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Japan consul general grateful for help

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by Michele Catahay

Guam - Consul General for Japan in Guam Yoshiyuki Kimura says he's appreciative of the response from the local community, especially the words expressed by Governor Eddie Calvo during his State of the Island Address this morning. Kimura says many organizations have also expressed the intent to help with relief efforts.

Last Friday, news spread after Japan was hit by a 9.0 earthquake and a tsunami that have left hundreds dead and many missing. For now, he says he's waiting on official word on what Japan needs to get back on its feet. "We are not sure the precise needs in Japan because still the government has been working on the assessment for the needs. So right now, we don't know the precise needs in Japan," he said.

He urges the community that any donations will be accepted by the Guam Chapter of the American Red Cross. In addition, the Japan Club of Guam had said it would also be accepting donations for the cause.

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