Acceptance of Relief Supplies from the Republic of Korea

March 19, 2011

  1. In response to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, relief supplies from the Republic of Korea (ROK) is scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport at 20:10 on Saturday, March 19 on a chartered aircraft of Asiana Airlines.

  2. The government of the ROK will carry 6,000 blankets and 100 tons of water based on the needs of those who suffered from the earthquake. The relief supplies will be sent to the disaster-stricken regions. In advance, ROK’s rescue team of 107 personnel and two rescue dogs has been dispatched. The rescue team is being engaged in relief activities in the disaster-affected areas.

  3. From the government of the ROK, H.E. Mr. Lee Myung-bak, President of the ROK and H.E. Mr. Kim Sung-hwan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of the ROK expressed their condolences and sympathy and sent messages that the government of the ROK and the people of the ROK will offer utmost cooperation to Japan. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the Government of the 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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