Japan Receives Condolences and Donation from Armenian Relief Society for the Japanese People who were hit by the Great East Japan Earthquake



The Embassy of Japan in Lebanon received deep condolences and valuable donation for the Japanese people suffered by the Great East Japan earthquake of last March from Armenian Relief Society.


The donation amounting to 23,679 USD was handed over to H.E. Mr. Koichi Kawakami, Ambassador of Japan in Lebanon by Ms. Taline Kelbashian, chairperson of the Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon on behalf of Armenian Relief Society today, 21 June 2011, at the premises of Embassy of Japan in Lebanon.


All the donation will be transferred to, and administered by, the Distribution Committee, which is formed by the local governments of the disaster-affected prefectures.


The Armenian Relief Society, founded in New York in 1910, is an independent, non-sectarian philanthropic society serving the humanitarian and cultural needs of the Armenian people with entities in 26 countries and a membership of 15,000.


The Embassy of Japan in Lebanon has extended total 20 million yen in 2000, 2002 and 2007 to support the medical center of Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon through Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Project (GGP).