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From: CMS TaskForce11
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:23 AM
To: TaskFor.ce-1
Subject: FW: For CONS rep - Re: Kenyon contracted by Louisiana?

From: Consular Ciaison[SMTP:JFO:CONS@YAROO:-COM]


Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 20058:21:47 AM
To: CMS TaskForce11
Subject: RE: For CONS rep - Re: Kenyon contracted by Louisiana?
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Hello Marisol,

Here is what Chris was trying to send you in the last email.
As for the Germans, that has been in the news and is public knowledge. In regard to the Japanese, we
_ _ _ _=kn~e~we:.".=th=ey'weregoing to NO today:. They:had been in contact with us of se'ygaLo_~as.ipnsand were in
the office over the weekend.

Regards, Steve.

Yes -- We learned mid-afternoon yesterday while we were working on the Johns case wi Victoria from
HMG-that-as soon as FEMA-and- Kenyon had parted ways-at the Washington level, Louisiana-had
stepped in to pick up the contract. The result should be "user-blind," according to what the D-MORT
folks told us.. The contracting government changed .but.therole remains identicalJo-pr.eyiQUsl~W.e,---- _
have our daily D-MORT meeting here at 10:00 a.m. local (11 :00 a.m. DC time) and will let you know
more details then, as waminted. Chris .

';Richard, Christopher J" <RichardCJ@State.gov> wrote:

typo in the addressltYpedbeilow.ttlinkTngfurther;no pOint in rushing to call-on the coroner details if you
are busy. Ed Betancourt told me it always takes a few days to work out these details, that looks to be the
case now. If the-fa . -

CMS TaskForcelI <lTFI@State.gov>wrote:

Good morning Chris,


Could you please send it again, there was no attachment.
regards.
marisol .
PS: Do you know if the German Ambassador made it to New Orleans yesterday? (I understand he had
planned to met with German technical teams at water pumping stations)
FYI: The Japanese CG and 3 staff members intend to visit their facility unescorted today.

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EAP Region Offers of Support for Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

Korea

The South Korean government is prepared to provide assistance, in cash or


in kind, either through FEMA or through the Red Cross. They have already
attempted to contact the American Red Cross, but don't yet have a response
to their offer. The ROK is also prepared to send a rescue team of 30-40
members to the stricken area, if that kind of assistance is needed.
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ROK Embassy has been given contact info for SIBS CMS, but we are ready
to facilitate any direct communication with FEMA and the Red Cross if that
is preferable.

China

China has provided a $100,000 check to Charge Sedney in Beijing to pass to


the American Red Cross September 1.

Australia

Australia has offered to send two "community recovery experts" from


Emergency Management Australia to help in the recovery from Hurricane
Katrina.

Japan

The Embassy of Japan has been in contact with EAP/J, NSC, FEMA, and
the American Red Cross. We expect the GOJ to make a financial
contribution directly to the American Red Cross; as of 2:00pm local we have
not received info on how much it will be, but hope for an announcement on
Friday September 2 (Tokyo time).

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (nCA -- their equivalent of


USAID) maintains a stock of emergency relief supplies in Florida -- blankets,
generators, tents, and bottled water. Normally used for relief in Latin
America and the Caribbean, the GOJ has offered to release some of those
stocks to the US. As is the case for our, system, that would first require a
formal request from the appropriate agency - presumably FEMA - for

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assistance. FEMA's Acting Director for International Affairs Casey Long is


aware ofthe GOJ offer, and promised to get back to the Japanese Embassy.

EAP/J, NSC, and Embassy Tokyo are urging FEMA to accept the GOJ offer
of in-kind assistance, if possible. The GOJ remembers the assistance we
provided after the earthquake in Niigata in October 2004. That included
. $150,000 in disaster relief assistance and supplies provided and flown in by
US Forces Japan.
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New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs has conveyed condolences and


noted GONZ is ready to help "in any way as needed." NZ MFA noted New
. Zealand firefighters had assisted the U.S. in previous natural disasters as an
example. No follow-up on this end as yet. (Wellington 668)

Indonesia

IN additoin to the public statement of condolence issued by President


Yudhoyono, his spokesman privately conveyed condolences directly to EAP
front office (DAS Eric John) and asked whether the SBY administration
could be of any assistance.

Singapore
The government of Singapore has offered the services of three CH-47
Singaporean Air Force helicopters attached to the Texas National Guard as
part of a long-term training arrangement. As of 16:00, one of the CH-47s
had arrived at Fort Polk and the other two were en route. Singapore has
offered the use of these assets for up to two weeks if necessary. They have
been in touch with FEMA through the Texas Air National Guard.

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----Original Message-----
From: eMS TaskForcel-Director
Sent: Monday, September OS, 2005 8:05 PM
To: Thomas, Harry K
Cc: TaskForce-l
SUbject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

FYI
-----Original Message---
From: rmtkatrlna_dmr [mallto:rmtkatrina_dmr@ofda.net]
Sent: Monday, september 05,20055:58 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: rmU<atrina@ofda.net
Subject: Items of interest to FEMA

PLEASE PASS TO SHERRY HAZELHURST

Sherry,

Here is the list of items that are of interest to FEMA. Please take a look and get back to us with your
thoughts.

Thanks

1. ESF 1 - Transportation
At this time, no additional support is needed. ESF 1 noted that the majority of the items in the .
matrix were of a military nature and pose their own limitations and compatibility issues for staff on the
ground. ESF 1 asked that NorthCom review the military items.

2. ESF 2 - Telecom and IT ..... a

Nothing needed at this time.

3. ESF 3 - Public Works and Engineering

The USACE is in a position to accept generators If they meet tech specs and are large. They do not
want small generators. Generators must be 20KW and larger and match US voltage standards and
frequency (they must be 60 hertz, not 50 hertz). ESF 3 made this match based on the line item from Italy
(page 1).
, .

Pumps - It looks like Netherlands and Germany have dewatering pumps. USACE appreciates the
offers. However, they are expecting that 62 more large pumps will arrive in New Orleans tomorrow. It Is
worth going back to Germany and Netherlands to ask what is the capacity of the pumps and how
soon could they arrIve here. Based on that information ESF 3 can make an infonned decision. Note:
The combined capacity of the newly arriving 62 pumps is 1800 cfs.

4. ESF 4 - Fire Fighting{

No additional assistance is needed. Domestic capacity exists. However, they may revisit this in the
coming days if offers come In from New Zealand and Australia. Note: If they were to accept teams
from New Zealand and Australia it would only be for training purposes. It sounds like both of these
countries have done joint training with US Firefighters.

5. ESF 5 - Emergency Management

This ESF is about reporting, so matrix does not apply.

6. ESF 6 - Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services

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There are multiple positive responses pertaining to the American Red Cross. Please let us know If we
need to work on these issues or If they are being handled directly by International Services of the
American Red Cross. .

7. ESF 7 - Resources Support .

I understand that GSA has identified some need£, but I haven't seen the list yet. 'also understand that
those GSA needs have not been vetted yet through NRCC. "1 write back in a separate e-mail on this
ESF.

8. ESF 8 - Public Health and Medical Services

No requirements at this time for personnel or supplies. They need to walt for additional assessments
to come back. Please note that the pUblic health mission is just beginning and it is impo~ible to identify
needs at this stage.

9. ESF 9 - Urban Search and Rescue

No requirements at this time.

10. ESF 10 - Hazmat

This ESF Is interested In Denmark's water purification units. They have asked for technical
specifications. We will print the specs on the website listed, but any additional information you have
would be welcome. They are also interested in Japan's water purification units in Florida. Please get the
tech specs from the units In Florida~ .

11. ESF 11 - AgriCUlture and Natural Resource

This ESF is also interested in generators, but they too are concerned about voltage. See comment above.
If tech specs can be met, they will consider for farmers.

12. ESF 12 - Energy

Also Interested in generators. They understand that Japanese generators are already in Miami. Can
OFDA logs look into this and see If they are compatible with specs listed above, If so, ESF 12 will
take them. Best yet would be in the generators were truck pulled. .

Regarding 2 Canadian Electrical Teams, Its a go (Manitoba and Ontario). I am working on a point of
contact for both teams. ESF 12 is comfortable with Canadian Teams because US and Canadian system
are similar and they work together under existing agreements. Please go back to Canadians and
confirm that labor and the equipment they bring with them Is free (meaning FEMA doesn't need to
reimburse them under the Stafford Act). The current th!nking is that both teams would work on
municipal or city power systems (concentrating on rural areas) in Mississippi or louisiana (Alabama seems
to be making lots of progress). Please move fOlWard with this Item (but answer my question above). I
will get back to RMT with a POC either in NRCA or American Public Power Association.

ESF 12 is willing to consider the power team from Northern Ireland but they need more information
because they aren't familiar with how the system works there:
Questions:
- What are the teams (power plant, line crews, or substations - or a combination)?
- What are the basic capabilities? generation, transmission, high voltage, distribution, etc.
- How many of them?

ESF 12 would also like to move forward with the Spanish offer of petroleum reserves. It's a go, but
please ask the following questions:
Questions:

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From: CMS TaskForce1 K
Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 11:01 PM
To: CMS TaskForce1 c-cocrdmator
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: Sept 12:EAP End of Shift Report. 1500-2300

EAP Issues Task Force 1


September 12, 2005
1500-2300 EDT
EAP Rep: Lynn Nelson

Outstanding Issues:

Japan - Japan response cable drafted and sent to Wendell Albright to clear with EAP front office. After EAP clearances
are received, clear through taskforce. Follow-up on 9/13 day shift.

Korea - Pending information on diapers (see.18,:10 below). Follow-up on next shift.

Samoa - Cable needs to be completed (see 22:30 below). Follow-up on ne~ shift.

Mongolia - Cable needs to be completed (see 22:30 below). Follow-up on next shift.

EAPLog:

22:30 - Review of matrix determined that acceptance cable for Samoa (9/8) $10,000 cash donation and Mongolia (9/6)
approx. $50,000 cash donation never completed. Per request of TF coordinator, will request next shift to complete.

21: 19 - Forwarded draft Japan response cable to Wendell Albright to clear with the front office.

20: 11 - Forwarded Talking Points to PA.rep on Chinese donations for Secretary's attendance of the President Bush I
President Hu meeting on 9/13 at UNGA. '

18:50 - Responded to unclass e-mail (17:43) from Consulate General Japan - Houston regarding Red Cross contact
information.

18:10 - Per OFDA request, sent e-mail to Dan Larsen (Korea) to confirm if diapers being donated are cloth or disposable.

17:35 - Confirmed with OFDA that the Japanese civilian relief teams are not needed at this time. Sent Wendell Albright e-
mail to confirm status and advise desk should continue to advise Japan that we are assessing until rejection gUidance
from S is received. '

17:26 - Confirmed for Melanie Higgins (BCL TV) that HHS has agreed to accept the Thai forensics experts in NY. HHS has
contact info and will be In touch shortly. Further follow-up should go through the taskforce until HHS gets in contact with
the Thai's.

17:02 - Received e-mail from Japanese Embassy (see unclass) requesting confirmation If we will accept JGSDF
personnel. Confirmed with Wendell Alb.right that the.Desk has informed Embassy that we are still assessing the situation.

15:35 - Confirmed with Wendell Albright (EAP/J) status of Japan offer. Desk understands that the mil-to-mil relief teams
have been rejected. Embassy and Desk would like confirmation as to the status of the Civilian relief teams.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
From: CMS TaskForce1K
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 2:10AM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: EAP country assistance offers- possible points to highlight

Australia: $7.6 million


Brunei: Cash
Cambodia:' $20,000
China: $5 million; 1,000 tents/300 generatorsl24,800 bed sheets/10,OOO children's garments
Indonesia: $25,000
Japan: $200,000 cash; $500,000 in relief supplies, blankets, cots, generators; private pledges $1.5
million;
Korea: $30 million cash and in-kind supplies
Malaysia: $1 million to Red Cross
Marshall Islands: $10,000
Mongolia: $50,000 to Red Cross
New Zealand: $1.4 million to Red Cross
Palau: $100,000
Papua New Guinea: $10,000 to Red Cross
Samoa: $10,000 to Red Cross
Taiwan:
Thailand:
$2 million
Blankets, relief supplies
.,
Vietnam: $100,000

Possible points to highlight:

• Private pledges totalling $1.5 million fr:om Japan - should highlight that not only foreign governments but foreign
citizens in EAP region are actively engaged in the assistance process; their charitable donations show their concern
for the welfare of Americans.

• Tsunami-affected nations - Indonesia has pledged $25,000 and Thailand offering of blankets and relief supplies has
arrived. Both Indonesia and Thailand were overwhelmed by the tsunami, and a year later, reconstruction efforts on
the ground are ongoing but likely to take years for true progress. While a pledge of $25,000 and an offering of
supplies may pale in comparison to other pledges, these countries deserve recognition for their efforts, especially
considering the overwhelming task of reconstruction they both continue to face.

ShamUa N. Chaudhary
EAP Rep, Tasxforce-t

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 14 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Williams, Devin M T~99.
From: eMS TaskForce1 K RELEASED IN PART
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 5:24 AM
To:
Cc:
Imbrie. William; Vanlaningham, James R(Beijing}
TaskForce-1
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Subject: FW; Items of interest to FEMA • Generator Offer from Beijing & Brussels

Jim and Will,


Pursuant to your phone inquiries this morning, see the following notes from FEMA on
generator specs. ESF #3 is Emergency Support Function #3 (a FEMA designation) which
includ~s generators. PIs confirm whether the generators being offered from China and
Belgium.meet these specs or hot.

Geri Kam
EAP rep to Task Force 1, midnight shift

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From: CMS TaskForce1-0irector
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, io05 5:18 AM
To: TaskForce-l
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

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>From: Thomas, Harry K
>Sent: Tuesday, september 06, 2005 4:17:50 AM
>To: CMS TaskForcel-Qirector
>Subject: Re: I~ems of interest to FEMA
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Helpful

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1-Director <1TFDIR@state.gov>
To: Thomas, Harry K <ThomasHK@state.gov>
CC: TaskForce-1 <TaskForce-1@state.gov>
Sent: Mon Sep 0520:05:25 2005
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

FYI
-----Original Message-----
From: rmtkatrina dmr [mailto:rmtkatrina dmr@ofda.net]
Sent: Monday, September OS, 2005 5:58 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: rmt katrina@ofda.net
Subject~ Items of interest to FEMA

PLEASE PASS TO SHERRY HAZELHURST

Sherry,

Here is the list of items that ~re of interest to FEMA. Please take a look and get back
to us with your thoughts.

Thanks

1. ESF 1 - Transportation
At this time, no additional support is needed ESF 1 noted that the majority of the
items in the matrix were of a military nature and pose their own limitations and
compatibilit~ issues for staff on the ground. ESF 1 asked that NorthCom review the
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA UNCLASSIFIED
DATE/CASE In: 20 APR 2007 200503991 . .
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mi I i tary items.

2. ESF 2 - Telecom and IT


Nothing needed at this time.

3. ESF 3 - Public Works and Engineering

The USACE is in a position to accept generators if they meet tech specs and are large.
They do not want small generators. Generators must be 20KW and larger and match US
voltage standards and frequency (they must be 60 hertz, not 50 hertz). ESF 3 made this
match based on the line item from Italy (page 1).

Pumps - It looks like Netherlands and Germany have dewatering pumps. USACE appreciates
the offers. However, they are expecting that 62 more large pumps will arrive in New
Orleans tomorrow. It is worth going back to Germany and Netherlands to ask what is the
capacity of the pumps and how soon could they arrive here. Based on that information ESF
3 can make an informed decision. Note: The combined capacity of the newly arriving 62
pumps is 1800 cfs.

4. ESF 4 - Fire Fighting

No additional assistance is needed. Domestic capacity exists. However, they may revisit
this in the coming days if offers come in from New Zealand and Australia Note: If they
were to accept teams from New Zealand and Australia it would only be for training
purposes . . It sounds like both of these countri~s have done joint training with US
Firefighters.

5. ESF 5 - Emergency Management

This ESF is about reporting, so matrix does not apply.

6. ESF 6 - Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services

There are mUltiple positive responses pertaining to the American Red Cross. Please let us
know if we need to work on these issues or if they are being handled directly by
International Services of the American Red Cross .

7. ESF 7 - Resources Support

I understand that GSA has identified some needs, but I haven't seen the list yet. I also
understand that those GSA needs have not been vetted yet through NRCC. I'll write back in
a separate e-mail on this ESF.

8. ESF 8 - Public Health and Medical Services

No requirements at this time for personnel or supplies They need to wait for additional
assessments to come back. Please note that the public health mission is just beginning
and it is impossible to identify needs at this stage.

9. ESF 9 - Urban Search and Rescue

No requirements at this time.

10. ESF 10 - Hazmat

This ESF is interested in Denmark's water purification units. They have asked for
technical specifications. We will print the specs on the website listed, but any
additional information you have would be welcome. They are also interested in Japan's
water purification units in Florida. Please get the tech specs from the units in Florida.

11. ESF 11 - Agriculture and Natural Resource

This ESF is also interested in generators, but they. too are concerned about voltage. See
comment above. If tech specs can be met, they will consider for farmers.

12. ESF 12 - Energy

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O·Herron, Petra C
From: eMS TaskForce1 L
Sent: Tuesday, september 06, 2005 1:42 PM
To: PA PO Group
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Updated Matrix and Exec Summary 20050906 +1300EST

All.
Attached is the most recent matrix of offers of international assistance, as well as
today's Summary of Foreign Offers of Assistance Accepted. In the lat~er file, the entry
for Saudia Arabia reads:

Saudi Arabia $255 million from Aramco

However, it should be': $5 million from Aramco and $250 million from Agfund. Matrix lists
this information accurately.

Of note, we've also received offers of assistance from Iraq ($1 million) and an additional
$500,000 from Japan, bringing Japan's total assistance to$l-million ($ 200,000 to
American Red Cross and $ 800,000 worth of emergency assistance supply).

Cheers,
Amanda

-----Original Message---
From: CMS TaskForce3E
sent: Tuesday, september 06,20051:18 PM
To: Yamamoto, DonaldY(AFjFO); AFCAT;; Benson, JamesH; C; camp, DonaldA (SA/FO); CUrTan, Ben; D; Dowdy, Felix A; E; Finney,
John; Gastright,John A; Goldberg, Ro~ert;..Goti:tjeb,,,Gr~;·Gray, Gordon (NEA/FO); Greene, RIchard L; Grey Frandson; Harty,
Maura A(CA); Hirsch, Mlcha.el; Isaacs, Ken;JOC Team Chief; John Simon; jsac.j510;1 1M; Marmaud, B6
Karen; NAVY CATcell; NavY CATO!II; Nieuwejaar, Sonja; Norman, Alain G; NSC; nsc-whsr@nsc.eop,gov; OFDA RMT; 'P; PASM
GROUP; plans@pentagon.of.mil; PM-ActionTeam; PRM-i-tunidine Kabina; R; Ranneberger, Michael E(AF Front Office); Reside, Julie
M(PA/PRS); Rocca, O1rlstina B; satcnes, PennyC; SES-CR; Shapiro, O1arles S; STATE.Iimg; Stephens, D Kathleen; Stitt, Tony;
Stuart Nightingale; Taskforce-I; Turner, Ubby; Volker, Kurt D; Ward, celeste J; Wayne, E Anthony; WHA-Staffers
Cc: Michael Niles; Howard, Edward B (OES); CP Smith; Joe O1ief;Taskforce-I; BRUCE HOWARD; Thomas, Harry K; Bass, John R
(OPS); Boyse, Matthew G; CA-Staffers Mailbox; Ponds, Fernandez l(Main State Rm 2422); Brown, BruceA; Lakhdhir, Kamala S
(EAPjFO); OFDA Kabina Ops; PRM; Ruppe, Adele E; SES_DutyDeputfes; SES·Une_Only; SES-O_CMS; TFI
Subject: FW: Updated Matrix and ExecSummary 2005 09 06 + 1300EST

Subject: Updated Matrix and Exec SUmmary 2005 09 06 + 1300EST

International Offers;ummary of foreign


of Assist... Offers Acce...

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 22 JAN 2007 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Oliva, Amber M
From: eMS TaskForce1-Direclor
Sent: Friday. September 16, 2005 5:48 PM RELEASED IN FULL
To: SES-O eMS
SUbject: > FW: TPl: EAP Issues 9/16120051500

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>From: Sullivan, Joseph (Katrina)
>Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 5:48:47 PM
>To: 'OMS TaskForce1-Director'i
>Cc: SES-O OMS
>Subject: -RE: TF1: EAP Issues 9/16/2005 1500
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We have arranged for Thai two to visit affected area on Sat and Sunday to arrive tonight.
JGS

From: eMS TaskForce1-Director


Sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 4:40 PM
To: Katrina working Group
Cc: SES-O OMS
Subject: FW: TF1: EAP Issues 9/16/2005 1500

From: OMS TaskForce1K


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 3:03 PM
To: CMS TaskForce1K
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: TF1: EAP Issues 9/16/2005 1500

EAP
Issues Task Force 1

September 16, 2005


0700-1500
EAP Rep: Gavin A. Sundwall

OUTSTANDI~G ISSUES

Brunei: Embassy of Brunei in Washington is awaiting $1 million from Darussalam for


hurricane relief. Once the funds are received the Embassy will deposit them into the
Department's account (account information already provided) and notify us via diplomatic
note. The desk will reply to the dip note once it has been received and the deposit
confirmed.

French Polynesia: Offer of 100 troops declined. No "no" cables now going out. Aldac on
refusal of assistance offers likely, but make sure TF US~l shift coordinator knows.

Japan: Offer of 30 pump trucks will not be formally. declined until after Secretary Rice
meets with her Japanese c~unterpart on Saturday evening. Desk has been notified.

Samoa: TF1 instructed Embassy Apia to have the Samoans make their expressed donation of
$10,000 to the Samoan chapter of the Red Cross who should forward it to the American Red
Cross. Samoan chapter of the Red Cross who will forward it to the American Red Cross.
Desk will need to follow up so that acceptance cable (already drafted) can go out after
acknowledgement of receipt of donation.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 03 NOV 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
Th~ilan~:
UNCr ·AS~rPIED .
1) The Secretary accepted the o(j(er o['Tha~ Forens~c Experts. HHS has declined
their services. Desk is working with HHS to find a way for the team to at least tour the
region with a Thai delegation. 2) Confirm the FEMA has given final approval for the gift
of the corn and notify Susan Sutton, PolCouns in Bangkok as well as Melanie Higgins, Thai
desk officer (7-0036). The approval is needed before the Thailand ships the corn to Little
Rock Air Force Base. OFDA rep following up on the approval, EAP rep to notify Embassy
Bangkok and Thai desk Officer.

LOG

08:30: Laos: BCEL will convert bank draft for $25,000 without bank fee. OF-IS8 will be
generated by bank after receipt of check. Funds will transfer to fund cites provided in
State 164963.

08:40: Thai desk officer reported that there is no word yet on if the Thai Forensics team
will tour affected areas.

09:00: Reconfirmed with OFDA rep that FEMA approval for Thai corn donation is still
pending.

09:20: NSC Jed Meline called asking for update on Thailand's Katrina Assistance.
Thailand portion of Matrix copied and sent to him via email: jmeline@nsc.eop.gov.

10:00: Emailed Tim Harley in Samoa instructions that the Government of Independent Samoa
should make its $10,000 donation to the local Samoan chapter of the Red Cross who will
forward it to the American Red Cross.

10:10: Spoke with East Timor desk officer, who said that East Timor is praying for
hurricane victims but is not in a position to make.a financial donation.

12:00: Reconfirmed with OFDA rep that FEMA approval for Thai corn donation is still
pending.

12:55: Contributed human interest story from Embassy Beijing to SitRep.

14:18: FEMA approval for Thai corn donation is still pending.

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Hart, Geneva R RELEASED IN FULL
From:
Sent:
To:
Atkinson, David R(Main State 4312)
Thursday, November 03, 2005 3:35 PM
. McCarthy, Deborah A; Katrina Working Group
:D51D
S~bJect: RE: URGENT - NEEDTO CHECK CASH DONORS

Deborah,

Do you have the MRN for the aldac that instructed Poststo seek authorityto accept? Several of these gifts, I believe,
were accepted prior to that ALDAC going out and were covered under the blanket authorization issued at the beginning of
the event. Thanks.

David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
Office of Regional Security Policy .
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
(202) 647-2031 (office) .
(202) 647·0076 (fax)

From: McCarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO)


sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005-2:32 PM
To: Katrina Worldng GrOup
SUbJect: URGENT - NEED TOCHECK CASH DONORS
\

GEOGRAPHIC REPS. This report includes numerous non government donations to the USG, Please provide me with the
cable numbers in which the Missions sent in requests to be authorized to accept, as they were instructed to do, and the
cablesthat went out with AM clearance authorizing them to accept. I recall cables for Japan and SaudiArabia but not
others. Countries to check:
Japan (various)
Angola
Malta
Bangladesh
Taiwan
Lebanon

From: Anderson, RogerW(Charleston)


Sent: Monday, October 31,20058:03 AM
To: Anderson, Roger W(Charleston); Sung, KI H(Charleston); Kaplan, Sid L; Millette, James L(Charleston)
Cc: Flaggs, Chris H; Bordley, Donna; Scalzo, Christopher R; Hembree, Eric L; Katrina Working Group; McCarthy, Deborah
A; James, Donna l(Charleston); Walden, Nancy S(Charleston); Sung, Ki H(Charleston)
Subject: RE: HURRICANE RELIEF REPORT.xls, TF Directorfor Heidi Gomez or Michelle Harris

Today's report, includes update to weeklyoverseas receipts reporting.

Roger
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«File: FEDWIRE ~URRICANE J,rnLIEF combined REPORT.xIs»

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 01 SEP 2006 200503991 uNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Oliva, Amber M

From: Glsvold, Lisa C . RELEASED IN PART


Sent: . Tuesday. January 10. 20069:12 AM
To: Morrow. Michael K
B6
SUbJect: FWT: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

More guidance to field.


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Subject: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

SUBJECT: HURRICANE KATRINA, RECOGNIZING FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

REF: STATE 163279

1. As foreign governments, individuals and organizations continue to provide assistance


in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, we must ensure that our appreciation for their
generosity and support continues to be expressed clearly and publicly. As delivery of
assistance from specific countries is confirmed, embassies are to make public statements
.to the government, in the media and in other appropriate venues thanking donors for their
help at this critical time. Statements should be coordinated with host governments to
avoid possible misunderstandings or preemption of donor country announcement.

2. Posts should keep the Task Force advised of actions taken in response to this cable.
For Post's information only, please see the attached list (para. 5) of foreign government
offers that have been accepted as of this date.

3. The Hurricane Katrina Task Force will advise posts of formal acceptance of specific
categories of assistance from individual countries as soon as approval is generated. The
Secretary's statement from Friday (Ref 163279), tailored to particular circumstances, may
serve as the basis for embassy statements.

4. In anticipation of world leader interest in the recovery efforts going on in the wake
of Hurricane Katrina, the State Department will arrange special VIP briefings during the
UN General Assembly events of next week. These briefings will provide information on
recovery progress and donor assistance. Travel in and around the disaster area is both
difficult and hazardous. These briefings will allow world leaders who plan to attend UNGA
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
}U;VIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 23 JAN 2007 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
to stay' informed as to the recovery efforts in the disaster region.

