Ambassador Roos: "Today Our Hearts Remain With Our Japanese Friends"

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 15, 2011
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U.S. Ambassador to Japan John Roos offered a message today to American citizens in light of the recent tragedy in Japan. The Ambassador discussed how the United States is working to provide up-to-date information to ensure the safety and security of our citizens.

Ambassador Roos said, "Today our hearts remain with our Japanese friends who, after suffering this devastating tragedy just four days ago, have to undertake recovery and reconstruction and address the ongoing nuclear emergency.

"We understand that many of you are anxious and have questions in the shadow of the Fukushima emergency, since we are in the midst of a complex, constantly changing, and unpredictable situation. In this fluid situation, our commitment to our citizens is to accumulate accurate information and assess it sufficiently in order to make important judgments.

"Since the first reports of trouble with the reactors, American nuclear experts have worked around the clock to analyze data, monitor developments, and provide clear assessments on the potential dangers. While at times we have had only limited access to information, I am personally committed to assuring that our experts have as much access and information as possible, and the necessary resources to understand the situation. I have personally been deeply engaged in these efforts.

"After a careful analysis of data, radiation levels, and damage assessments of all units at Fukushima, our experts are in agreement with the response and measures taken by Japanese technicians, including their recommended 20 km radius for evacuation and additional shelter-in-place recommendations out to 30 km.

"Let me also address reports of very low levels of radiation outside the evacuation area detected by U.S. and Japanese sensitive instrumentation. This bears very careful monitoring, which we are doing. If we assess that the radiation poses a threat to public health, we will share that information and provide relevant guidance immediately.

"The United States will continue to work around the clock to provide precise and up-to-date information supported by expert analysis to ensure the safety and security of our citizens and to help Japan in its time of great need. U.S. citizens in need of emergency assistance should send an e-mail to email JapanEmergencyUSC@state.gov with detailed information about their location and contact information, and monitor the U.S. Department of State website at travel.state.gov."

You can read the Ambassador's complete message here.

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Eric
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New Mexico, USA
March 15, 2011

Eric in New Mexico writes:

“Today Our Hearts Remain With Our Japanese Friends”

-Ambassador Roos

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It would be improbable to be there otherwise.

Please convey to the good ambassador that there's this 104 year old Rinzai Buddhist Monk I know who would most likely if Mr. Roos was his student, be asking him this koan right about now...

" aha~, so how do you realize your true self when you are with your friends? "

...with my best regards to his team for their worthy efforts,

EJ

hamayan
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Japan
March 15, 2011

Hamayan in Japan writes:

Thanks USAID team. Thanks US peoples. Tthanks US gov. Thanks nice dogs. ARIGATOU.

Eric
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New Mexico, USA
March 16, 2011

Eric in New Mexico writes:

That's mankind's best friend, at your service Hamayan...(chuckle).

Carman
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United States
March 16, 2011

C. in the U.S.A. writes:

Our hearts, prayers, and money goes out to Japan.

palgye
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South Korea
March 17, 2011

Palgye in South Korea writes:

Have not Drinking water, not enough food to eat, long line waiting for live... No anger, No resentment, just to survive ....

"Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in the reactor becoming radioactivity, Chernobyl disaster repeated in the potential."

Ever, a breakthrough there any way? By eliminating the capital of Japan, for a while, the stock market and the possibility of an adverse impact on economic recovery, through news reports, we think. The glass manufacturers in the U.S., but a significant adverse economic recovery in Asia .....

Every time I look to Brazil keeps former California Governor Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger is thinking. It was not anything wrong (with many internal problems, but) I do not think that will fix the problem. Just a personal opinion. Forget about it.

PS South-Korea.

Republic of Korea Cheong Wa Dae and the depth of the people involved, 10000000000 (korea won) to think that someone with less. What is the hidden wealth? When working a half in the Blue House, 10 billion (korea won) are registered in the property, I'd like to grab power. Congress to eliminate some of their sins, to change the law, issuing a pass to fellow members of Congress do, among politicians who do not have reliable ... Ever, the U.S.?

Teach A.
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United States
March 17, 2011

Steve in the U.S.A. writes:

I am an English Teacher and have been to Japan many a times. It is unbelievable that a country so beautiful has been devastated but also it is very soothing to see the US stand up for Japan and offer all the help it can.

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