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  • 22 Feb 2011 10:36 PM | Anonymous
    Please find below six items that may be of interest to Australians registered with the Australian Embassy in Tokyo.

    1.  NSW State Election – Saturday 26 March 2011
    2.   Preparing for Emergencies
    3.   Emergency Assistance outside Business Hours
    4.   Public Holidays
    5.   Smartraveller website
    6.   Contact Details

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    1.        NSW STATE ELECTION - SATURDAY 26 MARCH 2011

    Australians visiting or residing overseas are advised that there will be a State General Election in New South Wales on Saturday 26 March 2011.

    If you are enrolled for an electorate in NSW, and you will be out of Australia on polling day, you may vote over the internet, complete a pre-poll vote in person at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo or submit a postal vote.


    ENROLMENT

    Enrolment for the 2011 State Election closes at 6:00pm on Monday 7 March.

    Residents, and former residents, of NSW are encouraged to check their enrolment status at www.votensw.info before Monday 7 March.

    Please note the Australian Embassy Tokyo cannot process an application for enrolment – you must apply directly to the NSW Electoral Commission (NSWEC).


    VOTING WITH iVOTE

    A Remote Electronic Voting System called iVote will be introduced at the NSW State Election 2011 to enable eligible electors to vote using the internet.

    Voters who chose to iVote will firstly need to register as an iVoter.  You can register on the internet or by calling an iVote call centre.  Registration is available from Thursday 17 February until Wednesday 23 March.

    iVoting will be available every day from Monday 14 March until 6:00pm Friday 25 March.  iVoting will not be available on election day, Saturday 26 March.

    For more information on iVoting please refer to the following website: http://votensw.info/early_voting/ivote


    VOTING IN PERSON

    Facilities to submit a pre-poll vote in person will be available at the Australian Embassy Tokyo during business hours from Wednesday 16 March to Thursday 24 March 2011.  

    Please note on Election Day, Saturday 26 March 2011, the Australian Embassy Tokyo will not be open for voting.  

    Please also note that voting facilities will not be available at the Australian Consulates-General in Osaka and Fukuoka, or the Australian Consulate in Sapporo.  Australians living in these regions who wish to vote can vote via the internet or apply for a postal vote.

    For more information on voting in person please refer to the following website: http://votensw.info/early_voting/pre-poll


    POSTAL VOTE

    Australian citizens unable to visit the Australian Embassy Tokyo in person or access iVote may cast a vote by post.  Postal votes will be processed by the NSWEC, not the Embassy.

    Online Postal Voting Applications are available from Monday 28 February.  Applications from outside Australia must be received at the NSWEC by 6pm Monday, 21 March.

    For more information on postal votes please refer to the following website: http://votensw.info/early_voting/postal


    CONTACT DETAILS

    Contact details for the NSW State Election in Tokyo are:

    Consular Section
    Australian Embassy Tokyo
    2-1-14 Mita
    Minato-Ku TOKYO 108-8361
    Telephone: (03) 5232 4111
    Fax: (03) 5232 4057

    For further information in regard to your enrolment and voting options, please go to www.votensw.info or call the NSW Electoral Commission call centre on +61 1300 135 736 or +61 2 9290 5999 from Monday 7 February.  General enquiries can also be sent by email to enquiries@elections.nsw.gov.au.

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    2.        PREPARING FOR EMERGENCIES

    Japan is prone to natural disasters, particularly earthquakes and in some months, typhoons and mudslides.  

    Your chances of surviving a severe earthquake are enhanced if you make necessary preparations, including assembling an emergency kit to help you through the first days until Japanese Government assistance becomes available.  For more information and suggestions about the contents of emergency kits, please refer to: http://consular.australia.or.jp/pdf/preparing_for_emergencies.pdf

    In the event of an emergency in the Tokyo area, radio stations that will have emergency information in English include the US Armed Forces station at 810AM and InterFM (76.1FM).

