Jewish Journal


March 13, 2011

Israeli team leaves for Japan aid mission


Tokyo in the aftermath of the 2011 Sendai earthquake.

Tokyo in the aftermath of the 2011 Sendai earthquake.

A civilian Israeli search-and-rescue team left for Japan in the aftermath of a major earthquake and tsunami.

The team organized by IsraAID, an Israeli humanitarian umbrella group, left Israel Sunday morning to assist in an area to be determined by Japanese authorities, according to The Jerusalem Post.

The group—six medical professionals and search-and-rescue experts—said it would reach Japan, which was struck last Friday by an 8.9-magnitude quake and then a tsunami, through South Korea, and then continue on to Toyko or Osaka.

Meanwhile, five Israeli businessmen and one Israeli tourist had not been located as of Saturday night, according to Israel’s Foreign Ministry.

As many as 400 Israeli tourists are currently in Japan, according to reports.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2016 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.1726 / 46