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Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Osaka-Kobe (Japan), Protest Outside U.S. Consulate Dec 17

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Japanese authorities have informed us of planned protests against the United States government’s recent decision to recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital
, which will take place at the following times and locations:

Friday, December 15th, 1500 hours to 1700 hours, U.S. Embassy Tokyo

Sunday, December 17th, from 1030 hours to 1300, various spots around Tenjin (near the Fukuoka American Center)

Sunday, December 17th, from 1400 hours to 1600 hours, U.S. Consulate General, Osaka-Kobe 

Although the demonstrations are anticipated to be peaceful, we remind U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful are unpredictable and can become violent.  You should avoid the areas around the demonstrations if possible, and exercise caution if you are within the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.  

 

As always, you are encouraged to review your personal security plans; remain aware of your surroundings, including local events; and monitor local news for updates.  Maintain a high-level of vigilance, take appropriate steps to enhance your personal security and follow instructions of local authorities.  Avoid areas of demonstrations, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations. 

 

For further information about security in Japan:

See the State Department's travel website for the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Japan Country Specific Information.

Enroll in the Smart Traveler-Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.

For any emergencies involving U.S. citizens, please contact the American Citizens Services (ACS) Unitof either the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or one of the U.S. Consulates 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

https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/tokyo/

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

Consulates:

Osaka-Kobe

11-5, Nishitenma 2-chome, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-8543; Tel: 06-6315-5912, Fax: 06-6315-5914; serving Americans in Osaka, Aichi, Ehime, Fukui, Gifu, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Ishikawa, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Mie, Nara, Okayama, Shimane, Shiga, Tokushima, Tottori, Toyama, and Wakayama prefectures.

https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/osaka/    

Nagoya

Nagoya International Center Bldg. 6th floor, 1-47-1 Nagono, Nakamura-ku, Nagoya 450-0001; Tel (052) 581-4501, Fax: (052) 581-3190; providing emergency consular services only (including death and arrest cases) for Americans living in Aichi, Gifu, and Mie prefectures.

https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/nagoya/

Fukuoka

5-26, Ohori 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0052; Tel: 092-751-9331, Fax: 092-725-3772; serving Americans in Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Saga and Yamaguchi prefectures.

https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/fukuoka/

Sapporo

Kita 1-jo, Nishi 28-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo 064-0821; Tel: 011-641-1115, Fax: 011-643-1283; serving Americans in Akita, Aomori, Hokkaido, Iwate and Miyagi prefectures.

https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/sapporo/

Naha

2-1-1 Toyama, Urasoe City, Okinawa 901-2104; Phone: 098.876.4211, Fax: 098.876.4243; serving Americans in Okinawa and the Amami Oshima Island group

https://jp.usembassy.gov/embassy-consulates/naha/

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