Japan thanks India
The Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has thanked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his kind words of condolence and India's offer of 25,000 blankets in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami. Prime Minister Kan in a letter to Dr. Manmohan Singh said he strongly sensed the solidarity in Dr. Manmohan Singh's speech in Parliament, in which he said India would spare no effort in assisting Japan, while announcing the offer of blankets.
The text of Prime Minister's letter is as follows:
"I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude for your kind words of condolences on the Tohoku district – off the Pacific Ocean earthquake, as well as your offer to provide 25,000 blankets in view of the cold weather in the Tohoku region. I strongly felt your sense of solidarity in your speech at both houses of Parliament, in which you stated that India would spare no effort in assisting Japan, while announcing the offer of blankets. I am certain that the whole hearted sympathy from India will be conveyed properly to those suffering from the present difficulties.
The Government of Japan will make its utmost efforts, together with the people of the affected areas and the people of the entire nation to overcome this difficult time."