Charlotte mayor “full of admiration” for Japanese government

  • Sep. 7, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Queen Charlotte mayor Carol Kulesha is responding positively to the news that the Japanese government may be helping with the cost of cleaning up the debris arriving on our shores from the tsunami of 2011, as reported on Nikkei.com, an English-language Japanese news site.”If the amount of debris that landfalls here is what we are told to expect, then we will need all the help we can get,” said Ms Kulesha, referring to the 1.5 million tons of floating debris estimated to have left Japanese waters by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.Nikkei reports that several Japanese ministries are working on the issue, and that the Japanese government is considering both paying costs and providing technical assistance in recognition of the support received by the country after the disaster.”I am full of admiration for the Japanese government,” Ms Kulesha said. “They legally do not need to help, they have years of work to do for those impacted by the tragedy in Japan and yet they are shouldering a further responsibility, a big thank you.”

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