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MFA: Press Release on 11th March 2011

The following press release has been issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 11th March 2011.

Please check the embassy website http://www.mfa.gov.sg/tokyo/ for regular updates.

11/03/2011

MFA Spokesman’s Comments in responses to media queries on the earthquake which struck off Japan’s coast

[Photo: AFP/HO/CCTV]

In responses to media queries on the earthquake which struck off Japan’s coast, the MFA spokesman said:

Following the strong earthquake which struck off Japan’s northeastern coast this afternoon, the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo immediately activated its Emergency Contact Network (ECN) system and will continue to establish contact with registered Singaporeans in the affected areas.

As at 1800 hours today, we have not received any reports of Singaporeans being injured. We are closely monitoring the situation and will render the necessary consular assistance to affected Singaporeans. Singaporeans who require consular assistance should contact the Singapore Embassy in Tokyo or the MFA Duty Officer (24hrs) at:

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore Tel: +81 90 3208 4122 / +81 90 2435 5543 Email: singemb_tyo@sgmfa.gov.sg

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tel: +65 6379 8800, +65 6379 8855

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MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SINGAPORE 11 MARCH 2011

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