Myanmar donates 1.98 million yen to earthquake victims in Japan

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

TOKYO- (PanOrient News) Myanmar’s Ambassador to Japan has handed over a contribution of 1.98 million yen to the Mayor of Nanao in Ishikawa Prefecture for those affected by the devastating earthquake that struck Japan’s northern coast on New Year’s Day.

The 7.6 magnitude quake in Ishikawa Prefecture left more than 200 people dead, injured many more and left thousands homeless. Myanmar nationals living in the quake-affected area had to take refuge in rescue centers.

The donation came from Myanmar Embassy staff and their families, Myanmar nationals residing in Japan, civil servant scholars studying in Japan, Japanese companies investing in Myanmar, Honorary Consuls representing Myanmar, Myanmar companies operating in Japan and other donors.

Myanmar Ambassador U Soe Han went to Nanao in Ishikawa on January 20 and met Mayor CHATANI. Yoshitaka to hand over the donated money.

During the meeting, the ambassador extended a message of sympathy, saying that Japan was a friend of Myanmar. He also thanked the mayor for assisting Myanmar citizens in quake-affected areas.

Mayor Chatani expressed his heartfelt gratitude to the ambassador for personally visiting the quake-affected area to deliver the contribution.

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