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119 is Now Available in Multiple-Languages.


119 (Emergency Telephone Number) is Now Available in Multiple-Languages.

When you dial 119 within the city of Hikone and the district of Inukami, you can now talk to an emergency dispatcher with the help of a language interpreter.

Available Languages

English, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Thai, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Tagalog, Nepali, Germany, French, Italian, Russian, Malaysian, Burmese, Khmer, Mongolian  

Available Hours


How to Ask for an Interpreter Service

1. Dial 119.

2. If you want to use an over-the-phone interpreter service, please tell an emergency dispatcher what language you speak in

 Japanese. Please wait until you are put through to a language interpreter. 

3. Once you are connected to an interpreter, start reporting an emergency.