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16 October 2002 @ 12:05 am
 
Dear UC students in Japan,

Good morning! I hope you have a nice long weekend.

Following is the message from EAP. Please read it carefully.
As you see in the message, you are not permitted to travel to Indonesia including Bali and are strongly advised not to travel to Malaysia and parts of southern Philippines.

I believe that you do not have time to travel anywhere now because your year in Japan has just started. However, if you know anybody who are on a trip to South East Asia or have a plan to do so, please let us know right away.

Also, please remember that you must report us whenever you leave Japan regardless of reasons.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.

Akiko Kaji
Administrative Manager
UC Tokyo Study Center
0422-33-3118, 0422-32-0393

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From: "Nicole LeBlanc" <nleblanc@eap.ucop.edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 17:08:06 -0700
To: "Akiko Kaji-JP" <kaji@uctsc.org>

Friends,

We are sure you have already heard of this recent bombing in Bali. All students should be told they are not permitted to travel to Indonesia, including Bali, and that they are strongly advised not to travel to Malaysia and parts of southern Philippines. Thank you for your wise counsel to students.

UOEAP


> Indonesia - Travel Warning
> October 14, 2002
> This Travel Warning is being issued to alert Americans to increased security
concerns in Indonesia arising as a result of the October 12 bombing of a night club in Bali, and the current situation in Indonesia. In addition, this Travel Warning alerts Americans to the ordered departure of U.S. Government personnel in non-emergency positions and all family members. This Travel Warning supersedes the November 23, 2001, Travel Warning for Indonesia.
> The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer travel to
> Indonesia. The
bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, along with the current security situation within Indonesia puts U.S. citizens and interests at risk. Americans in Indonesia should evaluate their security posture and consider departing the country.
> The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta has received information that indicates
> extremist
elements may be planning additional attacks targeting U.S. interests in Indonesia, particularly U.S. government officials and facilities. The attack in Bali, which took place in an area with a large number of foreign tourists, clearly indicates that this threat also extends to private American citizens.
> As a result of these concerns, the Department has ordered the
> departure of
U.S. Government personnel in non-emergency positions and all family members in Indonesia. All American citizens in Indonesia are urged to consider departing the country.
> As indicated in the Department> '> s Worldwide Caution of October 10,
> 2002
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Dear UC students in Japan,

Good morning! I hope you have a nice long weekend.

Following is the message from EAP. Please read it carefully.
As you see in the message, you are not permitted to travel to Indonesia including Bali and are strongly advised not to travel to Malaysia and parts of southern Philippines.

I believe that you do not have time to travel anywhere now because your year in Japan has just started. However, if you know anybody who are on a trip to South East Asia or have a plan to do so, please let us know right away.

Also, please remember that you must report us whenever you leave Japan regardless of reasons.

Thank you very much for your cooperation.
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Akiko Kaji
Administrative Manager
UC Tokyo Study Center
0422-33-3118, 0422-32-0393

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From: "Nicole LeBlanc" <nleblanc@eap.ucop.edu>
Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2002 17:08:06 -0700
To: "Akiko Kaji-JP" <kaji@uctsc.org>

Friends,

We are sure you have already heard of this recent bombing in Bali. All students should be told they are not permitted to travel to Indonesia, including Bali, and that they are strongly advised not to travel to Malaysia and parts of southern Philippines. Thank you for your wise counsel to students.

