Earthquake Centered in the Kumamoto Region of Kumamoto Prefecture
(Messages of Sympathy and Assistance from Foreign Countries, Regions, and International Organizations)
July 8, 2016
- (1) The Government of Japan received messages of sympathy from the following 142 countries and regions and 30 international organizations (in alphabetical order).
Asia Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam Oceania Australia, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall, Micronesia, New Zealand, Palau, Samoa, Solomon, Tonga North America Canada, United States of America Latin America and the Caribbean Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Christopher and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent Europe Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lithuania, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, Vatican Middle East Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Turkey, United Arab Emirates Africa Algeria, Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire , Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique , Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia Organizations Asian Development Bank (ADB), Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Central American Integration System (SICA), Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), European Union (EU), International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Energy Agency (IEA), International Monetary Fund(IMF), International Maritime Organization (IMO), International Organization for Migration (IOM), International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Southeast Asian Fisheries Development center (SEAFDEC), Southern African Development Community(SADC), The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, United Nations (UN), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), United Nations Office of the Special Adviser on Africa (UNOSAA), United Nations Secretariat for International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR), UN-Women, World Bank(WB),World Food Programme (WFP)
- (2) Assistance from the U.S. Forces in Japan
- Since April 18, in response to the earthquake, Japan received the following U.S. assistance using the transport aircraft of the U.S. Forces:
- Transport of SDF personnel and SDF vehicles to Kumamoto Airport using C-130 Hercules transport aircraft
- Transport of SDF personnel to Kumamoto Airport using UC-35 Citation aircraft
- Transport of relief goods to the affected areas using MV-22 Ospreys
- (3) Assistance from the Republic of Korea
- On April 18, Ms. Park Geun-hye, President of the Republic of Korea (ROK), announced a message of condolence and sympathy to the Japanese people and the Government of Japan, and the ROK Government expressed its intention to provide relief goods.
- The Government of the Republic of Korea (ROK) offered to provide relief goods and two ROK military transport aircraft landed at Kumamoto Airport in the afternoon of April 22, providing retort pouch rice, water and other relief goods (equivalent of approx. US$100, 000).
- (4) Japan's overseas missions are accepting relief money for this earthquake.