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Emergency Message: Evacuation Warning for Mount Sakurajima in Kagoshima Prefecture

The Embassy in Tokyo alerts U.S. citizens residing or traveling in Japan that on August 15 the Japan Meteorological Agency raised the warning to Level 4 for volcanic activity at Sakurajima Mountain in Kagoshima Prefecture on Kyushu. Sakurajima is a popular tourist destination located across the bay from downtown Kagoshima City. A Level 4 warning ...
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Ambassador Kennedy and Under Secretary Gottemoeller Represent the U.S. at the 2015 Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller will represent the United States of America at the Nagasaki Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 9, 2015. Ambassador Kennedy first visited Nagasaki in 2013 where she planted North American dogwoods in the Nagasaki Peace Park, a gift from the American people ...
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Ambassador Kennedy and Under Secretary Gottemoeller Represent the U.S. at the 2015 Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller represented the United States of America at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony on August 6, 2015. Ambassador Kennedy first visited the Peace Memorial in 1978, with her uncle, Senator Edward Kennedy. She represented the United States at the ceremony in 2014. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: 70th Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Bombings

Thursday, August 6, is the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and a traditional day of protests against the U.S. Embassy. As in years past, multiple groups of protestors may drive around the Embassy throughout the day while making pronouncements via trucks with loudspeakers. The protesters are generally non-violent in nature, but at ...
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