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Think together with disaster prevention - "Mottainai" of food stock

Last updated 12/08/17

With the cooperation of many, distribution at the hydrogen information center "Tokyo Suiso-miru (Tokyo Hydrogen Museum)" has ended. Distribution at Tachikawa District Disaster Prevention Center is also expected to end today.
We apologize for any inconvenience and deeply apologize to those who had wished to receive the items.

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Bureau of Environment "Regarding the end of disaster prevention  food stock distribution" (Press releases)


Tokyo Metropolitan Government is working on reducing "food loss" where edible food is disposed of unnecessarily. In order for the importance of disaster prevention stockpiling to be recognized and to create an opportunity to arouse awareness of the importance of food, Tokyo Metropolitan Governments food stock (about 130,000 meals of Japanese hardtack) for stranded persons with the expiry date of January next year will be distributed as follows.

1 Distribution method

We will distribute it to those who can come and receive them. However, it is limited to those who will use the items for noncommercial purposes.

  • Eligible person  Corporations, organizations and individuals in Tokyo (social welfare corporation, NPO, residents' association, etc.)
  • Distribution conditions (all of the following must be satisfied)
    1.  Not to be resold
    2.  Eaten within the expiration date, and not to be discarded
    3.  Taken home by yourself

Distribution location

Distribution period

Distributed item

Tokyo Metropolitan Government Tachikawa District Disaster Prevention Center


3233-2, Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo

12/08/2017 (Friday) to

12/10/2017 (Sunday)

Distribution time 10:00 to 16:00

Japanese Hardtack

Manufacturer: Hokuriku Confectionery, Ltd.

Quantity per box: 128 meals (64 meals x 2 cans)

Weight: 18.5kg/box

Size of box (cm): D50 x W26 x H37

* Distribution will be in box units at Tachikawa.
* Distribution will be in individual packaging units at Tokyo Suiso-miru.


Hydrogen information center "Tokyo Suiso-miru"

Address: 1-3-2, Shiomi, Koto-ku, Tokyo

12/02/2017 (Saturday) to

01/31/2018 (Wednesday)

* Distribution will end as soon as the food stock runs out

Open hours: 9:00 to 17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Closed days: Mondays, year-end and New Year Holidays (December 28th to January 4th)

* If a national holiday falls on Monday it will be opened, and closed on the following day.

Tachikawa District Disaster Prevention Center


Hydrogen information center "Tokyo Suiso-miru"


2 Regarding expiry date

 The Japanese hardtack distributed is a Tokyo Metropolitan Government food stock for stranded persons, that expires at the end of January 2018.
The expiry date is a best-before date, and does not mean it cannot be eaten after that date, but please eat as soon as possible.

3 Other

 Depending on the distribution situation, we will consider distributing them farther at events, etc. Details will be announced through Bureau of Environment website, e-mail newsletter, Facebook, etc.

4 Contact

 Regarding the event (December 1st to January 31st. Except year-end and New Year.)

Event implementation trustee: JINENDO INC. 03-6454-6912 (direct)

About this project and food loss in general (Bureau of Environment, Resource Recycling Promotion Division, Planning Section)

Phone 03-5388-3593 (direct)

About Tokyo Metropolitan Governments food stock for stranded persons (Bureau of General Affairs, Disaster Prevention Division, Crisis Management Section)

Phone 03-5388-2485 (direct)

For inquiries concerning this page please contact:

Division,Bureau of General Affairs for queries on this page.

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