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Alert: Weather Related Closure – U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe
August 14, 2023

Location: Central and Western Japan (Tokai and Kinki regions) including metropolitan areas of Osaka, Nagoya, and Kyoto.

Typhoon Lan (台風7号) is forecast to make landfall on the night of Monday, August 14, 2023, and will impact Central and Western Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued advisories and warned of likelihood of hazardous conditions including rough seas, high tides, violent winds, landslides, and torrential rain.

Transportation disruptions are likely. Several train lines in and around Osaka have announced that service will be suspended or reduced on Tuesday, August 15, 2023. Some flights into Osaka have been cancelled. Travelers are encouraged to check transportation schedules before departing.

Actions to Take:

U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor local news media and follow guidance of prefectural government officials. Updates from the Japan Meteorological Agency and the U.S. Navy Joint Typhoon Warning Center can be found online.

U.S. Embassy and Consulate Operations:

The U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe will close for routine operations and consular appointments at 14:00 pm on Monday, August 14, 2023, and remain closed through Tuesday, August 15. The Consulate plans to reopen for routine business on Wednesday, August 16, 2023.

At this time, operations at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo and U.S. Consulates in Naha, Fukuoka, and Sapporo remain unaffected.


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  • U.S. Embassy Tokyo
    Telephone: 03-3224-5000
  • U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe
    Telephone: 06-6315-5900
  • U.S. Consulate Nagoya
    Telephone: 052-581-4501
  • U.S. Consulate Fukuoka
    Telephone: 092-751-9331
  • U.S. Consulate General Sapporo
    Telephone: 011-641-1115
  • U.S. Consulate General Naha
    Telephone: 098-876-4211
  • State Department – Consular Affairs
    Telephone: +1 (888) 407-4747