March 27, 2011
The aid delegation to Japan landed this afternoon in a Tokyo airport, after a 14 hour flight.
The delegation was received at the airport by the Israeli Ambassador to Japan, Mr. Nissim Ben-Shitrit, as well as the embassy staff, and the IDF attaché in Tokyo, Rami Ben-Efraim. As of recently, the delegation has been making its way by bus towards Kurihara, located in the Miyagi Prefecture.
Tomorrow, the aid delegation will set up its medical equipment and begin administering aid to local residents in Minamisanriku. The 53 members of the delegation join the preliminary team and the logistics staff already sent by Israel to Japan. In total, there are 60 members of the aid delegation.
After they landed in the Tokyo airport, the Delegation Commander, Brig. Gen. Shalom Ben-Arye, thanked the embassy staff for the warm reception.
Pictured: Members of the delegation to Japan receive a briefing on the plane