A-Z Index of Topics

Here is an alphabetical listing of all of the services we provide in Japan for U.S. citizens and other useful links. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.

A B C D E F G
H I J K L M N
O P Q R S T
U V W X Y Z

          A

Abduction (International Parental Child Abduction)
Abduction in Japan (International Parental Child Abduction)
Abduction (Hague Child Abduction site by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Absentee Voting
Accommodations in Japan
Acquisition of Citizenship
Adding Pages to Your Passport
Adoption
Affidavit
Ambulance
Amending/Correcting the Consular Report of Birth
Animals (exporting from Japan)
Animals (importing into Japan)
APEC Business Travel Card
Apostille
Appointments for Passport/Notary
Appointments Frequently Asked Questions
Arrest
ATMs
Attorneys in Japan (List by Prefecture)
Attorneys, Criminal Defense (Greater Tokyo Area)
Attorneys Specializing in Family Law, Divorce and Custody Issues
Attorneys Taking Depositions in Japan (Visa)
Attorneys (Procedures for Retaining a Foreign Attorney)
Attorneys in the U.S. (ABA Lawyer Referral Directory)

          B

Baby (Baby’s First PPT & Report of Birth in Japan)
Birth Certificate from U.S. States
Birth Certificate for Americans Born Abroad – How to Replace or Amend
Burial Flags for Veterans

          C

Calling for Help
Changing Your Name in Your Passport
Child Abduction (International Parental Child Abduction)
Child Abduction in Japan (International Parental Child Abduction)
Child Abduction (Hague Child Abduction site by Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Child Citizenship Act of 2000
Child Support Issues
Children’s Travel – Minors under 18 years of age traveling to another country without their parents
Children’s Travel – Child traveling with one parent or someone who is not a parent or legal guardian or a group
Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program
Child’s PPT/Birth/Social Security
Citizen Liaison Volunteers
Climbing Mt. Fuji
Country Specific Information for Japan
Consular Offices in Japan
Consular Report of Birth
Consular Vital Records – Birth
Consular Vital Records – Death
Consular Vital Records – Certificate of Witness to Marriage
Consular Contact Information and Hours
Counseling Services
Credit Cards
Crime Victim (Help for American Victims of Crime Overseas)
Crime Victim
Criminal Record Checks from the U.S. for U.S. Citizens
Criminal Record Checks from Tokyo for U.S. Citizens
Customs

          D

Death
Death Certificate (Consular Report of Death) – How to Apply
Dentists
Depositions in Japan
Deposition Video Services
Detectives
Dialing Internationally
Disaster Preparedness
Divorce in Japan
Divorce Abroad
DNA and Parentage Blood Testing
DNA Testing Facilities
Driving in Japan: Driver’s License (International and Japanese)
Doctors
Domestic Violence – Pathways to Safety International
Domestic Violence – Resources for Victims
Downloadable Forms
Dual Nationality

          E

Earthquake
Tokyo Government Emergency Preparedness Information
Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA)
Emergency Funds Transfer
Emergency Messages for American Citizens
Emergency Phone Numbers in Japan
Emergency Preparedness for Americans in Japan
Employment Problem
Entry into Japan (Fingerprint/Photo Requirements)
Evacuations (non-medical; see also medevac)
Evidence, Obtaining Abroad
Exchange Rates for Federal Income Tax Filing
Exporting Pets from Japan

          F

Family Law Attorneys in Japan
Federal Benefits
Financial Assistance – ATMs, credit cards, currency exchange and checks, MoneyGram, Emergency Funds Transfer
Financial Scams
Finding someone in Japan
Fingerprints – Criminal Record Checks
Fire Department, Calling
First Passport (baby)
Flags for Veterans
Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Japan
Foreign Resident Advisory Services: Fukuoka City
Foreign Resident Advisory Services: Fukuoka Prefecture
Foreign Resident Advisory Services: Osaka Prefecture
Foreign Resident Advisory Services: Sapporo City
Foreign Resident Advisory Services: Tokyo
Forms (downloadable versions)
Freedom of Information Act
Frequently Asked Questions
Fukuoka, Ward Offices

          G

Green Card

          H

Hague Abduction Convention(Department of State)
Hague Abduction Convention(Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Help, sources of
Health & Safety Information Post-Fukushima
Health Insurance in Japan
Hiking Mt. Fuji
Holidays (American & Japanese)
Hospitals
Hours and Contact Information

          I

Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN)
Identity Theft
Immigration Information Centers 
Immigration Bureau of Japan
Immigration Bureau of Japan – New Residency Management System
Immigration Bureau of Japan – New Residency Management System (Japanese Government Internet TV)
Immunization Information
Importing Medication into Japan for Personal Use
Importing Pets into Japan
Insurance, Japanese Medical Insurance
International Driver’s License
International Financial Scams
International Parental Child Abduction – general
International Parental Child Abduction in Japan
International Telephone Dialing Instructions
Interpreters
IRS

