Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Landslides in Hiroshima

U.S. Embassy Tokyo alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Japan that heavy rains in the Hiroshima area have already caused fatal landslides in Asaminami-ku in the Northern part of Hiroshima city. Local emergency responders warn of the danger of further landslides in light of continued forecasts of rain in Hiroshima and its vicinity.

U.S. citizens living in Hiroshima Prefecture should monitor the Hiroshima Prefecture disaster information website in English here.

Current information on safety and security can also be obtained by calling 1-888-407-4747 toll free in the United States and Canada, or a regular toll line at 1-202-501-4444 for callers from other countries. These numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

We urge all U.S. citizens in Japan to enroll online at the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP). Registering gives U.S. citizens access to updated information on travel and security within Japan and makes it easier for the Embassy or Consulates to contact citizens in case of emergency.

Please consult the Country Specific Information Sheet for Japan, available on the Bureau of Consular Affairs website.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unit of either the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or one of the U.S. Consulates in Japan.