TOKYO Nikkei–Yahoo Japan Corp. 4689 and the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications have created a smartphone app that issues evacuation advisories during natural disasters.

The app receives alerts from local authorities when a disaster strikes, such as earthquakes, tsunami, typhoons and torrential rains. App users will receive these alerts based on their chosen location.

Any nationwide advisories will also be posted on Yahoo Japan’s front page.

via 2013/08/22 14:00 – Yahoo Japan, Govt Create Smartphone Disaster Alert App.