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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 November 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

On March 31, 2014, the State Department updated the Japan Country Information sheet at Travel.State.gov. Click the following link to read updates to the Special Circumstances section.


3. Radiation, Health and Food Safety Information Post-Fukushima (Updated by the U.S. Embassy Tokyo on March 28, 2014)

"After the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami damaged the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, radiation was released into the environment near the plant. Japanese government officials have taken steps to protect public health, including evacuating the area around the plant and stopping production and distribution of food from affected areas to other parts of Japan and the world. Japan has also implemented a broad program of radiation monitoring, centering on Fukushima Prefecture. Regular monitoring of air, food, and water for radiation continues and additional information on these activities is provided below."

For further information, visit the following site: http://japan2.usembassy.gov/e/acs/tacs-health.html

4.   Security Reminder:  Department of State Worldwide Caution

On April 10, 2014, the Department of State updated its Worldwide Caution on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.  This Caution is available at:


For additional information, please visit "Americans Traveling Abroad" on the Department of State website:


Students traveling abroad may wish to visit: http://studentsabroad.state.gov/

5.   Japan Meteorological Agency Emergency Warning System

The Japan Meteorological Agency Emergency Warning System issues warnings 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