The U.S. Consulate in Osaka announced that it will temprarily stop processing E1/E2 non-immigrant visa  applications between June 1 through Aust 31, 2014.  During this time period, all E visa applicants,  including dependents will have to schedule their interview at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo.  The U.S. Consulate plans to resume processing of All E visa applications from September 1, 2014.