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Numbers to call in case of emergency

110 (at sea:118) - Crime and accident

110 Emergency call to police

Call 110 to report an accident or crime to the police call center.

118 Emergency call to coast guard

Call 118 to report an accident or crime at sea to the Japan Coast Guard.

119 - Fire and ambulance

119 Fire, ambulance, emergency rescue

Call 119 to report a fire or to ask for an ambulance or rescue service or to contact an emergency call center (a fire station).

Emergency telephone numbers can be called from home phones, mobile phones and public phones. When making an emergency call from a public phone, neither money nor a pre-paid telephone card are necessary. When making an emergency call from a public phone that has a liquid crystal panel as its display, just pick up the handset and dial the required number. When making an emergency call from a public phone that has a kinkyu tsuho button (an emergency notification button) on the front of the unit, make sure to press it and then dial the required number.

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