By: Yang Ming-chu and Lee Hsin-Yin
Tokyo, July 13 (CNA) The Taiwanese government donated 20 million
Japanese yen (US$$181,000) to Japan on Thursday in the wake of heavy rain, flooding and landslides that have caused at least 200 deaths.
Taiwan made the donation to demonstrate its concern over the disaster and assist with the rebuilding of flooded areas, said Frank Hsieh (謝長廷), Taiwan’s envoy to Japan.
Hsieh made the remarks as he gave details of the donation to Japan-Taiwan Exchange Association President Yasuaki Tanizaki in Tokyo, adding that he hoped Japanese victims of the flooding will be able to resume their lives and flooded areas return to normal as soon as possible.
He said Taiwan and Japan are prone to natural disasters, noting that the two sides extend a helping hand when the other needs assistance.