    In winter months snow-related accidents are common, including motor vehicle accidents, avalanches and heavy snow and ice falls from roofs.  Avalanches are common outside the marked runs in ski areas and the number of deaths among off-piste enthusiasts is increasing with the rising popularity of back country and off-piste skiing and boarding.  Snow conditions can change quickly, and veering off marked trails can be dangerous.  Australians who are considering visiting areas where it snows should make themselves aware of the potential dangers by checking websites that provide regular updates on snow conditions.

    The Australian Government, through its consular officers, endeavours to assist Australians in emergency situations.  This does not, however, diminish the obligation of citizens to prepare for their own welfare.  The Embassy and Consulates are not evacuation centres and are not equipped to serve as refuges for significant numbers of Australians.  

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    3.        EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE OUTSIDE BUSINESS HOURS

    Australian Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents who require urgent consular or passport assistance outside normal working hours can call the Australian Embassy Tokyo on 03-5232-4111 and select the menu option to be directed to the Consular Emergency Centre in Australia.

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    4.        PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

    The Australian Embassy Tokyo, Australian Consulates-General in Osaka and Fukuoka and the Australian Consulate in Sapporo will be closed on the following days in 2011:

    Monday 14 March
    Friday 22 April
    Monday 25 April
    Friday 6 May
    Monday 13 June
    Monday 18 July
    Monday 15 August
    Monday 19 September
    Monday 10 October
    Friday 23 December
    Monday 26 December
    Tuesday 27 December

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    5.        REGISTRATION - SMARTRAVELLER WEBSITE

    To keep our records up to date, please remember to notify us of any change of address, phone number, or when leaving Japan permanently.  You can update your information by emailing us at auscitzreg.tokyo@dfat.gov.au with your details (your passport number and full name, your previous address in Japan etc) to identify your data.

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s travel advice on www.smartraveller.gov.au provides accurate, up-to-date information about the risks Australians might face overseas, enabling you to make well-informed decisions about whether, where and when to travel.

    We recommend you visit www.smartraveller.gov.au before every trip.

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    6.      CONTACT DETAILS

    Australian Embassy Tokyo
    2-1-14 Mita
    Minato-ku
    Tokyo 108-8361
    Tel: 03-5232-4111
    Fax: 03-5232-4057
    Web: http://australia.or.jp/en/
    Jurisdictions: Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Fukui, Fukushima, Gifu, Gunma, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Iwate, Kanagawa, Mie, Miyagi, Nagano, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokyo, Toyama, Yamagata, Yamanashi Prefectures

    Australian Consulate-General Osaka
    16F Twin 21 MID Tower
    2-1-61 Shiromi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka 540-6116
    Tel: 06-6941-9448
    Fax: 06-6920-4543
    Web: http://australia.or.jp/en/consular/osaka/
    Jurisdictions: Ehime, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Nara, Okayama, Osaka, Shiga, Shimane, Tokushima, Tottori, Wakayama Prefectures

    Australian Consulate-General Fukuoka
    7th Floor, Tenjin Twin Building
    1-6-8 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
    Fukuoka 810-0001
    Tel: 092-734-5055
    Fax: 092-734-5058
    Web: http://australia.or.jp/en/consular/fukuoka/
    Jurisdictions: Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Okinawa, Saga, Yamaguchi Prefectures

    Australian Consulate Sapporo
    17th Floor, Sapporo Centre Building
    North 5, West 6-2, Chuo-ku
    Sapporo 060-0005
    Tel: 011-242-4381
    Fax: 011-242-4383
    Web: http://australia.or.jp/en/consular/sapporo/
    Jurisdictions: Hokkaido

    For useful information and answers to many of your questions, please refer to the Australian Embassy Consular Section website: http://australia.or.jp/en/consular/

    Yours sincerely
    Consular Section
    Australian Embassy Tokyo
  • 06 Jan 2011 9:30 PM | Anonymous

    How about playing Touch Footy in 2011?
     
    Are you interested in playing touch footy this year?  If you are interested in playing either social or competitive touch, we would like to hear from you.  Visit our site:www.funwithtouch.com.
     
