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Great East Japan Earthquake


Chairman's message

We would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to all victims and those afflicted in the earthquake and tsunami disaster, which hit the Tohoku district of Japan on March 11, 2011. 

This unprecedented disaster was a catastrophe not only to the directly afflicted areas, but to Japan as a whole.  The entire nation must therefore support the stricken areas.  We strongly believe that this hardship must be overcome through mutual cooperation in the nationwide scale.

Kankeiren, together with Kansai's local governments and related organizations, will combine our forces with utmost effort to support the disaster relief.

Kankeiren will respond to the emergency assistance for 2011 Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake as follows:

1. Kankeiren has asked our members for their cooperation in disaster relief, including donation to Japan Platform (JPF).  JPF is an international emergency humanitarian aid organization which offers effective and prompt emergency aid, focusing on the issues of natural disaster.

2. Kankeiren has organized a "Special Team" for emergency disaster response and support for the Great East Japan Earthquake in our secretariat (headed by Mr. Shinya Okuda, Senior Managing Director) on March 14.  Kankeiren will take measures to contribute to the early reconstruction and recovery of the afflicted areas, in close cooperation with organizations such as the Tohoku Economic Federation and the Union of Kansai Governments.


▶Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
Countermeasures for the Great East Japan Earthquake

▶Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Great East Japan Earthquake

▶Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(METI)
Information on the Great East Japan Earthquake
(Nuclear Power Stations / Petroleum Products & City Gas Supply / Daily Life Support / Electricity Supply / Business Support)

▶Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The Great East Japan Earthquake