Jim Moran Statement on Disaster in Japan, Letter of Support to Japanese Ambassador

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    Washington, DC – Today Congressman Jim Moran, Northern Virginia Democrat, sent a letter to Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Fujisaki expressing support for the people of Japan and President Obama’s offer of assistance.

    “As we learn of the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis sweeping Northeast Japan, I offer condolences for the loss of life and prayers for survivors and all the people of Japan,” said Moran. “The strong bond of friendship between Japan and the United States is valued now more than ever.”

    U.S. Forces Japan reported all American military personnel are accounted for with no reports of injuries. The State Department has opened a hotline (1-800-407-4747) for those seeking information on specific U.S. citizens in Japan.

    “I encourage those still in harm’s way to heed the advice of emergency personnel,” said Moran. “In times of tragedy we rely on community and friendship. I support President Obama’s offer of assistance and will work closely with my colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to ensure his request is followed.”

    Full text of Rep. Moran’s letter to Ambassador Fujisaki below:

    Dear Ambassador Fujisaki:

    As we learn of the devastating effects of the earthquake and tsunamis sweeping Northeast Japan, I offer condolences for the loss of life and prayers for survivors and all the people of Japan. I am grateful for President Obama’s strong statement of support and offers of assistance as Japan recovers from this tragedy.

    The strong bond of friendship between Japan and the United States is valued now more than ever. Please be assured that I will work closely with my colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee to ensure that President Obama’s request is followed by fast and effective help to our friends in their hour of need.

    Yours sincerely,

    James P. Moran

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