    Social touch offers:
     
    -          Weekend games (March – November)
    -          Social tournaments throughout the year
    -          Social parties
     
    Competitive touch offers:
     
    -          Weekly trainings 
    -          Top tournaments in the Kanto region and beyond

    -          Potential road trip to Korea 
     
    Whether or not you have a background in rugby or have ever played touch footy before, join us!
     
    Contact us at funwithtouch@gmail.com

  • 10 Nov 2010 9:30 PM | Anonymous
    Our new sponsors Jeroboam Fine Wine Club are offering members of the Australia Society huge discounts on their next wine purchase.

  • 10 Nov 2010 9:01 PM | Anonymous

    Please click on the following link to view the great photos taken at the BBQ held in the Australian Embassy gardens on Saturday, the 2nd of October 2010.


    Photos by Keyshots.com  

    Photographer: Kerry Raftis


  • 03 Oct 2010 10:05 PM | Anonymous
     


    If you can name one thing that is truly Australian what would it be?

    The Melbourne Cup which is huge in Australia; dubbed the “Race that stops the Nation” and it is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year making the event more special. Australians all around the world will get together and organize a lunch or a get together, whether they are in Seoul, Beijing, America, England, Thailand, to name just a few places we know hold events. The Place to be in Tokyo On race day Nov 2nd is The Grand Hyatt come and watch the Melbourne Cup LIVE undefinedThe following day is a Holiday in Japan (Culture Day).

  • 19 Sep 2010 10:11 AM | Anonymous

    Presidents Report September 2010

    Hello Everyone,

    The summer is over; however someone forgot to turn down the heat . . . another week or so and we will be back to better temperatures as this was certainly a hot one.

    I hope you all had a great summer and managed to get some rest and relaxation as well as a bit of a respite from this heat. We had a good summer here at AST with a couple of events well subscribed even though many were away. The Wine Challenge in June was a great success with over 75 people attending, so thanks to all those who came along as well to sponsors of the event; Global Dining, Ashley Thredgold at Stellato’s for helping us put it all together with a great menu selection and of course Ned Goodwin, Master of wine for choosing our wines and directing us through.

    We also had a well attended Beer Fest organised by Team Saphin, Craig and Mary, where old friends and new downed a few cold beers in the best Japanese tradition to help beat the heat.

                

    Now we are all back and we have the planning hats on we have a load of things happening this autumn. We kick off with the Adults BBQ October 2nd from 5pm to 9pm. We would like to thank the Ambassador for allowing us access to the Embassy gardens and we look forward to a great afternoon. We have live music from singers Kat McDowell and Sorcha Chisholm. We have to leave the Embassy at 9 so please leave promptly and quietly to ensure we are able to continue with the privilege of using the garden. There will be an after party at ____________ for all of you who want to continue on a bit.  We have had good sign ups and for those of you who want join and bring friends, sign up now as this usually sells out! The BBQ is being run by Jacquie, Meredith and Tony so please join me in saying a big thank you to them as this is not as easy as you think.  If anyone would like to volunteer please contact Meredith or Jacqui at adultbbq@australiasocietytokyo.com .


    Next we have the AST Golf Day on October 9th at Kanagawa Country Club only a few places remain so dust off the clubs and join in.


    November 2nd is the 150th Melbourne Cup!

    Registrations will open for members only for one week from September 27th. Non-members will be able to register from October 4th. Numbers are strictly limited so please register early to avoid disappointment.

                                                                                                                    

    A bit of History about the Melbourne Cup:

    This year commemorates the 150th running of the Melbourne Cup, known as “The Race that Stops a Nation”.  During the afternoon of the first Tuesday in November every year (other than 1942-1944 during the war when it ran on Saturday) it is said that it is safe to shoot a cannon down the main street of every town in Australia (because everyone’s either watching or listening to the race).

