Japan deputy FM tours IDF clinic in battered village

Watch: Aid delegation helps residents of Minamisanriku; half of the village's 17,000 residents died in the disaster.

April 5, 2011 12:36
IDF medical delegation to Japan

IDF in Japan 311. (photo credit: IDF Spokesman)

Japanese Deputy Foreign Minister Makiko Kikuta visited the IDF aid delegation's medical clinic in Minamisanriku, a village heavily hit by the tsunami.

She toured the facility and met with delegation members led by Col. Dr. Ofir Cohen-Marom, who communicated via IDF translators.

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Half of Minamisanriku's 17,000 residents died in the tsunami. Even the mayor was injured and pleaded for help, which the IDF team provided.

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