(Akahata: April 28, 2015 p. 2)
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga revealed in press conference held on April 27 that the government is considering dispatching an SDF rescue unit to earthquake-devastated Nepal. Suga said, “Two SDF members as the advance team were sent as part of the Japan Disaster Relief Team/Rescue Team,” expressing a plan to make the final judgment according to the extent of the damage.
One Japanese was killed and one wounded in a quake-caused avalanche. Suga said, “I have not received further information on Japanese victims of the disaster.