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Outline of Training Exercises in Hokkaido

1. Date and time

August 25, 2006 (Fri.) 10:00 - 14:20

2. Exercise sites

Prime Minister's Official Residence, Hokkaido government, Tomakomai City, and Atsuma Town (Petrochemical complex specific establishment)

3. Assumption

Oil tanks have exploded in flames at an establishment located in the east of the Tomakomai district in the specific disaster prevention area including petrochemical complexes. Some workers have been injured. The Hokkaido government initially took countermeasures based on the premise of a disaster of unknown origin. However, it has become clear that it was a terrorist attack, with successive discoveries of explosives at a complex in the west of the Tomakomai district.

4. Major exercises

(1) Exercise to establish the Hokkaido Emergency Response Headquarters and On-site Headquarters
(2) Exercise for communication between the National Government Emergency Response Headquarters, the Hokkaido Emergency Response Headquarters, On-site Headquarters, and municipalities

5. Participating organizations

Cabinet Secretariat; Fire and Disaster Management Agency; Hokkaido government; Tomakomai City; Atsuma Town and all other municipalities in Hokkaido (180 organizations participated in communication exercises); Hokkaido Police Headquarters; Hokkaido Development Bureau; Sapporo District Meteorological Observatory; 1st Regional Coast Guard Headquarters; Self-Defense Force (North Area Troop of GSDF, Oominato Troop of MSDF, Second Air Wing of ASDF); Tomakomai City Fire Headquarters; Fire Headquarters of East Iburi Fire Association; East Nippon Expressway Company Limited; Hokkaido Electric Power Co., Inc.; Shosen Mitsui Ferry Co., Ltd.; Shin Nihonkai Ferry Co., Ltd.; Libera Corporation; Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.; Hokkaido Refinery Plant of Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.; and Hokkai Office of Hokkaido Oil Joint Storage Co.
*134 participants in total

On-site Headquarters established   Fire fighting for oil tanks assumed to have exploded in flames
On-site Headquarters established   Fire fighting for oil tanks assumed to have exploded in flames