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Japanese nationals in South Sudan unable to leave homes or hotels

  • July 11, 2016
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NHK reported at noon on the fighting that was reignited in South Sudan, where SDF troops are participating in a PKO mission. The network said that due to the ongoing gun battle in the capital city of Juba, at least 45 Japanese citizens are unable to leave their homes or hotels. The network said that according to MOFA, about 70 Japanese nationals, including embassy staff and JICA members, are living in South Sudan. The network quoted Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga as telling reporters this morning: “We confirmed with the Japanese ambassador the safety of about 70 Japanese nationals in Juba on July 7.”

 

The network said the GOJ convened a National Security Council meeting this morning and decided to have SDF troops evacuate the Japanese nationals by land transportation as well as dispatch an SDF transport airplane to South Sudan. According to the network, the Defense Ministry is considering sending a C-130 transport airplane stationed at the ASDF’s Komaki Base.

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