          J

Japan, Country Specific Info
Japanese Embassy & Consulates in the U.S.
Japanese Immigration Information Centers
Japanese Law Translation
Japanese Tax Information
Japanese Pension System
Judicial Assistance in Japan including Service of Process, and Obtaining Evidence

           K

          L

Labor Problem
Lawyers in Japan (List by Prefecture)
Lawyers Specializing in Family Law, Divorce and Custody Issues
Lawyers in the U.S. (ABA Lawyer Referral Directory)
Legal Counseling for Foreigners (Japan Federation of Bar Associations)
License to Drive (International and Japanese)
Living In Osaka (Osaka Information Service for Foreign Residents – OIS)
Living Information by Tokyo Government (Information for Foreign Residents in Japan) 
Locating an American Citizen
Lost Passport

          M

Map to the Embassy
Maps to Various Hospitals in Tokyo
Marriage
Marriage Certificates, Obtaining from Japan
Marriage Certificate – Consular records filed before Nov. 9, 1989
Marriage Frequently Asked Questions
Marriage in America
Marriage in Japan
Marriage of U.S. Citizens Abroad
Medical Evacuation Assistance in Tokyo
Medical Information for Foreigners in Osaka
Medical Insurance System in Japan
Medical Resources
Medication/medical devices, Importing into Japan for Personal Use
Mental institutions in Tokyo
Military Families
Missing Persons Overseas
Missing Persons – Locating a Person
MoneyGram
Money Transfer (Emergency)
Mt. Fuji: Important Information for Climbers

          N

Name change in Passport
National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (NAPGCM)
Naturalization for Spouses of Americans
New Born Baby
Newborn/Report of Birth Frequently Asked Questions
Notarial/Notary Frequently Asked Questions
Notary/Notarials

          O

Obtaining Marriage Certificates from Japan
Obtaining Evidence Abroad
Office of Personnel Management (OPM)
Osaka Ward Offices

          P

Parental Child Abduction – general (International Parental Child Abduction)
Parental Child Abduction in Japan (International Parental Child Abduction)
Passport
Passports Frequently Asked Questions
Passport Name change
Pets (Requirements for entry into Japan)
Pets (Procedures before departing from Japan)
Police, Calling
Police Stations in Tokyo
Police Clearances from the U.S. for U.S. Citizens
Police Clearances from Tokyo for U.S. Citizens
Power of Attorney
Prisoner Transfer
Privacy Act
Authorization for the Release of Information under the Privacy Act (Privacy Act Waiver form)

           Q

          R

Radiation, Health and Food Safety Information Post-Fukushima
Rail Road Retirement Board
Record of My Travel In and Out of the U.S.
Redeeming U.S. Savings Bonds Outside the United States
Registration with the Embassy
Renew My Existing Passport (adults-age 16 and up)
Renew My Existing Passport (children under16)
Renunciation of U.S. Nationality
Report of Birth
Report of Death
Residency in Japan – New Residency Management System
Resident Registration Laws (Basic Resident Registration Laws)

          S

Savings Bonds
Security Guidelines for Flight
Selective Service Registration 
Services for U.S. Military
Service of Process in Japan
Sign/Signature Certificates
Single Affidavit of Competency to Marry
Social Security
State Offices in Japan – American States Offices Association (ASOA)
STEP (Smart Traveler Enrollment Program)

          T

Tax
Tax Office Information – Japanese Income Tax (in English)
Telephone Dialing Instructions
Tokyo Gov’t Earthquake Preparedness Information
Tokyo Immigration Information Center – Map
Tokyo Living Guide by Tokyo Metropolitan Government
List of Tokyo Ward/City Offices
Tokyo Ward/City Offices’ Consultation for Foreigners in English
Tokyo’s Transportation 
Tourist (Japan National Tourist Organization)
Transit through Narita Airport
Translation templates for passport applications
Translators
Transportation (Japan)
Travel Alerts
Travel Records (U.S. Entry/Exit)
Travel Warnings
Traveling with Children – Minors under 18 years of age traveling to another country without their parents
Traveling with Children – Child traveling with one parent or someone who is not a parent or legal guardian or a group
Tsunami Tips
Typhoon Tips

          U

U.S. Military Services

          V

Victim of a Crime Overseas (Help for American Victims of Crime Overseas)
Victim of a Crime Overseas (Japan specific information)
Vienna Convention on Consular Relations
Visas for Americans
Vital Records
Voting Information

          W

Ward Offices in Fukuoka
Ward Offices in Osaka
Ward Offices in Tokyo
Warden Messages (Emergency Messages for American Citizens)

           X

           Y

           Z