Japan Travel Advisory
Sydney, March 18, 2011 – We are grateful for the warm support and thoughts from many people after the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on 11th March 2011. Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) Sydney Office expresses condolences and our thoughts go out to all the people who have been affected.
The JNTO Sydney Office is committed to providing as much useful information to the industry and the public as possible.
We have been sending out a document to Japan specialist agents that contains links to information such as tsunami warnings and nuclear safety, information on the current service status of transportation networks in Japan, airline information, and telephone or translation services for travellers from overseas. This document is updated daily and will be sent out again to agents if needed.
For visitors currently travelling in Japan, the Tokyo Headquarters of Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) provides around-the-clock telephone information service at the Tourist Information Centre (TIC):
TIC in Tokyo
Phone: +81-(0)3-3201-3331 Service in English, Chinese and Korean
The 24-hour service is available for the duration of current crisis
Please note that due to the intensive recovery effort, information on the current situation in Japan is updated frequently, therefore we advise individuals to check the latest information on their own.
Japan National Tourism Organization Tokyo Headquarters: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/index.html