaster Management Bureau of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), and civil engineering bureaus of prefectural governments. JMA implements these services in compliance with the Meteorological Service Act.

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Alerting Area (NWSE): 46.0 154.0 24.0 122.0

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Hazard Categories
Geo: Geophysical (earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunami, etc., includes landslide)
Met: Meteorological (weather, storms, etc. includes flood)
Safety: General emergency and public safety
Security: Law enforcement, military, homeland and local/private security
Rescue: Rescue and recovery
Fire: Fire suppression and rescue
Health: Medical and public health
Env: Pollution and other environmental
Transport: Public and private transportation
Infra: Utility, telecommunication, other non-transport infrastructure
CBRNE: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear or High-Yield Explosive threat or attack
Other: Other events

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