    The Australia Society proudly continues this Australian tradition once again by holding the famous “Melbourne Cup Luncheon”.  In addition to the 150th celebration, this year is even more special for us in Tokyo because two horses from Japan have been cleared to race again after brief hiatus due to equine flu. The last time Japanese horses ran was in 2006 and Delta Blue and Pop Rock finished first and second. So all in all we are looking forward to a really exciting event.

    Australians around the nation signify this special event every year.  In the State of Victoria it is a public holiday and many people head to Flemington Race course for the day, or attend their own parties.  Wherever you are in Australia there will be an event, whether it is a Luncheon as we hold or a simple pie and beer at the pub to watch and enjoy the ‘Race that Stops the Nation’ there is something in every town.

    This year unfortunately, the Melbourne Cup does not coincide with a public holiday in Japan.  The following day however is Culture Day.  So put the date in your diary now as an annual leave day or half day and get your friends and colleagues together and get ready to register. Come out and celebrate something truly Australian!

    The Melbourne Cup is not just about the race and the horses, the betting and the sweepstakes or the Calcutta, there is the Fashion with a capital F. It is a chance for the Ladies to dress up in the latest fashions and top it off with a hat or other hair decoration and the men put on their finery too. Each year we have a prize for the best dressed Lady, best dressed Man and a prize for the Best Hat.

    Please remember that The Australia Society Tokyo is not just about having fun, it also shares its time, talent and funds with the less fortunate in Japan and Australia. We raise money through auctions at our annual Australia Day ball and through the generous support of sponsors and individual members. Currently we are supporting Fukudenkai, www.fukudenkai.or.jp  (Japanese), a social welfare corporation which manages two children’s homes located in Hiroo. 

    For further more information on the Australia Society Tokyo, our other events and becoming a member of the society, please visit the Australia Society Tokyo website; www.australiasocietytokyo.com    All nationalities and friends of Australia welcome!

    Finally I leave you with a question:  Would you like to have another Wine night?  The last one in May had 75 join in and all comments back was it was great fun.  If you would like to have one in the last week of November please let me know and we will get it organized.   president@australiasocietytokyo.com 

      

    Cheers

    Trevor Reynolds

    AST President

  • 15 Sep 2010 9:59 PM | Anonymous

    Australia Society Tokyo is pleased to announce a tie-up with the Tokyo Playgroup for Australians & New Zealanders (Tokyo PLANZ)


    Tokyo PLANZ a friendly playgroup made up mostly of mothers from Australia and New Zealand. They catch up over a coffee to discuss parenting and life in Tokyo in general while the kids play in a relaxed environment.  Whilst there is no set age group, most of the kids range between new born and about 3 ½ and older siblings come along on occasion.  

    They meet most Thursdays between 9.30 – 11.30am generally at someone’s home.  Hosting the playgroup is voluntary, and the host typically provides simple refreshments. So if you’re new to Tokyo or new to parenting and would like to join Tokyo PLANZ contact Abbey at hadlow@australia.or.jp for more info and details of when and where the next group will be held or go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TokyoPLANZ/ for more information

  • 20 Aug 2010 12:47 PM | Anonymous
    Registrations for the Adults BBQ are now being accepted online.

    Members please login first to register.

    Non members please follow this link to register.

    Looking forward to seeing you there!
  • 27 Jul 2010 10:13 PM | Anonymous
    AUSTRALIAN FEDERAL ELECTION - Saturday 21 August 2010

    The Australian Government has called a Federal Election for Saturday 21 August 2010.  If you are enrolled on the Commonwealth Electoral Roll, and you will be out of Australia on polling day, you may either VOTE IN PERSON or APPLY FOR A POSTAL VOTE.

    VOTING IN PERSON

    You can cast a pre-poll vote weekdays from Monday 9 August 2010 through until Friday 20 August 2010.  Please note Monday 16 August is an Embassy holiday and the Embassy, Consulates-General and Consulate will be closed.  To cast a pre-poll vote, you must attend in person at the nearest Australian post to you in Japan – located in Tokyo, Fukuoka, Osaka, or Sapporo.  By voting early, you may avoid queues and delays. For security purposes, please bring photograph identification with you when you attend to vote.

