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Security Alert: Japan, Typhoon Warning

U.S. Embassy Tokyo, Japan

Weather Alert – Typhoon Krosa (August 14, 2019)


Location:  Western Japan, including Osaka and Hiroshima (August 14-16, 2019)


Event:  Typhoon Krosa is expected to bring extremely high winds, dangerous storm tides, heavy rainfall, and possible flooding to areas of Western Japan, including Kyushu, Shikoku, and western Honshu, beginning Wednesday, August 14, 2019, and continuing through the early morning of  Friday, August 16, 2019, when the storm is expected to move north away from the Kansai region.  Based on current tracking, the storm may also cause further weather disruptions throughout Central Japan as Krosa moves north.

Any closures of Mission Japan facilities will be communicated via Facebook, Twitter, and the Embassy website.


Actions to Take:


·         Avoid travel to affected areas until the storm has dissipated.


·         All U.S. citizens living in or traveling to the area should monitor local weather reports, follow directions from local officials, and take other appropriate actions as needed.


·         Seek secure shelter as appropriate.


·         The Japan Meteorological Service’s typhoon tracking information may be found in English at this webpage:  http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/.  Information is also available from the Joint Typhoon Warning Center at http://www.metoc.navy.mil/jtwc/jtwc.html.




For further information about security in Japan:


U.S. Embassy Tokyo

American Citizen Services

1-10-5 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8420

Tel: 03-3224-5000

After Hours: 03-3224-5000

Fax: 03-3224-5856


The U.S. Embassy serves Americans in Tokyo, Chiba, Fukushima, Gunma, Ibaraki, Kanagawa, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Yamagata and Yamanashi.  



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