5. SUMMARY OF FOREIGN OFFERS ACCEPTED OR PLAN TO ACCEPT

COUNTRY FOREIGN OFFERS

Afghanistan $100,000 cash


Armenia $100,000 cash
Australia $7.6 million cash
Azerbaijan $500,000 cash
Bahamas $50,000 cash
Bahrain $5 million cash
Bangladesh $1 million cash
Belgium Med/logistics teams to Red Cross
Canada 2 helos, 32-person rescue team, Air
Canada evacuation flights, medical
supplies
China $5.1 million cash and relief supplies
Djibouti $50,000 cash
Finland 3 logisticians to Red Cross
France Tents, tarps, MREs, water treatment
supplies
Gabon $500,000 check
Georgia $50,000 check
Germany MREs and high speed pumps
Greece Cruise ships, private offer
ICRC Web-based tracing system
India $5 million cash
_ _ _-"'Isx:a.se;.,!l'-- T.ents..._firs.t.-aid_kits,,__baby_.formula .
~_ _.........
I.ta~¥ GeneFa·~o:t'-s~, -wat~r"4>ump&fpur~i:-f-ie:t's,7,---~--==-"-=-==-~== .........==-
Tents, medical supplies
Japan $1,000,000 cash, generators, tents,
Blankets, bottled water
Kuwait $400 million in oil," $100\iriillion cash
Maldives $25,000 cash
Mexico Bedding, MREs, baby care' items,
personal hygiene kits
NATO Coordinating European assistance offers
Norway $1.54 million in relief supp~ies
Organization of
American States $25,000 cash
Qatar $100 million cash
Republic of Korea $30 million cash and in-kind donations
Saudi Arabia $5 million from Aramco; $250,000 cash
Singapore 3 helos
Sri Lanka $25,000 cash
Taiwan $2 million cash, medical supplies
Thailand Large amounts of food
UAE $100 million cash
UK MREs
UN OCHA UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination
Team and Logistics support
UN WHO Public health officers and logisticians
Venezuela Up to $1 million to Red Cross

6. Minimize considered.
RICE

UNCLASSIFIED

Additional Addresees:

AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE
AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM
USLO TRIPOLI
AMEMBASSY BELIZE
AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
2

lTNCLASSIFIED
I
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UNCLASSIFIED

Bentes, Julianna W
Llq.L.f .
From: Dean, Paul
RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 20055:27 PM
To: Gutherie, Peter A; Borek, Jamison S
SUbject: FW: eMS Spot Report: Hurricane Katrina (SBU)
see item one.

-----Original Message-----
From: Sanders, Robert P
sent: Wednesday, August 31,2005 5:25PM
To: SES-O_CMS-WReport
Subject: CMS Spot Report: Hurricane Katrina (SBU)

SJili.SITl,YE BU1:J.[N(LASSIFIED

_---,I=G================--=-==--===d _

eMS SPOT REPORT: HURRICANE KATRINA


August 31,2005
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1700 EDT
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 AUG 2006 200503991
OFFERS OF FOREIGN ASSISTANCE
... Several foreign governments and private entities have offered assistance to the reliefeffort. The
Japanese government offered tents, blankets, and generators, Russia offered aircraft and boats, and
Germany offered high speed pumps. Venezuela and Honduras have also offered assistance. Private
entities in Germany offered communications equipment. A French fire brigade and two French
NGOs have offered assistance as well. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency
(FEMA), 'there are currently no unmet needs and they are not seeking foreign assistance at this time.
CMS continues to record foreign assistance offers and forward them to FEMA. (CMS - FEMA
email. CMS telcons)

INQU:[RIES FROM FOREIGN MISSIONS


... State has fielded inquiries from 32 foreign missions regarding the status of their nationals in the
disaster-affected areas: We are working with FEMA and the American Red Cross (ARC) to address
these inquiries, but those organizations cannot predict when sufficient information will be available
to provide answers. State officials, joined by DHS, FEMA and ARC, briefed 113 members ofthe
diplomatic corps today to share information and field questions. (CMS telcons)
* . Spanish Member ofParliament Lourdes Munoz and her family have taken refuge at the New
Orleans Convention Center and, according to the Spanish Embassy, are without food, water, or
money. FEMA and ARC are aware. (CMS - Embassy ofSpain telcon)
... The Russian Embassy reports high-level interest in the fate of thirty Russians stranded in a hotel in
New Orleans. State has reported their location to U.S. Coast Guard representatives handling rescue
operations.
* Two Jordanians, the son of a senator and the son of a former Prime Minister, have been relocated to -
the Superdome after having been trapped in ahotel in New Orleans without food or water. (CMS -
Embassy 0/Jordan telcon)

UNCLASSIFIED
4/5/2006
· lTNCLASSIFIED
Oliva, Amber M

From: CMS TaskForce1-Director


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:28 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
RELEASED IN FULL
Cc: SES-O CMS
.SUbject: FW: EAP Wrap up

>=------~.,...,.....
>From: CMS TaskForcelK
-".......----o--------__,,:__--
>Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 6:51 PM
>To: McFeeters, Brian D(Main State 5210)
>Cc: Katrina Working Group; TaskForce-1
>Subject: EAP Wrap up
>
>Brian,
>
>Here are the outstanding items:
>
>Laos: Need to follow-up with desk and post about status of the deposit of the $25,000 Lao
donation and acceptance and/or thank you message.
>
>Brunei: Embassy of Brunei in Washington is awaiting $1 million from Darussalam for
hurricane relief. Once the funds are received the Embassy will deposit them into the
Department's aCcount (account information already provided) and notify us via -diplomatic
note. The desk will reply to the dip note once it has been received and the deposit
confirmed.
>
>French Polynesia: Offer of 100 troops declined. No ~non cables now going. out at this
time, although the French desk prepared a draft.
>
>Japan: Offer of 30 pump trucks will not be formally declined until afte.r Secretary Rice
meets with her Japanese counterpart on Saturday evening. Desk has been notified.
>
>Samoa: TF1 instructed Embassy Apia to have the Samoans make their expressed donation of
$10,000 to the Samoan chapter of the Red Cross, which should forward it to the American
Red Cross. Desk will need to follow up so that thank you message (already drafted) can go
out after donation. If Samoan Red Cross cannot accept the donation on behalf of the
American Red Cross, Embassy Samoa may need to accept it for the American Red Cross
following guidance in State 164963. Because of local banking practices, the Samoan
government may need to contribute in local currency to avoid substantial exchange loss.
>
>Thailand: The Secretary accepted the offer of Thai Forensic Experts. HHS has declined
their services. Desk is working with HHS to find a way for the team to at least tour the
region with a Thai delegation. (The corn is accepted. Cable is outgoing. ShoUld require
no further action.)
>
>Have a good weekend, I've got log print -outs and some other documents I I 11 pass you on
Monday.
>
>Joe Murphy
>RSP
>

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 03 NOV 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
O'Herron, Petra C
From: CMS Tas kForce 10
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 5:15 AM
To: SA-INDIA-ONlY-DL. RELEASED IN PART
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: LOGGER: Log entries B6
FYI - Michael
\

PM has pledged to work this out first thing this morning. They will be working with the Indian Embassy here. Itinerary is as
follows:

9/10 0830 - depart Delhi, refuel and overnight in Oman


9/12 1430 -- arrive Boston
9/12 1930 -- arrive Little Rock, AK

Michael

-----OrigInal Messag~- .
From: CMS TaskForcelG
sent: Friday, september 09, 20055:01 AM
To: CMS TaskRlrcelF; TFI Mail
Cc: TaskForce-I; TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: LOGGER: Log entries

LOGGER

0030 Embassy Delhi called to request diplomatic overflight clearance for Il-76 flight loaded with relief supplies. They were
assured the clearance would be worked OOB.
. .
0445 Embassy Tokyo called expressing interest in mil-mil transfers of relief supplies and manpower and were directed to
contact NORTHCOM. .

IPM Rep, Task Force 1 Hurricane


I Katrina B6

-original Message-····
From: CMS TaskForcelF
sent: Friday, september 09, 2005 3:54 AM
To: TFl Mall
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: LOGGER: Log entries

0330 Embassy Paris called EUR rep, requesting that the official acceptance cable for France's offer of a tug boat and
divers be released.

0335 Embassy Moscow advised EUR rep that the Russian Government was looking for acceptance of their offer of tents.
blankets, transformers. and medical supplies by COB Moscow time today, in anticipation of their proposed Sept. 13 flight
Acceptance of the proposed donation and diplomatic flight clearance are both pending.

0350 Embassy Athens phoned Task Force to advise of a private offer of a coroner fromThessalonica of his services in the
relief effort.

Respectfully Yours,
John Conlon (1100-0700 EST, 9/8-9/9)
EUR Representative
Task-Force 1

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 25 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
Deputy Chief of Mission
UNCLASSIFIED
u. S .. Embassy, Brussels
02/508-2446

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcelK
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:24 AM
To: Imbrie, William i vanlaningham, James R(Beijing)
Cc: TaskForce-l .
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA - Generator Offer from Beijing & Brussels

Jim and Will,


Pursuant to your phone inquiries this morning, see the following notes from FEMA on
generator specs. ESF #3 is Emergency Support Function #3 (a FEMA designation) whibh-
includes generators. Pls confirm whether the generators being offered from China and
Belgium meet these specs or not.

Geri Kam
EAP rep to Task Force 1, midnight shift

- - - -=. ·":'OdginalMessage -.- - -.:.


From: CMS TaskForcel-Director
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 5:18 AM
To: TaskForce-l
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

:>
:>----------
:>From: Thomas, Harry K
:>Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 4:17:50 AM
:>To: CMS TaskForcel-Director
:>Subject: Re: Items of interest to FEMA
:>Auto forwarded by a Rule
:>
Helpful

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcel-Director <lTFDIR@state.gov:>
To: Thomas, Harry K <ThomasHK@state.gov:>
CC: TaskForce-l <TaskForce-l@state.gov:>
Sent: Mon Sep 05 20:05:25 2005
Subject: FW: Items of interest to FEMA

FYI
---":'-Original Message-----
~rom: rmtkatrina dmr [mailto:rmtkatrina dmr@ofda.net)
Sent: Monday, September OS, 2005 5:58 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: rmt katrina@ofda.net
Subject~ Items of interest to FEMA

PLEASE PASS TO SHERRY HAZELHURST

Sherry,

Here is the list of items that ar~ of interest to FEMA. Please take a look and get back
to us with your thoughts.

Thanks
2

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
1. ESF 1 - Transportation
At this time, no additional support is needed ESFl noted that the majority of the
items in the matrix were of a military nature and pose their own limitations and
compatibility issues for staff on the ground. ESF 1 asked that NorthCom review the
military items.

2. ESF 2 - Telecom and IT


Nothing needed at this time.

3. ESF 3 - Public Works and Engineering'

The USACE is in a position to accept generators if they meet tech specs and are large.
They do not want small generators. Generators must be 20KW and larger and match US
voltage standards and frequency (they must be 60 hertz, not.50 hertz). ESF 3 made this
match based on the line item from Italy (page 1).

Pumps - It looks like Netherlands and Germany have dewatering pumps. ~SACE appreciates the
offers. However, they are expecting that 62 more large pumps will arrive in New Orleans
tomorrow. It is worth going back to Germany and Netherlands to ask what is the capacity
of the pumps and
how soon could they arrive here. Based on that information ESF 3 can
make an informed decision. Note: The combined capacity of the newly arriving 62 pumps is
1800 cfs.

No additiopal assistance is needed. Domestic capacity exists. However, they may revisit
this in the coming days if offers come in from New Zealand and Australia. Note: If they
were to accept teams from New Zealand and Australia it would only·be for training
purposes. It sounds like both of these countries have done joint training with US
Firefighters.

5. ESF 5 - Emergency Management

This ESF is about reporting, .so matrix does· not apply.

6. ESF 6 -Mass Care, Housing, and Human Services

There are multiple positive responses pertaining to the American Red Cross. Please let us
know if we need to work on these issues or if they are being handled directly by
International Services ·of;--the Ariterican Red Cross ..

7. ESF 7 - Resources Support

I understand that GSA has identified some needs, but I haven't seen the list yet. I also
understand that those GSA needs have not been vetted yet through NRCC. I'll write back in
a separate e-mail on this ESF.

8. ESF 8 - Public Health and Medical Services

No requirements at this time for personnel or supplies They need to wait for additional
assessments to come back. Please note that the public health mission is jus~ beginning .
and it is impossible to identify needs at this stage.

9. ESF 9 - Urban Search and Rescue

No requirements at this time.

10. ESF 10 - Hazmat

This ESF is interested in Denmark's water purification units. They have asked for
technical specifications. We will print the specs on the website listed, but any
additional information you have would be welcome. They are also interested in Japan's
water purification units
in Florida. Please get the tech specs from the units in Florida.

UNCLASSIFIED
11.
.. ,TThJrLASSIFIED
ESF 11 - Agr1cuI~ure and Natural~s~rce

This ESF is also interested in generators, but they too are. concerned about voltage .. See
comment above. If tech specs can be met, they will consider for farmers.

12 . .ESF 12 - Energy

Also interested in generators. Th~y understand that Japanese generators


are already in Miami. Can OFDA logs look into this and see if they are
compatible with specs listed above, if so, ESF 12 will take them~ Best
yet would be in the generators were truck pulled.

Regarding 2 Canadian Electrical Teams, its a go (Manitoba and ontario). I am working on a


point of contact for both teams. ESF 12 is comfortable with Canadian Teams because US and
Canadian system are similar and they work together under·existing agreements. Please go
back to Canadians and confirm that labor and the equipment they bring with them is free
(meaning FEMA doesn't need to reimburse them under the Stafford Act). The current
-~. -'thinking is that both teams would work on municipal or city power systems (concentrating
on rural areas) in Mississippi or Louisiana (Alabama seems to be making lots of progress).
~Please move forward with this item (but answer my question above). I will get back to RMT
with a pac either in NRCA or American Public Power
Association.

ESF 12 is willing to consider the power team from Northern Ireland but they need more
information because they aren't familiar with how the system works there:
Q"uestions:
- What are the teams (power plant, line crews, or substations - or a combination)?
- What are the basic capabilities? generation, transmission, high voltage, distribution,
etc.
- How many of them?

ESF 12 would also like to move forward with. the Spanish offer of petroleum reserves .
It's a go, but please ask the following questions:
Questions:
- How much petroleum?
- Where is it located? (then they can make a decision on where to send
it)
- Is it crude or product?

Again, no matter what the answers are ... they want it.

13 - 15 nothing needed on ESFs 13 -15.

Other:

We have been informed that MREs are considered an agricultural commodity/food stuff. As
such, we need to hav~ appropriate permits - either from FDA or APHIS (USDA) (not sure
which one). John Boyle is following up on this. Maybe someone from Customs can help us
navigate this process to avoid distribution delays once the commodities arrive tonight?

Stephanie Savolaine
OFDA Operations. Center
Deputy Manager for Response
(202) 258-9631 .

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED INITIALS
APPR: "D 0
DRAFT: D 0
CLR: M T

UNCLASSIFIED
RELEASED IN FlTLL "DA'd.-l.

TFUS01:C ENGLISH
06/28/06 (202) 647 - 9387
TFUS01:C ENGLISH

SjES-O:AK SMITH

S, D, P, E, T, M, G, R, TFUSOl, S/ES-0-2, S/ES-3,


SjES-IRM, S/Es-o/eMS, S/ES-EX, EUR-5
IMMEDIATE ALDAC, SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM IMMEDIATE, SECDEF
WASHDCIMMEDIATE+

SENSITIVE, INFORM CONSULS

E.O. '12958: N/A

TAGS: PREL, PINS, AEMR, MARR, CASC, US,. KHLS

SUBJECT: TFUSOl SITUATION REPORT NO. 020 AS OF 0500 EDT


MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2005

Sensitive But Unclassified Telegram Text_C English,


Coordinator.

FOREIGN ASSISTANCE

(U) A total of 118 countries and 12 international


organizations have generously offered assistance to the
Hurricane Katrina relief effort. The following new offer
of assistance has been made:
Peru upped its offer of bandages from 1,600 to 2,760.
(Peru 3925) .

ACCEPTANCES OF OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE

(U) The United States has accepted offers of assistance


from 83 countries and 2 international organizations.
(Task Force)

CONSULAR ISSUES

UNCLASSIFIED

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 04 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

UNCLASSIFIED 2

(U) Germany's Ambassador to the United States wolfgang


Ischinger will travel to New Orleans September 12 to meet
with German technical teams working at water Pvmping
stations. (EUR)

(SBU) The Consuls General of Costa Rica, the Dominican


Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Japan, Panama, Spain, and
Venezuela, escorted by DS, will visit New Orleans ,
September 15 to recover key papers from their facilities.
The Japanese Consul General and three staff will visit
Japan's facilities unescorted September 13. (DS)

KEY PENDING OFFERS

(SBU) Pakistan has offered more than 50 tons of tents,


tarps, blankets, pillows, etc. for which FEMA has no
identified need. However, the Pakistani government has
already purchased the goods. The Task F9rce is querying
FEMA about possible partial acceptance of the Pakistani
offer. (Task Force)

MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.

yy

SECDEF WASHINGTON DC.IMMEDIATE


RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC/!USD:SOLIC/! IMMEDIATE
RHBVAKS/COMFIFTHFLT IMMEDIATE
RHBVQJQ!COMSIXTHFLT IMMEDIATE

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UNCLASSIFIED 3

RHMFISS/NGA HQ BETHESDA MD IMMEDIATE


RHMFISS/COMFAIRMED NAPLES IT IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/COMUSNAVEUR DET LONDON UK IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/COMSOCEUR VAIHINGEN GE IMMEDIATE
RHHJJAA/JICPAC BONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE
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RHMFISS/HQ USSOCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE
CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFIUU/CDR USJFCOM NORFOLK VA IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE IMMEDIATE
RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//DAPE-PRR-C/DAPE:PRO// IMMEDIATE
RUEADWD/DA WASHINGTON DC//DAPE:MO// IMMEDIATE
RUEADWD/DA WASHDC//DAMO-AOC-CAT/PCC/j IMMEDIATE
RHMFIUU/CDR USTRANSCOM TCCC-A SCOTT AFB IL IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/CDR USSTRATCOM OFFUTT AFB.NE IMMEDIATE
DIA WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC//TWC// IMMEDIATE
JOINT STAFF WASBINGTON DC IMMEDIAT~
RHMFISS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC//J-l/J-3:JOD// IMMEDIATE
RUMIAAA/HQ USSOVTHCOM J2 MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/HQ USSOVTHCOM J3 MIAMI FL IMMEDIATE.
WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
NSC WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
CIA WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
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Choi, Martino I rL~ \3~
From: Albright, Wendell I (EAP/J) RELEASED IN PART
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11 :37 AM
To: TaskForce-1 B6
Subject: FW: (U) TFUS01 - GOJ hurricane aid awaits USG "Green Light"

Importance: High

Just in from Tokyo.

From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:

Subject:
Importance:

Cable below contains update on GOJ Katrina assistance. E-mailing since CableXpress just crashed... I called and alerted
Ops to the new GOJ offer of $500K in Narita-based relief goods. conveyed by MOFA to Pol-Mil late Sept. 6.

Brett Blackshaw
Emb Tokyo/POL-MIL

PM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE
INFO AMCONSUL FUKUOKA
AMCONSUL NAGOYA
AMCONSUL NAHA
AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE
AMCONSUL SAPPORO
SECDEF WASHDC
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC
HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
COMUSJAPAN YOKOTA AB JA

STATE PASS USAID/OFDA AND PASS HQ USNORTHCOM//J-3//

TAGS: AEMR, EAID, PREL, US, JA


SUBJECT: TFUSOl - GOJ ASSISTANCE AWAITS USG "GREEN LIGHTII

REF': A. TOKYO 04756 '(DTG041057Z SEP 05 ZFF4)


B. SECSTATE 163366 (DTG 040136Z SEP 05 ZFF4)

1.· (U) This is an action message. See para 2.

2. (U) MOFA First North American Division contacts provided an update


September 6 on the Japanese gove~nment's offer of hurricane disaster
relief, outlined ref A. ACTION REQUEST: Post requests urgent guidance on
(11 where and when the GOJ can deliver its 300,000 USD Florida-based relief
. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
package, described para 4; (2) whether th~ USG accepts the new 500,000 USD
offer of Tokyo-based relief supplies in para 5, and (3) whether the USG
accepts the GOJ offer to send civilian ang Japan Self Defense Force relief
teams, described paras 6 arid 7. END ACTioN .REQUEST.
r
3. (U) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At a Cabinet Meeting September 6, Prime
Minister Koizumi authorized a GOJ 200,000 USD donation to the American Red
Cross. The funds will be provided through the Japanese Embassy in
Washington, probably this week.

4. (U) RELIEF ITEMS IN STORAGE IN FLORIDA: GOJ has bundled its relief
supplies into a 300,000 USD package ready for shipment within 24 hours, if
the USG can say where it should be delivered. "All we need is a green light
and an address," said MOFA counterpart. The package. contains supplies
identified in ref B as USG priority areas, including 60 hz generators,
tarps and pl~stic sheeting. Per ref A, the GOJ has also offered to make
available the additional 544,000 USD in supplies located at the Florida
site.

5. (U) NEW OFFER OF TOKYO-BASED RELIEF ITEMS: MOFA contacts told Embassy
poloff that GOJ would announce an additional 500,000 USD offer of relief
supplies early on September 7 Tokyo time. The supplies are stored at Tokyo
International Airport/Narita, and consist mainly of large tents, bedding
and first aid kits -- items listed as priority USG needs . in ref B.

6. (U) CIVILIAN DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS: MOFA reiterated its of£er of three
teams. All teams would bring their own equipment and necessary materials.

A) RESCUE TEAM:
-- Composition: 20-100 personnel from fire and police departments,. Japan
Coast Guard, and MOFA/Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) i \
Deployment: within 24 hours of USG request;
Transport to affected area: by commercial air.

B) MEDICAL TEAM:
Composition: 20-100 JICA-registered doctors, nurses, pharmacists with a
field clinic;
Deployment: within 48 hours of USG request;
Transport to affected area: by commercial air.

C) EXPERTS TEAM: /
Composition: 3-10 technical experts from various ministries to advise
local authorities on disaster containment/prevention;
Deployment: within 48 hours of USG request;
Transport to affected area: by commercial air.

7. (U) JSDF DISASTER RELIEF ASSETS: MOFA and JDA contacts provided further
detail on the four types of Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) assets on
stand-by to support relief operations. JDA Operations contacts underscored
they could support a USG request for any/all/multiples of the teams listed,
and need only USG consent to get deployments in motion. All SDF teams would
be unarmed and bring their own necessary equipment.

A) MEDICAL TEAM:
Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
2

UNCLASSIFIED
, i

UNCLASSIFIED
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors i 1 mirse, and 20 support personnel,
deployed within 48 hours of· USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel,
deployed wi thin 5 days of USG request; ~ . ' . '
-- Transport to affected area: via Japan Air Self-Defense Forces (JASDF)
C-.130. Travel time: 5 days each for Phase 1 and 2 components (assuming
clearance to land/refuel at u.S. airfields en route) .

B) DISINFECTION TEAM:
-- Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors, 1 nurse and 20 support personnel,
deployed within 48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, one
truck mounted with disinfection spray equipment;
-- Transport to affected area:
(Phase 1 group) Via JASDF C-130, travel time:) 5 days;
(Phase 2 group) Via one Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF)
,transport ship accompanied by one supply ship, travel time: 30 days.

C) ,TRANSPORT ASSETS (for moving people/supplies) :


_..: Composition: 2 x JASDF B747 jumbo jets (GOJ's Air Force One and Two
equivalents), 3 x JASDF C-130 aircraft, 2 x JGSDF UH-1 helicopters, 3 x
JGSDF CH-47 helicopters and crews;
-- Transport to affected area:
(for B747s) 12.5 hour flight;
(for C-130s) 5 day flight; .
(for UH-l, CH-47 helosl Via JMSDF transport ship accompanied by one supply
ship, travel time: 30 days.

D) WATER SUPPLY TEAM:


Composition: 20 JGSDF personnel, one water purification truck;
Transport to affected area: via JMSDF transport ship accompanied by one
supply ship, travel time: 30 days.

8. (U) LOCAL'GOVERNMENT AND PRIV~TE DONATIONS: Septel reports on increasing


offers of financial assistance received by post from Japanese local
governments and private citizens, and requests guidance on how to accept
those funds.

UNCLASSIFIED
~ 'J, _

Choi, Martino I

From:
Sent:
To: B6
Cc: I askForce-l
Subject: FW: (U) TFUS01 - Japan mil assistance offer; correcting NORTHCOM's matrix

D: Could you please confirm as soon as possible (preferably tonight) that NORTHCOM has the information below on
Japan Self-Defense Force assets GOJ has offered? Our Embassy in Tokyo is looking for confirmation that NORTHCOM
knows of the offers and of any response. Could you also give us an idea of when a decision on the offer may be made (or
inform us of any decision already taken.) Thank you in advance for your help. We can be reached at 202-647-6611 if
needed.

Kaye Lee
EAP rep on STATETF1

From: Blackshaw, Brett


sent: Friday, September 09, 20059:49 PM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: Albright, Wendell I (EAP/J); Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J); Straub, W David; Atkinson, David R; Donovan, Joseph R; Meserve, William
M (Michael); Maher, Kevin K; Sidhu, Apar S; Reynolds, carol T
FW: (U) TFUSOl - Japan mil assistance offer; correcnnq NORTHCOM's matrix

Emb Tokyo would greatly appreciate if Task Force could ensure NORTHCOM has the correct information on the Japan
Self-Defense Force (JSDF) assets GOJ has offered. Per telecon wlTask Force, I understand NORTHCOM's matrix of
assistance offered incorrectly and incompletely lists what JSDF assets are on offer.

Below excerpt from Tokyo msg (e-mailed to TF 09/07) gives a full breakdown of the JSDF assets offered.

7. (0) JSDF DISASTER RELIEF ASSETS: MOFA and JDA contacts provided further
detail on the four types 'of Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) assets on
stand-by to support relief operations. JDA Operations contacts underscored
they could support a USG request for any/all/multiples of the teams listed,
and need only USG consent to get deployments in motion. All SDF teams would
be unarmed and bring their own necessary equipment.

A) MEDICAL TEAM:
Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase I) Survey team of 2 doctors, 1 nurse and 20 support personnel,
deployed within 48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel,
deployed within 5 days of USG request;
,-- Transport to affected area: via Japan Air Self-Defense Forces (JASDF)
C-130. Travel time: 5 days each for Phase 1 and 2 components (assuming
clearance to land/refuel at u.S. airfields en route) .

B) DISINFECTION TEAM:
-- Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase I) Survey team of 2 doctors, 1 nurse and ,20 support personnel,
deployed within 48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, one
truck mounted with disinfection spray equipment;
-- Transport to affected area:
(Phase 1 group) Via JASDF C-130, travel time: 5 days;
{Phase 2 group} Via one Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF)
transport ship accompanied by one supply ship, travel time: 30 days.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA 1
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
C) TRANSPORT ASSETS (for moving people/supplies) :
-- Composition: 2 x JASDF B747 jumbo jets (GOJ's Air Force One and Two
equivalents), 3 'x JASDF C~i30 aircraft, 2 x JGSDF UH-l helicopters, 3 x
JGSDFCH-47 helicopters and crews;
~- Transport to affected area:
(for B747s) 12.5 hour flight;
'(for C-130s) 5 day flight;
(for UH-1, CH-47 helos) Via JMSDF transport ship accompanied by one supply
ship, travel time: 30 days.

D) WATER SUPPLY TEAM:


Composition: 20 JGSDF personnel, one water purification truck;
Transport to affected area: via JMSDF transport ship acco~panied by one
supply ship, travel time: 30 days.

Thanks very much.

Brett Blackshaw
Political-Military Unit
Political Section
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
work: 03-3224-5337
DSN: 224-5337
cell:I -...J
B6
--Original Message-----
From:
sent:
To:
Cc:

Subject:
Importance:
Cable below contains update on GOJ Katrina assistance. E-mailing since CableXpress just crashed... I called and alerted
Ops to the new GOJ offer of $500K ill Narita-based relief goods, conveyed by MOFA to Pol-Mil late Sept. 6.

Brett Blackshaw.
Emb Tokyo/POL-MIL

--------------------------------_ ... _---------------------------------_--:._-----------

FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO.
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE
INFO AMCONSUL FUKUOKA
AMCONSUL NAGOYA
AMCONSUL NAHA
AMCONSUL OSAKA- KOBE
AMCONSUL SAPPORO '
SECDEF WASHDC
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC
HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
COMUSJAPAN YOKOTA AB JA

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
STATE PASS USAID/OFDA AND PASS HQ USNORTHCOM//J-3//

TAGS: AEMR, EAID, PREL, US,JA


SUBJECT: TFUS01- GOJ ASSISTANCE AWAITS USG "GREEN LIGHT"

REF: A. TOKYO 04756 (DTG041057Z SEP 05 ZFF4)


B. SECSTATE 163366 (DTG 040136Z SEP 05 ZFF4)

1. (U) This is an action message. See para 2.

