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Jakarta Post

Japan official makes first visit to RI under new govt

  • Lilian Budianto

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, October 7 2009   /  11:02 am

A message from Japan: Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda (left) smiles as Japanese senior vice Minister Tadahiro Masushita presents him a letter from new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, on Tuesday, in Jakarta. Courtesy of Japanese EmbassySenior Japanese vice minister Tadahiro Matsushita met with Indonesian Foreign Minister Hassan Wirajuda on Tuesday in Jakarta to present a letter from his new government and discuss relief assistance for victims of the Padang earthquake.Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Matsushita said after the meeting the new Japanese government was willing to provide any assistance for rehabilitation and reconstruction in the wake of the Padang quake that has claimed the lives of more than 600 people.“Japan has already dispatched relief assistance worth between 25 million and 30 million yen (US$340,000) to Padang,” he said through an interpreter.“We have ...