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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

Japan sends navy, forty-million dollars in tsunami aid

Japan pledged to give 40 million dollar to tsunami-hit nations. As a nation, Japan does not have so strong economic power as before. Japan individuals will inevitably face tax-burden in near future. We, Japanese, should recognize what a great contribution we try to do.

"Japan sends navy, forty-million dollars in tsunami aid" by ABC Asia Pacific TV / Radio Australia

Japan has sent three navy vessels to Thailand and pledged 40 million dollars to provide emergency food, medicine and shelter to tsunami victims.

The relief mission to southern Thailand marks the first time officially-pacifist Japan has used its own ships to help in an overseas disaster.

The two destroyers and one supply ship that were sent had just ended a mission in the Indian Ocean to provide logistical support to the US campaign in Afghanistan.

Japan has pledged 30 million dollars in direct aid to tsunami-hit countries... and nearly ten-million dollars to Japanese aid organisations working affected regions.

A 20-member Japanese medical team is in Sri Lanka and disaster surveillance experts sent to Indonesia.

"Japan offers $30 mn aid for tsunami victims" by HindustanTimes, India

"Japan to give US$30m aid to tsunami-hit nations" by The Star Online, Malaysia

"Japan sends navy, 40 million dollars to help tsunami victims" by SpaceDaily, Australia