2. (U) MOFA First North American Division contacts provided an update


September 6 on the Japanese government's offer of hurricane disaster
relief, outlined ref A. ACTION REQUEST: Post requests urgent guidance on
(1) where and when the GOJ can deliver its 300,000 USD Florida-based relief
package, described para 4; (2) whether the USG accepts the new 500,000 USD
offer of Tokyo-based relief supplies in para 5, and (3) whether the USG
accepts the GOJ offer to send civilian and Japan Self Defense Force relief
teams, described paras 6 and 7. END ACTION REQUEST.

3. (U) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: At a Cabinet Meeting September 6, Prime


Minister Koizumi authorized a GOJ 200,000 USD donation to the American Red
Cross. The funds will be provided through the Japanese Embassy in
Washington, probably this week.

4. (U) RELIEF ITEMS IN STORAGE IN FLORIDA: GOJ has bundled its relief
supplies into a 300,000 USD package ready for shipment within 24 hours, if
the USG can say where it should be delivered. "All we need is a green light
and an address," said MOFA counterpart. The package contains supplies
identified in ref B as USG priority areas, including 60 hz generators,
tarps and plastic sheeting. Per ref A, the GOJ has also offered to make
available the additional.544,OOO USD in supplies located at the Florida
site.

5. (U) NEW OFFER OF TOKYO-BASED RELIEF ITEMS: MOFA contacts told Embassy
poloff that GOJ would announce an additional 500,000 USD offer of relief
supplies early on September 7 Tokyo time. The supplies are stored at Tokyo
International Airport/Narita, and consist mainly of large tents, bedding
and first aid kits -- items listed as priority USG needs in ref B.

6. (U) CIVILIAN DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS: MOFA reiterated its offer of three
teams. All teams would bring their own equipment and necessary materials.

A) RESCUE TEAM:
-- Composition: 20-100 personnel from fire and police departments, Japan
Coast Guard, and MOFA/Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA);
Deployment: within 24 hours of USG request;
Transport to affected area: by commercial air.

B) MEDICAL TEAM:
Composition: 20-100 JICA-registered doctors, nurses, pharmacists with a
field clinic;
Deployment: within 48 hours of USG request;
Transport to affected area: by comme~cial air.

C) EXPERTS TEAM:
3

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED !.
Composition: 3-10 technical experts from various ministries to advise
local authorities on disaster containment/prevention;
Deployment: within 48 hours of USG request;
Transport to affected area: bycommercii:ilair.

7. (U) JSDF DISASTER RELIEF ASSETS: MOFA and JDA contacts provided further
detail on the four types of Japan Self Defense Force (JSDF) assets on
stand-by to support relief operations. JDA Operations contacts underscored
they could support a USG" request for any/all/multiples of the teams listed,'
and need only USG consent to get deployments in motion. All SDF teams would
be unarmed ~nd bring their own necessary equipment.

A) MEDICAL TEAM:
Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase 1) Survey team of2 doctors, 1 nurse and 20 support personnel,
deployed within 48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors,S nurses and 85 support personnel,
deployed within 5 days of USG request;
-- Transport to affected area: via Japan Air Self-Defense Forces (JASDF)
C-130. Travel time: 5 days each for Phase 1 and 2 components (assuming
clearance to land/refuel at u.S. airf~elds en route) .

B) DISINFECTION TEAM:
-- Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors, 1 nurse and 20 support personnel,
deployed within 48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, one
truck mounted with disinfection spray equipment;
-- Transport to affected area:
(Phase 1 group) Via JASDF C-130, travel time: 5 days;
(Phase 2 group) Via one Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF)
transport ship accompanied by one suppiy ship, travel time: 30 days.

C) TRANSPORT ASSETS (for moving people/supplies) :


-- Composition: 2 x JASDFB747 jumbo jets (GOJ's Air Force One and Two
equivalents), 3 x JASDF C-130 aircraft, 2 x JGSDF UH-l helicopters, 3 x
JGSDF CH-47 helicopters and crews;
-- Transport to affected area:
(for B747s) 12.5 hour flight;
(for C-130s) 5 day flight;
(for UH-l, CH-47 helos) Via JMSDF transport ship accompanied by one supply
ship, travel time: 30 days.

D) WATER SUPPLY TEAM:


Composition: 20 JGSDF personnel! one water purification truck;
Transport to affected area: via JMSDF transport ship accompanied by one
supply ship, travel time: 30 days.

8. (U) LOCAL GOV~RNMENT AND PRIVATE DONATIONS: Septel reports on increasing


offers of financial assistance received by post from Japanese local
governmentsand'private citizens, and requests guidance on how to accept
those funds. .

UNCLASSIFIED·
Message Page 1 of 1
UNCLASSIFIED

O'Herron, Petra C

From: CMS TaskForce1 K


Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 5:36 PM RELEASED IN PART
To: Albright, Wendell I
B6
Cc: TaskForce-1
SUbject: FW: Question from the Japanese EmtJasy (Epi8emic preverHion activity team)

Wendell: I have confirmed that we are aware of both the civilian relief teams that Japan has offered as well as the
JSDFrelief teams. Currently we do not have need of either the civilian or the JSDF relief teams. We are waiting S
decision/approval before cables rejecting assistance can be prepared.

Lynn Nelson UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


TF1 EAP Rep REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
9/12 15:00 - 23:00 shift DATE/CASE ID: 27 SEP 2006 200503991

----Original Message-----
From: Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi [mailto:1,-;:-~= --,
B6
sent: Monday, september 12,20055:01 PM
To: TaskForce-1 .
CC: Albright, Wendell I; Kanasugi, Kenji; Kanazawa, Yusuke
Subject: Question from the Japanese Embasy (Epidemic prevention activity team)

Dear Madame/Sir
I
I
The Japanese Government offered to dispatch to the US Government a Self Defense Force team to conduct i
I
epidemic prevention activities in the affected area, They are now ready to come to the U.S. However, I heard a
rumor that the U.S. Government now has enough personnel assistance on the ground and will not be in need of
any additional personnel resources for these disaster relief efforts. Is there any possibility that our offer will be
accepted and that our Self Defense Force team will be able to help the affected people?

Best regards.

TsuyoshiJ(urokawa
First Secretary, Economic Section,
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts A venue, NW
Washington, DC 20008
TEL
FAX
E-m,

7/7/2006
UNCLASSIFIED
Page 1 of 1
UNCLASSIFIED

O'Herron, Petra C -,
From: Kurokawa, TSUyoshil _
I B6
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 12:50 PM
- To: TaskForce-1; Albtight, Wendell I; HuppD@usa.redcross.org; JonesEr@usa.redcross.org;
KappertJ@usa.redcross.org; LaddM@usa.redcross.org
Cc: Kanasugi, Kenjl; Kanazawa, Yusuke ,' RELEASED IN PART
SUbject: 2 questions concerning disaster relief assistance from Japan B6
Dear Madam/Sir,

Many local governments, private companies, and organizations in Japan have expressed their sympathy for and
desire to help the people displaced by Hurricane Katrina. They are now planning to provide emergency supplies
for the evacuees. The consensus is that it is the highest priority to provide supplies that are most needed on the
ground and the donors want to know what those items are so that they can most effectively help the displaced
people. On the other hand, some of them have informed us of their desire to volunteer..
Here is a concrete list of emergency supplies we know that they are thinking of sending to the U.S.:
1) The Osaka government would like to provide 100,000 bottles of water (500ml).
2) A welfare organization is ready to provide wheelchairs (both electrical and manual are available), crutches
(for both adults and children), and baby formula. .
3) A private company would like to provide 600 lanterns, 1500 flashlights, and common batteries (D-30,OOO,
AA-10,000, AAA-3,OOO).

Please inform me if the above listed supplies are needed. If so, or if you would like to have more details
concerning these supplies (such as wheelchair specifications), I will respond to you as soon as possible.
Likewise, if there is a need for any supplies or equipment other than we have already offered, please let me know
that as well. We will consider your request and respond promptly.
-
One more concern: We are considering delivering the supplies by using the cargo space of regular flights
provided by Japanese commercial airlines. The destinations of the regular flights are Atlanta, San Francisco, Los
Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C: Is it possible for a U.S. recipient organization to accept
these supplies at one of these U.S. airports and pass them through the U.S. customs 'clearance procedure? .lf
this would be too difficult, please let me know. We will try to find an alternate way to deliver all supplies to their,
final destination.

Best regards,

Tsuyoshi Kurokawa
First Secretary, Economic Section,
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REYtEWAUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DA1fJ!tl:fA§~D:04 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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lJNCLAS SIFIED
O'Herron, Petra C
From: eMS TaskForce1K
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 2:44 PM J
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: TaskForce-1
SUbject: FW: JSDF Asst RELEASED IN PART
B6

-----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForce1K
Sent: Sunday, September 11, 2005 2:41 PM
To: Blackshaw, Brett
Cc: Straub, W David; Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J)i TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: JSDF Asst

Brett,
\
Per NORTHCOM and OSD, JSDF assistance not required.

Bill Comley
Katrina Task. Force

-----Original Message-----
B6
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From: Sunday,.,1
September II, 2005 9:14 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1K; ~I--~-----------------~
ICc: TaskForce-1 1 i --'

Subject: Re: Mil to Mil Asst


Fori I
whoever is on watch today.
Per JDF, we had earlier provided a negative reply; It is my understanding that state
was sending a cable saling DOD did not need. I will forward the email I I
OSD, with those words. _ _ _--'-....J I
Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Handheld

-----original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcelK <ITFK@state.qov>
To: I
CC: -;;T;:a-:s:Tk::-;F;-:o:-:r~c=-e::---l:;---<;:;;T;-,.a-:s-;:k,.;:F:-o-r-c-e---:l,...,@"...S...,t,-a-t:-e-.-g...;.o-v->-----------------
Seni: Sat Sep 10 19:26:11 2005
Subject: RE: Mil to Mil Asst

Your spreadsheet does not reflect. the following Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) assets
offered by Japan. Could you please review and advise as to the status of the response to
this offer?

A) Medical Team
--Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors, 1 nurse and 20 support personnel, deployed within
48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, deployed within
5 days of USG request
-- Transport to affected area: via Japan Air Self-Defense Forces (JASDF) C-130.
Travel time: 5 days each for Phase 1 and 2 components (assuming clearance to
land/refuel at U.S. airfields en route) .
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 25 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
Page 1 of2
UNCLASSIFIED

Q'Herron, Petra C

From: CMS TaskForce1K


Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:57 AM
RELEASED IN PART
To: TaskForce-1 B6
SUbject: FW: Question (donation from a local government in Japan)

From: Albright, Wendell I


Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 6:52:51 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1K
SUbject: RE: Question (donation from a local government in Japan)
Auto forwarded by a Rule

I'm glad to -- but 10 confirm, the cable listing how people can donate $$ to the USG for relief has gone out, right?
So people can present checks to the Embassy which can be transmitted appropriately. I don't want to give him the
wrong answer.

From: eMSTaskForcelK(S/ES-O/TF)
sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:5i PM
To: Albright, Wendell I .
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: Question (donation from a local government in Japan)

Wendell -- Assume you will answer? Bob


. .
-----Original Message-----
From: Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi [maj(to:I=~::--:--=-=7":'""' _ B6
sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 12:16 PM
To: Albright, Wendell I; TaskForce-!
Cc: Kanasugi, Kenji; Kanazawa, Yusuke
Subject: Question (donation from a local government in Japan)

Dear Madam/Sir,

The Hyogo government (a local government in Japan) has expressed its sympathy for and desire to help
the people displaced by Hurricane Katrina, remembering the generous help from the U.S. it received in the
wake of the Hanshin-Awaji big earthquake. It is now planning to provide donation to the US federal
government itself, though the details such as the amount have not been decided yet.
. One of my colleagues in Tokyo heard that it could make a donation by sending a check to the embassy of
U.S. in Tokyo and was wondering if it was an appropriate way or not. Do you think that would be
possible? If not, could you suggest the best way for the Hyogo government to make a donation to the
federal government? .

Best regards,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 27 SEP 2006 200503991

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UNCLASSIFIED
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B) Disinfection Team:
-- Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors, 1 nurse and 20 support personnel, deployed within
48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, one truck
mounted with disinfection spray equipment;
-- Transport to affected area:
(Phase 1 group) Via JASDF C-130, travel time: 5 days;
(Phase 2 group) Via Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) transport ship .
accompanied by one supply ship, travel time: 30 days

Thank you for your assistance,

Lynn Nelson
EAP rep on ~tate TFI
9/10 ·15:00 - 23:00 shift

-----Original Message-----
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Subject: FW: Mil to Mil Asst

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For Alisa Forby

Sorry for the delay. Here is our latest spreadsheet.

Semper Fi

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. American Consulate
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Fukuoka, Japan
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October 25, 2005

MEMORANDUM
RELEASED IN FULL
TO: Katrina Working Group
U.S. Department of State

FROM: Eric R. Kettner


Management/Consular Officer
American Consulate Fukuoka

SUBJECT: Request Department Approval to Receive Katrina Donations

Consulate Fukuoka continues to receive offers of donations to assist with the post-Katrina
relief efforts. Based on Department guidance, we,need task force approval prior to
, receiving donations from government entities. .

Please grant approval for post to receive the following proposed donations:

(1) Officials representing Kumamoto Governor Shiotani would like to make a cash
. donation using government-controlled funds from the Kumamoto Prefectural
Government budget.
Amount: 500,000 yen in cash (U.S.$4,313.69*)

(2) Officials representing the Kumamoto Prefectural Government would like to make
another cash donation, this time using money that was raised from private donors who
placed their donations in collection boxes set up at government offices.

Amount: 1,649,021 yen in cash (U.S.$14,226.74*)

, (3) Officials representing the Fukuoka Prefectural Government would like to make a cash
donation using money that was raised from private donors who placed their donations in
collection boxes set up at government offices.
Amount: 133,391 yen in cash (U.S.$1,150.82*)

Post appreciates Department's assistance in this matter.

Note: Dollar conversations are based on a Y1l5.91/$l.OO exchange rate as of Oct. 24.
. From Sept. I to Oct. 25, the Yen/dollar exchange rate has fluctuated between a low of
YJ09.54/$1 to a high ojYl15.91/$l, whilejollowing a gradual upward trend.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 29 JUN 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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[PRESS RELEASEj

Provision of Assistance in Response


to the Damages caused by Hurricane Katrina'

September 2, 2005

In response to the loss of lives and 'severe damage caused by-the


landfall of Hurricane Katrina in the' Southern part of the United
States, the Government of Japan (GoJ), with a view to contributing to
the rescue and relief, efforts, has decided to take the following
measures;

~ In order to assist those attected by the storm, Japan will provide


two hundred thousand dollars to the American Red Cross, which
is running the largest scale relief operation.

~ The GoJ will identify the needs in the affected regions through the
U.S. Government, and upon request, is ready to provide
necessary and available emergency assistance supply
amounting to up to three hundred thousand dollars (such as
tents, blankets, power generators, portable water tanks, etc.)
from a supply deposit maintained by the GoJ in Florida.

[END]

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 29 JUN 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Japan Governme Blankets (150K), generators 1st North American


nt (150 x 60Hz), electric cord Division Chief Yamazaki,
reels (150). (Pre-positioned MFA
in Florida)

Japan Private Hitachi to give 150 portable Wendell Albright,


generators; generators 202.647.3152
already in FL to go to
Jackson, MS
Japan Private Nissan to give 50 Wendell Albright,
generators; generators 202.647.3152
already in FL to go to
Jackson, MS

Japan Private $4,900

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Japan Private $10,000 "
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Japan Private $10,000

Japan Private Unknown cash amount

Japan Private $14,500

Japan Private $30,000

Japan Private $100,000

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 09 NOV 2006 200503991
'UNCLASSIFIED
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Japan Private $1,000,000

Japan Governme $200,000 to the American 1st North American


nt Red Cross Division Chief Yamazaki,
MFA
Japan Private Nissan to give US$ Wendell Albright,
750,000. 202.647.3152

Japan Private Hitachi to give US$1 ' Wendell Albright,


million. 202.647.3152

Japan Private Toyota and Honda to give Wende.ll Albright.


US$ 5 million. 202.647.3152

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UNCLASSIFIED

Approved $300,000 of relief supplies - State Approved 12 - EAP


163413; Tokyo 004756 details Relief Items in FL; Energy
Civair chartered, alternative suggested for JDA to
consult with NORTHCOM via PACOM to ID what
PACOM can accept.; MOFA mentioned that ARC
does not need any items in the $300K package.
ARC notified MOFA that what they wanted
blankets and sleeping mats. ARC confirmed. still
listed by Mark Davidson of Embassy Tokyo as
direct donation to ARC. 9/12 e-mail Blankets and
mats have reached AL and LA. Generators to
Mississippi Emergency Management Authority .
(MEMA) (ref. OFDA 9/11).

Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved 12 - EAP


get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly. Energy
Flight arrived at Multi Agency Staging Area,
Jackson, MS 9/11 (1700).
Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved 12 - EAP
get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly Energy

"

"Kusa no Kai" association donated 500,000 yen Approved Cash EAP $4,900
(about $4,900) to U.S. Ambassador.
, .-I. ::... '. . , t
: (.

The Mayor and Assembly Chariman of Chiyoda Approved Cash EAP $10,000
City, Tokyo contributed 1.1 million yen (about
$10,000) to U.S. Ambassador.

Representatives from the Chuo City, Tokyo Approved Cash EAP $10.000
government donated 1.1 million yen (about
$10,000) to U.S. Ambassador.

The Hyogo government plans to provide a Approved Cash EAP $30,000


donation to the U.S. federal government and is
asking about the appropriate procedure to do so.
(ref. 9/14 1351 email)

The Mayor and Assembly Chariman of Approved Cash EAP $14,500


Katsushika City, Tokyo contributed 1.5 million
yen (about $14,500) to U.S. Ambassador.

The Mayor of Minato City (the district of central Approved Cash EAP $30.000
Tokyo housing the Embassy) donated $30,000 to
U.S. Ambassador.

President and CEO of Japan Petroleum Approved Cash EAP $100,000


Exploration Co. Ltd, (JAPEC), former State
Secretary Yuji Takahashi donated $100,000 to
U.S. Ambassador.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

Ambassador Schieffer met with and thanked Approved Cash EAP fl###fJ##:#
private businessman Mr. Takashi Endo for
transferring $1,000,000 from his personal 'funds
to the official U.S. governement account for
Katrina relief.
Approved $200,000 donation to ARC Approved Cash EAP
(by ARC)

Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved Cash EAP $750,000
get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly

Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved Cash EAP #tIll mUtt! ft
get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly

Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved Cash EAP I!!#!lfl/!I!t!?
get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly

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Q'Herron, Petra C

From: eMS TaskForce1K .


Sent: Thursday, September 08,200510:17 AM
To: 'Kanazawa, Yusuke' .
RELEASED IN PART
Cc: EAP~J-Office-DL; TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: INQUIRY (assistance from Japan)
B6

Dear Mr. Kanazawa,


I
We would suggest you explore FEMA's website, www.fema.gov, or CIDI's website, www.cidLorg, to locate private ·1I
charities in the cities you list. Private and local government donors in Japan will need to identify a charity willing
and able to accept the assistance. before the assistance is sent.

Please pass on our gratitude for this offer, and thank you for helping to coordinate it.

Regards,
Micah Watson
State Department Hurricane Katrina Task Force

~----Original Message-----
From: Kanazawa, Yusuke [mailtcf
Sent: Thursday, September 08, i.,.,OO.....5~1....0...,,:O...2....A.,..,Mrr----- B6
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: Albright, Wendell I 0

Subject: INQUIRY (assistance from Japan)


I
!

Dear Madam/Sir, I

In Japan, several private organizations and local governments are expected to offer
providlnq US with relief goods, As for transportation from Japan to US, we are
thinking of using commercial scheduled flights to the following destinations operated
by Japanese airlines (JAL, ANA, NCA).
-Atlanta
-San Francisco
-Los Angeles
-Chicago
-New York
-Washington DC
Each airline is ready to provide their vacant space in their cargo rooms. The amount
of the supply will depend on the space, butexpected to be hundreds kg to maximum
3 tons. -c,

We would like to know which of the airports shown above wiJJ be available for you, to
receive, for clearance, and to transport to affected areas.
Please be informed that transportation from these airports to affected areas should
be arranged by US side.

Thank you,
**********************************************

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DAWRtA~D: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
Yusuke KANAZAW A (Mr.) r.,...·~....,..,.,"'""" ----JI .
Embassy of Japan (Econom\c Section) B6
2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C: 20008-2869
Tel: ~ IFax: 1 I

From: Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi


sent: Wednesday, September 07,20051:09 PM
To: TaskForce-1@state.gov; AlbrightWI@state,dos'
Cc: Kanasugi, Kenji; Kanazawa, Yusuke; casey (casey.long@dhs.gov)
Subject: FW: additional assistance from Japan

Dear Madam/Sir,

Today I received a list from Tokyo of the additional five hundred-thousand dollars worth of emergency
supplies for the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the U.S.
I faxed it to the task-force, DOS Japan Office and FEMA. Please verify that you have received it.
If you need anything other than the listed supplies, please let me know. The Japanese Government will
consider your request and respond to you immediately.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Best regards,

Tsuyoshi Kurokawa
First Secretary, Economic Section,
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts A venue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

TELl
FAXL....- _

From: Kanasugi, Kenji


sent: Tuesday, September 06,2005 12:16 PM

7/10/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
M~ssage , Page 3 of3
UNCLASSIFIED
To:
Cc:; casey.long@dhs.gov; Kurokawa; Tsuvoshl; Kanazawa, Yusuke
Subject: additional assistance from Japan

Dear madam/sir,
Today, the Japanese Government made the attached announcement. We decided to provide additional.
five hundred thousand dollars ($ 500,000) worth of emergency assistance supply out of our stockpiles in
Florida. That brings GoJ's total assistance to $ 1 million ($ 200,000 to American Red Cross and $ 800,000
worth of emergency assistance supply). Please get in touch with us ASAP as to the details of our
stockpiles in Florida.
Regards,
Kenji Kanasugi (Embassy of Japan)

To Wendell,
I hope you could make it sure that the above message will be read by the taskforce people. Thanks for
your help.
Kenji

7/10/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
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O'Herron, Petra C

From: CMS TaskForce1K


Sent: Saturday, September 10, 2005 9:26 PM
To: I --J
RELEASED IN PART B6
Cc: TaskForce-1
B6
Subject: RE: Mil to Mil Asst

Your spreadsheet does not reflect the following Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) assets offered by Japan.
Could you please review and advise as to the status of the response to this offer?

A) Medical Team
. --Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors, 1 nurse and 20 support personnel, deployed within 4B hours of USG
request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, deployed within 5 days of USG request
-- Transport to affected area: via Japan Air Self-Defense Forces (JASDF) C·130. Travel time: 5 days each for
Phase 1 and 2 components (assuming clearance to
land/refuel at U.S. airfields en route).

B)Disinfection Team:
-- Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors. 1 nurse and 20 support personnel. deployed within 48 hours of USG
request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, one truck mounted with disinfection
spray equipment;
-- Transport to affected area:
(Phase 1 group) Via JASDF C-130, travel time: 5 days;
(Phase 2 group) Via Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) transport ship accompanied by one
supply ship, travel time: 30 days

C) Transport Assets (for moving people/supplies):


-- Composition: 2 x JASDF B747jumbo jets (GOJ's Air Force One and Two equivalents), 3 x JASDF C-130
aircraft. 2 x JGSDF UH-1 helicopters, 3 x JGSDF CH-47
helicopters and crews;
- Transport to affected area:
(for B747's) 12.5 hour flight;
(for C-130's) 5 day flight;
(for UH-1, CH-47 helos) Via JMSDF transport ship accompanied by one supply ship, travel time: 30 days

D) Water Supply Team


- Composition: 20 JGSDF personnel, one water purification truck;
-- Transsport to affected area: via JMSDF transport ship accompanied by one supply ship, travel time: 30 days.

Thank you for your assistance.

Lynn Nelson
EAP rep on State TF1
9/10 15:00 - 23:00 shift

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DAl'OOj~96D: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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From: I B6
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From: I
Sent: Sa:-t:-u-rd;-ay-,-::s:-ep--;"t-em-be;--r""':"1-;::'"O,-::2:"::O:::"OS==-=-S:-=S=-3"'=:pM;-:---
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IS;;;;-u-';b-:;~ect---;-::-:M~f1t:-O--;"M~i1;-:As;--:'st---------------------------J
For Alisa Forby
Sorry for the delay. Here is our latest spreadsheet.
Semoer Fi

7/1012006 UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
Hart, Geneva R RELEASED IN PART
From: Albright. Wendell I
B6
Sent: Friday, September 02. 20052:57 PM
To: Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J); Atkinson, David R
Cc: Midha, Kristina I (EAP/J)
Subject: RE: Japanese MFA officials flying in to US to handle WW cases?

Not mInisters, but MOFA officials who are the equivalent of a CA away team. Correct, they're coming to handle WW
cases -~ going to Houston to help Japan's consulate there deal with displaced Japanese citizens.

See Kristina's email below to Protocol. OHS is alerted and will greet them at the airport in Houston (they couldn't get a dip
visa in time in Tokyo). I don't think there is any further action we need to take.

----Original Message-----
From: Midha, Kristina I (EAP/J) .
Sent Friday, September 02, 2005 11:36 AM
To: Johnson, Jessie L
Cc: EAP-J-Office- DL
Subject: Urgent Request for Visa Waiver and Houston PortOearance
Importance: High

Ms. Johnson,

As I mentioned to you by phone this morning, two Japanese diplomats from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs wish to
travel temporarily to Houston on September 3 (tomorrow) to assist the Japanese Consulate there in dealing with
urgent Hurricane Katrina-related matters, including the provision of assistance to affected Japanese citizens.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cannot issue them visas as the mission is already closed for the long'
weekend. EAP/J requests a waiver of the visa requirement and Houston port clearance for these two Japanese
diplomats in order to facilitate their urgent travel to Houston. The Japanese Embassy here in Washington will submit
immediately an Expedited Port Clearance Request Form with the necessary information to your office tocay«. ..
Following is the required information on the two diplomats (last name capitalized in bold) and their planned itinerary: '

Mr. Takato FURUTACHI


DaB: r
POB: Japan
I
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Passport Number: I ~issued in Tokyo)

Mr. Eisuke SAKATA


DOB:r "
POB: ~apan .--- --,
Passport Number: I pssued in Tokyo)

The above individuals plan to depart Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Continental Airlines flight 006 on Saturday,
September 3, arriving into Houston at 13:50 local time on September 3.

Japan has offered generous material and financial support to the U.S. government and American Red Cross in
response to the Hurricane Katrina disaster. We would appreciate your favorable consideration of this urgent request.

Thank you,

Kristina Midha

, From: Gibbons, ThomasB (EAP/J)


Sent: ' Friday, September 02, 2005 2:54 PM
To: Atkinson, David R
Cc: Albright, Wendell I; Midha, Kristina I (EAP/J)
Subject: RE: Japanese MFA officials flying In to US to handleWW cases?

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


. 1
REVIEW AUTHORJTY: FRANK TUMMJNIA
DATE/CASE 10: 07 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
, UNCLASSIFIED
Tom Gibbons
Deputy Director
Japan Desk
tel: (202) 736-7233

From: Atkinson, David R


sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 2:44 PM
To: Gibbons, William A; Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J); Bouldin, Charles Ei Albright, Wendell r
Subject: Japanese MFA offldals flying in to US to handle WW cases? . .

Tom etal;

Justgot a call from the Task Force, they said a Craig Mitler in Houston had called them to report that two "Ministers" from
Japan were flying into the U.S. today or possibly tomorrow to help handle Japanese citizen issues. He told them this had
been coordinated "in Washington somewhere" and left the following contact #s:

713-272-2865
I I(cell) B6

Have you guys heard anything about this and jf not do we need to contact DS/DHS?

