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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Tropical Cyclone Malakas (No. 16)

The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Malakas (Typhoon No. 16) is expected to bring extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to areas of Okinawa Prefecture. Malakas is forecast to make landfall near Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island in Okinawa Prefecture early September 17, and then move ...
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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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