Weather Alert: Typhoon Krosa (August 14, 2019)

Location: Western Japan, including Osaka and Hiroshima (August 14-16, 2019) Event: Typhoon Krosa is expected to bring extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to areas of Western Japan, including Kyushu, Shikoku, and western Honshu, beginning Wednesday, August 14, 2019, and continuing through the early morning of Friday, August 16, 2019, …

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Weather Alert – U.S. Consulates General Fukuoka and Osaka-Kobe July 1, 2019

Location: Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Ehime prefectures (July 1, 2019) Event: Heavy rain could cause landslides and flooding in low-lying areas across the country, and officials have issued evacuation advisories for more than 1 million people in Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki and Ehime prefectures. Any closures of Mission Japan facilities will be communicated via Facebook, Twitter, …

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World Leaders Confer at G20 Summit in Osaka

President Trump arrived in Osaka yesterday for the G20 Summit. In addition to bilateral talks with Prime Minister Abe, which Ambassador Hagerty also attended, the President has held meetings with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The leaders posed for a “family photo,” held plenary sessions …

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Alert: Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon No. 21) Temporary Closure Message of U.S. Consulate General Osaka-Kobe, Japan

Please note that the U.S. Consulate General in Osaka-Kobe will be temporarily closed on Tuesday, September 4, 2018, due to Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon Number 21), which is forecast to hit the Kansai region around 12:00 p.m. that day. Typhoon Jebi (Typhoon Number 21) is expected to make landfall near Tokushima and Wakayama prefectures the afternoon of Tuesday, September 4, as a …

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Statement by Ambassador Hagerty on U.S. Contribution to Relief Efforts in Western Japan

July 13, 2018 In my capacity as the Ambassador of the United States of America to Japan and in coordination with the U.S. Agency for International Development, I am authorizing International Disaster Assistance funds of USD100,000 be released to Japan to aid in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief activities for the people and communities of …

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Alert: Osaka Earthquake – June 18, 2018

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Osaka at approximately 8:00 am JST. There have been three confirmed deaths, and reports of more than 50 other casualties. Train lines in the area are currently suspended. No tsunami warning has been issued. The weather agency has issued a warning against landslides, adding that people should be cautious about …

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Ambassador Hagerty Visits the Kansai Region

Ambassador Hagerty’s visit to Osaka highlighted America’s strong economic relations with Kansai. After meeting Osaka Governor Matsui and Osaka Mayor Yoshimura and reaffirming the importance of U.S.-Japan relations, he met with key business and industry leaders in Osaka to discuss the breadth and depth of the U.S.-Japan economic relationship and ways in which our two …

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