Japanese Prime Minister thanks Sweden for earthquake help
Japan's Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has written a thank-you letter to Sweden for quickly leaping to aid the country after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck last month.
"Sweden was one of a handful of countries that offered help the very same day that the earthquake happened," Kan wrote in an open letter published on the newspaper Svenska Dagbladet's website.
Kan also thanked Sweden for sending two experts from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency to help with the disaster.
The prime minister also applauded a note that an 8-year-old Swedish boy sent, wanting to donate his monthly allowance to buying water for those affected by the catastrophe.