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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Japan to exclusively receive earthquake aid from US


TOKYO —⁢ Japan’s decision ⁢to accept a relief ‌team from the United States but‌ no aid from other ​governments ⁣has sparked discussions and raised questions about the extent of the disaster relief efforts needed in the ‌wake of the recent earthquake in the Noto peninsula.

The U.S. and⁣ Japan are currently ‍in talks about the dispatch of troops to the affected area,⁢ as⁤ reported by the Nikkei. However, Japan’s top spokesman Yoshimasa Hayashi stated that they are not accepting ‍any personnel or ⁤material aid from other countries at the moment, citing⁢ the situation on the ground and the logistical challenges of receiving such aid.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida acknowledged offers for help⁤ and messages of condolence from governments including Taiwan and China, but the full extent of the casualties and damage from the earthquake remains ⁤unclear.⁢ Rescue teams are facing difficulties in reaching ⁣hard-hit areas due to severed roads and damaged⁢ infrastructure, with over 200 people still unaccounted for.

The U.S. armed forces played ⁢a significant role in disaster relief efforts ​during the 2011 earthquake, providing substantial‍ personnel and resources. While Japan’s⁣ Ministry of Defense has not ruled out the possibility of assistance⁣ in the future,⁤ nothing has been decided at this time.

It is worth noting that the U.S. has a significant military⁢ presence in Japan, with about ⁢54,000 personnel stationed in the country. The aftermath of the earthquake has also led to flooding, with at least 247 acres of land affected ⁢by a tsunami triggered by⁤ the seismic event.

As the situation continues to unfold, Japan is navigating the complexities of disaster relief ‌efforts and international assistance, while grappling with the aftermath of one of the deadliest earthquakes in recent years.

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