New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

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.

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News features Japan: Earthquake

Japan travel advisory

18-03-11

New Zealanders in the part of the Tohoku region most affected by the earthquake and tsunami (Aomori, Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima Prefectures) who wish to depart the area and need advice on how to do so should contact the NZ Embassy Consular line 090-5994-6587.

18-03-11

Sister City networks in Japan make immediate contact with their partner SC in New Zealand as they are anxious to know how they may be able to offer support in a timely and constructive way.
Sister Cities New Zealand has had a number of offers of accommodation for families or individuals who may wish to leave Japan for a short time while the situation comes under control. They are particularly anxious to help children where possible and are happy to offer homestay and alternative schooling in the short term.

18-03-11

New Zealand citizens and families wishing to leave Japan who cannot secure tickets for a commercial flight, can register with the Embassy to request assistance with making departure arrangements on a commercial service. Please send an email to , with the following information:

1. Full name of all people travelling and their passport numbers;
2. Your contact address in Japan;
3. Contact phone number/s;
4. Your departure airport and destination;
5. Names of airlines you have already tried to book.

If the embassy arranges a departure flight which you agree to, you will need to settle the cost directly with the airline.

16-03-11

Rt Hon John Key
Prime Minister

15 March 2011

I move that this House express its condolences to the people of Japan for the losses they have suffered as a result of the recent earthquake and tsunami.

12-03-11

Following the magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck north-east Japan on 11 March, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade asks all New Zealanders in Japan to advise us of your current whereabouts and safety and wellbeing.

We require the following information from you:

- Full name
- Date of Birth
- New Zealand passport number (if known)
- Details for any travel companions

11-03-11

New Zealanders with urgent enquires regarding the earthquake that struck Northern Japan on the afternoon of 11 March, please contact 090 5994 6587, or if calling from overseas +81 90 5994 6587.

If you are trying to make contact with a New Zealander in Japan about whom you are concerned, please try emailing, texting, using Facebook and/or Twitter, or phoning them in the first instance, before contacting the Embassy.

02-03-11

A book of condolence has been prepared in memory of victims of the Christchurch earthquake. The book of condolence is open for signature from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm through to Tuesday March 8 in the reception area of the New Zealand Embassy, 20-40 Kamiyama-cho, Shibuya, Tokyo. People unable to visit the Embassy may wish to send condolences via email to

Public Affairs Office
New Zealand Embassy, Tokyo

 

28-02-11

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has occurred 10km south-east of Christchurch at 12:51 (local time), February 22, 2011. Depth (focal depth): 5km.

For further updates:

Civil Defence: http://www.civildefence.govt.nz

Environment Canterbury: http://canterburyearthquake.org.nz

28-02-11

On behalf of the government and people of New Zealand may I express our sincere and deep thanks to the government and people of Japan for their speedy and generous support of the search and rescue effort for people affected by the Christchurch earthquake.  Prime Minister Key has spoken directly with Prime Minister Kan, Foreign Minister Murray McCully has expressed his deep gratitude also to Foreign Minister Maehara for the generosity of spirit shown by Japan.

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