Published: 2011-03-11 12:54:00
Updated: 2011-03-11 18:21:16
Posted March 11, 2011
Google offers this service to help find people affected by the earthquake in Japan: People Finder
If you have concerns about a specific U.S. citizen in Japan, please send the State Department an e-mail at JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov.
If you have concerns about a specific U.S. citizen in the Tsunami zone outside of Japan, please send us an e-mail at PacificTsunamiUSC@state.gov.
E-mail inquiries are strongly preferred. The Department's emergency assistance center number is 1-888-407-4747 (Calling from outside the U.S. + 1-202-501-4444) if citizens are unable to use or access e-mail.
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.
If you are calling regarding a Japanese citizen, please contact the nearest Japanese Embassy (Washington - 202-238-6700) or 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.