Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protest Outside Fukuoka American Center

Japanese authorities have informed us of planned protests against the United States’ recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, at the following times and locations: Friday, December 15th, 1500 hours to 1700 hours, U.S. Embassy Tokyo Sunday, December 17th, from 1030 hours to 1300, various spots around Tenjin (near the Fukuoka American Center) ...
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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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Kumamoto One Year Later: Resilience and Goodwill

Today marks one year since the Kumamoto earthquakes of April 2016. The United States continues to support the people of Kumamoto as they work to rebuild their communities. In his latest blog article, Chargé D’Affaires Jason P. Hyland reflects on his past experiences in Kumamoto and his recent visit there. Kumamoto One Year Later: Resilience and Goodwill  – American View
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Dancing with Tom and Kumamon at Kumamoto Castle

Crowds of people came out on March 21 to perform the Kumamon Dance with lovable plush character Kumamon, representing Kumamoto Prefecture, and the U.S. Mission’s own Tom character. The Embassy and Consulate Fukuoka are working with Kumamoto Prefecture to produce a video to support Kumamoto’s recovery efforts from the devastating earthquake last April. • See ...
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Celebrating 35 Years of Hawaii-Fukuoka Sister State Ties

In January 2017, Principal Officer Joy Sakurai traveled to Hawaii with a Fukuoka Prefectural delegation led by Fukuoka Governor Ogawa. Thirty-five years ago, the State of Hawaii and Fukuoka Prefecture signed a formal sister-state agreement. This was the first sister-state agreement for Fukuoka Prefecture and was supported by one of the most famous Japanese-Americans with ...
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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Visits Earthquake-stricken Kumamoto

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy traveled to Kumamoto City to encourage local officials and local residents in their recovery efforts following the Kumamoto earthquake. She traveled to Camp Kengun with Lt Gen Dolan, Commander, USFJ and Lt Gen Nicholson, Commanding General, III MEF where they met with the Western Army and received a briefing on lessons learned ...
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Statement by Ambassador Caroline Kennedy on the Kumamoto Earthquake

As the Kumamoto earthquake relief efforts move into their fifth day, all Americans are praying for the safety and well-being of the victims and all those in the affected areas. We are inspired by the resilience of the people of Kyushu, the dedication of government officials, first responders and members of the JSDF, and the ...
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