Where is the safest place in Japan?

Where is the safest place in Japan? Japan

With the Tokyo metropolitan area said to be hit by an earthquake in the near future, some people may be considering moving to another place. Japan is said to be an “earthquake-prone island,” and there is always a risk of earthquakes anywhere in the country. In that particular condition, which cities can be relatively easy and safe to live in?

The Kanto Escape Project, a project that researches “emigration” as a way of life, has created a ranking of safe and livable cities suitable for emigration, focusing on job availability and convenient transportation, and using earthquake risk, radiation risk, and other disaster risks as criteria. The ranking is based on the requirements of the said factors.

The following places are the top 5 safest places to live.

Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture

Okayama City

Okayama City is characterized, first of all, as a region with relatively few

earthquakes in Japan. There are only three active faults in Okayama Prefecture,

but there are no active faults directly under the southern area of the prefecture

where Okayama City is. The only major earthquake of concern would be a major Nankai earthquake, but it was between Shikoku Island and the Seto Inland Sea. With that, the damage won’t be huge. The

climate is cool in summer and warm in winter, with more hours of sunlight

in Japan. As for radiation risk, the closest nuclear power plant is about 120 km

away. However, the Chugoku Mountains rise between the two, and there are no

nuclear-related facilities in the neighboring prefectures, which is a major point.

Furthermore, the city has good transportation access to major cities such as

Osaka and Kobe are only one hour away by the Shinkansen bullet train. With a job openings ratio of more than 1:1 and a thriving

commercial sector, the city will have no difficulty making a living.

Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Nara City

Nara City is an area with a low risk of being hit by a disaster. Evidence is a large number of old buildings that remain. There are few active faults in the

vicinity of Nara City, yet the area is unlikely to be the

epicenter of a major earthquake. In addition, due to its laid-back and fast-

paced nature, Nara Prefecture has the lowest suicide rate among all

prefectures in Japan. With its convenient transportation system, Nara is now becoming a bedroom community for Osaka.

Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture

Naha City

Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, is 600 km away from even the most recent

nuclear power plant, the No. 4 Nuclear Power Plant, located in northern Taiwan.

The risk of a significant earthquake is also the lowest in Japan, but it is not entirely free from shaking, and in February 2010, an earthquake measuring just under 5

on the Japanese seismic intensity, scale occurred in Itoman. However, there is

no need for concern in the next few decades, and the area that needs

to be watched out, for now, is the area that has to coexist with typhoons.

Sapporo, Hokkaido

Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan the risk of earthquakes is relatively low in

Hokkaido, and above all, the city’s urban functions, which are comparable to

those of Tokyo, are attractive. Accessibility is good, and the cost of living is not

that high compared to other areas in Hokkaido.

Takamatsu City, Kagawa Prefecture

Takamatsu City in Kagawa Prefecture is the safest city in Shikoku off the main

island of Honshu, with only minor damage expected in the event of a Tonankai

earthquake. The ratio of job offers is generally high, and the number

of monthly profitable job offers has been on trend for several years.