    Pre-poll voting in person at the Consulate-General in Fukuoka and Consulate in Sapporo requires appointments to be made in advance.  Appointments are not required to cast a pre-poll vote at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo or the Consulate-General in Osaka.

    On Election Day, Saturday 21 August 2010, you are able to vote in person at the Australian Embassy in Tokyo and Consulate-General in Osaka.  The Consulate-General in Fukuoka and the Consulate in Sapporo will not be open for voting on Election Day.

    Australians voting at the Australian Embassy or a Consulate in Japan must cast their votes by close of voting time nominated for that office – see contact details and hours for the offices listed below.

    POSTAL VOTE

    Australian citizens unable to visit an Australian mission in person may cast a vote by post.  You must apply for a postal vote in order to have ballot papers sent to you.

    To apply for a Postal Vote either:

    - Download the Postal Vote application on the Australian Electoral Commission’s website (http://www.aec.gov.au/Elections/files/pva-2010.pdf) and send the completed form to the Australian Embassy or a Consulate by post or fax (contact details below); or

    - Contact the Australian Embassy or nearest Australian Consulate-General or Consulate to you in Japan to request an application form to be sent to you via post.

    After returning the completed postal vote application form to the Australian Embassy or nearest Australian Consulate-General or Consulate, you will be mailed ballot papers to enable you to cast your vote.  In order to receive ballot papers your Postal Vote Application must reach the Australian Embassy or your nearest Australian Consulate-General or Consulate by Thursday 19 August 2010.

    The ballot papers must be returned in the envelope supplied with certification, and must be post-marked by close of voting hours for the post to which it is sent (see below) or the AEC.  The ballot papers can either be returned to the Australian Embassy or nearest Australian Consulate-General or Consulate in Japan or forwarded directly to the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) in Australia.


    ENROLMENT

    - Australian Embassies/High Commissions/Consulates-General and Consulates overseas cannot determine questions of your enrolment status.  An elector’s claim to vote will be verified by the divisional returning officer in Australia on receipt of completed ballot papers.

    - The deadline for anyone enrolling to vote was 8pm (local time) Monday 19 July 2010. If you are not enrolled you will be unable to vote in the 2010 Federal Election.  


    -  The deadline for changing your address or name details was 8pm Thursday 22 July 2010.  
    Please see the following website for information on updating your enrolment details: http://www.aec.gov.au/Enrolling_to_vote/Update_enrolment.htm

    - The AEC has introduced an online roll verification service.  To use this service, simply visit the AEC website www.aec.gov.au/check and follow the steps.  Electors who are unsure about where they may be enrolled, or do not have access to the internet, are able to contact the AEC on +61-2-6271-4411 during business hours, Australian Eastern Standard Time, or e-mail info@aec.gov.au.

    Note:

    - Voting at Australian federal elections is compulsory in Australia and all Australian citizens aged 18 years and older are encouraged to vote.  Enrolment and voting by people outside Australia is not compulsory, however if you are going overseas you are required to inform the AEC (www.aec.gov.au).


    More Information on Voting
    If you have general enquiries please contact the Australian Electoral Commission's Information Section in Canberra on +61-2-6271 4411, during business hours, Australian Eastern Standard Time.  Information is also available on the AEC website at www.aec.gov.au.  E-mail enquiries may be sent to info@aec.gov.au.  Enquiries specific to voting arrangements for Australians in Japan may be directed to the offices below.


