Press Release #1510-04
Palikir, Pohnpei – FSM Information Services
October 5, 2015
[FSM Embassy, Japan] - Following the Emergency Declaration of Chuuk State and Yap State soon after Super Typhoon Maysak ravaged the western islands of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), the FSM Embassy in Tokyo convened traditional supporters and friends at the Embassy to give a briefing on the damages and call for assistance. The Embassy also coordinated with the FSM’s Honorary Consulate Offices in Hokkaido, Kansai, and Kyushu for donation drives in their respective regions.
As of September 25, 2015, the donations gathered from all over Japan stands at Yen 5,452,055 ($44,912.71). These donations are from the non-government & non-profit organizations, friendship associations, local governments, private companies, fisheries associations, schools, private individuals, friends and traditional supporters, who have close affiliations with the Federated States of Micronesia. Though donations from the Government of Japan were made in the early recovery stage, these donations are purely from the private individuals and friends of the FSM.
In his thank you letters to the donors, after closing the donation drive project, Ambassador Fritz expressed his Government’s appreciation to all the donors for their kind assistance to the people of FSM, especially to the two States affected by Typhoon Maysak, and assured that their donations will put to good use for the people and recovery of the affected areas. Fritz further noted that the donations are true evidence of the goodwill and historic ties that our two people have.
The donations were wire-transferred to the account for Typhoon Maysak at the National Government on September 25, 2015.