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Japan’s Response to the Earthquake in Southern Taiwan

February 8, 2016

1. On February 6 (in the early hours of the same day, local time) an earthquake occurred in Southern Taiwan, toppling nine buildings in Tainan City, resulting in a large number of deaths and injuries to date. From the perspective of providing assistance to the many people in Taiwan facing difficult circumstances, Japan has decided to provide assistance amounting to USD 1 million to The Red Cross Society of Taiwan and other organizations to enable swift disaster relief, recovery, reconstruction, and other efforts.

2. Japan will continue to swiftly respond to the situation, while comprehensively taking into account information gathered on the ground, the needs of the Taiwanese side, and so on.

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