Japan-Republic of Korea Relations
Assistance from the Republic of Korea in Response to the Kumamoto Earthquake
The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) offered to provide relief goods in response to the recent Kumamoto Earthquake. Following coordination between the Government of Japan and the Government of the ROK, two ROK military transport aircraft landed at Kumamoto Airport in the afternoon of April 22, providing retort pouch rice, water and other relief goods (equivalent of approx. US$100,000).
This assistance from the ROK is meaningful from the perspective of Japan-ROK relations as well, and Japan is grateful for the heartwarming assistance provided by the Government of the ROK on this occasion.