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Spring Semester in Tokyo Study Abroad Program | Travel Alerts

Current Japan Travel Alerts:

1.   No travel Alert or Warning for Japan

The April 2014 American Citizen Services Newsletter from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo indicates that no travel warning or alert currently exists for Japan

2. Japan Country Information Sheet Updated

The State Department recently updated the Japan Country Information sheet at Travel.State.gov. Click the following link to read recent updates to the Special Circumstances section.


3. Radiation, Health and Food Safety Information Post-Fukushima (from the U.S. Embassy Tokyo)

More than two years after the accident, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is stable, but still severely damaged.  The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) is working with Japanese government agencies to address leaks of contaminated water on the site.  TEPCO provides regular technical updates in English of its efforts and radiation monitoring.   To read additional information, visit the U.S. Embassy site at http://japan2.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-health.html.  

4.   Security Reminder:  Department of State Worldwide Caution

On September 26, 2013 the Department of State issued a Worldwide Caution and on August 2, 2013 issued a Worldwide Travel Alert to update information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world. U.S. citizens are reminded to maintain a high level of vigilance and to take appropriate steps to increase their security awareness. This information is available at: http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/pa/pa_4787.html

For additional information, please visit "Americans Traveling Abroad" on the Department of State website: http://www.travel.state.gov/visa/americans/americans_1252.html
Students traveling abroad may wish to visit:     http://studentsabroad.state.gov/

5.   Japan Meteorological Agency will launch Emergency Warning System

On August 30, 2013, the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) launched the Emergency Warning System. Emergency Warnings are issued to alert people to the significant likelihood of catastrophes in association with natural phenomena of extraordinary magnitude. Read more about the Emergency Warning System at http://www.jma.go.jp/jma/en/Emergency_Warning/ew_index.html