Japan based international-business consulting company Acima is offering emergency hotline over Skype and MSN Messenger for 24 hours in 15 languages, by using its own resource and forming volunteers from around the world.
Acima has set up a hotline for non Japanese speaking Disaster Victims of Tohoku district – off the Pacific Ocean Earthquake. We are providing you the most updated earthquake information and any other related infomation of your request, and interpretation service using Skype or MSN Messenger 24/7.Over 100 volunteers from all over the world are here for you!!
English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, Cantonese, Thai, Tagalog, Korean, Hindi, Marathi, Shanghainese, Indonasian +
According to ITPro [J], foreign victims in the disastrous area can chat with their staff, to ask information like near refugee center locations, soup-run info, medical info, safety information. Translation service is also provided for the victims communicating with Japanese people of local governments, refugee centers and others.
At this point (11:00 a.m. March 18, please re-check their site if you read this article later), they write that currently volunteers who can help in Chinese languages(Mandarin, Taiwanese and Cantonese).