In Case of Emergency...


If you feel that you are in a crisis, or if you are concerned about the health condition of someone you know, please contact:

  • Fire department / Ambulance: 119

  • Police: 110

  • OIST Help Line: 098-966-8989 [24hrs / 7days]

  • List of English-speaking ER Hospitals around OIST(Please note that English-speaking staff are not available 24/7)

  • Japan Visitor Hotline (external link)
    TEL: 050-3816-2787 [24hrs/ 7days] (From international phone: +81-50-3816-2787)
    Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) operates a visitor hotline 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
    Call for tourist information or assistance in the case of accidents and emergencies.
    Support is available in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

  • Be. Okinawa Inbound Medical Interpreter Call Center (external link)
    TEL: 0570-050-235 
    (From international phone: +81-570-050-235)
    Operates: 24hrs/7days
    Available languages: English, Chinese (Beijing, Cantonese), Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, French, Nepali, Malaysian, Italian, German, Russian (16 languages)

Emergency Phones

Emergency phones are installed in and around the OIST campus.
You can quickly call the police, fire department, and OIST Help-line in the event of disaster or emergency.

Emergency Phone Locations

Center Building (Seminar Rooms B250, C209, C210; OIST Restaurant & Cafe)
Auditorium (Conference Center - Auditorium & Meeting Rooms)
Seaside House

How to use OIST Emergency Phone                              




Pick up the receiver


Press the speed dialer button


When answers, start a call

*OIST emergency phone is outgoing only.

See the "OIST Emergency Phone" site for detailed information on the emergency phones.

Non-emergency Medical Care during your Event

  • For event attendees: Contact the main organizer of the event that you are attending for assistance.
  • List of clinics and hospitals around OIST (Please note this list is not exhaustive and only includes some hospitals and clinics)

Earthquake, Tsunami, etc.

  • Tsunami: See here for evacuation areas, maps, etc. around OIST.
  • Earthquake: See here for information on what to do in case of earthquake.

Emergency Escape Routes

Enjoying a Safe Stay in Okinawa

Other materials

  • Download our Emergency Procedure for Disasters brochure (bilingual) with information on what to do in cases of emergency during your event.
  • See also the "Emergency Information" on the Official Okinawa Travel Guide VISIT OKINAWA JAPAN (external link).