Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia is equally affected and concerned for all those involved in this natural disaster. We are working closely with other organizations to support those in the States who have family and friends in Japan and need to obtain information during this critical moment.
Below are many resources to assist you with any inquiry you may have about the current status of the event, contacting the island, or sending relief:
Consulate General of Japan in New York
299 Park Ave., New York, NY 10171
Google has created the site, “Google Person Finder”.
It currently has the record of 7200 people and you can type in the name of person you are looking for and find out if he/she is safe.
You can watch the Japanese News ontime from the site below.
If the person you are looking for has a cell phone in Japan, and you know which company his/fer cellphone is, you can check each company’s website below and type in the phone number to see if he/she has left the message. The available areas are Aomori, Miyagi, Yamagata and Fukushima. prefectures.
For the docomo users:
For the KDDI (Ezweb) users:
For the Softbank users:
For the Wilcom users:
For the Emobile users:
Another way to find out:
Visit our sister organizations in Boston and NY for additional resources:
To locate US citizens in Japan:
The US Embassy and Consulates in Japan are working to obtain information on the status of U.S. citizens and to provide assistance as necessary.
- If you have concerns about a specific U.S. citizen in Japan, please send the State Department an email at JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov
- If you have concerns about a specific U.S. citizen in the Tsunami zone outside of Japan, please send the State Department an email at PacificTsunamiUSC@state.gov
- Although telephone lines are disrupted, you may want to try contacting your loved one by email, text (SMS) message, or other social media.
- Tokyo airports (Narita and Haneda) are currently closed and possibly damaged. Trains and subways are down in the Tokyo metropolitan region, and train service may be sporadic throughout the rest of the country..
- Aftershocks can be expected and may be severe. U.S. citizens should take basic earthquake safety precautions.
Department of Defense Inquiries
- U.S. Forces Japan reports that all personnel have been accounted for, and there are no reports of injuries.
- The Department of Defense instructs that family members of Department of Defense personnel should call 1-800-342-9647 to inquire about their loved ones or contact the individual unit command directly for more specific information.
Japanese and Other Citizens
- If you are calling regarding a Japanese citizen, please contact the Japanese Embassy (Washington – 202-238-6700) or local Japanese Consulate.
- If you are calling regarding a citizen of a third country, please contact that country’s Embassy or Consulate. Contact information for foreign Embassies and Consulates in the United States is available in the Country Specific Information links at www.travel.state.gov.
大使館 総務 鈴木公使 202-238-6810
領事部 中村参事官 202-531-9754