17 Apr '11, 3am

Clinton visits Japan as US disaster relief warms ties

TOKYO: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Japan Sunday, reconfirming a key alliance that has been strained by a lingering military base dispute but boosted by a strong American disaster relief effort. Since Japan's massive quake and tsunami struck on March 11, sparking an ongoing nuclear crisis, US forces have launched a muscular search, rescue and relief effort with 20,000 troops and scores of ships and aircraft. Helicopters have flown aid missions from a US aircraft carrier, marines helped clear the tsunami-ravaged Sendai airport which reopened last week, and thousands joined a three-day search of the battered coastline for bodies. US nuclear experts have offered advice on stabilising the tsunami-hit Fukushima atomic power plant, where the US military has flown in coolants and deployed two freshwater barges and fire engines to help douse hot reactors. The Yomiu...

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