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Dispatch of the Expert Team in response to the Damages caused by the Earthquake in Eastern Coast of Taiwan

February 8, 2018

1. Today, February 8, the Government of Japan decided to dispatch the expert team composed of 7 experts to Taiwan in response to the damages caused by the earthquake in eastern coast of Taiwan on February 7. The team will arrive in Taiwan this afternoon and start its operations to support search and rescue activities.

2. It is crucial to conduct rescues within 72 hours following the earthquake. Japan’s team will bring equipment which can detect human presence from outside the debris and help operate it to support intense search and rescue operations by the local authority.

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