American Citizen Services
Embassy Messages and Travel Alerts
- Emergency Message: Flooding and Landslides in Tochigi and Ibaraki Prefectures (Sept. 10, 2015)
- Typhoon Goni (TY 15) and Closure of Consulate Naha (Aug. 24, 2015)
- Evacuation Warning for Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture (Aug. 18, 2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings (Aug. 5, 2015)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Halola (TY12) (July 24, 2015)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Nangka (July 16, 2015)
- Emergency Message - Volcanic Activity at Hakoneyama Mountain (July 1, 2015)
- Delays in Overseas U.S. Passport Processing (June 11, 2015)
- Message for U.S. Citizens - July 8 Deadline for Residence Card (June 9, 2015)
- Travel Alert - Hurricane and Typhoon Season 2015 (June 5, 2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tips for a Safe Night Out in Tokyo (June 1, 2015)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Noul (May 11, 2015)
- Emergency Message - Volcanic Activity at Hakoneyama (May 8, 2015)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Drink Spiking in Roppongi (Nov. 25, 2014)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Jihadist Threats (Oct. 31, 2014)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Super Typhoon Vongfong (Oct. 10, 2014)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Phanfone (Oct. 3, 2014)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Outbreak of Dengue Fever (Sept. 5, 2014)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Landslides in Hiroshima (Aug. 22, 2014)
- Emergency Message: Typhoon Neoguri (July 7, 2014)
- Emergency Message: Tsunami Advisory (April 3, 2014)
- Emergency Message: Typhoon Wipha (Oct. 15, 2013)
- Typhoon Danas - Early Closure of Consulate General Naha (Oct. 7, 2013)
- Tropical Storm Fitow (Oct. 4, 2013)
- Tropical Storm Man-Yi (Typhoon No.18/16W) (Sept. 13, 2013)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Storm Trami (Aug. 20, 2013)
- Worldwide Travel Alert (Aug. 2, 2013)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Soulik (July 12, 2013)
- Worldwide Caution (Feb. 18, 2013)
- Tsunami Advisory (Feb. 6, 2013)
- Consular Services Offered in Yokohama on Jan. 25 (Dec. 28, 2012)
- Embassy Changes Notification and Newsletter Distribution System to STEP (Oct. 29, 2012)
- Embassy Message - Final Opportunities to Return Voted Ballots (Oct. 25, 2012)
- Embassy Message - Completing and Returning Absentee Ballots (Oct. 4, 2012)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Super Typhoon Jelawat (Sept. 28, 2012)
- Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Demonstration in Japan - Update (Sept. 25, 2012)
- Security Message about Demonstration in Japan (Sept. 19, 2012)
- Typhoon Sanba (Typhoon Number 16) (Sept. 14, 2012)
- Typhoons Tembin and Bolaven - UPDATE - Closure of Consulate Naha (Aug. 27, 2012)
- Typhoons Tembin and Bolaven (Aug. 23, 2012)
- Emergency Message - Tropical Storm HAIKUI/TS 12W (Aug. 3, 2012)
- Worldwide Caution (July 18, 2012)
- Updated Message for U.S. Citizens - Typhoon GUCHOL (12-04W) (June 19, 2012)
- Emergency Message - Typhoon GUCHOL (12-04W) (June 18, 2012)
- Worldwide Caution (Jan. 24, 2012)
- Japan Opens Comment Period Regarding Hague Implementation (Oct. 14, 2011)
- Worldwide Travel Alert (Oct. 11, 2011)
- Travel Alert - Japan (Oct. 7, 2011) [Expired]
- Updated Emergency Message - Typhoon ROKE (18W) (Sept. 21, 2011)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens – Typhoon ROKE (18W) (Sept. 20, 2011)
- Worldwide Caution (Sept. 2, 2011)
- Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens - Typhoon Talas (Sept. 1, 2011)
- Message to U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Muifa (Aug. 2, 2011)
- Worldwide Caution (July 26, 2011)
- Travel Alert - Japan (July 20, 2011)
- Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Ma-on (July 19, 2011)
- Message to U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Ma-on (July 15, 2011)
- Travel Alert - Japan (Updated June 9, 2011)
- Travel Alert - Pacific Typhoon Season (June 2, 2011)
- Warden Message: Super Typhoon headed for Okinawa (May 27, 2011)
- Travel Alert - Japan (Updated May 16, 2011)
- Worldwide Travel Alert (May 2, 2011)
- Availability of Potassium Iodide Tablets (Updated April 15)
- Availability of Potassium Iodide Tablets (Updated April 8)
- Availability of Potassium Iodide Tablets (Updated March 31, 6 p.m. JST)
- Travel Warning - Japan (March 31, 2 p.m. JST)
- Availability of Potassium Iodide Tablets (Updated March 28, 3 p.m. JST)
- Update on Tokyo Water (Posted March 25, 9 a.m. JST)
- Warning For Parents About Radioactive Iodine in Tokyo Water (Posted March 24, 2 p.m. JST)
- Information about Radiation and Food & Water Safety (Posted March 23, 4:30 p.m. JST)
- Warden Message: Update for American Citizens (Posted March 22, 8:30 p.m. JST)
- Current Transportation Options from Affected Areas (March 24)
- Travel Warning (Updated March 21)
- Travel Warning (Updated March 19)
- U.S. Government-arranged Transport within Asia (March 18 at 3 a.m.)