    Contact Details and Voting Hours for Embassy and Consulates in Japan

    AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY TOKYO
    Assistant Returning Officer
    2-1-14 Mita
    Minato-ku, Tokyo 108-8361
    Tel: 03-5232-4111
    Fax: 03-5232-4057
    E-mail: aro@australia.or.jp
    Web: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/tokyo/
    Voting Hours
    Weekdays Monday 9 August 2010 – Friday 20 August 2010: 9.00am-5.00pm (Please note the Embassy will be closed on Monday 16 August 2010)
    Saturday 21 August 2010:  10.00am-4.00pm

    AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL OSAKA
    Assistant Returning Officer
    16F Twin 21 MID Tower
    2-1-61 Shiromi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka 540-6116
    Tel: 06-6941-9448
    Fax: 06-6920-4543
    E-mail: aro@australia.or.jp
    Web: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/osaka/
    Voting Hours
    Weekdays Monday 9 August 2010 – Friday 20 August 2010: 9:30am-4:30pm (Please note the Consulate-General will be closed on Monday 16 August 2010)
    Saturday 21 August 2010:  10.00am-4.00pm

    AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE-GENERAL FUKUOKA
    Assistant Returning Officer
    7th Floor, Tenjin Twin Building
    1-6-8 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
    Fukuoka 810-0001
    Tel: 092-734-5055
    Fax: 092-734-5058
    E-mail: aro@australia.or.jp
    Web: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/fukuoka/
    Voting Hours
    Weekdays Monday 9 August 2010 – Friday 20 August 2010: By appointment 9.00am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-5.00pm (Please note the Consulate-General will be closed on Monday 16 August 2010)
    Closed Saturday 21 August 2010

    AUSTRALIAN CONSULATE SAPPORO
    Assistant Returning Officer
    17th Floor, Sapporo Centre Building
    North 5, West 6-2, Chuo-ku
    Sapporo 060-0005
    Tel: 011-242-4381
    Fax: 011-242-4383
    E-mail: aro@australia.or.jp
    Web: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/sapporo/
    Voting Hours
    Weekdays Monday 9 August 2010 – Friday 20 August 2010: By appointment 9.00am-12.30pm, 1.30-5.00pm (Please note the Consulate will be closed on Monday 16 August 2010)
    Closed Saturday 21 August 2010


    Yours sincerely
    Consular Section
    Australian Embassy Tokyo
  • 06 Jul 2010 10:51 PM | Anonymous
    Australian Embassy Consular Bulletin: 2 July 2010

    1.        Electoral Enrolment
    2.        Change in Travel Advice for Japan
    3.        Have you checked your Australian Passport lately?
    4.        Notarial Services
    5.        Contact Details


    1.  ELECTORAL ENROLMENT

    Is your electoral enrolment up to date?  The Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) handles electoral enrolment and updating your enrolment details.  More information is available on their website at http://aec.gov.au/

    The Australian Embassy and Consulates in Japan cannot advise on your individual enrolment details or eligibility to vote in elections.  We recommend you confirm your details with the AEC to ensure your enrolment is up to date.

    When a Federal Election is announced, we will provide advice on voting procedures in Japan via the Australian Embassy website (www.australia.or.jp) and also by email to Australian citizens registered with the Embassy (at www.orao.dfat.gov.au).  Voting services will be offered at the Embassy in Tokyo as well as the Consulates-General in Osaka and Fukuoka and the Consulate in Sapporo.
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    2.  CHANGE IN TRAVEL ADVICE FOR JAPAN

    The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade updates its travel advice for Japan four times a year or on an as needed basis.  The most recent update was on 8 June 2010.  We would like to draw your attention to the section of the travel advice concerning Safety and Security (Crime):

    “Japan generally has a low rate of crime. However, there is an increased incidence of drink spiking at bars and other entertainment venues, often resulting in credit card theft and assault. If possible, you should avoid carrying your credit cards when you are visiting nightclubs in entertainment districts.

    Sporadic incidents of bag snatching and pickpocketing of foreigners in crowded shopping areas, on trains and at airports have occurred. Credit card and ATM fraud can occur in Japan. If you are suspicious of any items that are stuck to ATMs or look unusual, do not use the machine.”

    For the full travel advice on Japan, and other countries, please refer to the Smartraveller website: http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/zw-cgi/view/Advice/Japan
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    3.  HAVE YOU CHECKED YOUR AUSTRALIAN PASSPORT LATELY?

