MFA: 2nd Press Release on 12th March 2011

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The following press release has been issued Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 12th March 2011.

Please continue to visit the embassy website http://www.mfa.gov.sg/tokyo/ regularly for updates.


12/03/2011

MFA Spokesman’s Comments in responses to media queries on the situation in Japan

In response to media queries on the situation in Japan, the MFA spokesman said:

The Singapore Embassy in Tokyo has been contacting registered Singaporeans in Japan since the 8.8 magnitude earthquake struck yesterday afternoon. As of 1800 hours today, we have not received any reports of injured Singaporeans. The Singapore Embassy is also closely monitoring media reports of an explosion at Fukushima nuclear reactor.

Should Singaporeans choose to travel to Japan at this juncture, they should avoid areas that are affected by the earthquake and tsunami [Fukushima, Miyagi, Aomori, Iwate, Yamagata and Ibaraki Prefectures and surrounding districts]. They should be prepared to face inconveniences in their travel.

Singaporeans who cannot avoid travelling to Japan at this time are strongly advised to eRegister with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at http://eregister.mfa.gov.sg/. This will enable the Ministry and our Embassy in Tokyo to contact them and render them the necessary consular assistance in case of emergencies.

Singaporeans wishing to leave Japan should monitor closely the situation, check with local authorities as the main access roads to airports may be closed and trains may not be running on schedule, and reconfirm their flights with the relevant airlines.

We will render the necessary consular assistance to affected Singaporeans. If assistance is required, Singaporeans should contact the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo or the MFA Duty Officer (24hrs) at:

Singapore Embassy in Tokyo
Tel: +81 90 3208 4122 / +81 90 2435 5543
Email: singemb_tyo@sgmfa.gov.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tel: +65 6379 8800/ +65 6379 8855
Email: mfa_duty_officer@mfa.gov.sg

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS
SINGAPORE
12 MARCH 2011