Establishment of an Ad hoc Office of the Japanese Embassy in Tacloban, Philippines for Typhoon Disaster Relief

November 19, 2013

  1. 1. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs established an ad hoc office of the Japanese Embassy on November 19 in Tacloban, Leyte Island, Philippines, which was hit hard by Typhoon Yolanda, in order to strengthen its ability to protect Japanese nationals and conduct liaison, coordination, and other assistance activities for the victims.

    2. Several Officials has already been dispatched to Tacloban from the Embassy of Japan in Manila and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and established a Japan desk in the Tacloban City Hall on November 15. An ad hoc office in Tacloban was additionally established to enhance the structure.

    3. The office is headed by Mr. Setsuo Omori, a minister of the Embassy of Japan in Manila, and its members use the Japan desk as the base to protect Japanese nationals and assist the Japan Disaster Relief Medical Team which is already offering medical services in Tacloban.

    * Since the communications infrastructure is still limited in Tacloban city, please contact the following numbers for inquiries about damage caused by Typhoon Yolanda:

    The Embassy of Japan in the Philippines (Manila) +63-2-551-5786
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Tokyo) +81-3-3580-3311