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The Consul's Role

Providing assistance to U.S. citizens arrested or detained abroad is one of the highest priorities of the Department of State. The Department of State is committed to the welfare of U.S. citizens detained overseas. Our embassies and consulates stand ready to assist citizens and their families within the limits of our authority in accordance with international, domestic and foreign law.  The Embassy/Consulates will make every effort to ensure that U.S. citizens are treated in accordance with Japanese laws and regulations.