Donation from His Majesty the King of Bhutan

March 18, 2011

  1. His Majesty the King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Kingdom of Bhutan, made a donation of one million US dollars on March 16 regarding the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake.

  2. The donation will be made to Japanese Red Cross Society to support those affected by the earthquake.

  3. His Majesty the King and Prime Minister Lyonchhoen Jigme Y. Thinley sent messages of sympathy and condolences. On March 12, His Majesty the King held a thousand butter lamp lighting ceremony and offered prayers. On March 13, Prime Minister, all cabinet ministers and the speaker of both Houses offered prayers. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates sense of solidarity and assistance expressed by the Government and people of the Kingdom of Bhutan.
    • (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)