Donating Blankets to Japan

Japan received 120,000 blankets from overseas as relief goods for areas affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami as of Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

Relief goods from 13 countries and one international organization also included 126 tons of bottled water, mattresses, tents, power generators, sleeping bags and winter clothes.

A total of 18 countries and two international bodies have sent personnel to Japan.

Many of them have already left the country, but nuclear power experts from the United States, as well as rescue teams from France, Indonesia, South Africa and Turkey, are continuing their operations in Japan.

Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs also remain in Japan to provide assistance.

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