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Rental of the Complete “Evacuation Training VR” Equipment Kit Will Begin in Anticipation of the Fall’s Disaster Risk Reduction Week  -All Inclusive Campaign Comes with Equipment, Content, and Operating Staff-

Rikei Corporation (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Satoru Isaka; hereinafter “Rikei”) will start a rental campaign providing the contents of “Evacuation Training VR,” self-developed disaster risk reduction (DRR) training VR with all full equipment needed to conduct disaster management training. The time-limited campaign will run from September 1 to November 30.


In recent years, the importance of conducting DRR drills in preparation for a massive earthquake, tsunami or other type of disaster is increasing, and local governments are taking the lead in organizing such drills all over Japan. On the other hand, however, many people have voiced concerns regarding DRR drills such as by saying, “Preparations prior to and operations on the day of the training are very burdensome,” “The content of the training is the same every year, so the drills have become redundant,” and “The same people participate every year and there are no new participants.”

Taking these circumstances into consideration, Rikei will carry out a campaign to rent out complete “Evacuation Training VR” equipment kits between September and November, when most DRR drills take place. Responding to requests stemming from frequent VR equipment issues such as “troublesome setup procedures and adjustments” and “difficulty fixing problems when something goes wrong,” an employee from our company will operate equipment and manage events on the day of the training.

Outline of the Evacuation Training VR Equipment

Using a VR head-mounted display, the Evacuation Training VR equipment allows users to experience an evacuation from a room on fire filled with black smoke (experience time: approximately 3 minutes per person). The 360° visuals brim with reality and using the controllers allow users to freely move around the virtual space. In addition, it is possible to determine whether the users are evacuating from the low visibility, smoke-filled room while crouching down, and whether they are evacuating with a proper evacuation posture such as covering their mouths with a towel or handkerchief.

Advantage of its Use in DRR Drills

Drills can be conducted in small spaces

The equipment consists of only a PC, a VR head-mounted display, and a controller. The space necessary is a mere 1.5 m x 1.5 m.

Effective training content

The training allows participants to experience an entire evacuation sequence, from deciding on an evacuation route lit by emergency lights to evacuating through the emergency exit, all within virtual reality. In addition, the Evacuation Training VR equipment is equipped with a feature that determines whether users are evacuating while staying close to the ground, which heightens the effectiveness of the drill.

Rising interest in VR

Many people are taking an interest in the contents of DRR drills utilizing the latest VR technology.

Dispatching of Rikei employees

Not only can an employee of our company’ perform equipment setup and operational support, but he or she can also manage the day’s events.

Rental Application Period

May 16, 2017–November 17, 2017

Campaign Period

September 1, 2017 – November 30, 2017

*If you wish to use the equipment outside of this period, please contact us separately.

Rental Package Campaign Cost

The Rental Package Campaign was sold out due to popular demand.
Please contact us individually for pricing.

*Fees include VR equipment, PC, and a dispatched staff member on the day of the event (one staff member).

*Transportation fees for the staff member are not included.

*The number of sets available is limited. As reservations will be handled on a first-come-first-serve basis, we may not be able to provide rentals to all applications.

If you wish to rent more sets than listed above or if you would like to inquire about the price of the equipment, please contact us as shown below.

Successful Use of Evacuation Training VR in the Past

Used during the Comprehensive Disaster Risk Reduction Drills in Konosu City, Saitama Prefecture (February 4, 2017).

As a drill using VR, it drew much attention from men and women of all ages, and over 100 people participated in the experience during the three hours of training.

Future Plans

We plan to offer the Evacuation Training VR equipment for use by local governments and schools considering DRR drills, as well as for use in corporate BCP training and other DRR events.

About Rikei Corporation

Established in 1957, Rikei Corporation is a solution provider for the IT and electronics industries.

Rikei offers a wide variety of solutions centered on the world’s cutting edge technologies and advanced products in the fields of system solutions, such as entrance exam and educational affairs systems and IT infrastructure, business strategy, and information security solutions. It also provides network solutions, such as satellite communication data transfer systems, digital video transfer systems, network systems for telecommunication operators and other private companies, wireless access systems, and disaster management information systems. In addition to solutions, Rikei provides electronic components and devices, such as high frequency components, high performance adhesives for industrial use, testers for automotive audio and navigation equipment, power grid analysis systems, defense-related machinery and security systems.

Headquarters Address: Shinjuku Nomura Building, 1-26-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-0535, Japan
Capital: 3,427 million (as of the end of March, 2017)
President & CEO: Satoru Isaka
Field of Business: Sales of the following;
  • System Solutions
  • Network Solutions
  • Electronic Components & Instruments
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