South Korea will donate 3 million to Japan for reconstruction

South Korea will donate $3 million to Japan for reconstruction after devastating earthquake

According to Portal, South Korea has agreed to donate $3 million in humanitarian aid to Japan to help rebuild the Noto Peninsula, which was hit by an earthquake earlier this year, the South Korean Foreign Ministry said on Thursday. (11)

“The government hopes that the assistance will enable the recovery of the affected areas and help local residents resume their daily lives as quickly as possible,” the ministry said in a statement.

Earthquake damage and recovery

The magnitude 7.6 earthquake struck western Japan on New Year's Day, killing more than 200 people and forcing more than 26,000 people to evacuate their homes.

In response, Japan's Foreign Ministry said: “We truly appreciate and welcome this decision, which shows the friendly and cooperative relationship between Japan and South Korea.”

Promote friendly relationships

Japan announced last week that it was negotiating emergency aid with the United States and temporarily rejecting offers of aid from other countries, including China. He has since stated that he would accept help as long as it did not pose any logistical complications.

South Korea's decision to provide aid comes at a time when conservative President Yoon Suk Yeol has significantly improved relations and security cooperation with Japan, despite ongoing tensions over World War II history and territorial claims on islands between the two countries.

Controversy in the United States

In recent developments, the Republicanled U.S. House committee overseeing efforts to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas on illegal immigration charges on Wednesday ignored the border chief's offer to testify in his defense.