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Alert: Okinawa Protests May 14-15, 2022
May 13, 2022

Location: U.S. Consulate General Naha

Event: Protests are scheduled to occur on Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15, 2022, beginning at Ginowan City Hall, passing by several U.S. military installations, and ending at Yaejima Park in Okinawa City. There is no indication that these demonstrations will become violent, but the U.S. Embassy and Consulate General Naha remind U.S. citizens that the nature of protests can change quickly and with little warning. Foreign residents in Japan are reminded to carry proof of immigration status and provide identification and immigration documentation to police upon request.

Actions to Take: U.S. citizens should avoid large crowds and areas near demonstration locations. Please monitor local media for updates and remain aware of your surroundings.

Additionally, U.S. citizens are also advised to avoid the Okinawa Convention Center this weekend due to increased security and increased activity over the next few days.

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