The ACCJ is pleased to announce that it will be hosting interviews for applicants of CBP’s trusted traveler program Global Entry (GE), which includes the APEC Business Traveler’s Card (ABTC).
These interviews will be held at the ACCJ Tokyo office during business hours Friday, September 14. Please note that interviews will also be held September 10-13 at the American Center Japan.
If you are interested in participating in the local interview process, you will need to apply ASAP through the Global Entry web site (https://ttp.cbp.dhs.gov/).
The special GE enrollment in Japan is open to U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents (U.S. green card holders) and Japanese citizens over the age of 14. Japanese citizens that do not hold a green card will need to obtain a promotional code from the CBP Attaché office.
Please direct questions about this program and application procedures to our contacts at Customs and Border Protection.
CBP Attaché, Brendan O’Hearn – email@example.com or
CBP Specialist, Eiji Iida – IidaEX@state.gov
US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has announced that Global Entry, the CBP program that allows pre-approved travelers to access TSA PreCheck and more quickly clear immigration, now allows for Enrollment on Arrival (EOA), making enrollment easier for applicants who live abroad.
Enrollment on Arrival (EOA) eliminates the need for a Global Entry applicant to schedule an interview at an enrollment center to complete the application process. When landing at an international terminal, follow the signage directing you to CBP officers who can complete your Global Entry interview during your admissibility inspection. You won’t need any additional documents other than those required for international travel (e.g., your passport).
Information about EOA can be found at https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/enrollment-arrival and a list of participating airports is available at https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry/enrollment-arrival/locations.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has made improving employment and career opportunities for women a key part of his Abenomics reform policies. The Womenomics initiative and its goal of increasing the number of women in the workplace—particular at senior levels—is especially important for Japan’s future.
But for this to happen, mothers must be able to manage both career and family. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) continues to hear from members that finding childcare is a challenge and is impacting the potential for achieving the Abe administration’s goals.
The ACCJ Women in Business Committee (WIB) is researching the degree to which childcare is an issue that needs to be highlighted to the government and corporate sectors, and your help is needed. From now until September 10, 2018, WIB is conducting a short, anonymous survey that is open to ACCJ members as well as non-members. If you would like to share your thoughts and experiences, please submit this survey, which takes 5–10 minutes to complete.
In late June, heavy rains began to fall on western Japan, causing flooding that was compounded by the arrival of Typhoon No. 7 (Prapiroon) on July 3. The extreme flooding and landslides that followed killed more than 200, the deadliest such disaster in Japan since 1982.
To assist with relief efforts, the American Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ACCJ) has allocated ¥2 million from the ACCJ Community Service Fund. As an immediate response, ¥500,000 is being donated to Kurashiki City in Okayama Prefecture and an additional ¥500,000 is being given to Japan Platform, an international emergency humanitarian aid organization that focuses on natural disasters. The remaining ¥1 million will be donated to less publicized efforts. Those groups will be identified in the coming weeks.
If you are interested in supporting these efforts, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.