Japan's Friendship with the US Remains Unshakable

Koji Tomita
March 11, 2021
The Hill

In this opinion piece, Ambassador Koji Tomita references a 2016 JCIE survey on US givings in the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami disaster response:

“As we immediately started working with our U.S. counterparts in Tokyo, I also saw firsthand the strength of the friendship between Japan and the U.S. It was moving to witness the countless displays of friendship and support that came from our American allies in the weeks and months that followed…Back in the United States, through thousands of organizations, Americans donated at least $746.1 million for the disaster response in the five years following the earthquake and tsunami, according to the Japan Center for International Exchange.”

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This opinion piece was written by Ambassador Koji Tomita and published in The Hill on March 11, 2021.