Foreigners in Japan are subject to the laws of Japan and are legally accountable for acts committed here. Over recent years a small number of New Zealand citizens have been arrested in Japan, mostly for matters that would be regarded as relatively minor offences in New Zealand. The Embassy cannot seek special treatment for New Zealanders that come to the attention of the Japanese authorities.
The New Zealand Government, through its overseas posts, tries to assist New Zealand citizens where possible in emergency situations such as natural disasters or civil unrest. This does not diminish the obligation of New Zealanders overseas to provide for their welfare themselves, for example by taking out medical insurance, making adequate preparations, keeping themselves informed of a situation likely to affect their safety, or being prepared to meet costs incurred in rendering assistance.
The Embassy provides a notice board in the 1F lobby for public use. If you wish to place an item on the board, please submit it to the receptionist first for approval. Alternatively, you can send it to us via email in Microsoft Word or PDF format.
Please be aware that this notice board is primarily for the use of individuals rather than commercial interests, and that we reserve the right to refuse placement of your item.
For details, please contact the Public Affairs Division at email@example.com.
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