East Asia & Pacific

Philippines Elections Preview
On May 9, the Philippines will hold national and local elections. Historically, the Philippines has experienced a rise in political violence in the…

Fiji Storms, Reminder on Emergency Preparedness
Torrential rains have caused widespread flooding in Fiji, just six weeks after the island nation suffered its worst tropical cyclone on record.…

Mong Kok Clashes Highlight Hong Kong Tensions
On the evening of February 8-9, Hong Kong police clashed with vendors in the Mong Kok neighborhood of Kowloon, Hong Kong, leaving dozens of police…

Consular Affairs Bulletins

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Tokyo (Japan), Update on Situation in Kumamoto and…
This is a follow up to the information in the Embassy’s Emergency Message to U.S. Citizens sent on April 15…