Acceptance of a team of rescue dogs from the Republic of Korea

March 12, 2011
Japanese

(Photo:Acceptance of a team of rescue dogs from the Republic of Korea 1)
(Photo:Acceptance of a team of rescue dogs from the Republic of Korea 2)
  1. In response to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, on Saturday 12 March, it was decided to accept a team of rescue dogs from the Republic of Korea.  The team will arrive at Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) this afternoon. (NB: On NH1162 flight, arriving at 1445 hours.)

  2. The team will consist of two rescue dogs and five relevant personnel (two dog handlers and three rescue assistants).  The time the team arrives at the site is now being coordinated.

  3. In addition, the Government of Japan has received from the Government of ROK messages of President Lee Myun-bak and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Kim Sung-hwan, expressing their condolences and compassion, and readiness of Korean government and the general public to extend utmost cooperation.  The Government of Japan is deeply grateful to the cooperation of the Government of ROK.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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