Japan dispatches disaster relief team to Pakistan
A medical team will be sent to Islamabad Monday, he said.
The government is considering providing supplies to Pakistan, Mochizuki said, but no final decisions were made yet. Separately, the Japanese Red Cross Society decided to dispatch a medical team to Islamabad to assess the damage. The team, including doctors and a nurse, was expected to arrive in Islamabad Monday, it said in a statement. The Red Cross also pledged 15 million yen (US$132,000; 109,000) in cash for emergency aid.
Two Japanese died after a 10-story apartment building in Islamabad collapsed Saturday. Satoru Narahara, an employee of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and his son were killed. His wife was rescued, the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Source: Jerusalem Post