David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
Office of Regional Security Policy
Bureau ofEast Asian and Pacific Affairs
(202) 647-2031 (office)
(202) 647~0076 (fax)

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Hart, Geneva R B 1, 1.4(D), B6
From: Albright. Wendell I
Sent: Monday, November 14, 2005 10:09 AM
To: Atkinson, David R
Cc: Gibbons. Thomas B (EAP/J)
SUbject: FW: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc
Attachments: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

David, please note Japan's private sector contributions are over $20 million (tracked in the attached), not $1.5 m.

Cheers,

Wendell

From: Atkinson, David R


Sent: Monday, November 14, 20059:47 AM
To: EAP-DIRECTORS-AN D-DEPLJTY-DIRECfORS-DL
Subject: FW: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

Attached please find a summary of all Hurricane Katrina contributions. Please check carefully for your countries to ensure they
are accurate. as the Working Group information has in many cases lagged. This information is being submitted to the GAO as
part of their audit. Thanks.

David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
Office of Regional Security Policy
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
(202) 647-2031 (office)
(202) 647-0076 (fax)

From: McCarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO)


sent: Thursday, November 10, 2005 2:54 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
SUbject: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05. doc.doc

I
I need to give this to the GAO asap through RM. Pis review and send me back any further changes.
II
also note that Jordan is not listed as we have dec
IJ1lea, cor I eet!
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


CLASSIFIED BY DEPT. OF STATE, L. R. LOHMAN, DAS, A/ISS
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL REASON: 1.4(D)
DECLASSIFY AFTER: 13 NOV 2015
DATE/CASE ID: 29 JAN 2007 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
6/20/2006
UNCLASSIFIED
From: .rmtkatr ina_Ic [mail to: rmtkatrina_Ic@ofda. h~t]
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2005 6:43 AM
B6
KrugWA@state.gov;

n a

Su ]ect: FINAL USAID OFDA Transportation and Warehouse Report - 4 Oct 0600

Attached is the USAID-OFDA final transportation and warehouse reports. LRAFB received its
. last flight on Sunday, 2 Oct. All remaining items for distribution have been dispatched.
OFDA closed Little Rock, Arkansas operations on 3 Oct. All personnel bave returned to
regular posts.

For any lingering inquiries, please refer future questions to:

OFDA Logistics

Ph: 202-712-5471/0234

Fax: 202-216-3399

OFDALogistics@usaid.gov <mailto:OFDALogistics@usaid.gov>

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UNCLASSIFIED
TELEGRAM • September 15, 2005

TO: SECSTATE wASHOe - IMMEDIATE


Action: SS
From: AMEMBASSY TOKYO (TOKYO 4980 - IMMEDIATE)
TAGS: AEMR, EAID, PREL, JA, US
Captions: None
subject: TFUS01 - NEW GOJ OFFER OF PUMP TRUCKS
Ref: A. SECSTATE 168957 B. TOKYO 04756

1.(U) This is an action request. See para 2.


2. CU) The Japanese government has made a new offer of
Katrina relief assistance of 60 water-pumping trucks and
their crews. Post requests Department guidance on how to
respond to the GOJ.
3. (u) MOFA First North America Division Director Yamazaki
told Pol~Mil Director Maher September 14 that Japan's
. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) is
offering 60 hiQh-powered water-pumping trucks to assist in
Hurricane Katrlna relief. The trucks would be provided
complete with crews and GOJ interpreters, but may require
U.S. support in transporting them from Japan to affected·
areas (though the use of Self Defense Force transport ships
and/or C-130s might be an option, he said). The crews are
experienced, he added, having been deployed to drain flooded
villages in the wake of an earthquake in northern Japan last
year.
4. (u) Yamazaki said the offer includes 20.mid-size and 40
small pump trucks, with the following specifications:
Mid-size trucks x 20:
pumpi ng capaci ty: 60 cubi c meters/mi nute
weiQht: 8 tons
vehlcle size: 9.5m lonQ x 2.5m wide
duration of operation wlthout refueling: 8 hours
manually-operated pump
Small trucks x 40:
pumping capacity: 30 cubic meters/minute
weiQht: 4 tons
vehlcle size: 8m long x 2.5m wide
duration of operation without refueling: 8 hours
crane-operated pump
5. (u) Please advise ASAP whether pumping trucks are required.
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK. TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 13 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Additional Addressees:
None
CC:
AMCONSUL FUKUOKA
AMCONSUL NAGOYA
AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE
AMCONSUL SAPPORO
AMCONSUL NAHA
COMUSJAPAN YOKOTA AB JA
HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC
HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
SECDEF WASHDC
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
Distribution:
TED7767
ACTION Ss-OO
INFO LOG-OO NP-OO AID-OO CIAE-OO INL-OO DS-OO EAP-OO
FBIE-OO UTED-OO FEMA-Ol H-OO TEDE-OO INR-OO NSAE-OO
NIMA-OO EPAU-OO PM-OO IRM-OO SSO-OO FMP-OO EPAE-OO
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FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3521
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AMCONSUL NAGOYA PRIORITY
AMCONSUL NAHA PRIORITY
AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE PRIORITY
AMCONSUL SAPPORO PRIORITY
SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
COMUSJAPAN YOKOTA AB JA PRIORITY
UNCLAS TOKYO 004980

STATE PASS USAIO/OFDA AND PASS HQ USNORTHCOM//J-3//


LO. 12958: N/A
TAGS; AEMR, EAID, PREL, US, JA·
SUBJECT: TFUS01 - NEW GOJ OFFER OF PUMP TRUCKS
REF: A. SECSTATE 168957
B. TOKYO 04756

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From: CMS TaskForce1K RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 6:47 AM
To: TaskForce-1 .
Cc: Task'Force-1
SUbject: Attn Logger: FW: FW: (UN) TFUS01 - NEW GOJ OFFER OF PUMP TRUCKS

Attachments: (UN) TOKYO 4980


/

For the log:

(U) The Japanese government has made a new offer of


Katrina relief assistance of 60 water-pumping trucks and
their crews. Post requests Department guidance on how to
respond to the GOJ (Tokyo 4980)

From: Albright, Wendell I (EAPIJ)


sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 6:44 AM
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: EAP-J-Office-DL
Subject: FW: (UN) TFU501 • NEW GOJ OFFER OF PUMP TRUCKS

In case you haven't already seen this -- this is a NEW offer from Japan.

NotesTele.txt (12
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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cable
Text:
UNCLASSIFIED
TELEGRAM september IS, 2005

To: SECSTATE WASHDC -IMMEDIATE


Action: SS
From: AMEMBASSY TOKYO (TOKYO 4980 - IMMEDIATE)
TAGS: AEMR, EAID, PREL, JA, US
captions: None
Subject: TFUSOI - NEW GOl OFFER OF PUMP TRUCKS
Ref: A. SECSTATE 168957 B. TOKYO 04756

1. (U) This is an action request. See para 2.


2. (U) The Japanese government has made a new offer of
Katrina relief assistance of 60 water-pumping trucks and
their crews. post requests Department guidance on how to
respond to the GOJ.
3. (u) MOFA First North America Division Director Yamazaki
told Pol-Mil Director Maher September 14 that lapan's
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (~LIT) is
offering 60 hi9h-powered water-pumping trucks to assist in
Hurricane Katrlna relief. The trucks would be provided
complete with crews and GOJ interpreters, but may require
-U.S. support in transporting them from Japan to affected
areas (though the use of self Defense Force transport ships
and/or c-130s might be an option, he said). The crews are
experienced, he added, having been deployed to drain flooded
villages in the wake of an earthquake in northern Japan last
year.
4. (U) Yamazaki said the offer includes 20 mid-size and 40 .
small pump trucks, with the following specifications:
Mid-size trucks x 20:
pumping capacity: 60 cubic meters/minute
weight: 8 tons
vehlc1e size: 9.5~ 10n9 x 2.5m wide.
duratlon of operatlon wlthout refue11ng: 8 hours
manually-operated pump
Small trucks x 40:
pumping capacity: 30 cubic meters/minute
wei9ht: 4 tons
vehlc1e size: 8m long x 2.5m wide
duration of operation without refueling: 8 hours
crane-operated pump
5. (U) Please advise ASAP whether pumping trucks are required.
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Additional Addressees:
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CC:
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AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE
AMCONSUL SAPPORO
AMeONSUL NAHA
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HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC
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Distribution:
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AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE PRIORITY
AMCONSUL SAPPORO PRIORITY
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HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
COMUSJAPAN YOKOTA AB JA PRIORITY
UNCLAS TOKYO 004980

STATE PASSUSAIo/OFDA AND PASS HQ USNORTHCOM//J-3//


LO. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR, EAIO, PREL, US, JA
SUBJECT: TFUS01 - NEW GOJ OFFER OF PUMP TRUCKS
REF: A. SECSTATE 168957
B. TOKYO 04756

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O'Herron, Petra C

From: CMS TaskForce1K


Sent: Monday, September 12,2005 5:50 PM
RELEASED IN PART
To: Albright, Wendell I
Cc: TaskForce-1
B6
Subject: RE: Question from the Japanese Embasy (Epidemic prevention activity team)

Wendell - Further gUidance is that we should continue to advise Japan that we are assessing the situation until
after we receive S decision/approval. - Lynn .

-----Original Message-----
From: eMS TaskForcelK
sent: Monday, September 12,20055:36 PM
To: Albright, Wendell I
Cc: TaskForce-l
Subject: FW: Question from the Japanese Embasy (Epidemic prevention activity team)

Wendell: I have confirmed that we are aware of both the civilian relief teams that Japan has offered as well
as the JSDF relief learns. Currently we do not have need of either the civilian or the JSDF relief teams. We
are waiting S decision/approval before cables rejecting assistance can be prepared.

Lynn Nelson
TF1 EAP Rep
9/12 15:00 - 23:00 shift

-----Original Message---- _---:' -,


From: Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi [mailt4 . B6
sent: Monday, September 12, 200....S....s"':"l:oonir-1p
.....M,...;---.....;........;.;...---,o;,..,J
To: TaskForce-l
Cc: Albright, Wendell I; Kanasugi, Kenji; Kanazawa,Yusuke
Subject: Question from the Japanese Embasy (Epidemic prevention activity team)

Dear Madame/Sir

The' Japanese Government offered to dispatch to the US Government a Self Defense Force team to
conduct epidemic prevention activities in the affected area. They are now ready to come to the U.S.
However, I heard a rumor that the U.S. Government now has enough personnel assistance on the ground
and will not be in need of any additional personnel,resources for these disaster relief efforts. Is there any
possibility that our offer will be accepted and that our Self Defense Force team will be able to help the
affected people?

Best regards,

Tsuyoshi Kurokawa
First Secretary, Economic Section,

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REXLE;W AJJyHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DAffiR!AQ~D:10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Embassy of Japan
,
2520 Massachusetts Avenue,NW
Washington, DC 20008
B6

7/10/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
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Oliva, Amber M
From: eMS TaskForce1 K
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 7:57 AM
To: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: Question (donation from a local government in Japan)
, I

RELEASED IN PART
From: Albright, Wendell I
B6
Sent: Thursday, September 15, ~oos 6:52:51 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1K
Subject: RE: Question (donation from a local government in Japan)
Auto forwarded by a Rule

I'm glad to ..;- but to confirm, the cable listing how people can donate $$ to the USG for
relief has gone out, right? So people can present checks to the Embassy which can be
transmitted appropriately. I don't want to give him the wrong answer.

From: CMS TaskForce1K(S/ES-O/TF)


Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 1:51 PM
To: Albright, Wendell I
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: RE: Question (donation from a local government in Japan)

Wendell -- Assume you will answer? Bob

-----Original Message-~---
From: Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi (mailtol
Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2d~o~5~1~2~:~1~6~P~M~--~-------- B6
To: Albright, Wendell I; TaskForce-1
Cc: Kanasugi, Kenjii Kanazawa, Yusuke
Subject: Question (donation from a local government in Japan)

Dear Madam/Sir,

The Hyogo government (a local government in Japan) has expressed its sympathy for
and desire to help the people displaced by Hurricane Katrina, remembering the generous
help from the U.S. it received in the wake of the Hanshin-Awaji big earthquake. It is now
planning to provide donation to the US federal government itself, though the details such
as the amount have not been decided yet.

One of my colleagues in Tokyo heard that it could make a donation by sending a check
to the embassy of U.S. in Tokyo and was wondering if it was an appropriate way or not. Do
you think that would be possible?- If not, could you suggest the best way for the Hyogo
government to make a donation to the federal government?

Best regards,

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 10 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Tsuyoshi Kurokawa

First Secretary, Economic Section,

Embassy of Japan
~\

2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW

,Washington, DC 20008

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From: .
Sent:
Atkinson, David R:
Friday, January 13, 2006 10:45 AM S)S7'~
To: Yu, Alan K
SUbject: RE: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc

You'll have to talk to my marketing manager about that UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 30 AUG 2006 200503991
From: Yu, Alan K
Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 10:37 AM
To: Atkinson, David R
SUbject: RE: Summary of Foreign OffersAccepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc

Can I get your autograph?

From: Atkinson, David R(Main State4312)


Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 10:35 AM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A; Katrina Working Group
Cc: Albright, Wendell I
Subject: FW: Summary Of foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-0!i.doc

All;

Please see updated information from Tokyo on donations by Japan. Please note that this is only money that the Embassy
has taken in and does not include many millions donated directly to ARC or to organizations in the U.S. Thanks.

David

From: Albright, Wendell I


sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 10:30 AM
.To: Atkinson, David R
.Subject: RE: Summary of Foreign OffersAccepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc .

David, here's a couple.of things. One is the update of what I sent yesterday. Other is an xcel with donations made directly
to the Embassy. I know you know this, but this really is the tip of the iceberg far as what Japanese individuals, local govts,
corporations gave.

BTW, I don't see the $1 million donation an individual made thru the Embassy in the xcell-- I'm asking Tokyo to check
~~ .

Cheers.

Wendell

« File: HURRICANEKATRINA 1-13-06.xls» «File: katrina donations 1-13-06.doc »

From: Atkinson, David R


Sent: ThUrsday, January 12, 20066:17 PM
To: Albright, Wendell I
Subject: RE: Summary of foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-1o-06.doc

Not to be apain, but to confirm - there's been no update from Tokyo on this doc since 9-15? Thanks.

From: Albright, Wendell I


sent: ThUrsday, January 12, 2006 6:13 PM
To: Atkinson, DavidR
Subject: RE: Summary of foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept I-I0-06.doc

David. here's what Tokyo did at-one point summarizing Katrina assistance.

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Cheers,

Wendell

« File: katrina donations 9-15.doc »

From: Atkinson, David R


sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 5:55 PM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A; Hyde, Andrew G; Albright, Wendell I; Sundwall, Gavin A (EAPjANP); Olbrysh, Kevin l (EAPjBClTV)
Cc: Running, EricW
Subject: Summary of Foreign OffersAccepted or Plan to Accept I-1D-06.doc

«File: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc»

Deborah,

I made a few changes in blue to the Korean offer as we haven't yet received the $3.8 million gov-gov check and the total of
small orgs the Embassy provides totals out at @$1.3m. No changes to Cambodia, Fiji, or Japan that I'm aware of.
.Anyone else want to weigh in? Thanks.

David

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Hart, Geneva R

From: McCarthy, Deborah A


Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 8:14 AM
To: Atkinson, David R; Katrina Working Group
Cc: . Scalzo, Christopher R; Gutherie, Peter A; Albright, Wendell I
Subject: RE: Summary of Foreign Ofters Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc/ FOR CLEARANCE

David, I will forward the Hurricane Cash sheet which will list entities in Japan that have contributed.

From: Atkinson, David R


sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 6:12 PM
To: Mccarthy, Deborah A; Katrina Working Group
Cc: Scalzo, Christopher R; Gutherie, Peter Ai Albright, Wendell I
Subject: RE: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-Q6.docl FOR CLEARAN~E

Japan also has to be revised as follows.

We are seeking a further breakdown from Embassy Tokyo on their tracking of money given to them for passage onward to USG
accounts. Should have that tomorrow or early next week if it's available. We want to know where the $1.35 million is coming
from? Thanks.

Supplies received
Japan $200,000 cash
Private pledges
$500,000 in relief supplies,
received: *$1.35MM
blankets, sleeping cots,
generators.
Private pledges over $20 million

From: Mccarthy, Deborah A


sent: Tuesday, January 10, 2006 3:35 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
Cc: Scalzo, Christopher Rj Gutherie, Peter A
Subject: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Planto Accept 1-1O-06.dOC/ FOR CLEARANCE

Attached is a new update. Please review by COB Thursday. We will need this as various entities look at our use of funds. Note to
EUR - Macedonian blankets - did they ever come in?

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
61l~M&CASEID: 30 AUG 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
From: Albright, Wendell I
Sent: Friday, September 02, 20052:57 PM
To: Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J); Atkinson, David R
Cc: Midha, Kristina I (EAP/J)
SUbject: RE: Japanese MFA officials flying in to US to handle WW cases?
I

Not ministers, but MOFA officials who are the equivalent of a CA away team. Correct, they're coming to handle WW I,.
cases -- going to Houston to help Japan's consulate there deal with displacedJapanese citizens.

See Kristina's email below to Protocol. DHS is alerted and will greet them at the airport in Houston (they couldn't get a dip
visa in time in Tokyo). I don't think, there is any further acton we need to take.
I
----Original Message-'~--
From: Midha, Kristina I (EAP/J)
Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:36 AM
To: Johnson, Jessie L
Cc: EAp·J'Office-DL
Subject: UrgentRequest for Visa Waiverand Houston Port Clearance
Importance: High

Ms. Johnson,

As I mentioned to you by phone this morning, two Japanese diplomats from Japan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs wish to
travel temporarily to Houston on September 3 (tomorrow) to assist the Japanese Consulate there in dealing with
urgent Hurricane Katrina-related matters, including the provision of assistance to affected Japanese citizens.
Unfortunately, the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo cannot issue them visas as the mission is already closed for the long .
weekend. EAP/J requests a waiver of the visa requirement and Houston port clearance for these two Japanese
diplomats in order to facilitate their urgent travel to Houston. The Japanese Embassy here in Washington will submit
immediately an Expedited Port Clearance Request Form with the necessary information to your office today.
Following is the required information on the two diplomats (last name capitalized in bold) and th~ir planned itinerary:

Mr. Takato FURUTACHI


DOB:r I
POB: Japan . .
B6
Passport Number: I....:.....-----..,~issued in Tokyo)

Mr. Eisuke SAKATA


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POB: Japan r-----
Passport Number: I,pssued in Tokyo)

The above individuals plan to depart Tokyo's Narita International Airport on Continental Airlines flight 006 on Saturday,
September 3, arriVing into Houston at 13:50 local time on September 3.

Japan has offered generous material and financial support to the U.S. government and American Red Cross in
response to the, Hurricane Katrina disaster. We would appreciate your favorable consideration of this urgent request.

Thank you,

Kristina Midha

. From: Gibbons, ThomasB (EAP/J)


Sent: . Friday, September 02, 2005 2:54·PM
To: Atkinson, David R
cc: Albright, Wendell I; Midha, Kristina I (EAP/J)
Subject: RE: Japanese MFA offidals flying In to US to handleWW cases?

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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.DATE/CASE ID: 07 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Tom Gibbons
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Deputy Director
Japan Desk
UNCLASSIFIED

tel: (202) 736-7233

From: Atkinson, David R


sent: Friday, september 02, 2005 2:44 PM
To: Gibbons, William A; Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J); Bouldin, Charles E; Albright, Wendell I
Subject: Japanese MFA offidals flying in to USto handle WWcases?

Tom et al;

Just got a call from the Task Force. they said a Craig Mitler in Houston had called them to report that two "Ministers" from
Japan were flying into the U.S. today or possibly tomorrow to help handle Japanese citizen issues. He told them this had
been coordinated "in Washington somewhere" and left the following contact #5:

713-272-2865
I I(cell) B6

Have you guys heard anything about this and if not do we need-to contact DS/DHS?

David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
Office of Regional Security Policy
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
(202) 647-2031 (office)
(202) 647~0076 (fax)

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From: Atkinson, David R
Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 20054:59 PM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A
Subject: RE: Urgent: Katrina Assistance From Japan

I actuallyjust inserted them as text (not tracked changes, sorry), so the text in the version I forwarded, while only slightly
different, should be used as the correct info. Thanks. .

From: McCarthy, Deborah A UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


sent: Tuesday, November 29,20054:53 PM . REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
To: Atkinson, David R
SUbject: RE: Urgent: Katrina Assistance From Japan DATE/CASE In: 30 AUG 2006 200503991

David, I can't find your tracked changes.

From: Atkinson, David R [mailto:AtkinsonDR@state.gov]


Sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 3:06 PM
To: Norman, Alain G; McFadyen, Linda PCCA/OCS/ACS/EAP)
Cc: CA-P-Special Assistant(CA/P); McCarthy, Deborah A; Yu, Alan K
Subject: RE: Urgent: Katrina Assistance From Japan

Please see attached summary update EAP submitted on 11/10. It includes several changes from the information
presented below, but does not include reference to Japan providing fuel assistance. .

«File: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Planto Accept 11-10-05 doc (7).doc»
David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
Office of Regional Security Policy
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
(202) 647-2031 (office)
(202) 647-0076 (fax)

From: Norman, Alain G


. sent: Friday, November 18,2005 12:59 PM
To: McFadyen, Unda PCCA/OCS/ACS/EAP)
Cc: CA-P-Special AssistantCCA/P); Atkinson, David R; McCarthy, Deborah A; Yu, Alan K
SUbject: RE: Urgent: Katrina Assistance From Japan

Linda,

Here'sthe way we summarized Japan's considerable assistance in the Executive Summarydoc (which I believe went to
GAO):
Japan $200,000 cash Supplies received
$500,000 in relief supplies, *Private pledges
blankets, sleeping cots, received:
generators. $1.267MM
Private pledges over $1.5
million

I am not certain about the release of oil stocks by Japan (though others may have done so); but' know the Japan

uNCLASSIFIED
UNCLAsSIFIED
Petroleum Exploration Co. made a generous donation which we received. Perhaps EAP's POC Dav'id Atkinson can
comment.

The amount given to the ARC was at least $20bK. but you may wish to check with Nadia Mitchem of the Red Cross for the
final amount (202-303-4826)

I hope this helps.

Alain

From: McFadyen, Unda P


sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 11:39 AM
To: Norman, Alain G(Main State)
Cc: CA-P-Special Assistant
Subject: FW: Urgent: Katrina Assistance From Japan
Importance: High

CA-P-Special Assistant David Zimmer asks whether we can confirm that the following is
accurate and up-to-date:

During Hurricane Katrina or shortly thereafter, Government of Japan sent


1. Relief supplies
2. Release of Oil Stocks
3. Substantial financial assistance to the Red Cross

Additionally, Japanese corporations have sent over 23 million dollars in ass stance to the United
States.

Thanks,
Linda

Linda P. McFadyen

East Asia and Pacific Division


Overseas Citizens Services
u.s. Department of State
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Tel. 202-647-5470
Fax 202-647":2835
Email mcfadyenlp@stafe.gov

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From: CMS TaskForce1K(S/ES-OJTF)


Sent: Friday, September 02, 2005 11:20 AM
To: Atkinson. David A
Cc: TaskForce-1
SUbject: FW: offer of assistance from Japan

-----Original Message--~--
From: Kanasugi, Kenji [mailto:kkanasugi@embjapan.org]
Sent: Friday, September 02,200511:16 AM'
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: Albright, Wendell I; casey.long@dhs.gov
Subject: offer of assistance from Japan

Dear madam/sir,
This is for your information.
This morning, Japanese Foreign Minister had a telephone conversation with Secretary of State. informing her of:
Japan's offer of assistance. including $ 200,000 donation to the American red Cross and emergency assistance
supply worth up to $ 300,000, if it becomes necessary. In addition, our FM raised a possibility of sending our
Disaster Relief Teams, including rescue teams. medical teams, experts' teams and Japan Self Defense Force
Units, if there is a specific need in the US for these teams. I will raise this matter in or after today's briefing
session at the DoS.
Regards,
Kenji Kanasugi (Embassy of Japan)

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DA l1I~: 28 AUG 2006 200503991 lTNCLASSIFIED
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From: Atkinson, David R


Sent: Friday, January 13. 2006 10:35 AM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A; Katrina Working Group
Cc: Albright, Wendell I
Subject: FW: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc

Attachments: HURRICANEKATRINA 1-13-06.xls; katrina donations 1-13-06.doc

All;

Please see updated information from Tokyo on donations by Japan. Please note that this is only money that the Embassy
has taken in and does not include many millions donated directly to ARC or to organizations in the U.S. Thanks.

David

From: Albright, Wendell I


sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 10:30 AM
To: Atkinson, David R
Subject: RE: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc

David, here's a couple of things. One is the update of what I sent yesterday. Other is an xcel with donations made directly
to the Embassy. I know you know this, but this really is the tip of the iceberg far as what Japanese individuals, local govts,
, corporations gave. .

BTW, I don't see the $1 million donation an individual made thru the Embassy in the xcell-- I'm asking Tokyo to check
that.

Cheers,

Wendell

HURRICANEKATRI katrina donations


NA 1-13-06.xls (..,1-13-D6.doc ...

From: Atkinson, David R


sent: Thursday, January 12, 20066:17 PM
To: Albright, Wendell J
Subject: RE: Summaryof Foreign OffersAccepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc

Not to be a pain. but to confirm - there's been no update from Tokyo on this doc since 9-15? Thanks.

From: Albright, Wendell I


Sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 6:13 PM
To: Atkinson, David R
Subject: RE: SUmmary of Foreign OffersAccepted or Planto Accept l-1D-06.doc

David, here's what Tokyo did at one point summarizing Katrina assistance.

Cheers.

Wendell

« File: katrina donations 9-15.doc »

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 30 AUG 2006 200503991 uNCLASSIFIED
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From: Atkinson, David R
Sent: Thursday, January 12, 20065:55 PM
To: McCarthy, Deborah A; Hyde, Andrew G; Albright, Wendell I; Sundwall, Gavin A (EAP/ANP); Olbrysh, Kevin l (EAP/BCL1V)
Cc: . Running, EricW . "
SUbject: Summary of Foreign OffersAccepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.abc

« File: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.doc»

Deborah,

I made a few changes in blue to the Korean offer as we haven't yet received the $3.8 million gov-gov check and the total of
small orgs the Embassy provides totals out at @$1.3m .: No changes to Cambodia, Fiji, or Japan that I'm aware of.
Anyone else want to weigh in? Thanks.

David

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From: Millette, James L


Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 20053:23 PM
To: Anderson, Roger W; Britt, Shari P; Hussey, Dawn
Subject: FW: Katrina aid .

fyi

----Original Message---
From: Hembree, Eric L
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 3:03 PM
To: Millette, James l(Charleston); Flaggs, Chris H; Kaplan, Sid l; Bordley, Donna
Subject: FW: Katrina aid

·····Original Message-·--
From: carter, Annie M
sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:36 PM
To: Bordley, Donna
Cc: Hembree, Eric L; Hedgbeth, Llewellyn H (EAP/EX)
Subject: FW: Katrina aid

Donna,

For your information, forw~rded here with is an advance copy of an incoming cable from
Tokyo requesting instructions, not only on how to handle the proceeds but how to respond
to the donors. Will RM's cable address that as well?
AMC

From: Hedgbeth, UeweJlyn H (EAP/EX)


Sent: Tuesday, September 06,200511:41 AM
To: Carter, Annie M; Cook, Frederick R (EAP/EX)
Subject: FW: Kabina aid

Inquiry from Tokyore: Katrina aid

From: Wedderien, Paul A(Tokyo)


Sent: Tuesday, september 06, 2005 6:24 AM
To: Dent, lynwood M; Hedgbeth, Llewellyn H (EAP/EX)
Subject: Katrina aid

Lyn/Llewellyn -

I wanted to forward an advance copy of this cable requesting permission/instructions for accepting contributions to
hurricane relief efforts. The Task Force previously sent out guidance about directing contributors to NGO's, but we haven't
yet received a response to our inquiries about money that can't be directed that way. The reasons I'm bringing it to your
attention are: (1) this issue must be comirig up elsewhere, and (2) we don't want to risk State making an appearance in yet
another news story about Federal flatfootedness in response to Katrina. The philanthropist mentioned in the cable is
coming in tomorrow with his million dollar offer and the Ambassador will accept it, even if details about a bank transfer
need to be ironed out later with RM.

