CDA Young Participates in Tour de Tohoku in Support of Ongoing Regional Recovery

Chargé d’Affaires Joe Young and Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Nick Hill participated in Tour de Tohoku, an annual charity bike race supporting the Tohoku region’s ongoing recovery from the 3.11 disaster. CDA Young tweeted, “We continue to pay respect to the victims and their families. Their memories live on through our thoughts, prayers, and …

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Alert: Hokkaido Earthquake Update, September 7, 2018

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Hokkaido at approximately 3:08 am Japan Standard Time (JST) on September 6, 2018. No tsunami warning was issued. The region continues to experience aftershocks and landslides, which may continue over the coming week. Information on affected areas is available in English from the Japan Meteorological Agency. U.S. citizens in …

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Alert: Hokkaido Earthquake September 6, 2018

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Hokkaido at approximately 3:08 am Japan Standard Time (JST). Train lines in the area are currently suspended, and all flights at Chitose International Airport have been canceled. No tsunami warning has been issued. The region continues to experience aftershocks and landslides, which may continue over the coming week. U.S. citizens …

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Ambassador Hagerty Visits Sendai

Ambassador Bill Hagerty visited Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture on Dec 7. He observed the Yama Sakura exercise, an annual command post exercise by the U.S. Military and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. Then, after meeting with regional business leaders, Ambassador Hagerty visited the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry’s Tohoku Disaster Management Center to receive a …

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Tour de Tohoku Bicycle Rally Supports Recovery

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy completed 60 km of the annual Tour de Tohoku bicycle rally on Sept. 14 to support the Tohoku region’s ongoing recovery from the 2011 earthquake disaster. At the starting line at Ishinomaki Senshu University, Ambassador Kennedy said: It’s great to be here and participate in this Tour de Tohoku event. This is …

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