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6/3/2020 Crime and Safety Report

This is an annual report produced in conjunction with the Regional Security Office at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. OSAC encourages travelers to use this report to gain baseline knowledge of security conditions in Japan.

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5/26/2020 Alerts

On May 25, Prime Minister Abe lifted the state of emergency for Hokkaido, Chiba, Saitama, Tokyo, and Kanagawa. The state of emergency has now been lifted for all of Japan.

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5/20/2020 OSAC Analysis

After months of intense lockdowns and anxiety about continually rising case numbers, new COVID cases in Asia have mostly decreased and, in some countries, disappeared. This report notes these countries are focusing on gr...

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4/24/2020 OSAC Analysis

While the West is now confronting COVID-19, the Asia-Pacific region faces two new issues: for some, dealing with the second wave of cases that travelers have imported from the West; and for others, carefully reopening th...

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4/3/2020 Alerts

Japan is experiencing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases. Over the past 72 hours, more than 650 individuals across the country have tested positive, an increase of approximately 200 cases per day. On April 2, Japan...

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4/1/2020 Alerts

Effective from midnight on April 3, 2020, Japan will bar admission to travelers who have recently visited any country that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has designated ‘Level 3’ for infectious disease concerns, which i...

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2/27/2020 OSAC Analysis

Nearly two months after the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak, verified cases have surged and deaths have far surpassed the mortality rate for the early 2000s SARS outbreak. Efforts to contain the virus have been effective...

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2/22/2020 Travel Advisories

Exercise Increased Caution due to an outbreak of COVID-19 (also known as the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2). Reissued to update travel advisory level.

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1/24/2020 Alerts

A number of countries, including the United States, have been actively screening incoming travelers from Wuhan, and human infections with 2019-nCoV have been confirmed in Japan.

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1/2/2020 OSAC Analysis

In 2019, there was a global increase in authoritarianism and nationalism as well as unprecedented civil unrest. In the Asia-Pacific region, communities and countries grappled with identity in a modern world, the spread o...

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