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Press Conference by Foreign Press Secretary Norio Maruyama

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 4:45 p.m. Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Opening Remarks

Spring Safety Campaign for Overseas Traveling

Mr. Norio Maruyama, Foreign Press Secretary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will conduct a “Spring Safety Campaign for Overseas Traveling” from March 1 to 31.

Spring is a time of increased travel abroad, for example for graduation trips or job transfers. Our campaign will broadly promote the following “Three Steps before Traveling Abroad” to Japanese people: 1) check information about the travel destination ahead of time on MOFA’s Overseas Safety Homepage, 2) register on the “Tabi-Regi”, and 3) act cautiously and calmly with the mindset of being overseas and needing to be prepared for different types of dangers compared to those in Japan.

Through this campaign, MOFA hopes to promote further use of Tabi-Regi for overseas travel registration and the Overseas Safety Homepage, and to raise awareness among Japanese people for taking safety measures.

For details about this initiative, please direct inquiries to the Consular Policy Division of the Consular Affairs Bureau.

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