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Earthquake Countermeasures to Keep Your Home and Fence Safe

To keep the damage to a minimum should an earthquake hit Shinjuku City directly, and to make our town stronger in the face of disaster, we promote earthquake resistance support activities—such as subsidies for earthquake-resistance building diagnosis, earthquake-resistance renovations and the removal of fences.
For more information, please call the City Planning for Disaster Prevention Division.
Information is also available in the pamphlet “Jishin ni Tsuyoi Anata-no Sumai” (Your Home—Strong in the Face of an Earthquake) and on the Shinjuku City website.

Inquiries City Planning for Disaster Prevention Division (Shinjuku City Office Main Bldg. 8F), Tel: 03-5273-3829; Fax: 03-3209-9227

Pamphlet “Jishin ni Tsuyoi Anata-no Sumai” (Your Home—Strong in the Face of an Earthquake) PDF (in Japanese only)
This pamphlet is available at the City Planning for Disaster Prevention Division service counter and at branch offices.

Subsidies for Earthquake-Resistance Reinforcement for Wooden Homes

【Eligibility】One- and two-story buildings such as homes, shop-residence complexes (half or more must be for resident use) constructed on or before May 31, 1981.

○ Authorized architect conducts free earthquake-resistance check
An architect will be dispatched and conduct a simple earthquake-resistance diagnosis free of charge and offer advice about earthquake-resistance reinforcement. Technical consultation—such as methods of earthquake-resistance renovation—can also be provided.

Subsidy for the Removal of Concrete Fences

【Eligibility】This subsidy is available for concrete fences, mannen fences and ohya-ishi fences that are a meter high or taller and whose safety is in doubt. The fence in question must be built along general traffic streets.

○ Subsidy for the removal of concrete or other such fences
The subsidy covers the lower amount between the actual cost of removal and the amount calculated by this formula: Area of land of the fence to be removed (m²) x Value of land per m² of land (*).
(*) Unit per square meter (m²) of land: mannen fence: 6,000 yen; concrete or ohya-ishi fence: 12,000 yen

● There is also a subsidy provided for the construction of a new fence after the removal of a concrete or other such fence. Please call for more information.

In addition to the abovementioned, there is a subsidy provided for reinforcing the earthquake-resistance reinforcement of non-wooden homes.
Please call for more information.

January 15, 2020