New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

17-04-11

 2011 ANZAC Day commemorations ceremony will be held again this year at the Hodogaya War Cemetery in Yokohama on Monday, 25 April, starting at 9:00am and finishing at around 9:50am. The commemoration ceremony will be followed by morning tea and the event will finish up around 11am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

14-04-11

Another fundraiser for Christchurch New Zealand and North East Japan will be held at Shibuya O-Nest on Wednesday April 27, 2011. Thanks to the generosity of people at the first fundraiser held on March 27, approximately 500,000 yen was raised for New Zealand and Japan earthquake relief efforts. The organisers would like to top this amount at the next fundraiser.

The night will include great bands, DJs, charity auctions, raffles and more.

11-04-11

The resources listed below will help you access information related to the earthquake which struck Japan on March 11, 2011. These resources are provided by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and other sources. Please check regularly as information is updated periodically, in particular the Japan Travel advisories.

30-03-11

A message to the New Zealand community in the Kanto and Tohoku regions about radiation precautions and the availability of iodine

23-03-11

In response to a request from Japan, New Zealand was quick to deploy a team of 52 New Zealand Fire Service Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) workers to assist with rescue efforts following the Tohoku-Kanto earthquake. The team was deployed to Shizugawa, Minamisanriku, Miyagi-ken and worked with the Japan Fire Service, Japan Self-Defense Forces, Japan Police and Australian and Swiss rescue teams searching the area for survivors in bitterly cold conditions. Many of the team traveled directly from work in the Christchurch earthquake. (The Japanese government also sent a search and rescue team to Christchurch to assist in searching for survivors in that disaster). The New Zealand USAR team departed Japan on Saturday 19 March when their mission ended. This was the first time a New Zealand USAR team has been deployed overseas.

The New Zealand Government will also be providing NZ$1 million to support Red Cross disaster relief efforts in Japan.

23-03-11

A charity event will be held Sunday March 27 at What the Dickens. The event will feature a mixture of New Zealand and Japanese artists. All proceeds will go to Christchurch and Tohoku relief efforts. Come out and show your support.

19-03-11

A list of the contact information has been provided lisiting the inquiry offices for non-Japanese residents and visitors within the prefectures and cities in Tohoku District.

- Please note that the information provided by these offices do NOT include whereabouts of non-Japanese nationals.
- For inquiries in this matter, please contact the Local Partnership Cooperation Division, MOFA, at 03-5501-8491.

19-03-11

The Ministry of Justice has set up a telephone line for consultation and operates from 19 March to 21 March, as well as weekdays in order to accept inquiries on immigration procedures such as obtaining a re-entry permit at International Airports in Japan.The number and operation hours of the telephone line is as follows;
Tel: 03-3592-8120 Open hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
For further information regarding immigration measures, please see the following websites;
Ministry of Justice:
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:

18-03-11

New Zealand Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (NZMAF) is currently in the process of facilitating with New Zealanders who are urgently returning from Japan with their cats and dogs. Although NZMAF still requires an export certificate and an import permit, they will allow dogs and cats to be tested and treated as per the Import Health Standard in quarantine in NZ if an assurance  is provided that the dog or the cat has resided in Japan for six months prior to export.

18-03-11

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade periodically reviews its travel advisory for Japan. Please visit this site regularly to check for updates.

SafeTravel.govt.nz

News features Japan: Earthquake

Japan travel advisory

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