Acceptance of Relief Supplies from the Republic of Korea

March 26, 2011

  1. In response to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, relief supplies from the government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) are scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport at 8:00 on Sunday, March 27 on a Korean Air cargo jet (KE855).

  2. In light of the needs at the disaster area, the government of the ROK will transport to Japan food (30,000 packs of retort fried rice, 144,000 chocolate bars, 112,000 packs of red bean paste, 120,000 chocolate pies, 129,024 packages of ramen, 48,600 packages of soup, and 3,600 bags of dry bread), 4,000 pairs of boots, 12,000 rubber gloves, and 14,000 plastic bottles of tea. These relief supplies are planned for distribution in Miyagi Prefecture. Prior to this shipment the government of the ROK provided 100 tons of water and 6,000 blankets which will be steadily sent to the disaster-affected areas.

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