11 Apr '11, 5am

'Thank you for the Kizuna': Japan PM Naoto Kan thanks the world for their support after the March 11 disasters

'Thank you for the Kizuna': Japan PM Naoto Kan thanks the world for their support after the March 11 disasters

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (left) shakes hands with a boy as he visits Ishinomaki. Mr Kan on Monday placed adverts in some of the world's leading papers to thank people around the world for their support. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO - JAPAN'S prime minister Naoto Kan on Monday placed signed adverts in some of the world's leading papers thanking people around the globe for their support in the month since a huge tsunami barrelled into Japan. The three-quarter page advert, entitled 'Thank you for the Kizuna (bonds of friendship)' ran in international papers including the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune. 'One month has passed since an earthquake of unprecedented scale struck Japan, taking thousands of precious lives,' the advert said. 'In the tsunami-devastated regions there was no food, no water, no electricity and the survivors had...

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