Acceptance of relief supplies from the European Union (EU)

April 6, 2011

  1. Today (Wednesday, April 6), an AeroLogic flight loaded with relief supplies sent by the European Union (EU) in response to the Great East Japan Earthquake had arrived at Narita Airport at 6:20 A.M..

  2. The relief supplies include 16.7 tons of foods from Hungary, 4,000 pieces of clothing, 1,000 pairs of shoes and others from Slovakia, and 10,000 gloves and other items from Sweden. The relief supplies will be delivered to the areas in need in Miyagi Prefecture after arriving at Narita Airport.

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

    *As of April 5, the EU member states that offered relief supplies upon the request of the Government of Japan are as follows:
             Austria, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Lithuania,
              Luxembough, the Netherlands, Sweden, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom

    * The relief supplies from the EU which arrived at Narita Airport on March 24, including blankets, mattresses and sleeping bags from Denmark, Lithuania and the Netherlands, have been delivered to Ibaraki Prefecture on March 25. A part of the blankets have also been delivered to Tochigi Prefecture on March 30.
    • (* This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)