UOEAP


> Indonesia - Travel Warning
> October 14, 2002
> This Travel Warning is being issued to alert Americans to increased security
concerns in Indonesia arising as a result of the October 12 bombing of a night club in Bali, and the current situation in Indonesia. In addition, this Travel Warning alerts Americans to the ordered departure of U.S. Government personnel in non-emergency positions and all family members. This Travel Warning supersedes the November 23, 2001, Travel Warning for Indonesia.
> The Department of State warns U.S. citizens to defer travel to
> Indonesia. The
bombing of a nightclub in Bali, Indonesia, along with the current security situation within Indonesia puts U.S. citizens and interests at risk. Americans in Indonesia should evaluate their security posture and consider departing the country.
> The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta has received information that indicates
> extremist
elements may be planning additional attacks targeting U.S. interests in Indonesia, particularly U.S. government officials and facilities. The attack in Bali, which took place in an area with a large number of foreign tourists, clearly indicates that this threat also extends to private American citizens.
> As a result of these concerns, the Department has ordered the
> departure of
U.S. Government personnel in non-emergency positions and all family members in Indonesia. All American citizens in Indonesia are urged to consider departing the country.
> As indicated in the Department> '> s Worldwide Caution of October 10,
> 2002
<wwc1.html>, as security is increased at official U.S. facilities, terrorists and their sympathizers will seek softer targets. These may include facilities where Americans are generally known to congregate or visit, such as clubs, restaurants, places of worship, schools or outdoor recreation events.
> Separatist violence in the provinces of Aceh and Papua (Irian Jaya);
> sectarian
and ethnic strife in Central and West Kalimantan, Maluku, North Maluku, Central and South Sulawesi, Yogyakarta, and communal tensions in West Timor have contributed to unsafe conditions in these regions. On August 31, 2002, an ambush in Papua resulted in the deaths of two Americans and wounded seven others.
> Americans should avoid all travel to the regions of Aceh, Papua (Irian
> Jaya),
Maluku, and North Maluku as these are areas where the Indonesian government has restricted the travel of U.S. and other foreign government officials. Because of the risk of violence, Americans should avoid travel to West Timor, Central and West Kalimantan, Central and South Sulawesi, and Yogyakarta. In addition, social unrest and violence can erupt in with little forewarning anywhere in the country.
> A series of bombings over the past two years has struck religious,
> political,
and business targets throughout Indonesia. Extremist elements may be planning to target U.S. interests within Indonesia, particularly U.S. government facilities, and also possibly residential, commercial, and other private targets. Circumstances surrounding the September 23, 2002 grenade attack on a vehicle located outside a U.S. government employee> '> s residence in Jakarta suggest this may be a part of the extremist groups> '> efforts to advocate attacks against U.S. government interests in Indonesia.
> Some militant groups, particularly in the Central Java town of Solo
(Surakarta), have threatened to > "> sweep> "> Americans from Indonesia and have occasionally intimidated foreign-appearing persons, but security forces have recently prevented them from carrying out their threats. The Abu Sayyaf terrorist group> '> s practice of kidnapping American citizens in the extreme southwest Philippines, near Indonesia, puts Americans in the border regions of Kalimantan and North Sulawesi at potential risk.
> American citizens who reside in or travel to Indonesia despite this
> Travel
Warning should exercise maximum caution and take prudent measures such as avoiding crowds and demonstrations, as well as locations known to cater primarily to a Western clientele. Americans should keep a low profile, varying times and routes for all required travel, remaining acutely aware of their immediate environment, and notifying the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in case of any change in the local security situation. Indonesia> '> s frequent political demonstrations are usually peaceful, but can quickly turn violent with little forewarning and should be avoided. American citizens are urged to treat mail and packages from unfamiliar sources with suspicion.
> Occasionally, the U.S. mission in Indonesia may suspend service to the
> public
and/or close because of security concerns. When experiencing these situations, the Embassy and Consulate will continue to provide emergency services to American citizens via telephone.
> Updated information on travel and security in Indonesia may be
> obtained from
the Department of State by calling 1-888-407-4747. The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta can be contacted by phone at (62)(21) 3435-9000. The number for the Consulate General in Surabaya is (62)(31) 567-2287. U.S. citizens should also consult the Department of State> '> s Consular Information Sheet for Indonesia <indonesia.html>, which is available at any U.S. Embassy or Consulate abroad and through the Department of State, Bureau of Consular
Affairs> '> Internet web site, http://travel.state.gov.
> Return to Consular Information Sheets and Travel Warnings Page
<travel_warnings.html>
>
 
 
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