Current Japan Travel Alerts
The August 2015 American Citizen Services Newsletter from the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo indicates that no travel warning or alert currently exists for Japan.
On October 8, 2014, the State Department updated the Japan Country Information sheet at travel.state.gov. Please review the “Special Circumstances” section of the information sheet.
“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.”Learn More »
On July 29, 2015, 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.View Caution »
For additional information, please visit “Americans Traveling Abroad” on the Department of State website:
Students traveling abroad may also wish to visit the Students Abroad website.
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 »