STATE

Contact info for constituents affected by recent earthquake in Japam

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

 In response to the recent earthquake in Japan and subsequent tsunami warning Rep. Bobby Schilling is relaying the below information from the U.S. Department of State on how to get in touch with family and friends abroad.

THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS PROVIDED BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE

CONSULAR ASSISTANCE TO U.S. CITIZENS IN JAPAN

Online Information: Monitor travel.state.gov and tokyo.usembassy.gov websites for the latest updates.

Public Inquiries:

    •    If you have concerns about a specific U.S. citizen in Japan, please send an e-mail to JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov

    •    If you have concerns about a specific U.S. citizen in the Tsunami zone outside of Japan, please send an e-mail to PacificTsunamiUSC@state.gov

    •    E-mail inquiries are strongly preferred, but constituents may call the Department's emergency assistance center at 1-888-407-4747 (Calling from outside the U.S. + 1-202-501-4444) if they are unable to use e-mail.

 DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE PERSONNEL INQUIRIES

    •    U.S. Forces Japan reports that all personnel have been accounted for, and there are no reports of injuries.

    •    The Department of Defense instructs that family members of Department of Defense personnel should call 1-800-342-9647 to inquire about their loved ones or contact the individual unit command directly for more specific information.

 JAPANESE AND OTHER CITIZENS

    •    If you are calling regarding a Japanese citizen, please contact the nearest Japanese Embassy (Washington - 202-238-6700) or Consulate.

    •    If you are calling regarding a citizen of a third country, please contact that country’s Embassy or Consulate. Contact information for foreign Embassies and Consulates in the United States is available in the Country Specific Information links at www.travel.state.gov.