Singaporeans travelling to Japan should heed the advice of the local authorities in the event of an emergency. Latest information on weather and earthquake are available at the Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) website www.jma.go.jp/jma/indexe.html .
Singaporeans should also note that some areas in the immediate vicinity of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant continue to be classified by the Japanese Government as “Restricted Areas” where people are not allowed to live or return to. Singaporeans should avoid travel to these areas where evacuation orders continue to be in force. Please refer to the following link for a map of the Restricted Areas. http://www.meti.go.jp/english/earthquake/nuclear/roadmap/pdf/141001MapOfAreas.pdf
Latest news and information on health and safety are also available from the portal of the Office of the Prime Minister of Japan, at www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/incident
There have also been reports of scams against foreigners where large sums of money were involved. While Japan remains a safe and tourist-friendly destination, Singaporeans are advised to be vigilant and take the necessary precautions.
Singaporeans travelling to or residing in Japan are advised to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/ to facilitate contact in an emergency. Should Singaporeans require any consular assistance, they can contact our Embassy in Tokyo or MFA Duty Office at:
Singapore Embassy in Tokyo
Tel: +81 (3) 3586 9111/2 (Office Hours)
+81 (90) 3208 4122 (After Office Hours)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Duty Office (24-hours)
Tel: +65 6379 8800, +65 6379 8855