    With the warmer weather and summer holidays approaching, many Australians living in Japan take the opportunity to travel overseas.  To make sure you don’t get caught at the last minute with an expired (or missing) passport, we encourage you to always know where your passport is stored and to be aware of when it expires.  Please be aware that most foreign countries require that you have a minimum of six months’ validity on your passport to be able to gain entry into that country.  We recommend you renew your passport seven months before it is due to expire.

    For information on renewing your Australian Passport in Japan please see: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/passport/

    For advice on Japanese visas please contact your closest Japanese Immigration office.  Please see the following for a list of Japanese Immigration Offices and contact numbers:  http://www.moj.go.jp/ENGLISH/information/ib-09.html
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    4.  NOTARIAL SERVICES

    Notarial services, such as witnessing signatures, authentications, certifying documents as true copies, issuing Certificates of No Impediment to Marriage are available at the Australian Embassy Tokyo, Australian Consulates-General and Australian Consulate in Japan.

    Please note that while the Consular Section Public Enquiries Desk at the Australian Embassy, Tokyo is open from 09:00 – 17:00 on weekdays, notarial services are by appointment.  Appointments for notarial services are available at the following times:

    Monday:               09:30 – 12:00
    Wednesday:         09:30 – 12:00
    Thursday:             09:30 – 12:00

    Please call the Consular Section on 03-5232-4111 to schedule an appointment at the Embassy.

    To schedule an appointment for notarial services at one of the regional Australian Consulates-General or Australian Consulates in Japan, please contact the relevant mission.  A list of Consulates and Consulates-General and their prefectural jurisdictions is at the end of this bulletin.  For more information on notarial services please visit http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/notarial/

    Please note that under the Consular Fees Act 1955, a scale of fees apply to all notarial services.  Fees are payable in cash or money order at the time of appointment.  We do not have credit card facilities available at the Embassy.  For a list of fees, please visit http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/notarial/fees.php
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    5.  CONTACT DETAILS

    Australian Embassy Tokyo
    2-1-14 Mita
    Minato-ku
    Tokyo 108-8361
    Tel: 03-5232-4111
    Fax: 03-5232-4057
    Web: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/tokyo/
    Jurisdictions: Aichi, Akita, Aomori, Chiba, Fukui, Fukushima, Gifu, Gunma, Ibaraki, Ishikawa, Iwate, Kanagawa, Mie, Miyagi, Nagano, Nagoya, Niigata, Saitama, Shizuoka, Tochigi, Tokyo, Toyama, Yamagata, Yamanashi Prefectures

    Australian Consulate-General Osaka
    16F Twin 21 MID Tower
    2-1-61 Shiromi, Chuo-ku
    Osaka 540-6116
    Tel: 06-6941-9448
    Fax: 06-6920-4543
    Web: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/osaka/
    Jurisdictions: Ehime, Hiroshima, Hyogo, Kagawa, Kochi, Kyoto, Nara, Okayama, Osaka, Shiga, Shimane, Tokushima, Tottori, Wakayama Prefectures

    Australian Consulate-General Fukuoka
    7th Floor, Tenjin Twin Building
    1-6-8 Tenjin, Chuo-ku
    Fukuoka 810-0001
    Tel: 092-734-5055
    Fax: 092-734-5058
    Web: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/fukuoka/
    Jurisdictions: Fukuoka, Kagoshima, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, Nagasaki, Oita, Okinawa, Saga, Yamaguchi Prefectures

    Australian Consulate Sapporo
    17th Floor, Sapporo Centre Building
    North 5, West 6-2, Chuo-ku
    Sapporo 060-0005
    Tel: 011-242-4381
    Fax: 011-242-4383
    Web: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/sapporo/
    Jurisdictions: Hokkaido


    For useful information and answers to many of your questions, please refer to the Australian Embassy Consular Section website: http://www.australia.or.jp/en/consular/

    Yours sincerely
    Consular Section
    Australian Embassy Tokyo

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