August 4, 2017
The U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cautions U.S. citizens that Typhoon Noru (Typhoon Number 5) is expected to make landfall near Amami Oshima Island in Kagoshima Prefecture during the morning of August 5, 2017, and then move on to affect Kyushu and possibly other parts of Japan. In conjunction with this storm, the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a High Wave and Thunderstorm advisory for affected regions of Okinawa, Kagoshima, and Miyazaki Prefectures. Expect extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to occur.
The Japan Meteorological Service’s Typhoon tracking information may be found in English at this webpage: http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/. Information about Tropical Cyclone Noru (No. 5) is also available from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at https://metoc.ndbc.noaa.gov/jtwc.
Note that the current Tropical Cyclone Condition of Readiness (TCCOR) for U.S. military installations on Okinawa may be found here: https://shogunweather.com/tccor/.
Kadena Airbase also has tropical cyclone forecast information at https://shogunweather.com/tropicalcycloneforecast/.
All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed.
For further information about security in Japan:
- See the State Department’s travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Japan Country Specific Information.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
- 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.
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
American Citizen Services
1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420
After Hours: 03-3224-5000
The U.S. Embassy serves Americans in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Yamagata and Yamanashi.
11-5, Nishitenma 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543
Serving Americans in Osaka, Aichi, Ehime, Fukui, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Okayama, Shimane, Shiga, Tokushima, Tottori, Toyama, and Wakayama prefectures.
Nagoya International Center Bldg. 6th floor
1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001
Tel (052) 581-4501
Fax: (052) 581-3190
Providing emergency consular services only (including death and arrest cases) for Americans living in Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures.
5-26, Ohori 2-chome
Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0052
Serving Americans in Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga and Yamaguchi prefectures.
Kita 1-jo, Nishi 28-chome
Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0821
Serving Americans in Akita, Aomori, Hokkaido, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.
2-1-1 Toyama, Urasoe City
Serving Americans in Okinawa and the Amami Oshima Island group