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PM Modi writes to Kishida after Japan earthquake

PM Modi and Japanese PM Fumio Kishida. FILE/REUTERS.

“India is ready to extend all possible assistance” to Japan that witnessed a robust 7.5 magnitude earthquake on New 12 months’s Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi wrote in a letter to his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida.

PM Modi conveyed his deep condolences and expressed India’s solidarity with Japan and in addition to its folks affected by the large earthquake on 1 January, 2024.

In a letter to Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, PM Modi mentioned, “As a special strategic and global partner, India values its relationship with Japan, and is ready to extend all possible assistance at this hour.”

At the very least 94 folks have died and over 240 are nonetheless lacking in Japan, making the catastrophe probably deadlier than the 2016 earthquake and potential worst for the reason that devastating quake and tsunami struck the Asian nation’s east coast in 2011.

“I am deeply anguished and concerned to learn about the major earthquake that struck Japan on 1 January, 2024,” PM Modi mentioned.

“I express my deepest condolence to the bereaved families of those who lost their lives. We stand in solidarity with Japan and its people affected by the disaster,” PM Modi added.

The Japan earthquake has brought about widespread devastation, flattening houses, triggering a tsunami, and slicing off distant communities.

Japanese PM Kishida mentioned he acquired gives of assist and messages of condolence from varied governments, together with Taiwan and China.

On Friday, Japan determined to just accept $100,000 help by the USA which incorporates blankets, water and medical provides. The US has additionally promised extra assist would come.

A report by Bloomberg cited Takahide Kiuchi, an govt economist on the Nomura Analysis Institute, saying the loss from the earthquake in Japan is estimated to be round ¥800 billion ($5.5 billion).

Kishida-led Japan authorities, nevertheless, plans to make use of 4.74 billion yen in reserve funds to assist the quake-hit space, a report by Kyodo Information cited the nation’s finance minister as saying.



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