The government has distributed information, including a disaster, etc., for the national instant alarm system called "J Alert" using an artificial satellite for the information on emergency related to natural disasters and missiles, such as an earthquake and tsunami, and mass terror, to the self-governing body across Japan.
The self-governing body transmits the emergency information to its residents through disaster prevention administration radio, etc. in an instant.
Tochigi-shi in Tochigi Prefecture and the Cable TV company (CATV) located at Hinokuchi-machi in the city started operation of the system which distributes information automatically through the CATV on June 16.
The information which the city receives from the government is automatically forwarded to the company, which disseminates the information in caption on its program.