Saturday, March 12, 2011

Japan sent 8,000 military personnel to the quake zone and seeks help from U.S.

The Government of Japan has moved to 8,000 military personnel, 300 aircraft and 40 ships to the area most affected by the earthquake of 8.8 magnitude on the Richter open scale that has shaken the country's northeast and requested U.S. military aid. As he explained Japan's foreign minister, Takeaki Matsumoto, the Japanese executive has requested U.S.

support of U.S. troops deployed in different bases in the country for over half a century. Matsumoto, who has spent two days in office, said at a news conference that made its request to the U.S. ambassador to Japan, John Roos, who accepted the proposal, according to the local agency Kyodo.

The U.S. military deployed in Japan (about 50,000) are ready to work with Nipponese authorities, as revealed by Japanese Defense Minister, Toshimi Kitazawa U.S. military ships in the territory of Japan has not been damaged, according to U.S. Navy . United States and 24 other nations offered assistance to Japan a few hours after the earthquake, which was the biggest in U.S.

history and has caused hundreds of deaths.

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