Quake, tsunami people finder

Google and the U.S. State Department offer resources to help find people affected by the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific.

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Google Person Finder

Google offers this service to help find people affected by the earthquake in Japan: People Finder

Consular assistance to U.S. citizens in Japan

Online Information: Monitor and the Embassy Tokyo websites for the latest updates.

Public Inquiries:

If you have concerns about a specific U.S. citizen in Japan, please send the State Department an e-mail at 

If you have concerns about a specific U.S. citizen in the Tsunami zone outside of Japan, please send us an e-mail at

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.

Department of Defense personnel 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 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

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