Weather Alert – U.S. Consulate Fukuoka – September 4, 2020

Typhoon Haishen is expected to bring extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to areas of #Kyushu Area beginning Sunday evening September 6, 2020 until Monday evening September 7, 2020. If you live in or are traveling to storm-prone areas, prepare by organizing a kit in a waterproof container that includes …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (July 9, 2020) 

Location: JapanDate: July 9, 2020 State of COVID-19 Measures in Japan The U.S. Embassy continues to monitor closely the COVID-19 outbreak in Japan. The Government of Japan has continued to relax restrictions put in place a few months ago. According to press reports, the government plans to increase the maximum number of attendees permitted at …

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Passport Renewal in Japan Gets Easier with Online Payment

June 22, 2020 The U.S. Mission in Japan is pleased to announce a convenient way to renew passports for adult U.S. citizens in Japan. Effective June 22, passport renewals by mail will include an online fee payment option. Since Japan Post stopped issuing international money orders in late 2019, most passport applicants renewing in Japan …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (April 29, 2020)

Japan continues to experience a steady increase in COVID-19 cases. To reduce the spread of the virus, the Government of Japan has asked residents to avoid crossing prefectural borders for non-essential travel, including during the Golden Week holiday from April 29 to May 6. The U.S. Embassy strongly urges U.S. citizens to comply with all …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (April 22, 2020)

Japan continues to experience a steady increase in COVID-19 cases. As of April 21st, more than 11,500 cases have been detected nationwide. The increased number of COVID-19 cases is putting pressure on healthcare capacity, and several prefectures have responded with steps to expand the number of available hospital beds for COVID-19 patients. These steps include …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (April 13, 2020)

Location: JapanDate: April 13, 2020 State of Emergency in Japan On April 7, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency regarding COVID-19 for seven prefectures – Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka – for a period of one month until May 6. More prefectures may be added to the list covered …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (April 10, 2020)

On April 7, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a state of emergency regarding COVID-19 for seven prefectures – Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka – for a period of one month until May 6. The prime minister outlined measures such as teleworking, social distancing, and e-learning to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (April 7, 2020)

On April 2, 2020, the U.S Department of State suspended processing of routine passport and citizenship services for U.S. citizens overseas. As of April 8, 2020, and in accordance with this worldwide directive, the Embassy and consulates in Japan have canceled all routine passport and citizenship appointments. Until further notice, we are only able to …

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Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Tokyo (April 6, 2020)

Certain areas of Japan continue to experience significant increases in COVID-19 cases. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced April 6 that he intends to declare on April 7 a state of emergency regarding the coronavirus pandemic for seven areas of Japan – Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba, Saitama, Osaka, Hyogo and Fukuoka – for a period of around …

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U.S. Embassy Letter Regarding COVID-19 to U.S. Citizen English Teachers and Advisors in Japan

TO: U.S. Citizen English Teachers and Advisors in JapanDATE: April 1, 2020 The U.S. Embassy has no higher priority than the protection and safety of U.S. citizens in Japan. While all U.S. government-sponsored exchange and teaching programs are suspended, we are aware that throughout the country, thousands of U.S. citizens are working as English teachers …

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Updates on COVID-19 in Japan

April 2 In a video message to U.S. citizens in Japan, Charge d’Affaires Joe Young discusses the Japanese government’s recent travel restrictions as well as where Americans can get accurate and updated information about COVID-19. March 27 Listen to CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield’s interview with the FOX News Rundown podcast. March 26 The …

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Suspension and Limitation on Entry into the United States for Non-U.S. citizens – Updated March 16, 2020

Entry is suspended, per Presidential Proclamation, of non-LPR foreign nationals who were present in the People’s Republic of China, not including the Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macau, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the 26 countries that comprise the Schengen Area, the United Kingdom, excluding overseas territories outside of Europe of Great Britain …

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Diversity Visa Program (DV-2021): Online Registration

Online registration period for the DV-2021 Program begins on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified. For detailed instructions for DV-2021, …

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Diversity Visa Program (DV-2020): Online Registration

Online registration period for the DV-2020 Program begins on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) (GMT-4), and concludes on Tuesday November 6, 2018 at 12:00 noon, Eastern Standard Time (EST) (GMT-4). Individuals who submit more than one entry during the registration period will be disqualified. For detailed instructions for DV-2020, …

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New Requirements for Visa Status Inquiries

Effective September 21, 2018, the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Japan will only answer status inquiries concerning pending Non-Immigrant and Immigrant visa applications if: You have attended an interview, AND 10 business days have passed since the interview day, or You applied for a visa by mail, AND 10 business days have passed since the …

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Message to U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

January 31, 2018 Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by …

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Consular Services in Yamaguchi on September 7 and 8

The Consulate in Fukuoka will be making a consular services visit to Iwakuni City and Yamaguchi City. A Consul and staff member will be available to accept applications for U.S. passports and birth registrations, perform notary services, and assist with other consular matters. Please note that all services are by appointment only. Please contact the …

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