Acceptance of rescue teams of Australia and New Zealand

March 14, 2011
Japanese

  1. In response to Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, teams of rescue of Australia and New Zealand have been dispatched.

  2. Australian rescue team consists of 75 personnel and 2 rescue dogs. The rescue team arrived at Yokota Air Base in the early hours of March 14, 2011. The rescue team’s areas of activity are being finalized.

  3. New Zealand’s rescue team consists of an advance team of 7 personnel and a main team of 45 personnel (without rescue dogs). The advance team arrived at Narita Airport in the afternoon of Sunday, March 13, 2011. The main team is scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport in the afternoon of Monday, March 14, 2011. The rescue teams’ areas of activity are being finalized.

  4. From the Government of Australia, condolences and sympathy were expressed and necessary assistance was offered from Prime Minister Gillard to Prime Minister Kan and from Foreign Minister Rudd to Foreign Minister Matsumoto respectively.

  5. From the Government of New Zealand, condolences and sympathy were expressed and necessary assistance was offered from Prime Minister Key to Prime Minister Kan and from Foreign Minister McCully to Foreign Minister Matsumoto respectively.

  6. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the Government of Australia and the Government of New Zealand.
     
    • (*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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