Acceptance of Emergency Relief Supplies from China (Second Dispatch)

March 28, 2011

  1. In response to the Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake, the second dispatch of relief supplies offered from the Government of China is scheduled to arrive on the night of Monday, March 28th (*1).

  2. The second dispatch of relief supplies which consists of 60,000 bottles of mineral water, 3,250,000 pairs of disposable rubber gloves will each be sent to Ibaraki Prefecture and the Japanese Red Cross Society after arriving to Japan. This assistance forms a part of the total assistance of 30 million RMB which the Government of China has expressed.  This assistance follows the first dispatch of assistance that had arrived on March 14th (*2).  

  3. The Government of Japan deeply appreciates the cooperation of the Government of China.

(*1) The aircraft carrying the relief supplies is scheduled to arrive at Narita Airport at 20:30 Monday, March 28th.
(*2)The first dispatch of relief supplies (900 tents, 2,000 blankets, 200 emergency hand lamps) arrived on the 14th at Haneda Airport and was sent to Tome city of Miyagi Prefecture the next day.

    • (*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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