- Travel Warning - Japan (March 17 at 2 p.m.)
- Emergency Services List for Evacuees (PDF 600KB, From Yomiuri Shimbun)
- Travel to Destinations within Asia - March 17 at 3 p.m.
- Earthquake Information for Americans in Japan - March 15 at 4:30 p.m.
- Information for Americans in Japan - March 14 at 8 a.m.
- Travel Alert - Japan, March 14, 2011
- Travel Alert - March 13
- From Ambassador Roos to American Citizens in Japan - March 13 at 4:30 p.m.
- 20 Km Evacuation from Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant - March 12
- How to Contact the Embassy, your family and friends - March 12 at 2 p.m.
- Warden Message - Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Evacuation - March 12
- Warden Message - Tsunami Alerts Still in Effect - March 12
- Warden Message - Earthquake and Tsunami Warning - March 11, 2011 - March 11
- Travel Alert - March 11
Before the March 11, 2011 Earthquake:
- Warden Message - Volcano in Kyushu
- Worldwide Caution - Jan. 31, 2011
- Warden Message: New Consular Reports of Birth
- Warden Message - Electronic Voting
- Worldwide Travel Alert, September 9, 2010
- Warden Message - Typhoon Kompasu
- Warden Message (Pacific Typhoon Season 2010)
- Special Edition on Tax Information
- Warden Message (Coastal Evacuations due to Tsunami on Feb. 28, 2010)
- Warden Message (Tsunami on Feb. 28, 2010)
- Warden Message (Absentee Voting Becoming Easier)
- Warden Message (Typhoon Melor #18)
- Warden Message – Roppongi Security Notice: Drink Spiking
- Warden Message: H1N1 Influenza - Japan (May 18, 2009)
- Warden Message: H1N1 Influenza - Japan (May 9, 2009)
- Warden Message – Launch by North Korea
- Warden Message – Narita Airport Operations Affected by FedEx Crash
- Warden Message – Roppongi Security Notice
- Information Regarding Typhoon 13 "Sinlaku"
- Register to Vote NOW! - September 5, 2008
- Warden Announcement - Feb. 27, 2008
Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens - Tsunami Advisory
U.S. Embassy Tokyo - Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tsunami Advisory
April 3, 2014
The Embassy alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling along the coast of Japan that the Japan Meteorological Agency has posted a tsunami advisory for low-lying coastal areas of Japan. Tsunami waves were projected to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 a.m. on April 3, 2014 on the Pacific Coast of Japan in the following areas:
- PACIFIC COAST OF HOKKAIDO
- PACIFIC COAST OF TOHOKU
- IBARAKI PREFECTURE
- KUJUKURI AND SOTOBO AREAS, CHIBA PREFECTURE
- IZU AND OGASAWARA
advisory remains in effect at the time this message was released.
Waves are estimated to be up to 1 meter high. More information is
available at the Japan Meteorological Agency website:
A tsunami is a series of waves that may continue for hours. Do not assume that after one wave the danger is over. The next wave may be larger than the first one. If a tsunami approaches, be sure to monitor media reports and follow all official instructions.
We will continue to monitor the situation. You can stay safe by consulting Japanese media sources.
Updated information on travel in Japan may be obtained from the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747 within the United States and Canada, or from overseas, 1-202-501-4444. These numbers are available from 8:00 am to 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).
Please consult the Country Specific Information Sheet for Japan, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website at http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1148.html.
For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of either the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or one of the U.S. Consulates in Japan listed below:
If you are receiving this message in error or have completed your travel in Japan, please visit the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) at https://step.state.gov/step/ to update your status. If you have never enrolled in STEP, but would like to remove your email address that you registered at the US Embassy or a US Consulate in Japan, please contact TOKYOACS@state.gov to update or remove your registration.
American Citizen Services
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420
Tel: 03-3224-5000 (24 Hours)
After Hours: 03-3224-5000
The U.S. Embassy serves Americans in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Yamagata and Yamanashi.
11-5, Nishitenma 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543; Tel: 06-6315-5912, Fax: 06-6315-5914; serving Americans in Osaka, Aichi, Ehime, Fukui, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Okayama, Shimane, Shiga, Tokushima, Tottori, Toyama, and Wakayama prefectures.
Nagoya International Center Bldg. 6th floor, 1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001; Tel (052) 581-4501, Fax: (052) 581-3190; providing emergency consular services only (including death and arrest cases) for Americans living in Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures.
5-26, Ohori 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0052; Tel: 092-751-9331, Fax: 092-713-9222; serving Americans in Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga and Yamaguchi prefectures.
Kita 1-jo, Nishi 28-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0821; Tel: 011-641-1115, Fax: 011-643-1283; serving Americans in Akita, Aomori, Hokkaido, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.
2-1-1 Toyama, Urasoe City, Okinawa 901-2104; Phone: 098.876.4211, Fax: 098.876.4243; serving Americans in Okinawa and the Amami Oshima Island group http://naha.usconsulate.gov/