The cable is going to EAP and the Task Force. If the response (and perhaps resulting worldwide guidance) becomes.
mired in RM or L, any assistance you might be able to lend would be gr~atly appreciated. Lyn: if you didn't need to see
this, my apologies.

- Paul
UNlTED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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Sent: Thursday, September DB, 2005 12:11 PM
To: Ross, Rebecca
Cc: TaskForce-1 RELEASED IN PART
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---Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcelK
Sent: Thursday, September 08,200511:24 AM .
To: Davidson, Mark J; EAP-J-Office-DL
Cc: Blackshaw, Brett;.Davies, Jessica X; Russel, Daniel R; Laycock, John C; Morgan, William M; TaskForce-l
Subject: FW: INQUIRY (assistance from Japan) .

Mark: See below the note we sent to Yusuke Kanazawa at the Embassy here. Local (non-national) goverk"ments
and private donors need to hook up with a charity that's willing and able to accept the donation. Thanks, Micah
Watson .

-Original Message--

From; DavidsOIl. Mark J

Sent: Thursday. September 08; 2005 11:14 AM

To: TBskForce-l

Cc: Blackshaw. Brett Albright. Wendell I: Davies. Jessic~ X; Russel. Daniel R; Laycock. John C; Morgan. William M

.
Subject: Your Guidance Please: Donations Directly to City of New Orleans

Impor;tance: High

Task Force Colleagues: I

Two major Japanese municipalities (Kobe and Matsue City) have contacted the Mission seeking advice on how to
donate Katrina relief funds directly to the City of New Orleans. Matsue City is New Orleans' Sister City and Kobe,
of course, suffered a devastating earthquake in 1995 that killed more than 5,000 people. Both thus-feel special
kinship with New Orleans in its hour of need and thus have insisted upon making donations directly to New
Orleans rather than to one of the other routes we have suggested.

The combined total of the two intended donations is at least $28,000. If we could find a way to facilitate directing
these funds as the donors wish, this would speed assistance to those who need it most, and would be an
appropriate gesture of appreciation and cooperation and appreciation to the local leaders and citizens who have
made this generous offer..

We would very much appreciate guidance by 8:00 pm EST Washington Time, Thursday, September 8.

Tt"!ank
. .,....
you .

; Mark Davidson
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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. ~anese Donors Pledge Millions Of Dollars For Katrina Victims .


, \ ~ Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said the government will give US $200,000 to the American
Red Cross and is ready to provide up to US $300,000 more in emergency supplies such as tents, blankets and
power generators.

• MOFA has offered a 20-100 member Rescue Team experienced in search and rescue, first aid, and
transport of victims to safe location around damaged structures; a 10-20 member Medical Team experienced in
emergency medical treatment; an 3-10 man Expert Teams experienced in providing technical advice on
preventing occurrence or spread of disasters, sanitary work, water purification, etc.

• The JSDF has also offered 50-1000 man unarmed Ground, Maritime and Air SDF units experienced in
search and rescue operations, medical activities including prevention of epidemics, and in transport of emergency
relief supplies and shelters.

• Following the Indian Ocean tsunami, JSDF teams provided medical services, sanitation, epidemic
prevention, water purification, and engir.teering services. .

• All of the above teams can be dispatched from Japan within 24 hours of a request from the USG. These
teams are also self-supporting and deploy with their own equipment.

• Japanese commercial companies have also offered relieflreconstruction support:


• Toyota Motor Corp. pledged US $S million to the Red Cross and the Friedkin Disaster Relief Fund.
• Nissan Motor Co. said it will offer the Red Cross $750,000 and SO pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.
• Panasonic said it will give ,US $1 million to the aid effort.
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. floodlights powered by portable generators:

• The Japanese Red Cross Society decided to provide $260.000 to its US counterpart.
• Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sent a letter of condolence to US President George W. Bush.
• Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura also sent letters to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and
the governors of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

, • The US Embassy in Tokyo has issued a statement thanking the Japanese government for its assistance,
calling its donation "invaluable as disaster assistance teams work to save lives."

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From: Hines, Thomas R (EApiFd)
Sent:. Thursday. September 01, 2005 2:48 PM
To: Atkinson. David R
Subject: FW: KATRINA SUPPORT OFFERS -- Japan

Tom Hines
EAP Staff Assistant
202-647-6921 phone
202-647-7350 fax

From: Rhodes, Patricia K


sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:42 PM
To: Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J)
Cc: Hines, Thomas R (EAP/FO)
Subject: RE: KATRINA SUPPORT OFFERS -- Japan

Tom,

This is very similar to the portion on Japan that David Atkinson provided already. Can you check with
him to see if anything needs to be added to his paper?

Thanks,
Patty

From: Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J)


sent: Thursday, September 01, 2005 2:39 PM
To: Rhodes, Patricia K
Subject: FW: KATRINA SUPPORT OFFERS - Japan

Patty - here's the most recent update on Japan's assistance offers. Thanks

Tom Gibbons
Deputy Director
Japan Desk
T: (202) 736-7233

From: Albright, Wendell I (EAP/J)


sent: Thursday, September01,20052:07 PM
To: Atkinson, David R
Cc: EAP-J-Office-DL
Subject: KATRINA SUPPORT OFFERS -- Japan

Here is the latest on Japan.

(SBU)
The Embassy of Japan has been in contact with EAPIJ, NSC, FEMA, and the American Red
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Cross. We expect the GOl to make a financial <5ontribution directly to the American Red
Cross; we don't know how much it will be, but hope for an announcement on Friday September
2 (Tokyo time).

The Japan International Cooperation Agency"(JICA -- their equivalent of USAID) maintains a


stock of emergencyrelief supplies in Florida -- blankets, generators, tents, and bottled water.
Normally used for relief in Latin America and the Caribbean, the GOl has offered to release,
some of those stocks to the US. As is the case for our system, that would first require a formal
request from the appropriate agency - presumably FEMA - for assistance. FEMA's Acting
Director for International Affairs Casey Long is aware of the GOl offer, and promised to get
back to the Japanese Embassy.

EAPIJ, NSC, and Embassy Tokyo are urging FEMA to accept the GOl offer of in-kind
assistance, ifpossible. The GOl remembers the assistance we provided after the earthquake in
Niigata in October 2004. That included $150,000 in disaster relief assistance and supplies
provided and flown in by US Forces Japan.

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Brett:

Japan is facing the same problem with its offers that many other countries are facing. The only way to fix that problem will
be for ambassadors to weigh in at their levels. You would get a sympathetic ear here in AP if you called, but we are already
aware of the situation many times over and as frustrated as you, so calling us won't accomplish much. '

The problem is systemic. Once State directs foreign offers to other agencies, the agencies look at the offers in narrow,
tactical terms. With little or no planning for integration of foreign aid, the default response ofmost agencies (whether FEMA,
or NORTHCOM or others) for most offers is to tum them down. Agencies have rejected medical, food, textile and other
donations as well as lots of foreign personnel for a number of bureaucratic reasons. There seems to be little attention at a
government-wide level to whether it is important politically for the U.S. to accept foreign offers and to whether, with a little
creativity, we could get around our red tape and make good use of the offers.

My personal view is that we in the U.S. need to learn how to be humble recipients of assistance, including foreign personnel.
We should be looking for ways to accept assistance rather than reject it. We must not allow others to perceive that we
consider ourselves too good for what they have to offer. We must act quickly (too late for that). We might even surprise
ourselves by finding out that many other countries really are able to do something for us. And even if particular foreign
assistance is not useful, we should probably accept it anyway, as the U.S. usually has the capacity to absorb such assistance
without impeding the efforts to save lives. (Though Lincoln probably did the right thing turning down that offer of elephants
from the king of Siam.)

D B6

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From: Blackshaw, Brett [mailto:BlackshawB~ml~gov]
Sent: Friday, September 09 20055:19 AM
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Hope your drafting session werit wel I.

As you may know, part of the GOJ offer of Hurricane Katrina relief has been a menu of SDF assets, incl. medical,
disinfection, and water supply/purification teams, as well as helos/C-130sl747s for transport. The Ambassador is very keen
for us to make this happen. Our State Task Force has said NORTH COM has essentially pooh-poohed the offer. I can
understand that the stuff on offer has got to match a need on the ground, but some of the rejection seems the result more of
bureaucratic tangle than a Jack of need. As Kevin learned from meeting wlBGEN Allen earlier this week (just as the GEN
was taking on his new duties in this effort), the system ain't working so far.

Any advice on how we can make the SDF deployment happen? Would an AMBIDCM call to BGEN Allen help? Appreciate
your advice/insight. A full breakdown on the menu of SDF assets GOJ offered was contained in my e-mail of Tues. Jpn
time.

Regards, '.-
Brett

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\ ~ Chief Cabinet Secretary Hiroyuki Hosoda said the government will give US $200,000 to the American
Red Cross and is ready to provide up to US $300,000 more in emergency supplies such as tents. blankets and
power generators.

• MOFA has offered a 20-100 member Rescue Team experienced ;n search and rescue, first aid, and
transport of victims to safe location around damaged structures; a 10-20 member Medical Team experienced in
emergency medical treatment; an 3-10 man Expert Teams experienced in providing technical advice on
preventing occurrence or spread of disasters. sanitary work; water purification, etc.

• The JSDF has also offered 50-1000 man unarmed Ground, Maritime and Air SDF units experienced in
search and rescue operations, medical activities including prevention of epidemics, and in transport of emergency
relief supplies and shelters.

• Following the Indian Ocean tsunami, JSDF teams provided medical services, sanitation, epidemic
prevention. water purification, and engineering services.

• All of the above teams can be dispatched from Japan within 24 hours of a request from the USG. These
teams are also self-supporting and deploy with their own equipment.

• Japanese commercial companies have also offered relief/reconstruction support:


• Toyota Motor Corp. pledged US $5 million to the Red Cross and the Friedkin Disaster Relief Fund.
• Nissan Motor Co. said it will offer the Red Cross $750,000 and 50 pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles.
• Panasonic said it will give US $1 million to the aid effort.
• Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. said it would supply 20 million Yen {US $182.000} in relief money and 15

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• The Japanese Red Cross Society decided to provide $200,000 to its US counterpart.
• Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi sent a letter of condolence to US President George W. Bush.
• Foreign Minister Nobutaka Machimura also sent letters to US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and
the governors of Alabama, Florida, Louisiana and Mississippi.

, • The US Embassy in Tokyo has issued a statement thanking the Japanese government for its assistance,
calling its donation "invaluable as disaster assistance teams work to save lives."

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Sent: Sat Sep 10 19:26:11 2005
Subject~ RE: Mil to Mil Asst

Your spreadsheet does not reflect the following Japanese Self-Defense Force (JSDF) assets
offered by Japan. Could you please review and advise as to the status of the response to
this offer?

A) Medical Team
--Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors, ,1 nurse and 20 support personnel, deployed within
48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, deployed within
5 days of USG request
-- Transport to affected area:' via Japan Air Self-Defense Forces (JASDF) C-130.
Travel time: 5 days each for Phase 1 and 2 components (assuming clearance to
land/refuel at U.S. airfields en route) .

B) Disinfection Team:
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINTA
DATE/CASE 10: 13 FEB 2007 200503991 'UNCLASSIFIED
Composition: 123 JGSDF personnel
UNCLASSIFIED
(Phase 1) Survey team of 2 doctors, 1 nurse and 20 support personnel, deployed within
48 hours of USG request;
(Phase 2) Full team of 10 doctors, 5 nurses and 85 support personnel, one truck
mounted with disinfection spray equipment;
Transport to affected area:
(Phase 1 group) Via JASDF C-130, travel time: 5 days;
(Phase 2 group) 'Via Japan Maritime Self Defense Forces (JMSDF) transport ship
accompanied by one supply ship, travel time: 30 days

C) Transport Assets (for moving people/supplies) :


-- Composition: 2 x JASDF B747 jumbo jets (GOJ's Air Force One and Two equivalents), 3
x JASDF C-130 aircraft, 2 x JGSDF UH~l helicopters, 3 x JGSDF CH-47
helicopters and crews;
Transport to affected area:
(for B747's) 12.5 hour flight;
(for C-130's) 5 day flight;
(for UH-1, CH-47 helos) Via JMSDF transpor'~hip accompanied by one supply ship, .
travel time: 30 days

D) Water Supply Team


-- Composition: 20 JGSDF personnel, one water purification truck;
-- Transsport to affected area: via JMSDF transport ship accompanied by one supply
ship, travel time: 30 days. A

Thank you for your assistance,

Lynn Nelson
EAP rep on State TFI
9/10' 15:00 - 23:00 shift

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For Ali sa Forby

Sorry for the delay. Here is our latest spreadsheet.

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, have relayed this information to the State Task Force.

GOJ now contacting American Red Cross: Per telecon. EAP Relief Coordinator David Atkinson has provided Jpns
Embassy in Washington with a POC at the American Red Cross (ARC); he has also given ARC a heads-up on the
GOJ decision. MOFA will let Embassy POL know once they have informed the ARC of their decision, and begun
logistical coordination.

Coordinating Public Announcement: MOFA indicated they would like to coordinate with the Embassy/USG on
making this decision public. MOFA contact noted a particutarinterest in arranging a statement by the State Dept.
spokesman, but said they are still considering internally the best approach for public announcemet. State Task Force
is aware of post's strong desire to give this positive pUblicity -- in Tokyo as well as Washington.

- Brett

Brett Blackshaw
Political-Military Unit
Political Section
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
tel: 03-3224-5337
fax: 03-3224-5322
e-mail: blackshawb@state.gov

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. From: Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi


Sent: Wednesday, september 07,20051:09 PM
To: TaskForce-l@state.gov; AlbrightWI@state.dos
CC: Kanasugi, Kenji; Kanazawa, Yusuke; casey (casey.long@dhs.gov)
Subject: FW: additional assistance from Japan

~ • '-~~.,.. Dear Madarn/Slr,

Today I received a list from Tokyo of the additional five hundred-thousand dollars worth of eme~gency
supplies for the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in the U.S.
I faxed it to the task-force, DOS Japan Office and FEMA. Please verify that you have received it.
If you need anything other than the listed supplies. please let me know. The Japanese Government will
i
consider your request and respond to you immediately.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. "I
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Best regards.

Tsuyoshi Kurokawa
First Secretary. Economic Section,
Embassy of Japan
2520 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20008

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FAX:(202)265-9473

From: Kanasugi, Kenji


Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 12:16 PM
To:
Cc:; casey.long@dhs.gov; Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi; Kanazawa, Yusuke
Subject: additional assistance from Japan

7/712006 UNCLASSIFIED
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Dear madam/sir,
Today, the Japanese Government made the attached announcement. We decided to provide additional
five hundred thousand dollars ($ 500,000) worth of emergency assistance supply out of our stockpiles in
Florida. That brings GoJ'stotal assistance to $ 1 million ($ 200,000 to American Red Cross and $ 800,000
worth of emergency assistance supply). Please. get in touch with us ASAP as to the details of our
stockpiles in Florida.
Regards,
Kenji Kanasugi (Embassy of Japan)

To Wendell,
I hope you could make it sure that the above message will be read by the taskforce people. Thanks for
your help.
Kenji

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-----Original Message-----
From: eMS TaskForce1K
sent: Thursday, September 08,200510:17 AM
To: 'Kanazawa, Yusuke'
Cc: EAP-J-Office-DL; TaskForce-l
Subject: RE: INQUIRY, (assi5tance from Japan)

DearMr. Kanazawa,

We would suggest you explore FEMA's website, www.fema.gov, or CIDl's website, www.cidLorg. to locate private
charities in the cities you list. Private and local government donors in Japan will need to identify a charity Willing
and able to accept the assistance, before the assistance is sent. '

Please pass on our gratitude for this offer, and thank you for helping to coordinate it.

Regards,
Micah Watson
State Department Hurricane Katrina Task Force

----Original Message---
From: Kanazawa, Yusuke [mailtof B6
sent: Thursday, september08, 20nlOSl""""'l'1lOP"I':::'P'Oz"'l'""ll'A'1nMr-------'
, To: Taskforce-I
Cc: Albright, Wendell I
SUbject: INQUIRY (assistance from Japan)

Dear Madam/Sir,

In Japan, several private organizations and local governments are expected to offer
provldlnq US with relief goods. As for transportation from Japan to US, we are
thinking of using commercial scheduled flights to the following destinations operated
by Japanese airlines (JAL, ANA, NCA).
-Atlanta
-San Francisco
-Los Angeles
-Chicago
-New York
-Washington DC
Eachairline'is ready to provide their vacant space in their cargo rooms. The amount
of the supply will depend on the space, but expected to be hundreds kg to maximum
3 tons.
We would like to know which of the airports shown above will be available for you. to
receive, for clearance, and to transport to affected areas.
Please be informed that transportation from these airports to affected areas should
be arranged by US side.

Thank you,' ,
**********************************************
Yusuke KANAZAWA (Mr.> I
Embassy of Japan (Economl~c....,S,."e.",ct.".,lo=-=n:-<)-----
2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20008-2869
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O'Herron, Petra C

From: Albright, Wendell I


Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 2:09 PM
RELEASED IN PART
To: TaskForce-1 B6
SUbject: FW: INQUIRY (assistance from Japan)

Here is a clarification from the Japan embassy. This wouldn't be one shipment, so a value is difficult to assign.
These folks are drawing on the list of needs WE provided. The general question is, is there a preferred city for
them to ship such things to as a transit point? Or would donors have to make arrangements to get stuff all the
way to the end destination? Is the answer really just to pick and work with an established charity?
~~.

From: Kanazawa, Yusuke [mailto:f


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sent: Thursday, september 08, 20ITlOrS.,.1.,.
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Subject: RE: INQUIRY (assistance from Japan) .

Thank you Wendell,

Let me make this point clear. We are thinking of responding to your request. Tokyo received your request from
your Embassy in Japan, see attached, and if you could provide us with information on what you especially need,
we can announce and collect from private organizations. I guess goods like blankets, sheets, cloths, food, are
quite easy to collect.
As for the value, it's difficult to answer. Since the amount of goods depends on the space of each flight, value
differs.
I also received an email from the Task Force which I will send to you by separate mail.

. Thanks,
Yusuke Kanazawa

From: Albright, Wendell I [mailto:AlbrightWI@state.gov]


Sent: Thursday, September 08,200511:20 AM
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To: Kanazawa, Yusuke


Subject: RE: INQUIRY (assistance from Japan) I '

Thanks Kanazawa-san,

I know it is difficult. but is there any way to assess the value and what would be included? It is difficult to enter
this information into our logs without some sense of what is being provided...

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DAW/@,Q§e ID: 03 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Cheers,

Wendell

From: Kanazawa, Yusuke [mailto~ ----I

sent: Thursday, September 08,2005 10:03 AM


To: TaskForce-l@state.gov
Cc: Albright, Wendell I
Subject: INQUIRY (assistance from Japan)

Dear Madam/Sir,

In Japan, several private organizations and local governments are expected to offer
providing US with relief goods. As for transportation from Japan to US; we are thinking of
"-
using commercial scheduled flights to the folloWing destinations operated by Japanese
airlines (JAL, ANA, NCA).
-Atlanta
-San Francisco
-Los Angeles
-Chicago
-New York ,"
-Washington DC
Each airline Is ready to provide their vacant space iri their cargo rooms. The amount of the . I

supply will depend on the space, but expected to be hundreds kg to maximum 3 tons.
We would like to know which of the airports shown above will be available for you, to
receive, for clearance, and to transRort to affected areas.
Please be informed that transportation from these airports to affected areas should be
arranged by US side.

Thank you,
**********************************************
Yusuke KANAZAWA (Mr.> I
Embassy of Japan (Economic'.....
S"'"'ec""'h-=-o",...n)..-----
2520 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington D.C. 20008·2869
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Albright
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UNCLASSIFIED
TELEGRAM September 15, 2005

TO: SECSTATE WASHDe - IMMEDIATE


Action: SS
From: AMEMBASSY TOKYO (TOKYO 4980 - IMMEDIATE)·
TAGS: AEMR, EAID, PREL, JA, US
Captions: None
subject: TFUS01 - NEW GOJ OFFER OF PUMP TRUCKS
Ref: A. SECSTATE 168957 B. TOKYO 04756

1. (U) This is an action request. See para 2.


2. .cu) The Japanese government has made a new offer of.
Katrina relief assistance of 60 water-pumping trucks and
their crews. post requests Department guidance on how to
respond to the GOJ.
3. (U) MOFA First North America Division Director Yamazaki , "
told POl-Mil Director Maher September 14 that Japan's
Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT) is
offering 60 hi9h-powered water-pumping trucks to assist in
Hurricane Katrlna relief. The trucks would be provided
complete with crews and GOJ interpreters, but may require
U.S. support in transporting them from Japan to affected
areas (though the use of Self Defense Force transport ships.
and/or C-130s might be an option, he said). The crews are
experienced,he added, having been deployed to drain flooded
villages in the wake of an earthquake in northern Japan last
year.
4. (u) Yamazaki said' the offer includes 20 mid-size and 40
small pump trucks, with the following specifications:
Mid-size trucks x 20:
pumping capacity: 60 cubic meters/minute
wei9ht: 8 tons
vehlcle size: 9.5m 10n9 x 2.5m wide
duration of operation wlthout refueling: 8 hours
manually-operated pump
Small trucks x 40:
pumping capacity: 30 cubic meters/minute
wei9ht: 4 tons .
vehlcle size: 8m long x 2.5m wide
duration of operation without refueling: 8 hours
crane-operated pump
5. (u) please advise ASAP whether pumping trucks are required.
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 03 NOV 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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NotesTele
SCHIEFFER

Additional Addressees:
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cc:
AMCONSUL FUKUOKA
AMCONSUL NAGOYA
AMCONsuL OSAKA KOBE
AMCONSUL SAPPORO
AMCONSUL NAHA
COMUSJAPAN YOKOTA AB JA
HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC
HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
SECOEF WASHOC
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC
Distribution:
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INFO . LOG-OO NP-OO AIO-OO CIAE-OO INL-OO OS-OO- EAP-OO
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AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE PRIORITY
AMCONSUL SAPPORO PRIORITY
SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
HOMELAND SECURITY CENTER WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
COMUS JAPAN YOKOTA AB JA PRIORITY
UNCLAS TOKYO 004980

STATE PASS USAIO/OFDA AND PASS HQ USNORTHCOM//J-3//


E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS:AEMR, EAIO, PREL, US, JA
SUBJECT: TFUS01 - NEW GOl OFFER OF PUMP TRUCKS
REF: A. 5ECSTATE 168957
B. TOKYO 04756

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Thursday. September 08, 2005 11:05 AM
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To: Atkinson, David R; Albright, Wendell I; Straub, W David
\ Cc: Blackshaw, Brett; Hill, Jeffrey M; Morgan, William M; Donovan, Joseph R; Schweitzer,
\
Catherine H; Lee. Andrew T; Schaefer, Marrie Y; McKeon, Edward J; Rochman, Daniel A;
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Turner. Michael R; Wong, Joyce S; Dyson, John A; Stanley, Frank W; Reich, Thomas G;
Meserve. William M; Sidhu, Apar S; Huck, Joshua; Menscher, Geneve E; TaskForce-1;
Bailes, Kenneth N; Davies. Jessica X; Post, Ronald J; Skipper, Thomas F;
I . 1Lee, Andrew T; Smith, Scott E; Carrington, Margot;
Syed, Zia 8 ; 1 . IWeber. Benjamin
Subject: UPDATED INFORMATION: RE: ARC will take GOJ aid, but not all
B6

Attachments: katrina donations.doc

. katrina
.onations.doc (57 KE

Colleagues:

I have updated the non-GoJ portions of this cumulative list, as of 2345 JST Sept. 8. See the attachment above. We have
made aggressive efforts to get a sense of the flow of non-official, private donations coming from Japan. However, there is
no way of reliably tracking most small donations made by individuals, and the proliferation of offers and donations from
individuals, companies, governmental bodies, and other entities is so great that this list necessarily reflects only a small
proportion of large donations as well. .

Markl Davidson

*************************
Mark J. Davidson
Cultural Affairs Officer
American Embassy Tokyo '
DavidsonMJ@state.gov
tel: (81~3) 3224-5242
fax: (81-3) 3588-0749
.http://japan.usembassy.gov
***************************

-----Original Message-----
From: Blackshaw, Brett
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 10:43 PM
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
. REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 07 SEP 2006· 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
.! "--

. UNCLASSIFIED
To: Davidson, Mark ]
Subject: FW: ARC will take GO] aid, but not all
Importance: High

Mark--

Hope you don't mind -- I went ahead and provided Wash folk wIthe non-GOJ portion of Jpns aid from your sheet. as
the press guidance had become something of a moving target. .

-. Brett

-----Original Message-----
From: Blackshaw, Brett "
sent: Thursday, September 08, 20059:42 PM
To: Blackshaw, Brett; Hill, Jeffrey M; Schweitzer, catherine H; lee, Andrew T; Schaefer, Marne Y; McKeon, Edward J; Rochman,
Daniel A; Tumer, Michael R; Wong,Joyce S; Dyson, John A; Stanley, Frank W; Reich, ThomasG; Donovan, Joseph R;
Meserve, William M; Reynolds, carol T; Zumwalt, JamesP; Aanenson, Charles R; Albright, Wendell I; Gibbons, Thomas B
(EAP/J); Reynolds, carol T; Sidhu, Apar S; Huck, Joshua; Menscher, Geneve E; Atkinson, David R; Straub, W David;

Cc:
SUbject:
Importance:
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High
GUJ dlQ, QUC i IUCdll
B6

David A., David S.JWendell --

Heads-up: MOFA just called to say the ARC just told their Washington Emb they do not need any of the items in
GOJ's pre-packed $300K bundle. ARC said what they do need are blankets and sleeping mats --items which GOJ
does have in their FL warehouse. but only to the tune of approx. $150K. GOJ also has some bedding in Narita, valued
at approx. $35K. Jpns Wash Emb POC (Kenji Kanasugi) is en route to his office, and should be calling you soon to
discuss. .

On the $500K Narita-basedpackage, MOFA says their Emb is still in discussion w/ARC as to what they could accept.

On press guidance. we recommend avoiding focus on the #s and taking the line that:
.- the aid announced previously by GOJ will be channeled through the ARC so it can reach those who need it as
quickly as possible.
-- aid offered to date by GOJ tops $1m; this is on top of millions in aid received from Jpns private sources (detailed in
attached sheet).
« File: Jpns Katrina aid -- non-govt - 09-08-05.doc »

MOFA is currently considering what to do about their own press release planned for tonight. but we will recommend
they go ahead w/out mentioning #s, simply announcing that their previously announced aid will be channeled via the
Red Cross.

