New Zealand Embassy Tokyo, Japan

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

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.

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