TOKYO (April 20) The Korean Wrestling Federation presented 20 million won (about 1.5 million Japanese yen) to the Japan Wrestling Federation for disaster relief in the wake of the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11.
JWF president Tomiaki Fukuda accepted the donation for the JWF during a visit to Korea on April 16 from KWF official Kim Hye-Jun.
“I want to express my deepest gratitude to the kindness of the Korean Wrestling Federation and, at the same, express my wish for the strengthening of exchanges between our two countries,” Fukuda said.
Almost two months after the disaster, nearly 15,000 deaths have been confirmed by Japanese police with more than 10,000 people still reported missing. The National Police Agency also reported on April 15 that some 138,000 evacuees from the stricken region were still living in shelters.