-. Brett

Cc:
Subject:

·MOFA provided a full breakdown Sept. 8 of what is in the $800K of relief supplies that GOJ will be providing via
the American Red Cross (ARC):

Miami, FL·based $300K package:


-- 60Hz Generators x 187
_. Cord reels (for generators) x 187
. -- Plastic sheeting x 177 rolls
"NOTE: A breakdown of all supplies contained in the GOJ Miami warehouse (total value: $844K) was provided.
via TOKYO 04756; above refers specifically to what is in the $300K package. As reported previously, GOJ has
said they could provide the remainder of the warehoused goods at USG request"
2
UNCLASSIFIED
.. UNCLASSIFIED
Narita-based $500K package:
-- Lg. cross-shaped tents (85m-sq.) x 2
-- Baby formula, diapers, first aid kits x one 3,000kg package
-- Bedding x 150 sets
-- Chairs x 150)
-- Portable toilets x 10

Brett Blackshaw
Political-Military Unit
Political Section
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
tel: 03-3224-5337
tax: 03-3224-5322
e-mail: bJackshawb@state.gov

--"--Original Message---'-
From: Blackshaw, Brett
Sent: Thursday, September 08,2005 1:15 PM
To: Hill, JeffreyM; SChweitzer, Catherine H; Matsuda, Yukari; 'Patrick SANTILLO (E-mail)'; Lee, Andrew T; Smith, SCott
E; Trost, Laurie;l. ! Koepcke, Robert T; Schaefer, Marrie Y; McKeon, Edward J; Turner, Michael R;
Rochman, Daniel A, Russel, oaliil R; Laycock, John C; Wong, Joyce S; Dyson, JohnAi Stanley, Frank W; Reich,
Thomas G; Donovan, Joseph R; Meserve, William M; Reynolds, Carol T; Zumwalt, James P; Aanenson, Charles R;
Albright, Wendell I; Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J); Donovan, Joseph R; Reynolds, carol T; Sidhu, AparS; Huck, B6 .
Joshua; Menscher, Geneve E
Cc:
SUbject: 'GO) agrees to provide $8uuk In reliefsupplies via Red Cross

GOJ has formally agreed to provide $800,000 in relief aid directly to the Red Cross, according to MOFA First
North American Division Deputy Director Kanai telecon with poloff. Of the $BOOK in supplies:

• $300K is pre-positioned in Florida, packed and ready for shipment by truck w/in 12 hours.
• $500K is based at Narita/Tokyo International Airport, and ready for shipment as follows:
-- bedding, tents and portable toilets (ship by charter air from Narita w/in 1-2 days)
-- baby formula, diapers, first aid kits (ship by charter air from Narita w/in 2-3 days)
,
I have relayed this information to the State Task Force.

GOJ now contacting American Red Cross: Per telecon, ~AP Relief Coordinator David Atkinson has
provided Jpns Embassy in Washington with a POC at the American Red Cross (ARC); he has also given ARC
a heads-up on theGOJ decision. MOFA will let Embassy POL know once they have informed the ARC of
their decision, and begun logistical coordination.

Coordinating Public Announcement: MOFA indicated they would like to coordinate with the Embassy/USG
on making this decision public. MOFA contact noted a particular interest in arranging a statement by the State
Dept. spokesman, but said they are still considering internally the best approach for public announcemet.
State Task Force is aware of post's strong desire.to give this positive publicity -- in Tokyo as well as
Washington. .

-- Brett

Brett Blackshaw
Political-Military Unit
Political Section
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
tel: 03-3224-5337
fax: 03-3224-5322
e-mail: blackshawb@state.gov

3
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O'Herron, Petra C

From: Reside, Julie M(PAlPRS)


Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 9:05 AM RELEASED IN FULL
To: TaskForce-1; PAPO Group
Cc: . Bailes, Kenneth N
Subject: For PA Rep on TF/1: UPDATED - 9/13: Hurricane Katrina Relief Assistance from Japan

Thanks, Ken.
J

PA Rep: FYI.

Julie

From: Bailes, Kenneth N


Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2005 8;55 AM
To: Mcfeeters, Brian D; Reside,Julie M(PA/PRS)-
Subject: FW: UPDATED -- 9/13: Hurricane Katrina Relief Assistance from Japan

From: Davidson, Marl< J(Tokyo)


Sent: Tuesday, September 13.20058:48 AM
To: TaskForce-I; Blacksnaw, Brett Parra, Yolanda A; Weddorion, Paul A: Hill.Jeffrey 1.1: Morgan, William M; Donovan. Josoph R: Reynolds. Carol T; MeseIVd.
William M; Zumwalt. James P; Rechman, Daniel A: Wickman, Stephen B; Straub, W David; Albrignt. Wendell I: Midna. Kristina I (EAP/JJ; Post. Ronald J; Davies.
Jessica X; Wong, Joyce S; Schaefer. Mame Y: Reicn. Tnomas G: Ru~sel. Daniel R; Skipper. Thomas F; Bailes. Kenneth N; Aanenson, Charles R

Cc: . Stanley, Frank W; Dyson. John A: Laycock. John C; Turner. Micnael R: Jamison. Jeffrey M; Ogier, Huguos P; Smith. Scott E: Carrington. Margot; Syed.
Zia S; Lee. Andrew T; Morris. Douglas A

SUbject: UPDATED - 9/1 J: Hurricane Katrina Relief Assistancd from Japan

«katrina donations. doc»

Colleagues:

Attached is the Mission's ever-evolving list of official Japanese relief assistance. both official GoJ and private/non-
official. There has been a remarkable grass-roots outpouring of sympathy and contributions from Japan. There
are many, many Japanese individuals Who. like Americans, have gone on-line with their credit card or gone to
their bank to make a wire transfer to the Red Cross in the U.S. or Japan or the Bush-Glinton Fund or other
charity. We also know that there are many other large individual and group/corporate donations and fund-raising
campaigns and we cannot hope to capture them all on our list. But this should give a flavor of the breadth and
depth of the Japanese people's response.

Mark Davidson
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Mark J. Davidson
Cultural Affairs Officer .
American Embassy Tokyo
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DAiEttl~(jD: 27 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
lTNCLASSIFIED
O'Herron, Petra C
From: CMS TaskForce1·Director
Sent: Thursday, September 08,20057:14 AM
To: Bame, David J
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: FW: GOJ $800K in relief supplies ~- full breakdown

David: Any stroking Nick could do to the Japanese in his Hill appearance today would be very helpful. Thanks, Eileen
·····Original Message--
From: Blackshaw, Brett
sent: Thursday, september 08, 2005 7:12 AM .
To: Hill, JeffreyM; SChweitzer, catherine H; lee, Andrew T; Schaefer, MarneY; McKeon, Edward J; Rochman, Daniel A; Turner, Midlael
R; Wong, JoyceS; Dyson, John A; Stanley, Frank W; Reich, Thomas G; Donovan, Joseph R; Meserve, William M; Reynolds, Carol T;
Zumwalt, James P; Aanenson, Charles R; Albright, Wendell I; Gibbons, ThomasB (EAP/J); Reynolds, carol T; Sidhu, AparS; Hudt,
Joshua; MenscherbGeneve E; Atkinson, David R; Straub, W DaVid; TasKForce-l •
Cc:
Subject:
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reilel supplies full breakdown
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MOFA provided a full breakdown Sept. 8 of what is in the $800K of relief supplies that GOJ will be providing via the
American Red Cross (ARC):

Miami, FL-based $300K package:


-- 60Hz Generators x 187
-r- Cord reels (for generators) x 187
-~ Plastic sheeting x 177 rolls ,
•• NOTE: A breakdown of all supplies contained in the GOJ Miami warehouse (total value: $844K) was provided via
TOKYO 04756; above refers specifically to what is in the $300K package. As reported previously, GOJ has said they
could provide the remainder of the warehoused goods at USG request..

Narita-based $500K package:


--lg. cross-shaped tents (85m-sq.) x 2
-- Baby formula. diapers, first aid kits x one 3.000kg package
-- Bedding )( 150 sets
-- Chairs x 150)
-- Portable toilets x 10

Brett Blackstiaw
Political-Military Unit
Political Section
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
tel: 03-3224-5337
fax: 03-3224-5322
e-mail: blackshawb@state.gov

---0riginal Message--
From: . Blackshaw, Brett
sent: Thursday, september08, 2005 1:15 PM
To: Hill, JeffreyM; SChweitzer, catherine H; Matsuda, Yul<arl; 'Patrick SANTIllO (E-mail)'; lee, AndrewT; Smith, Scott E;Trost,
laurie; @BACKUPEXEC,; Koepcke, Robert T; SChaeFer, MaTTie Y; McKeon, Edward J; Turner, Michael R; Rochman, Daniel A;
Russel, Daniel R; laycock, JohnC; Wong, Joyce S; Dyson, John A; Stanley, FrankW; Reich, Thomas G; Donovan, Joseph R;
Meserve, William M; Reynolds, Carol T; Zumwalt, James P; Aanenson, Charles R; Albright, Wendell I; Gibbons, Thomas B
(EAP/J)j Donovan, Joseph R; Reynolds, carol T; Sidhu, Apar S; HUck, Joshua; Menscher, Geneve E
~: I I
Subject: GOJ agrees to provide $BOOK in relieF supplies via Red cross

GOJ has formally agreed to provide $800,000 in relief aid directly to the Red Cross, according to MOFA First North
American Division Deputy Director Kanai telecon with poloff. Of the $800K in supplies:

• $300K is pre-positioned in Florida, packed and ready for shipment by truck w/in 12 hours.
• $500K is based at Naritarrokyo International Airport, and ready for shipment as follows:
-- bedding, tents and portable toilets (ship by charter air from Narita w/in 1-2 days)
-- baby formula, diapers, first aid kits (ship by charter air from Narita w/in 2-3 days)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 03 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED
Oliva, Amber M

From: Gisvold, Lisa C


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:27 PM
To: 'Meline, Jed'
RELEASED IN FULL
Cc: Bass, John R (OPS); SES-O_CMS
Subject: Japan's contributions

Japan.xls

Jed: I can confirm that 150 generators were transferred from the JICA (the
Japanese equivalent of USAID) 'warehouse in Miami to the state of Mississippi. We also
believe that the Japanese donated $200,000 in cash and additional supplies to the American
Red Cross but this didn't flow through government channels. See the attached spreadsheet
which indicates some 150,000 blankets and 61,000 sleeping mats were donated directly to
the American Red Cross in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Lisa

Lisa Gisvold
Program Officer
Crisis Management Support
operations Center
US Department of State
Tel: 202-647-7640

> -----Original Message-----


>From: CMS TaskForce1- Director, ',' " ,'.. "
>Sent: Friday, September 16, 2,0,0,5,.7 ::13"W>1
>To: Katrina Working Group ," '-"'" - . '" . i:
>Cc: SES-O CMS .' ,-,.' '
>subject: FW: Approved Japan contributions
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
>From: eMS TaskForce3F
>Sent: Wednesday, September 14, 2005 3:31 PM
>To: Morse, Jane A
>Cc: TaskForce-1
>Subject: Approved Japan contributions
>
>
>
:>202~647-6613

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINJA
DATE/CASE 10: 09 NOV 2006 200503991 lTNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED

Japan. Governme Blankets (150K), generators 1st North American


D-\ 't~
nt (150 x 60Hz), electric cord Division Chief Yamazaki,
reels (150). (Pre-positioned MFA
in Florida) RELEASED IN FULL

Japan Private Hitachi to give 150 portable Wendell Albright,


generators; generators 202.647.3152
I
already in FL to go to
Jackson, MS
Japan Private Nissan to give 50 Wendell Albright,
generators; generators 202.647.3152
already in FL to go to
Jackson, MS

Japan Private $4,900


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Japan Private $10,000 ., , .•

Japan Private $10,000

Japan Private Unknown cash amount

Japan Private $14,500

Japan Private $30,000

Japan Private $100,000

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMM1N1A
DATE/CASE 10: 09 NOV 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

Japan Private $1,000,000

Japan' Governme $200,000 to the American 1st North American


nt Red Cross Division Chief Yamazaki,
MFA
Japan Private Nissan to give US$ Wendell Albright,
750,000. 202.647.3152
~,'

Japan Private Hitachi to give US$ 1 Wendell Albright,


million. 202.647.3152

Japan Private Toyota and Honda to give Wendell Albright,


US$ 5 million. 202.647.3152

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UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

Approved $300,000 of relief supplies - State Approved 12 - EAP


163413; Tokyo 004756 details Relief Items in FL; Eriergy
Civair chartered, alternative suggested for JDA to
consult with NORTHCOM via PACOM to 10 what
PACOM can accept.; MOFA mentioned that ARC
does not need any items in the $300K package.
ARC notified MOFA that what they wanted
blankets and sleeping mats. ARC confirmed. still
listed by Mark Davidson of Embassy Tokyo as
direct donation to ARC. 9/12 e-mail Blankets and
mats have reached AL and LA. Generators to
Mississippi Emergency Management Authority
(MEMA) (ref. OFDA 9/11).

Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved 12 - EAP


get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly. Energy
Flight arrived at Multi Agency Staging Area,
Jackson, MS 9/11 (1700).
Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved 12 - EAP
get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly Energy

"Kusa no Kai" association donated 500,000 yen Approved Cash EAP $4,900
(about .$4,900) to U.S.
.
Ambassador.
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The Mayqr and Assembly Chariman of Chiyoda Approved Cash EAP $10,000
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City, Tokyo contributed 1:1 million yen (about
$10,000) to U.S. Ambassador.
,

Representatives from the Chuo City, Tokyo Approved Cash EAP $10,000
government donated 1.1 million yen (about
$10,000) to U.S. Ambassador.

The Hyogo government plans to provide a Approved Cash EAP $30,000


donation to the U.S. federal government and is
asking about the appropriate procedure to do so.
(ref. 9/141351 email)

The Mayor and Assembly Chariman of Approved Cash EAP $14.500


Katsushika City, Tokyo contributed 1.5 million
yen (about $14,500) to U.S. Ambassador.

The Mayor of Minato City (the district of central Approved Cash EAP $30,000
Tokyo housing the Embassy) donated $30,000 to
U.S. Ambassador.
,

President and CEO of Japan Petroleum Approved. Cash EAP $100,000


Exploration Co. Ltd, (JAPEC), former State
Secretary Yuji Takahashi donated $100,000 to
U.S. Ambassador.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

Ambassador Schieffer met with and thanked Approved Cash EAP 11#/1.1####
private businessman Mr. Takashi Endo for .
. transferring $1,000,000 from his personal funds
to the official U.S. governement account for
Katrina relief.
Approved $200,000 donation to ARC Approved Cash EAP
(by ARC)

Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved Cash EAP $750,000
get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly

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Needs official DOS status to GOJ for OFDA to Approved Cash EAP !ii?f:?m!!/ii it
get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly

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get them. OFDA is in contact with GOJ directly

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UNCLAS STATE 167677
E.O. 12958: NIA
TAGS: OPDC, PREL, JA
SUBJECT: SECRETARY'S REPLY TO CONDOLENCE LETTER REGARDING
HURRICANE KATRINA FROM FM MACHIMURA, (S/ES 200519936)
1. PLEASE DELIVER FOLLOWING MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY RICE TO
FM MACHIMURA. THE DEPARTMENT DOES NOT PLAN TO RELEASE THE
TEXT OF THE SECRETARY'S MESSAGE BUT/HAS NO OBJECTION IF
THE GOJ WISHES TO DO SO. THERE WILL BE NO SIGNED
ORIGINAL.
2. BEGIN TEXT:
DEAR MR. MINISTER:
THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOUGHTFUL MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY
REGARDING THE DEVASTATION CAUSED BY HURRICANE KATRINA, ONE
OF THE MOST DESTRUCTIVE HURRICANES IN U.S. HISTORY. IT IS
COMFORTING TO HAVE SUCH CARING PEOPLE FROM ACROSS THE
GLOBE REACHING OUT TO US AT THIS TIME.
I DEEPLY APPRECIATE JAPAN'S FINANCIAL DONATION TO THE
AMERICAN RED CROSS AND THE OFFER OF EMERGENCY SUPPLIES TO
HELP WITH THE RELIEF EFFORT, MUCH OF WHICH YOUR GOVERNMENT
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 28JUL 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
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IS ALSO GIV:NG DjRECTLY TO THE AMERICAN RED CROSS. WE


HOPE 1', i~ESPOND SOON TO YOUR OFFER OF TEAMS TO HELP WITH
VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE RELIEF AND RECONSTRUCTION EFFORT.
I AM ALSO TOUCHED BY THE GENEROUS DONATIONS BY JAPANESE
INDIVIDUALS AND CORPORATIONS TO THE RELIEF EFFORT.
r AM GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND CONCERN.

SINCERELY,
CONDOLEEZZA RICE
END TEXT.
RICE

UNCLASSIFIED

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Bentes, Julianna W

From: McCarthy, Deborah A(WHAlFO) RELEASED IN FULL


Sent: Friday, January 13, 2006 8~14 AM
To: Atkinson, David R; Katrina Working Group
Cc: Scalzo, Christopher R; Gutherie. Peter A; Albright, Wendell I .
Subject: RE: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-10-06.docl FOR CLEARANCE'

David, I will forward the Hurricane Cash sheet which will list entities in Japan that have contributed.

From: Atkinson, David R


sent: Thursday, January 12, 2006 6:12 PM
To: Mccarthy, Deborah A; Katrina Working Group
. Cc: Scalzo, Christopher R; Gutherie, Peter A; Albright, Wendell I
Subject: RE: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-1O-06.docj FOR CLEARANCE

Japan also has to be revised as follows.

We are seeking a further breakdown from Embassy Tokyo on their tracking of money given to them for passaqe
onward to USG accounts. Should have that tomorrow or early next week if it's available. We want to know where
the $1.35 million is coming from? Thanks.

Supplies received
Japan $200,000 cash
Private pledges
$500,000 in relief supplies,
received: *$1.35MM
blankets, sleeping cots,
generators.
Private pledges over $20 million

From: Mccarthy, Deborah A


sent: Tuesday, January 10,20063:35 PM
To: Katrina Working Group .
Cc: Scalzo, Christopher R; Gutherie, peter A
Subject: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 1-1O-06.docj FOR CLEARANCE

Attached is a new update. Please review by COB Thursday. We will need this as various entities look at our use
of funds. Note to EUR -Macedonian blankets - did they ever come in?

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 10 AUG 2006 200503991

UNCLASSIFIED
4/5/2006
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EAP: DATKINSON
09/03/2005 7-2031
EUR: KSTEPHENS
TF1: S/ES:JDONOVAN L:PGUTRHIE· M:RGONZALES

IMMEDIATE TOKYO

PRIORITY JOINT STAFF WASHDC, SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY, DHS PRIORITY,


USAID/OFDA PRIORITY, NORTHCOM PRIORITY, SAPPORO P~IORITY, OSAKA-KOBE
PRIORITY, FUKUOKA PRIORITY, NAGOYA PRIORITY

FOR AMBASSADOR OR CHIEF OF MISSION

E.O. 12958: N/A


TAGS: AEMR, EAID, PREL, US, JA
SUBJ: USG PRIORITY AREAS FOR HURRICANE KATRINA RELIEF

REF: 'State 163278

1. (U) This is an action request.

2. (U) The Department instructs Chief of Mission to deliver the


following request to appropriate host government officials for
assistance with Hurricane Katrina relief operations.

3. (U) Begin points:

On behalf of the President; the United States Government, and all


Americans, I welcome and accept your country's kind offer to provide
immediate financial assistance of $200,000 and up to $300,000 in
humanitarian relief supplies from stocks in Florida.

.,'; We are also appreciative of your efforts to coordinate with us on


mitigating long term economic impacts of the hurricane.

-- We will communicate with you soon regarding your government's


generous offer of other assistance, including emergency rescue teams
and assets of the Japanese Defense Agency.

-- We look forward to working with you in expediting the deployment of


this assistance to reach those who are so greatly in need.

End points.

4. The Department will provide further specifics to post for


coordination and implementation of this and add i t.Lonna f assistance
offer via septel as necessary.

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
_' 1'::;0

UNCLASSIFIED
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EAP: KSTEPHENS
S/ES:ADILWORTH L:PGUTRHIE M:RGONZALES R:JCurtain
S/ES/O:MTOLIVER

NIACT IMMEDIATE TOKYO

PRIORITY JOINT STAFF WASHDC, SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY, DHS PRIORITY,


USAID/OFDA PRIORITY, NORTHCOM PRIORITY, SAPPORO PRIORITY, OSAKA-KOBE
PRIORITY, FUKUOKA PRIORITY, NAGOYA PRIORITY

FOR AMBASSADOR; STATE PASS TO USAID/OFDA

E.O. 12958: N/A


TAGS: AEMR, EAID, PREL, US, JA
SUBJ: Acceptance of -Offer for Victims-of Hurricane Katrina

REF: State 163278

1. (U) Niact precedence due to need for weekend action. Please notify
at OOB. This is an action request.

2. (U) The Departmerit instructs Chief of Mission to deliver the


following request to appropriate host government officials for
assistance with Hurricane Katrina relief operations.

3. (U) Begin points:


I
On behalf of the President, the United States Government, and all
Americans, I welcome and accept your count~'s kind offer to provide
II
immediate financial assistance of $200,000 to the American Red Cross
and up to $300,000 in humanitarian relief ,supplies from stocks in
Florida:

-- We are also appreciative of your efforts to coordinate with us on


mitigating long term economic impacts of the hurricane.

-- We will communicate with you soon regarding your government's


generous offer of other assistance, including emergency rescue teams
and assets 'of the Japanese Defense Agency.

-- We look forward'to working with you in expediting the deployment of


this assistance to reach those who are so greatly in need.

End points.

4. The Department will provide further specifics to post for


coordination and implementation of this and additional assistance offer
via septel as necessary.

YY

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: ,FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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"SUBJECT: TFUSOI - JAPANESE GOVERNMENT OFFERS OF ASSISTANCE
REF: A. A) STATE 163366
B. B) CMS TASKFORCE1K EMAIL TO POL-MIL DIRECTOR MAHER
1. Night action required due to the need for immediate
response to Hurricane Katrina.
2. Reftel A list of required forms of assistance was
delivered to Ministry of Foreign Affairs afternoon of
September 4 Tokyo time.
GOJ RELIEF ITEMS IN STORAGE IN FLORIDA
3. First North America Division Director Yamazaki, who has
the lead on coordinating Japanese government response,
p~ovided political-Military Affairs Director a more detailed
list of items which the GOJ has in storage in Florida (see
list in para 10 below, also faxed to Task Force 1). Yamazaki
informed us that these items can be made available
immediately.
4. Most expeditious procedure is for Task Force 1 to inform
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
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the Japanese Embassy in washington which items'rirl the list
are desired, and where they are to be delivered. Japanese
Embassy will then arrange transportation throu~h its JICA
office in the United States, using locally aval1able
transportation services. GOJ will cover the transportation
! costs. MOFA notes that given .difficulties of transporting r
directly into disaster area, it would be more realistic to
deliver items to USG logistics hubs, perhaps such as us
military or national guard facilities. If USG desires to
pick up and deliver items itself by military transport, this
also is acceptable.
4. NOTE: Although initial GOJ offer was for "up to
$300,000" worth of items currently stored at the Florida
warehouse, MOFA now informs us that this dollar limit no
longer applies to those. items. Items currently there total
about $844,000 in value.
-- In short; USG can have all the GOJ/JICA items stored in
Florida that we desire. We simply need to tell the Japanese
Embassy in washington which items, and where they are to be
delivered. --
OTHER ITEMS
5. MOFA informs us that it will coordinate with other
agencies quickly on availability of other requested items of
assistance not currently stored in Florida. specifically,
MEDICAL SUPPLIES can be procured quickly from commercial
sources worldwide and shipped to the US, if USG informs
MOFA/Japanese Embassy where they should be delivered. please
advise us and we will relay to MOFA here as well. MOFA also
will quickly check availability of DIAPERS, WATER and other
items to see what is available for shipment.
6. Yamazaki had questions on three specific categories in
reftel A. Would appreciate further information on "comfort
kits," "logistics crews," and "large tents" (for how many
people)?
DISASTER RELIEF TEAMS AND JSDF ASSETS
7. Ref B noted we can expect further communication from Task
Force with regard to GOJ's offer of emergency teams and Japan
Defense Agency assets. We understand Japanese Embassy passed
a paper to Task Force September 2 summarizing types of teams
available (we are faxing the copy received here today to Task
Force). Yamazaki provided some additional information on the
kind of assistance these teams can offer:
RESCUE TEAM -- composed of fire and police department, Japan
Coast Guard, and MOFA/JICA, experienced in search and rescue,
first aid, and transport of victims to safe location around
damaged structures. Twenty to one-hundred members.
MEDICAL TEAM -- Composed of doctors, nurses, pharmacists,
paramedics, MOFA team leader and JICA coordination staff.
Experienced in emergency medical treatment. Teams of 10 to
20 personnel. Brings its own medical equipment, medicines
and other necessary operational equipment for its field
clinic.
EXPERT TEAM -- Experts from several ministries/agencies,
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three to ten man units. provide technical advice on
preventing occurrence or spread of disasters. Have experts
available on sanitary work, water purification, etc. Brings
its own equipment and necessary materials.
JAPAN SELF DEFENSE FORCE UNITS -- self sufficient units from
JSDF (Ground, Maritime and Air Self Defense Forces), from 50
to 1,000 personnel depending on request. The teams bring
their own equipment and necessary materials. JSDF teams are
experienced in search and rescue operations, medical
activities including prevention of epidemics, and in
transport of emergency relief supplies and shelters.
Following the Ind,an Ocean tsunami, JSDF teams provided
medical services, sanitation, epidemic prevention, water
purification, and engineering services. JSDF units would be
unarmed, repeat unarmed. For Japanese legal purposes they
would be dispatched under Japan's International Disaster
Relief Team law.
8. NOTE: All of the four types of teams can be dispatched
from Japan within 24 hours of a request from the USG. They
are self-transporting and bring their own equipment. we note
that the GOJ is eagerly awaiting a request from the USG.
MOFA and JDA contacts tell Pol-Mil Director that the JSDF
units in particular are hoping for a request so that they can
render assistance. JSDF units had an excellent record of
providing valuable support during the Indian ocean tsunami
relief effort, and worked closely with U.S. military
counterparts under the direction of the uS-led Joint Task
Force.
9. We stand by ready to assist, and look forward to
washington guidance on requesting assistance from Japan
Disaster Relief Teams and JSDF units.
LIST OF GOJ RELIEF ITEMS IN STORAGE IN FLORIDA
10. Following items currently in storage in Florida
warehouse:
Each line provides Item Name, Current Quantity, unit value
(dols) and Total value (dols)
Family Tent 350 330
115,500
Family Tent (cold weather) -- 100 374
37,400
Blanket (100pct polyester) 11,030 8
88,240
Blanket (70pct wool, 30pct synth) 5,025 9.3
46,733
Sleeping mat 3,442 18
61,956
Water Tank 2000L 40 960
38,400
Water Tank 3000L 47 960
45,120
Water Tank 4315L 73 960
70,080
plastic sheet 177 170
30,090
Generator (50HZ,220/120V) SO 770
38,500
Generator (60HZ, 220/120V) 155 924
143,220
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Generator (60HZ, 120V) 32 934
29,568
cord Reel (120v) 115 90
10,350
cord Reel (220V) 145 110
15,950
water purification unit 50 1240
62,000
plastic Jerry can 2,004 5.5
11,022
Ground Sheet 12 0 o
Transformer (220V to 120V) 31 0 o
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From: eMS TaskForce1 K
Sent: Tuesday, September 06, 2005 4:41 PM
To: Albright, Wendell I (EAP/J)(Main State 4206)
Cc: TaskForce-1
. Subject: State ALDAC

SUBJECT: Acceptance of Offer for Victims of HurricaneKatrina

REF: State 163278

1. (U) Niact precedence due to need for weekend action.


Please notify at OOB. This is an action request. r

2. (U) The DepartmentInstructs Ollef of Mission to deliver the folloWing request to appropriate host govemment offICials for assistance with
HurricaneKatrina relief operations.

3. (U) Beginpoints:

-- On behalf of the President, the United States Government, and all Americans, I welcome and acceptyour country's kind offer to provide
immediate financial assistance of $200,000 to the American Red Cross and up to $300,000 in humanitarian relief suppliesfrom stocks in
Florida.

- We are also appreciative of your efforts to coordinatewith us on mitigating long term economicimpactsof the hurricane.

- We will communicate with you soon regarding your government's generous offer of other assistance, includingemergencyrescue teams
and assets of the Japanese Defense' Agency.

- We look forward to working with you in expeditingthe deployment of this assistance to reach those who are so greatly in need.

End points.

4. The Departmentwill provide further specifics to post for coordination and implementation of this and additional assistance offer via septel
as necessary. I
RICE !,

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Hart, Geneva R

From: Albright, Wendell I


Sent: F~iday, September 02, 2005 7:12 AM
To: Atkinson, David R; EAP-J-Office-DL; SES-O_CMS
Subject: FW: Hurricane Katrina
Attachments: W6E64Q3.doc

FYI. Good news confirmed from Tokyo. Already sent to FEMA and Red Cross.

