Acceptance of emergency relief supplies from China

March 14, 2011

  1. In response to Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, on Monday, March 14, 2011, the Government of Japan decided to accept the relief supplies from China. The aircraft carrying the relief supplies is scheduled to arrive at Haneda Airport tonight.
  2. According to the Government of China, it is ready to offer relief supplies which are worth 30 million RMB. Based on the needs of the sites, tents, blankets, and emergency hand lamps will be provided this time.

  3. The Government of Japan received the messages of Premier Wen Jiabao and Foreign Minister Dr. Yang Jiechi which expressed their condolences and compassion, and stated that the Chinese side is ready to offer all necessary assistance. The Government of Japan is deeply grateful to the cooperation of the Government of China.
    • (*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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