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Important Notice for Diversity Visa (DV) 2017 Entrants

September 8, 2016 Additional entrants have been added to “selected” status on the Entrant Status Check (ESC) website https://www.dvlottery.state.gov/ . Please use your unique confirmation number to verify your status. Successful entrants are encouraged to complete the online DS-260 application immediately, so that an interview appointment at the appropriate U.S. Embassy or Consulate can be scheduled. ...
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Ambassador Caroline Kennedy Launches “A Broader View”

U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy launched a new video collaboration with Japanese alumni of U.S. colleges and universities. The “A Broader View” website showcases inspirational stories of Japanese role models who studied and lived in the United States. Participants include Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, jazz artist Makoto Ozone, television personality Mari Sekine, Huffington Post ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Typhoon Namtheun (Tropical Cyclone 12)

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Namtheun is expected to bring heavy rain and sustained winds to areas of Southern and Western Japan beginning late Saturday, September 3, and continuing through Sunday, September 4. According to current forecasts, the storm will make landfall in Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, at about 9:00 a.m. ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Lionrock

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cautions U.S. citizens in the Tokyo region that Typhoon LIONROCK (Tropical Cyclone 10) is expected to bring heavy rain and sustained winds up to 30 mph, with 60-mph gusts, to the region beginning in the evening of Monday, August 29 and continuing throughout Tuesday, August 30. Storm tides, heavy rainfall, ...
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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Mindulle

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cautions U.S. citizens that Tropical Storm Mindulle is expected to make landfall near Kanagawa Prefecture at approximately Noon today, and then move northward along the east coast of Japan. In conjunction with this storm, the Japan Meteorological Agency may issue a High Wave and Thunderstorm advisory for all of northern ...
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