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#help! Japan mulls "911" emergency calls from Twitter, social networks

Jay Alabaster | Aug. 30, 2012
The Japanese government on Wednesday hosted a panel in Tokyo on allowing emergency "911" calls to be placed through social networks such as Twitter during natural disasters.

Japan's official government agencies are also increasingly using services such as Twitter to make official announcements. On Wednesday the Tokyo Fire Department started its official account, @Tokyo_Fire_D.

The next meeting on using social networks to make emergency calls is due to take place in November.


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