U.S. to Provide $100,000 More for Niigata Earthquake Victims

November 5, 2004

The Embassy of the United States of America is pleased to announce that the United States Government will provide an additional $100,000 to assist the people of Niigata Prefecture affected by the recent series of earthquakes. These funds will be used to assist in logistics support to aid in the transportation of emergency relief items to the stricken area. This donation comes from funds set aside to assist in disaster relief and is the result of continuing consultation between the Government of Japan and the Government of the United States on the best ways for the U.S. to assist the earthquake victims.

In announcing this additional donation, Ambassador Howard H. Baker, Jr. noted that this $100,000, along with other efforts to assist the victims of this disaster, is symbolic of the desire of the United States Government to cooperate with the Government of Japan in alleviating the suffering of the earthquake victims and is a concrete sign of the friendship that the American people and the American Government feel toward the people and the Government of Japan.