Japan Thanks Canada

Japan Thanks Canada

A Message From His Majesty the Emperor

A Message from Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda (March 8, 2012)

A Message from Ambassador Ishikawa on the first anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 8, 2012)

Message from former Prime Minister Naoto Kan: "Kizuna - The Bonds of Friendship" (April 11, 2011)

Embassy Expresses Gratitude for Messages in the Book of Condolences (from Prime Minister Harper and the public) (March 25, 2011)

Embassy Expresses Gratitude for Messages of Sympathy (March 11, 2011)


Assistance from Canada

Extension of the grant to the Government of Canada with respect to tsunami debris resulting from the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 13, 2013)

Subvention au Gouvernement du Canada pour les débris provenant du Grand séisme de l'Est du Japon (13 mars, 2013)

Meeting between Mr. Chiaki Takahashi, State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, and H.E. Mr. Jonathan Fried, Ambassador of Canada to Japan (March 17, 2011)

Items of Assistance offered by the Government of Canada (April 6, 2011)

Canadian Relief Assistance to Japan (March 16, 2011)


Donations and Fundraising

Embassy of Japan in Canada and the Red Cross to Accept Donations for the Relief of the Victims of the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (Updated: March 27, 2015)

Earthquake Fundraising Events (March 25, 2011)



The acceptance of donations from the Ottawa Japanese Language School (April 20, 2011)

Ambassador Ishikawa visits Ontario Legislative Assembly (April 7, 2011)

Ambassador Receives One Thousand Paper Cranes From A Halifax Boy (March 29, 2011)

Ambassador Ishikawa receives donation from the Hampton Gray V.C. Chapter of the Canadian Naval Air Group (January 18, 2012)


Earthquake Information

Toward Reconstruction

Address by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Ceremony to Commemorate the Second Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake (March 11, 2013)

The 2nd Anniversary of the 3.11 Earthquake (March 11, 2013)

Current Status and Path Toward Reconstruction (March, 2013)

Number of foreign visitors to Japan recovers to pre-disaster level (Japan Tourism Agency website) (July 20, 2012)

Program to Invite Former JET Participants to the Disaster Stricken Areas in Tohoku (July, 28, 2011)


The Great East Japan Earthquake

World Health Organization (WHO) release: "Japan: protective measures continue"

International Maritime Organization (IMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) news release: "Current situation for travel and transport to and from Japan"

Japan Travel Updates after the 3.11 Earthquake

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Homepage: Comprehensive information on the Great East Japan Earthquake

Minister Gemba's Speech at a Reception in Commemoration of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Statement by Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Great East Japan Earthquake


On Nuclear Concerns

IAEA Report "Events and highlights on the progress related to recovery operations at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station" (April 1, 2014)

Comparison of the air dose rate data between cities in Japan and the world's major cities (April 1, 2014)

Final Report on the IAEA Review Mission on Mid-and-Long-Term Roadmap towards the Decommissioning of TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Units 1–4 (Feb.13 2014) (April 1, 2014)

Provision of comprehensive information on Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station related issues (March 13, 2014)

Government’s Decision on Addressing the Contaminated Water Issue at TEPCO’s Fukushima Daiichi NPS (Sept.3, 2013)

Japan's Challenges and Toward Recovery (Part 1) (Part 2) (June 2, 2011)

Report by Japanese Government to the IAEA Ministerial Conference on Nuclear Safety: The Accident at TEPCO's Fukushima Nuclear Power Stations (June 7, 2011)

International Atomic Energy Agency: International Fact-Finding Mission (June 1, 2011)

Information on Japan's Nuclear Situation (April 9, 2011)

Ensuring the Safety of Nuclear Power Stations

Information on Radioactivity Levels: Related Links

Safety of Fishery and Farm Products (Japan Foreign Policy Update)

International Atomic Energy Agency: Fukushima Nuclear Accident Update Log


Tsunami Marine Debris

Frequently Asked Questions: 3.11 Tsunami Debris (Headquarters for Ocean Policy website)


Other Links

Japan: Fascinating Diversity

Messages from Friends

Road to Recovery (Youtube)

Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet - Countermeasures for the Great East Japan Earthquake

Information for Canadians about the Great East Japan Earthquake- Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Foreign Press Centre Japan