Cheers,

Wendell

From: Kanasugi, Kenji [mailto:kkanasugi@embjapan.org]


Sent: Friday, september 02,20057:11 AM
To: Albright, Wendell I; Victor_D._Cha@nsc.eop.gov; Straub, W David; casey.long@dhs.gov;
reynesj@usa.redcross.org
Cc: Eric_G._Altbach@nsc.eop.gov; Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J); Kanazawa, Yusuke; Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi
Subject: RE: Hurricane Katrina

Dear all,

1got a cal~ from Tokyo midnight, informing me of the following announcement.

[ PRESS RELEASE]

Provision of. Assistance in Response


to the Damages caused by Hurricane Katrina

. September 2,2005

In response to the loss of lives and severe damage caused by the landfall of

Hurricane Katrina in the Southern part of the United States, the Government of
Japan (GoJ), with a view to contributing to the rescue and relief efforts, has'
decided to take the following measures;

» .In order to assist those affected by the storm, Japan will provide two hundred
thousand dollars to the American Red Cross, which ts running the largest
scale relief operation.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
. DATE/CASE ID: 28 AUG 2006 200503991
7120/2006
. UNCLASSIFIED
~ '.' i~ Message Page 2 of2
UNCLASSIFIED

~ The GoJ will identify the needs in the affected regions through' the U.S.
.Government, and upon request, is ready to provide necessary and available
emergency assistance supply amounting to up to three hundred thousand
, dollars (such as tents, blankets, power generators, portable water tanks, etc.)
from a supply deposit maintained by the GoJ in Florida.

[END]

To Wendell,
Could you pass this message to relevant people in DoS, please?

To Ms.Reynes(Red Cross).
Could you give a call or e-mail to me? I want to discuss with you or somebody in Red Cross as to how we can
transfer the money to your organization. The person in charge of this donation at our Embassy is Mr. Yusuke
KANAZAWA (202-238-6748).

To Mr. Long (FEMA),


I know it may be too premature to discuss something concrete about emergency assistance supply. But please
get in touch with me or Mr.Tsuyoshi KUROKAWA (202-238-6717) at our Embassy to discuss technical details on
this. whenever convenient to you.

Regards,
Kenji Kanasugi (Embassy of Japan)

7/20/2006 UNCLASSIFIED
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Hart, Geneva R RELEASED IN FULL


From: Zimmer, David M
Sent: Monday, November 21, 2005 3:06 PM
To: McFadyen, Linda P(CNOCS/ACS/EAP); Atkinson, David R; Norman, Alain G
Subject: RE: Urgent: Katrina Assistance From Japan

Linda, David and Alain,

Thank you all very much for your assistance on Friday. We were working on a short fuse and this was extremely helpful.

Best,

David Zimmer
Special Assistant GA/P

·····Original Message-----
From: McFadyen, linda P
sent: Friday, November ia, 2005 3:24 PM
To: . Atkinson, David R(Main State4312); Norman, Alain G(Main State)
Cc: CA-P-Speciat AsSistant; MCCarthy, Deborah A(WHA/FO); Yu, Alan K(Main State)
Subject: . RE: Urgent: Katrina Assistance FromJapan

Thanks, David.

---Original Message·---
From: Atkinson, David R
sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 3:10 PM
To: Norman, Alain G; McFadyen, linda P(CA/OCS/ACS/EAP)
Cc: CA-P-Special Assistant(CA/P); MCCarthy, Deborah A; Yu, Alan K
Subject: RE: Urgent: Katrina Assistance FromJapan

Please see attached summary update EAP submitted on 11/10. It includes several changes from the information
presented below, but does not include reference to Japan providinq fuel assistance. . "

« File: Summary of Foreign Offers Accepted or Plan to Accept 11-10-05 doc (7).doc »
David Atkinson
Global Affairs Officer
Office of Regional Security Policy
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs
. (202) 647-2031 (office)
(202) 647-0076 (fax) .

From: Norman, Alain G


sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 12:59 PM
To: Mcfadyen, Linda P(CA/OCS/ACS/EAP)
Cc: CA-P·Special Assistant(CA/P); Atkinson, David R; McCarthy, Deborah A; Yu, Alan K
Subject: Rf: Urgent: Katrina Assistance FromJapan

Linda,

Here's the way we summarized Japan's considerable assistance in the Executive Summary doc (which I believe
went to GAO):

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 30 AUG 2006 200503991 uNCLASSIFIED
--_ _------"". - - - - ~ - _.. _ _._.-
UNCLASSIFIED
Japan $200,000 cash $500,000 in Supplies received
relief supplies, blankets, *Private pledges
sleeping cots, generators; received:
Private pledges over $1.5 $1.267MM
million
. I
I
I am not certain about the release of oil stocks by Japan (though others may have done so), but I know the Japan I

Petroleum Exploration Co. made a generous donation which we received. Perhaps EAP's POC David Atkinson
can comment.

The amount given to the ARC was at least $200K, but you may wish to check with Nadia Mitchem of the Red
Cross for the final amount (202-303-4826)

I hope this helps.

Alain

From: McFadyen, unda P


sent: Friday, November 18, 2005 11:39 AM
To: Norman, Alain G(Main State)
cc: CA-P-Spedal Assistant
Subject: FW: Urgent: Katrina Assistance From Japan
Importance: High

CA-P-Special Assistant David Zimmer asks whether we can confirm that the following is
accurate and up-to-date:

During Hurricane Katrina or shortly thereafter, Government of Japan sent


1. Relief supplies
2. Release of Oil Stocks
3. Substantial financial assistance to the Red Cross

Additionally, Japanese corporations have sent over 23 million dollars in assstance to the
United States. .

Thanks,
Linda

Linda P. McFadyen

East Asia and Pacific Division


Overseas Citizens Services
u.s. Department of State
2100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Tel. 202-647-5470
Fax 202-647-2835
Email mcfadyenlprgistate.gov

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Hurricane Katrina Relief Assistance from Japan
(as 'of 1113/06)

GoJ assis~nce

Financial assistance

• $200,000 in cash donated to the American Red Cross (ARC) ,

In-kind assistance (most being donated directly to ARC)

• $300,000 in materiel pre-positioned in Florida


o l50K in blankets, bedding shipped to ARC 09110/05
o 150 60Hz generators and 150 cord, reels shipped to
Mississippi Emergency Management Authority (MEMA) via OFDA '
'09111105
• $500,000 in additional supplies (tents, bedding, first aid kits) at
Narita Airport

.Civilian relief assets (offered; awaiting USG acceptance)

Water pumping trucks x 60 (20 mid-size, 40 small; per TOKYO


4980)

Japanese CorporatelPrivate Sector Pledges, Campaigns. and


Donations

• Toyota has contributed $3,000,000 to the American Red Cross. In


addition, the company has set up a foundation for Katrina relief'
purposes for $2,000,000. Toyota North America is conducting a
matching fund raising campaign. Also, affiliated financial
institutions have decided to provide repayment holidays to loan
holders who have suffered.from Katrina.

• Toyota lido Sokki (Toyota Industries Corporation) to donate


$300,000 to the American Red Cross.

• Nissan donated $500,000 to the Red Cross and 50 large trucks to the
Mississippi Emergency Management Office. Also the company
plans to donate up to $250,000 as a result of matching funds raised
by the employees.

• Mitsubishi Motors to made donations collected from employees


and others to the American Red Cross. .

UNlTED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORlTY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE lD: 28 JUN 2006 200503991
UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

• .Mitsubishi Corporation donated $100,000.

• Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group donated 20 million yen (about


$182,000) and 15 portable generators (equivalent to approx. 10 .
million yen or $9Q,000).

• Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank donated $300,000 to the American Red


Cross together with one of its subsidiaries Union Bank California.
Also donated portable generators, water pumps, off-road'
motorcycles and other vehicles to NGOs and other support groups
working in victimized sites.

• HONDA donated to the American Red Cross 20 portable generators


as well as $5,000,000 from HONDA America. Also the company
plans a matching gift fund raising.

• Canon donated $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross.

• , The Ito-Yokaido group conducted a fund-raising campaign for'


Katrina & Typhoon No. 14 relief at each of its over 11,921 stores
nationwide, for a month in September. Customers were asked to
drop change into collection buckets at cash registers. The chain says
that over 10 million people every day patronize their stores
nationwide:

~ Seven Eleven 10,985


~ Ito-Yokado 180
~ 'Denny's 583
~ York Maniberu 113
~ York Mart 57
~.
Robinson Dept. Store 3

• One of Japan's leading nationwide retailers, the AEON group,


. collected donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at their
stores throughout Japan (about 700 stores, mostly "hyperrnarkets").
The campaign ran from Sept. 3 to Sept. 20th. During this same
period, the chain,also donated 1% of all sales proceeds to customers
using the popular members' discount cards. On October 6 AEON
Group President, Mr. Motoya Okada, was received by
Ambassador Schieffer and turned over a donation of
approximately a little more than 38 miJlion yen, or about
$333,400.

• Japan Post Office - effectively the largest bank in the world --


instructed local post offices allover Japan to post a notice for
Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon No. 14 (the storm which hit

UNCLASSIFIED,
UNCLASSIFIED

southern Japan in early September) relief on their bulletin boards.


Private citizens were advised to provide cash donations to the .
Japanese Red Cross by postal transfer without the usual handling
charge.

• Keidanren, the Federation of Japanese Business Organizations, sent


out a call for hurricane relief effort donations to its 1,332 member
companies. They plan to send all donations to the Japanese Red
Cross after Oct. 6. Kedanren's member companies are the nation's
top corporations and include such world-famous companies as
Toyota, Nissan, Minolta, Sony, etc.

• SONY North America matched employees' donations and created


an online donation system connected with'EverQuest II computer
game.

• Toshiba together with Toshiba North America donated


$1,000,000 to the American Red Cross. They also intended at least
to donate medical equipment. Employeesalso collecting cash
. donations at Toshiba workplaces.

• Panasonic North America donated $1,000,000.

• Hitachi and Hitachi Foundation donated $1,000,000. Also,


employees conducted workplace fund-raising campaigns.

• Mitsui & Co. donated 10,000,000 yen (about $90,000) to the


American Red Cross. Also, workplace fund-raising campaigns.

• Mitsui & Co. North America donated $50,000 to the American


Red Cross. Employees collected cash donations separately.

• Mitsui & Co. North America Foundation conducted a matching


gift fund raising campaign with no limitation of amount. .

• Marubeni Corporation donated $10,000 to the American Red


Cross. Its employee group also collected cash donations.

• ITOCHU Corporation North America donated $50,000.

• Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries donated


$200,000.

• Ezai Co., Ltd. (pharmaceutical) donated $1,000,000 to the


American Red Cross.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

• Astellas Pharma Inc. donated $200,000 to the American Red Cross.

• Sharp Group donated $500,000.

• Denso donated $75,000 to the American Red Cross.

• Brother Group donated approximately 15 million yen (about


$136,000) to the American, British and Japanese Red Cross.

• SUZUKI donated 15 ATVs, outboard motors, and other equipment


to Louisiana Fire Departments.

• Sanyo donated $100,000 to the AmericanRed Cross. The company


also donated 500 portable refrigerators.

• Sumitomo Corporation donated 11 million yen (about $100,000)


and Sumitomo Chemical, 10 million (about $90,000) yen through
Keidanren (Federation of Japanese Business Organizations).

• Hakugen Trading Co. donated 100,000 disposable kairos (hand


warmers).

• Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. donated cash and dynamos, outboard


motors, hydro-motorcycles, etc. to FEMA. (value approx.
50,000,000 yen or about $455,000)

• ICOM donated approx. 300 wireless communication system


machines together with ARRL (America Radio Relay League).

• AISIN Group Companies (HQ in Kariya-shi, Aichi) donated


$60,000 to the U.S. Red Cross.

• Co-op Tokyo supermarket chain undertook a donation campaign in


all its stores, and a donation box was set up at each shop. The
donation will be sent to Japanese Red Cross.

• Co-op Kobe conducted the same kind of campaign as Co-op Tokyo


in its 155 shops in Hyogo Pref. The donation was be sent to the U.S.
Red Cross.
. '-
• YKK Group donated $50,000 to the U.S. Red Cross (through YKK
Corporation of America)

• ANA, Japan's largest domestic carrier, asked customers to donate


their mileage as a donation (10,000 miles =USD 100) to be sent to
the U.S. Red Cross; transported supporting goods and individuals to

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

the U.S. Red Cross at free of charge; and donated 10 million yen
(about $90,000).

• Mitsue-Links (Web business in Shinjuku, Tokyo) made a donation


to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Kasumi Co., Ltd. (supermarket chain in Ibaragi Prefecture) to make


donation to the U.S. Embassy (pending).

• Kawasaki Kis~n Kaisha, Ltd. (UK" Line") donated Yen 5 milion


(about $455,000). "K" Line America started a donation campaign .
for the employees and planned to make a corporate donation, too.

• Tokyo Stock Exchange donated 5 million yen (about $455,000) to


the Japanese Red Cross.

• Nihon Yusen Group; .


NYK Line (North America) Inc. offered free rental of cool-
containers and dry-containers and matching gifts to the U.S. Red
Cross.

NYK Logistics Americas offered support by truck transport free of


charge and matching gift to the U.S. Red Cross. Other NYKgroup
subsidiary corporations also planned to match employee gifts to the
U.S. Red Cross.

Nippon Cargo Airlines offered free transport from Japan and


donated material.

• Zenroren labor union called on members to donate to counterpart


organizations and unions in the U.S.

• Sojitz Corporation Group (trading company) donated $50,000 and


funneled contributions from employees to the Red Cross.

• Maxvalu Tohoku Co., Ltd. Carried out a donation campaign in its


chain of supermarkets and will make directly a gift to the U.S.
Embassy (pending).

• Maxvalu Nishi-Nihon Co., Ltd. started a similar donation campaign


in its supermarkets, to be sent to the U.S. Embassy (pending).

• Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. made a donation of $200,000 to


the U.S. Red Cross and 4-wheel utility vehicles valued at about
$100,000.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

• Kubota K.K. donated U.S.$200,000 to the U.S. Red Cross and


others;
donated 4-wheel utility vehicles valued at $200,000;
and also matched employee cash donations.

• Okays & Co., Ltd., together with its U.S. subsidiary corporation,
donated 11 million yen (about $100,000) to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Toyota Boseki Group including its U.S. subsidiary corporation,


donated $60,000 and bundled employee contributions to the U.S.
Red Cross.

• Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., including its U.S. subsidiary


corporation, donated ,$50,000. .

• Kyocera Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary corporation donated


U.S. $200,000.

• Toyota Tsusho Corporation donated $50,000 to the U.S. Red Cross.

• Komatsu General Service Ltd. donated $500,000 to the U.S. Red


Cross and matched U.S. employees' cash donations,

• The Daiei Inc. carried out a donation campaign in nationwide chain


of 800 supermarkets 9n-9/25; proceeds sent to the Japanese Red
Cross.
, .
• Marubenl-Itochu Steel Ine., together with its subsidiary U.S.
corporations. donated 5,000,000 yen (about $455,000) to the
Japanese Red Cross and $32,500,to the U.S. Red Cross.

• Omron Group donated $300,000 including a matching gift by its


U.S. subsidiary corporation to the Japanese Red Cross and the U.S.
Red Cross.

• Izumiya K.K. conducted a donation campaign at all its supermarket


stores 9/6-9/25; proceeds to be sent to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Resona Bank, Kansai Jazz Association and Osaka Chamber of


Commerce co-organized jazz concerts at the Bank's headquarters
performance space and donate all proceeds from ticket sales to the
Japanese Red Cross.

• JR Nagoya Takashimaya Department Store has set up donation


boxes and sent coJJected funds to the Japan Red Cross.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

• Uny Group (supermarket chain) carried out a donation campaign at


its 6,579 stores and sent proceeds to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Suntory Group donated $500,000 to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. donated construction


machineries equivalent to $ 200,000.

• International Business for Japan Co., Ltd. donated 100,000 pieces


of frozen croquettes and food for evacuees living in temporary
shelter.

• Yahoo Japan - the country's leading internet service provider - is


inviting contributions from its several million users:
http://volunteer.yahoo.co.jp/donationlindex.html

• Arts Journals K.K. publishing company plans solicitrd donation


from individual writers and artists and hopes to make a donation of
approximately $50,000 by February 2006.

• All three Japanese international air carriers (ANA, JAL, NCA)


offered free use of empty cargo capacity to transport relief supplies
to the United States. Continental Airlines also offered free tickets
from Tokyo's Narita Airport to Houston for NGO members and
medical teams. ANA provided free transport . of relief goods .
contributed by the Japanese Red Cross, GOJ and local governments.
The routes are Narita - Washington, Narita - San Francisco, Narita -
Los Angeles. ANA continue the free transport until November 30.
In addition, ANA Group contributed 10 million yen to Japan Red
Cross and $100,000 to U.S. Red Cross. NCA (the major Japanese
cargo carrier) offered free transport of relief goods contributed by
non-profit public entities. It carried goods by its own aircraft and on
code-shared flights, until September 30.

Other PrivateINGO Pledges, Campaigns, and Donations


• Japan's leading national broadcaster, quasi-governmental NHK-TV,
partnered with the Japanese Red Cross for a nationwide fund-raising
drive. NHK ran regular public service announcements instructing
viewers how to donate via bank transfer or in person at any NHK or
Red Cross office throughout the country. The campaign ran for one
month, from September 6 to October 6.

• Major national private Fuji TV network ran public service


announcements informing viewers that the Japan Red Cross is
. soliciting donations for Katrina relief. '

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASS.IFIED

• A number of Japanese jazz greats and other leaders of the music and
entertainment industries banded together for a major "Hurricane Aid
Japan" campaign running through the end of December 2005. The
project was publicly unveiled at a press conference on September 21
at the Tokyo Blue Note club. Donations were be solicited at
numerous concerts nationwide, record companies, etc. will put
banners on their web sites, individual artists will collect, and so
forth. We were told "just about all of the big names in music and
entertainment will be involved somehow." There was considerable .
press coverage (including TV) throughout the campaign. The
organizers are trying to schedule a donation occasion with the
Ambassador for early February 2006. There is a bilingual website:
http://www.hurricane-aid-japan.com!

• The City of Yokohama, Japan's second-most populous municipality


(pop. 3.58 million) set up Hurricane Katrina relief donation boxes at
every station of the Yokohama City Subway during the month of
October, 2005.

• The "WowWow" satellite TV station broadcast the U.S.-produced


charity live concert program "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for
the Gulf Coast" on Saturday, September 10; The program on the
normally pay channel was free of charge, and was meant to raise
public awareness in Japan of the need for Katrina relief donations.

• At the personal suggestion of an Embassy officer, a well-known TV


personality presented the Embassy website during private
broadcaster Fuji-TV's top-rated morning variety show on September
8, urging viewers to use it to make contributions.

• The "Japan Emergency Team" NGO dispatched a total of nearly 20


Japanese volunteers to assist with resettled persons at the Astrodome'
in Houston.

• The Organizing Committee of the "Yokohama Jazz Promenade


2005" festival donated partial proceeds of the internet sales of
festival goods and souvenirs. Also, at event venues on October 8 -9,
they solicitd Katrina relief donations from performers and audience
alike.

• Yamaha Music Inc. converted a previously-scheduled Gospel music


concert at the Great Hall of the Tokyo International Forum (capacity
5,000) to a benefit for Katrina relief. The event took place Friday,
September 23.

UNCLASSIFIED
UNCLASSIFIED

• Organizers of the September 10-11' Ikebukuro jazz Festival donated


proceeds from one of its concerts to Katrina relief efforts. The
Mayor of Toshima City led a delegation to meet with the
Ambassador on December 16 to announce a donation of 182,000 yen
(about $1540) to the Red Cross.

• Several leading NGOs, including the Japanese Red Cross and Peace
Winds Japan, established special websites and bank accounts to
collect donations.......T he Embassy website Japanese page links directly
to these sites. Peace Winds dispatched a two-person volunteer relief
team to the affected area.

• The Tokyo Voluntary Action Center, an umbrella organization of


grassroots non-profits and non-governmental organizations,
launched an appeal for donations to Katrina relief:
http://www.tvac.or.jp/wi/info.cgi?id=585~

• Noted jazz trumpeter Hino Terumasa, who spent years in the


US, asked for audience donations during a mid-September concert
.tour,

• The Tokyo American Club launched a fund-raising campaign among


its members and is planned a series of New Orleans-themed events
(jazz concerts, Cajun-themed meals, etc) to raise funds over the
course of several months. The Club is the most prestigious private
club oriented toward Tokyo's 40,000-plus resident Americans. The
first event was a Gulf Coast casual jazz dinner at the Club on
October 1; the Embassy CAO spoke at the event. TAC also
provided great in-kind assistance in providing the main ballroom free
of charge for the Embassy-organized "Thank You Japan" jazz event
with Doreen's Jazz New Orleans on December 13. Invited guests
included 200 major Japanese donors to Katrina relief, as well as the
Deputy Foreign Minister and Minister of the Environment.

• The Japanese Red Cross, in addition to acting as a major conduit for \


individual and corporate donations to Katrina relief, announced it
would donate $200,000 of its own funds to support hurricane relief
activities of its sister organization, the American Red Cross. At the
end of their campaign, the Japan Red Cross reported 11,415
donations, amounting to: 984,344,300 Yen (as of 10/9; note: dead
line was 10/6). The funds were sent to American Red Cross, which
also included donations of 4,243,064 Yen received at NHK's
nationwide reception desks.

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eThe American Chamber of Commerce in Japan called pn all


individual and corporate members to donate to the American Red
Cross, and posted the ARC Katrina relief link on their website.

e The Japan branch of the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia


{AMDA) dispatched a medical team of four persons to assist with
survivors' needs in Texas.

e The Seisen private elementary school in Kamakura, south of Tokyo,


took up a school-wide donation from students for Katrina relief. The
700 students in grade 1-6 choose on their own to make this voluntary
effort. They donated 100,000 Yen to the Japanese Red Cross on
September 28.

e A U.S. Embassy officer raised the equivalent of $105 for relief


efforts by putting out a donations barrel at a reception he was hosting
in his residence.

• The Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan' (FCCJ) held a special charity eventto
raise funds for the people of New Orleans on Saturday, October 8.

• Mike Price and other Japan-based pro jazz musicians and Democrats Abroad
Japan organized a."Jammin' for the Big Easy Benefit Concert for Musicians &
Citizens of the Gulf Coast Region" on October 25 at the B flat Club in Akasaka,
Tokyo.

• The ClUba Lotte Marines professional baseball team (eventually the 2005 Japan
Series Champions) started a campaign to raise funds from fans to help victims of
Katrina and Typhoon No. 14. .

• On December 6, the NIT Philharmonic Orchestra and violin soloist Yuki Tanaka,
held a charity concert to benefit the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO).
The LPO concert hall was destroyed by floodwaters. The Embassy CAO attended
and spoke at the event, which garnered nationwide TV coverage on NHK-TV
news and raised over $30,000 to. help the LPO.

• On December 9, the New Orleans Jazz Society held a charity fund-raising concert
in Tokyo for New Orleans jazz musicians. An Embassy Assistant CAO attended
and spoke at the event.

• The America-Japan Society of Japan, Inc, solicited relief donations from


individual members and regional branch associations. On January 13, they
informed the Embassy that they had donated 3,870,586 yen (about $34,000) for
hurricane relief through the New Orleans Japan America Society.

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Donations made/offered directly to Mission from individuals.


corporations. NGOs. local and prefectural governments. As of
January 13.2006. the total amount collected directly by the Mission
for the special U.S. Treasury account is $446,900.83.

The Mission website and telephone operators directed inquirers to


the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund website (in English) and Japanese
Red Cross and Peace Winds donation sites (In Japanese)..We
received hundreds of inquiries but there is no way of tracking
individual donations made by internet Of bank transfer.

Embassy Tokyo received over $2000 mailed to us by private


citizens; the constituent posts have all received similar unsolicited
contributions. All donors who provided name and address received
thank-you letters from the Ambassador.

Major individual and other donors that we have met:

• On September 7, Ambassador Schieffer met with and thanked


private businessman Mr. Takashi Endo, who on the same day
transferred $1,000,000 from his personal funds to the official U.S.
government account for Katrina relief. A photo of the meeting ran
on the Mission website for several days and then on the lIP global
website.

• On the same day, the Ambassador received a delegation from the


Korean Residents' Union in Japan, which presented him with a check
for 5.5 million yen (a little more than $50,000). The Embassy's
FMC accepted the check for deposit in the official usa account.

• On September 8, the Mayor of Minato City (the district of central


Tokyo hosting the Embassy), stopped by to see the Ambassador after
donating $30,000 to hurricanes victims via the Japanese Red Cross.

• On September 9. the Mayor and Assembly Chairman ofChiyoda


City, Tokyo, will visit the Ambassador to make a cash contribution
of 1.1 million yen (about $10,000)

• On September 9. the Mayor and Assembly Chairman of Katsushika


City, Tokyo, will visit the Ambassador to make a contribution of 1.5
million yen (about $14,500)

• On September 9. representatives from the Chuo City, Tokyo


government unexpectedly appeared at the Embassy with a check for
1.1 million yen (about $10,000). The Ambassador was able to greet
them personally.

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• On September 13, the President and CEO of Japan Petroleum


Exploration Co., Ltd, (JAPEX) former State Secretary Yuji
Takahashi, visited the Ambassador to notify him of his company's
contribution of $100,000 by wire transfer to the special U.S.
Treasury account. JAPEX had originally planned a $50,000
donation but when they learned the Ambassador would personally
thank them, they decided to raise the amount to $100,000:

• On September 14, the Director of the Tokyo Office of Niigata


Prefecture (pop. 2.45 million) visited the Embassy to provide a
donation of 1- million yen (a little more than $9,000) directly to the
U.S. Treasury for relief efforts. This gesture was especially
. significant because last year Niigata suffered a devastating
earthquake with 42 deaths and great infrastructure damage. At that
time the State Department, USAID, and U.S. Forces Japan provided
substantial financial and material assistance to Niigata. The meeting
was covered by the Niigata Nippo newspaper on September 15
edition.

• On November 22, the same individual visited the Embassy again to


.make a second donation from the Government of Niigata in the
amount of $65,836.32.

• On September 15, representatives of "Kusa no Kai", a women's


volunteer philanthropic association, met the Ambassador at the
Embassy and presented a cash donation of 500,000 yen (about
$4,900) raised through spontaneous volunteer contributions from its
members.

• The Youth for Understanding Japan Foundation donated $45,000.


YFU President Okawara - former Japanese Ambassador to
Washington - met the Ambassador on September 27 to deliver the
donation..

• -The Akasaka (the Tokyo neighborhood hoisting the Embassy) Shop


Owners' Association (Akasaka Shotengai Shinko-kumiai) held a
charity jazz concert for Katrina victims on Saturday, September 10,
and visited the Embassy on September 30 to present a donation to
the CAO of 120,000 yen (about $1,100)

• The International Artists Center ofTokyo collected donation's for


Katrina victims during a September 27 performance by the New
Archangel Dancers from Alaska, and visited the Embassy the next
day to donate .collected funds through the CAO in the amount of
$209.25.

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• The first-ever Ginza Jazz Festival included events to raise funds for
.Katrina relief from spectators. The event, running November 5-6,
included performances on 32 stages in 11 venues throughout the
neighborhood. Organizers presented the Embassy CAO with a
donation of $1,290.72 on December 16

• The Saitama Prefecture Employee's Association presented a


donation of around $800 to Embassy CAO on November 1.

• On October 28, the Tokyo Fulbright Association and the Fulbright


Foundation presented the Embassy CAO with a donation of $24,781
collected from over 360 Japanese alumni of the Fulbright and
GARIOA exchange programs.

• The Akasaka Tokyo Plaza Hotel Meitenkai - the association of shop


owners in the hotel - presented the Embassy CAO with a .
contribution of 10,000 yen on October 31

.• On October 20, priests from Narita Shinsho-ji Buddhist Temple,


Chiba Prefecture, presented a substantial donation to the Embassy
via CAO Davidson.

