On September 17 (Fri), the Government of
Japan decided to extend emergency assistance comprising blankets and tents
equivalent to about 14 million yen to the Government of the Hellenic Republic
(Greece), which has sustained extensive damage from a strong earthquake.
Athens, the Greek capital, and the surrounding
districts were hit by a strong earthquake, with serious damage including
collapse of buildings. As of September 14 (Tue), the disaster had left
127 people dead, more than 2,000 injured, more than 100,000 afflicted,