Rescue teams from the UK and France

March 13, 2011

  1. In response to Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, teams of rescue of the UK and France are scheduled to arrive in Japan soon. British rescue team will arrive at Misawa Airport in the evening of 13th March.

  2. British rescue team consists of two rescue dogs and sixty three relevant personnel. French rescue team consists of about one hundred relevant personnel. The rescue teams' areas of activity are being finalized.

  3. From the Government of the United Kingdom, messages of condolences and sympathy were sent from Her Majesty the Queen, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to His Majesty the Emperor. The message was also sent from Prime Minister Cameron. Foreign Secretary Hague conveyed the message of condolences and sympathy to Foreign Minister Matsumoto over the phone. From the French Government, letters of condolences and sympathy were sent from President Sarkozy, Prime Minister Fillon, and Foreign and European Minister Juppé. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the Government of the UK and the French Government of France.
    • (*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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