Acceptance of relief supplies from the European Union (EU)

March 24, 2011

  1. Today (Thursday, March 24), relief supplies from the European Union (EU) sent in response to the Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake are expected to arrive at 6:12 P.M. at Narita Airport on flight no. LH8384.

  2. Upon the request of the Government of Japan, as of March 23, 13 EU member states have announced their intention to provide material aid through the EU. Relief supplies sent this time consist of 25,000 blankets, 2,000 mattresses, and 300 sleeping bags – in total approx. 70 tons of relief supplies. They come from Denmark, Lithuania, and the Netherlands, and will be transported to the areas in need in Ibaraki Prefecture after arriving at Narita Airport.

  3. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the EU and its member states.

*As of March 23, EU member states that offered relief supplies upon the request of the Government of Japan are as follows:
Austria, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania, Netherlands, Slovakia and Sweden

    • (*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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