• The U.S. Embassy National Employees' Mutual Aid Association


(Aoi-kai) had conducted a Katrina relief campaign, collected cash
donations in a total amount of 165,000 yen from FSNs. The donated
money was handed to Mr. Joseph Donovan from Mr. Kenji Masuda,
President of Aoi-kai, on September 21.

• Other Embassy FSNs, singly and in groups, donated over $1000.

• On October 19, Mr. Noriyoshi Ogawa, President of the Okura Hotel,


presented Ambassador J. Thomas Schieffer with a donation of 1.49
million yen (approx..$13,070),
. collected from the
. Okura's collections
box placed in the hotel lobby after Katrina.

• In late November, the CAO met Mr. Shiro Hirao, Managing


Director of a textiles company, amateur jazz drummer and the
Chairman of "Imabari Jazz Town" Concert Organizing Committee in
Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture. The concert called "lmabari Jazz
Town" is their annual local musical event held since 1999. Mr.
Hirao delivered the collected proceeds (about' 750,000 yen) to the
.Embassy in late November.

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• On October 20, Amb. Schieffer visited the House of Councillors of


the National Diet to receive a contribution of $10,435.61 from
members.

• On the same day, the Ambassador visited the adjacent House of


Representatives to receive a donation of $20,784.62 from members.

• On October 28, the CAO received a donation of $24,781 from the


Japan GARIOA-Fulbright Alumni Association. The donation was
raised from individual contributions from almost 400 alumni of these
USG exchange programs.

• On November 1, the CAO received a donation of $756.99 from the


Saitama Prefectural Employees' Association.

• On December 1, the CAO received a donation of $911.28 from


representatives of the Tokyo-Washington Women's Club:

• On December 6, the CAO received a donation of $424.47 from


representatives of Million International Corporation, donated by
customers of the company's pachinko gaming halls.

• On December 27, organizers of the Maruto-kai Golf Tournament,


through the Embassy Legal Attache, donated $7,160.04 collected
from participants in the annual event.

• On December 27, the Nihon Sogyo Company donated $4,295.16 to


the Embassy.

Constituent Posts

Fukuoka
• On Saturday, September 3, the Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture and
the Speaker of the Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly visited the
Fukuoka American Center to present letters of sympathy and
envelopes symbolizing the 1 million yen donations which their
respective offices were each donating to Hurricane Katrina relief
efforts (2 million yen in total). The Governor also told the media
who were present that cash donation boxes would be set up at
various prefectural offices for Fukuoka citizens who wished to
contribute.

• On 9/6 representatives from the Fukuoka City mayor's office stopped


by the consulate to deliver a condolence letter as well as an envelope
representing a 1 million yen donation from Fukuoka City for relief
efforts.

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• On 9n, the vice governor of Kumamoto Prefecture stopped by the


Consulate to drop off a condolence letter from the Governor and an
envelope representing Kumamoto prefecture's donation of 500,000
yen for hurricane relief efforts. On the same day, Representatives
from Nagasaki Prefecture visited with an envelope symbolizing
Nagasaki prefecture's donation of 500,000 yen.

• On Sept. 12, a representative from the Fukuoka Rotary Club


presented the consulate with a donation of 100,000 yen from his
organization for hurricane relief efforts.

• At its annual U.S.-Japan Friendship Autumn Gathering on Sept. 16,


the Japan-America Society of Fukuoka announced it would be
donating 300,000 yen to hurricane relief efforts. Participants at the
event, including members of other Kyushu Japan-America Society
chapters, contributed another 100,000 yen via a special donation box
set up on one of the tables.

• On Sept. 16, Dr. Toshisuke Matsuura, President of Miyakonojo's


Japan-America Society, presented the consulate with a personal
contribution of 200,000 yen for relief efforts. JAS Miyakonojo is
also organizing a relief donation drive among its members.

Nagoya
• The Association for the Aichi 2005 World Exposition set up
fundraising boxes at the Expo Dome and entrance gates to support
Katrina victims. At a September 14 Steering Committee meeting,
several national Pavilions, including Canada, presented the proposal.
The boxes will be set up from September 15 until the Expo closes on
September 25. Over 200,000 people per day visited the Expo in its
closing weeks.

• Nagoya City staff came to the Consulate to contribute one million


yen to relief efforts. In addition, they are arranging an appeal to the
city's 30,000 public servants to raise additional funds.

• We also have been informed that Nagoya-based Brother Industries


plans to donate 15 million yen (about $140,000).

• . The President of Meiko Trans Co., a terminal operator and freight


forwarding company, visited the Consulate on September 14 to
contribute $10,000.

• On September 14 executives of the Nagoya International Ladies


Club came to the Consulate to donate ¥100,OOO.

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• The u.s. Pavilion at the Aichi World Exposition received two


separate hangings of a thousand origami cranes, as gestures of local
citizens' prayers for the quick recovery of the area devastated by
Hurricane Katrina.

• Toyota City has begun fundraising efforts and will bundle together
various donations to be presentedsoon. (Separately, Toyota Motors
has informed us of the $5 million contribution they are making
directly in the U.S.)

• A number of donors have also tried to make donations at the U.S.


Pavilion at the Aichi Expo. We advised the Pavilion to work with
Co the Japan Red Cross and try to set up a donations table in front of the
Pavilion. (The Red Cross Pavilion is adjacent to the U.S. Pavilion.)

• The U.S. Pavilion at Aichi Expo will contribute five (5) percent of
the Pavilion's proceeds from its website auction which begins
September 9. Visitors to the auction site will be advised of this and
we are hopeful that it will stimulate even more vigorous bidding for
the approximately 150 Pavilion items that will be placed for sale on
the site. All Pavilion promotional efforts for the" website auction will
reference our support of the Katrina relief efforts." TV Nagoya
interviewed the Deputy Commissioner General on Sept. 8th, about
the auction/donation story. CaC-TV did a live broadcast Sept. 13
from the Pavilion's Franklin Room on the auction/donation story.

• On September 8, Mr. Mutsuaki Doke of Hakuhodo, Inc., a speaker at


a Nagoya American Center conference, donated his 28,000 yen
(about $250) honorarium to Katrina relief efforts.

• On Tuesday, September 13, the Principal Officer received a donation


of 100,000 yen (about $950) from the President of the Nagoya
International Ladies Club.

Osaka-Kobe

Donations
• Kyocera Corporation - $200. 000.
Kyocera Corporation. which is based in Kyoto and one of the most prestigious
companies in Japan, announced that they would donate $200,000 to
reconstruction effort. (Sept. 8, Kyoto Shimbun)

• Omron Corporation - $30,000


Consul General received a call from Omron Corporation that they contributed
$30,000 to the Katrina relief effort.

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• Kobe City - $10,000


On Sept. 8 representatives from the Kobe City came to the Consulate to
present a letter of condolence from Mayor Yada along with a "Mokuroku"
(hand-brushed letter of condolence), and notified us that the City would donate
$10,000 to City of New Orleans.

• Hyogo Prefectural Government - $20,000


On Sept. 13 representatives from the Hyogo Prefectural Government came to
the Consulate to present "Mokuroku" from Governor Toshizo Ido and
announced that they would donate $10,000 each to the federal government and
to the City of New Orleans.

• Osaka Prefectural Assembly - Y400,OOO ($3.537.32)


On September 30, Mr. Kyogoku of Osaka Pref. Assembly handed Y400,000
of donation raised by Osaka Pref. Assembly members to Consul General
Daniel Russel. .

• Matsue City, Shimane Pref. - $30,000 .


On Sept. 16 Deputy Mayor Shigemasa Katayama of Matsue City, Shimane
Prefecture, visited the Consulate General to present "Mokuroku" to Consul
General Daniel Russel and to receive an Ambassadorial Letter of Appreciation
for Matsue City's contribution to the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Matsue
.City directly donated $30,000 to City of New Orleans.

• Hyogo Pref. Assembly - Yl.OOO,OOO ($8,695.65)


On Oct. 5 Speaker Michinari Naito of Hyogo Prefectural Assembly visited
Consul General Daniel Russel to present the "Mokuroku" and contributed
1,000,000 yen ($8,695.65) for Katrina relief effort through the American Red
Cross.

• Suzuki Yushi Industrial Co., Ltd. - Y500,000 ($4.347.83)


On Oct. 12 Suzuki Yushi Industrial Co:' Ltd. Donated 500,000 yen ($4,347.83)
to support Katrina relief effort throughthe American Red Cross

• National Fisheries University Alumni Association Osaka - Y5,000 ($43.56) .


On Oct. 18 Chairman Norio Nakae of National Fisheries University Alumni
Association Osaka visited the Consulate General to present a donation of 5,000
yen ($43.56) for Katrina victims.

• Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street Promot'ion Assoc. - Y245,054


($2,134.99)
On Oct. 18 Sennichimae Doguyasuji Shopping Street Promotion Association
visited the Consulate General to donate 245,054 yen ($2,134.99) to Katrina'
victims.

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• International Soroptimist Osaka - YlOO,OOO yen ($867.38)


On Oct. 28, four members of International Soroptimist Osaka came to Kansai
American Center to hand the donation amounted to 100.000 yen ($867.38)
along with a "Mokuroku" to KAC Director Chris Laycock.

• Osaka Peef. Assembly member Yasuvuk] Yokokura - Y30,000 ($254.41)


On Nov. 9, Mr. Yokokura of Osaka Pref. Assembly member came to the
Consulate General to donate 30,000 yen raised by Yokokura supporters
through "Nishi Ward Salon Concert."

• Kansai 4 economic organizations - Y42,147.500 (approx. $365,000)


On Nov. 11 Kansai 4 economic organizations (Kansai Economic Federation.
Kansai Keizai Doyukai, Osaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and
Kansai Employer's Association) donated 42.147.500 yen (approx. $365,000) .
raised by their members - 123 local companies - to the Japanese Red Cross
Society.

Charity Events
• Imabari Jazz Town - Approx. Y750,ooO ($6,521.74)
On Oct. 2, Imabari Jazz Town Concert Organizing Committee had a hurricane
relief charity concert to help people in New Orleans, They will deliver the
proceeds (Approx. total 750.000 yen) to the Embassy.

• Kobe Jazz City Committee-


On Oct. 15, Kobe Jazz City Committee sponsored a charity jazz concert for
Katrina victims at the Kobe International Hall.

• OCCI and Kansai Jazz Association - Y2,958,214 ($24,856.85)


On Oct. 19, the Osaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI) and the
Kansai Jazz Association held a charity concert entitled "Jazz Concert for New
Orleans Reconstruction Assistance" at Resona Bank Osaka Building.
URL: http://www.osaka-nightculture.comldetail.php3?eid=313
They delivered the donation of 2.958,214 yen ($24,856.85) to the Consulate
General on Nov. 18.

• Teniinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade Association - Y96,600 ($840>


From Oct. 21 through 23, Tenjinbashi-suji Shopping Arcade Association in
Osaka held a charity concert called "American Dream in Tenjinbashi." They
raised 96.600 yen ($840) and will deliver it to Consulate on Dec. 15.

• Kansai International Aimort Corporation - Y44.611 ($387.92)


On Nov. 3 a charity concert by professional and amateur musicians was held at
the Kansai International Airport. They will deliver the donation of 44,611 yen
to the Consulate General to support the Katrina reconstruction effort.

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• $844,000 in materiel pre-positioned in Florida. including a $300,000 package :='~'::s=I=~;'3FEMA
ready for immediate delivery.
• '$500,000 in additional supplies (tents, bedding, first aid kits) at Narita Airport,
offered late last night .

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2. Medical team (20-100 nCA-registered doctors, nurses, and pharmacists with .....Icams -I

field clinic)
3. Experts team (3-1'0 technical experts)

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• Medical team (123 JGSDF personnel) i
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• Disinfection Team (123 JGSDF personnel) .
• Transport Assets - two B-747 jets, two C-l30 aircraft.five helicopters
• Water Supply Team (20 JGSDF personnel)

orrers from IndlvidualsINGOsllocal and prefectural governments

The Mission website and telephone operators have directed inquirers to the Bush-Clinton
Katrina Fund website (in English) and Japanese Red Cross and Peace Winds donation
. sites (In Japanese). We have received hundreds of inquiries but there is no way of
tracking individual donations made by internet or bank transfer.

Embassy Tokyo has received over $2000 mailed to us by private citizens; the constituent
. posts have all received similar unsolicited contributions. All donors who provided name
and address will receive thank-you letters from the Ambassador,

Major individual and other donors that have contacted us:

• On September 7, Ambassador Schieffer met with and thanked private


businessman Mr. Takashi Endo, who on the same day transferred $1,000,000
from his personal funds to the official U.S. govemment account for Katrina relief.
See photo on Embassy website: htto:lljapan.usembassy.gov

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 28 JUN 2006 200503991
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I
• On the same day.jhe Ambassador received a delegation from the Korean
Residents' Union in Japan, which presented him with a check for 5.5 million yen
(a little more than $50,000). The Embassy's FMC accepted the check for deposit
in the official USG account.

Other donations pledged from major entities (Ambassadorial appointments


pending):
• Niigata Prefectural Government (Amount TBD)

• Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd (Mr. Tahanashi, President); $50,000

• Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo: 1.1 million yen in cash (about $10,000). Mayor and
Assembly President will call on Ambassador alI2:00 noon Friday, Sept 9.

~ Katsushika-ku, Tokyo: Mayor and Assembly President will call on Ambassador


at 5:00 pm on Friday, September 9. They are bringing 1.5 million yen in cash
(about $13.600) , which represents donations from various organizations in
Katsushika- ku.

• Youth for Understanding Japan Foundation ($45,000)

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Fukuoka
• On Saturday, September 3, the Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture and the Speaker
of the Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly visited the Fulruoka American Center to
present letters of sympathy and envelopes symbolizing the 1 million yen'
donations which their respective offices were each donating to Hurricane Katrina
relief efforts (2 million yen in total). The Governor also told the media who were
present that cash donation boxes would be set up at various prefectural offices for
Fukuoka citizens who wished to contribute.

• On 9/6 representatives from the Fukuoka City mayor's office stopped by the
consulate to deliver a condolence letter as well as an envelope representing a I
.million yen donation from Fukuoka City for relief efforts.

• On 9n, the vice governor of Kumamoto Prefecture stopped by the Consulate to


drop off a condolence letter from the Governor and an envelope representing
Kumamoto prefecture's donation of 500.000 yen for hurricane relief efforts. On
the same day, Representatives from Nagasaki Prefecture visited with an envelope
symbolizing Nagasaki prefecture's donation of 500,000 yen.

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Nagoya
• Nagoya City carne, to the Consulate to present a letter and notify us that the city
will be contributing one million yen to relief efforts. In addition, they are
arranging an appeal to the city's 30,000 public servants to raise additional funds.

• We also have been infonned that Nagoya-based Brother Industries plans to donate
15 million yen (about $140,000).

• Meiko Trans Co., a terminal operator and freight forwarding company, contacted
us to let us know they plan to contribute approximately $10,000 and would like to
coordinate this through the Consulate.

• Toyota City has begun fundraising efforts and will bundle together various
donations to be presented soon. (Separately, Toyota Motors has informed us of
the $5 million contribution they are making directly in the U.S.)

• A number of donors have also tried to make donations at the U.S. Pavilion at the
Aichi Expo. We advised the Pavilion to work with the Japan Red Cross and try to
set up a donations table in front of the Pavilion. (The Red Cross Pavilion is
adjacent to the U.S. Pavilion.)

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directly to the city of New Orleans. MOFA has requested instructions on
where they should send the funds (Embassy haS conveyed to Task Force
for guidance),

Okinawa
.' Okinawa Governor Inamine wiIJ formally present 1 million yen to CG
Reich on Friday at 4 pm at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Building.

• Mr. Noriyoshi Gima, chairman of Gima Corporation, will present a check


for $10,000 to CG Reich on Friday, Sept. 9. Gima Corporation is the
largest wholesale importer of American products in Okinawa.

PrivatelNGO efforts

• Japan's leading national broadcaster, quasi-governmental NHK-TV, has


partnered with the Japanese Red Cross for a nationwide fund-raising drive.
NHK is running regular public service announcements instructing viewers
how to donate via bank transfer or in person at any NHK or Red Cross
office throughout the country. The campaign will run one month, from
September 6 to October 6.

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Gol assistance

Financial assistance

• $200,000 in cash donated to the American Red Cross (ARC)

In-kind assistance (most being donated directly to ARC)

• $300,000 in materiel pre-positioned in Florida


o 150K in blankets, bedding shipped to ARC 09/10/05
o 150 60Hz generators and 150 cord reels shipped to Mississippi Emergency
Management Authority (MEMA) via OFDA 09/11/05
• $500,000 in additional supplies (tents, bedding, first aid kits) at Narita Airport

. Civilian relief assets (olTered; awaiting USG acceptance)

Water pumping trucks x 60 (20 mid-size, 40 small; per TOKYO 4980)

Japanese CorporatelPrivate Sector Pledges. Campaigns. and Donations

• Toyota has contributed $3,000,000 to the American Red Cross. In addition, the
company has set up a foundation for Katrina relief purposes for $2,000,000.
Toyota North America is conducting a matching fund raising campaign. Also,
affiliated financial institutions have decided to provide repayment holidays to loan
holders who have suffered from Katrina.

• Toyota Jido Sokki (Toyota Industries Corporation) to donate $300,000 to the


American Red Cross.

• Nissan donated $500,000 to the Red Cross and 50 large trucks to the Mississippi
Emergency Management Office. Also the company plans to donate up to
$250,000 as a result of matching funds raised by the employees.

• Mitsubishi Motors to make donations collected from employees and others to the
American Red Cross.

• Mitsubishi Corporation to donate $100,000.

• Mitsubisbi Heavy Industries Group to donate 20 million yen (about $182,000)


and 15 portable generators (equivalent to approx. 10 million yen or $90,000).

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• Tokyo Mitsubishi Bank to donate $300,000 to the American Red Cross together
with one of its subsidiaries Union Bank California. Also the bank to donate
portable generators, water pumps, off-road motorcycles and other vehicles to
NODs and other support groups working in victimized sites.

• HONDA to donate to the American Red Cross 20 portable generators as well as


$5,000,000 from HONDA America. Also the company plans a matching gift
fund raising.

• Canon to donate $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross.

• The Ito-Yokaido group is conducting a fund-raising campaign for Katrina &


Typhoon No. 14 relief at each of its over 11,921 stores nationwide, until.
September 25. Customers are asked to drop change into collection buckets at
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cash registers. The chain says that over 10 million people every day patronize
their stores nationwide:

~ Seven Eleven 10,985


~ Ito-Yokado 180
~ Denny's 583
~ York Maniberu 113
'~. York Mart 57
~ Robinson Dept. Store 3

• One of Japan's leading nationwide retailers, the AEON group, has started to
collect donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at their stores throughout
Japan (about 700 stores, mostly "hypermarkets"). The campaign will rim from
Sept. 3 to Sept. 20th. During this same period, the chain will also donate 1% of
all sales proceeds to customers using the popular members' discount cards.

• Japan Post Office - effectively the largest bank in the world -- has instructed
local post offices allover Japan to post a notice for Hurricane Katrina and
Typhoon No. 14 (the storm which hit southern Japan in early September) relief on
their bulletin boards. Private citizens can provide cash donations to the Japanese
Red Cross by postal transfer without the usual handlingcharge,

• Keidanren, the Federation of Japanese Business Organizations, sent out a call for .
hurricane relief effort donations to its 1,332 member companies. They plan to
send all donations to the Japanese Red Cross after Oct. 6. Kedanren's member
companies are the nation's top corporations and include such world-famous
companies as Toyota, Nissan, Minolta, Sony, etc.

• SONY North America to make a matching gift and to create an online donation
system connected with EverQuest n computer game .:

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• Toshiba together with Toshiba North America to donate $1,000,000 to the


American Red Cross. Donations of medical equipments may be added as
necessary. Its employees are also collecting cash donations.

• Panasonic North America to donate $1,000,000.

• Hitachi and Hitachi Foundation to donate $1,000,000. Also, its employees are
to start collectioncash donations.

• Mitsui & Co. to donate 10,000,000 yen (about $90,000) to the American Red
Cross. Its employees also to start cash donations.

• Mitsui & Co. North America to donate $50,000 to the American Red Cross. Its,
employees are collecting cash donations separately.

• Mitsui & Co. North America Foundation to begin a matching gift fund raising
campaign with no limitation of amount.

• Marubeni Corporation to donate $10,000 to the American Red Cross. Its


employee group is also collecting cash donations.

• ITOCHU Corporation North America to donate $50,000.


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• Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries todonate $200,000.

• ' Ezai Co.; Ltd. (pharmaceutical) to donate $1,000,000 to the American Red Cross.

• Astellas Pharma Inc. to donate $200,000 to the American Red Cross.

• Sharp Group to donate $500,000.

• Denso to donate $75,000 to the AmericanRed Cross.

• Brother Group to donate approximately 15 million yen (about $136,000) to the


American, British and Japanese Red Cross.
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• SUZUKI to donate 15 ATVs, outboard motors, and other equipment to Louisiana


Fire Departments.

• Sanyo to donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross. The company also to
donate 500 portable refrigerators.

• Sumitomo Corporation to donate 11 million yen (about $100,000) and Smitomo


Chemical 10 million (about $90,000) yen through Keidanren (Federation of
Japanese Business Organizations).

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• Hakugen Trading Co. to donate 100,000"disposable kairos (hand warmers).

• Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. to donate cash and others; dynamos, outboard motors,
hydro-motor cycles, etc. to FEMA. (value approx. 50,000,000 yen or about
$455,000)

• ICOM to donate approx. 300 wireless communication system machines together


with ARRL (America Radio Relay League).

• AISIN Group Companies (HQ in Kariya-shi, Aichi) to donate $60,000 to the


U.S. Red Cross.

• Co-op Tokyo supermarket chain has started the campaign to collect donations in
all its stores, and a donation box has been set at each shop. The donation will be
sent to Japanese Red Cross.

• Co-op Kobe has started the same kind of campaign as Co-op Tokyo in its 155
shops in HyogoPref. The donation will be sent to the U.S. Red Cross.

• YKK Group to donate $50,000 to the U.~. Red Cross (through :YKK Corporation
of America)

• ANA • Japan's largest domestic carrier, will ask customers to donate their mileage
as a donation (10,000 miles =USDlOO) to be sent to the U.S. Red Cross; .
to transport supporting goods and individuals to the U.S. Red Cross at free of
charge; to donate 10 million yen (about $90.0(0).

• Mitsue-Links (Web business in Shinjuku, Tokyo) to make donation to the


Japanese Red Cross.

• Kasumi Co., Ltd. (supermarket chain in Ibaragi Prefecture) to make donation to


the U.S. Embassy.

• Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ('iK" Line") to donate Yen 5 milion (about
$455,000). "K" Line America has started a donation campaign for the employees
and plans to make company's donation.joo. ..

• Tokyo Stock Exchange to donate 5 million yen (about $455,000) to the Japanese
Red Cross.

• Nihon Yusen Group:


NYK Line (North America) Inc. to make a free rental support of cool-containers
and dry-containers and matching gift to the U.S. Red Cross.

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NYK Logistics Americas to offer support by truck transport at free of charge and
matching gift to the U.S. Red Cross. Other NYK group subsidiary corporations to
plan a matching gift to the U:S. Red Cross.

Nippon Cargo Airlines to make a free transport of supporting goods.

• Zenroren labor union has called on members for donation to its counterpart
organizations and unions in the U.S.

• Sojitz Corporation Group (trading company) to donate $50,000 arid


contributions by the employees to Red Cross, etc.

• Maxvalu Tohoku Co., Ltd. hasstarted a donation campaign in its chain of


supermarkets and will make directly a matching gift to the U.S. Embassy.

• Maxvalu Tohoku Co., Ltd. has started the donation campaign and plans to make
a company donation to the U.S. Embassy.

• MaxvaJu Nishi-Nihon Co., Ltd. has started a similar donation campaign in its .
supermarkets, to be sent to the U.S. Embassy.

• Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. to make a donation of $200,000 to the U.S.


Red Cross and 4-wheel utility vehicles valued at aboutc$100,OOO.

• Kubota K.K. to donate U.S.$2oo,000 to the U.S. Red Cross and others;
to donate 4-wheel utility vehicles valued at $200,000;
also plans to match employee cash donations.

• Okaya & Co., Ltd., together with its U.S. subsidiary corporation, to donate 11
million yen (about $100,000) to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Toyota Boseki Group including its U.S. subsidiary corporation, to donate


$60,000 and bundle employee contributions to the U.S. Red Cross. .

• Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., including its U.S. subsidiary corporation, to


donate $50,000.

• Kyocera Corporation and its U.S. subsidiary corporation to donate U.S.


$200,000. .

• Toyota Tsusho Corporation to donate $50,000 to the U.S. Red Cross.

• Komatsu General Service Ltd. to donate $500,000 to the U.S. Red Cross and
plans to match U.S. employees' cash donations.

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• The Daiei Inc. has started a donation campaign in nationwide chain of 800
supermarkets 9n-9/25; proceeds to be sent to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Marubenl-Itoehu Steel Inc., together with its subsidiary U.S. corporations, to


. donate 5,000,000 yen (about $455,000) to the Japanese Red Cross and $32,500
to the U.S. Red Cross.

• Omron Group to donate $300,000 including a matching gift by its U.S.


subsidiary corporation to the Japanese Red Cross and the U.S. Red Cross.

• Izumiya K.K. has started its donation campaign at all the supermarket stores 9/6-
9/25; proceeds to be sent to the Japanese Red Cross..'

• Resona Bank, Kansai Jazz Association and Osaka Chamber of Commerce


will co-organize jazz concerts at the Bank's headquarters performance space and
donate all the income of ticket-sales to the Japanese Red Cross. .

• JR Nagoya Takashimaya Department Store has set up donation boxes until 9/30'
funds will sent to the Japan Red Cross.

• Uny Group (supermarket chain) has started a donation campaign at its 6,579
stores to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Suntory Group to donate $500,000 to the Japanese Red Cross.

• Kobelco Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. to donate construction machineries


equivalent to $ 200,000. .

• International Business for Japan Co., Ltd. to donate 100,000 pieces of frozen
croquettes and food for evacuees living in temporary shelter.

• Yahoo Japan - the country's leading internet service provider- is inviting


contributions from its several million users:
http://volunteer.yahoo.co.jp/donationlindex.html

• Arts Journals K.K. publishing company plans to solicit donation.from individual


writers and artists and hopes to make a donation of approimately $50,000 by
February 2006.

• All three Japanese international air carriers (ANA, JAL, NCA) have offered free.
use of empty cargo capacity to transport relief supplies to the United States.
Continental Airlines has also offered free tickets from Tokyo's Narita Airport to
Houston for NGO members and medical teams. ANA will provide free transport
of relief goods contributed by the Japanese Red Cross, GOJ and local
governments. The routes are Narita - Washington, Narita - San Francisco, Narita
- Los Angeles. ANA will continue the free transport until November 30. In

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addition, ANA Group will contribute 10 million yen to Japan Red Cross and
$100,000 to U.S. Red Cross. NCA (the major Japanese cargo carrier) has offered
free transport of relief goods contributed by non-profit public entities. It will
carry goods by its own aircraft and on code-shared flights. NCA will continue
this until September 30.

• The Okura Hotel- the "Grande Dame" of Tokyo hotels - has placed Katrina
relief donation boxes in its lobby.

Other PrivatelNGO Pledges. Campaigns. and Donations


• Japan's leading national broadcaster, quasi-governmental NHK-TV. has partnered
with the Japanese Red-Cross for a nationwide fund-raising drive. NHK is
running regular public service announcements instructingviewers how to donate
via bank transfer or in person at any NHK or Red Cross office throughout the
country. The campaign will run one month, from September 6 to October 6.

• Major national private Fuji TV network has run public.service announcements


informing viewers that the Japan Red Cross is soliciting donations for Katrina
relief.

• A number of Japanese jazz greats and other leaders of the music and
entertainment industries have banded together for a major "Hurricane Aid Japan"
campaign running through December. Donations will b~ solicited at numerous
concerts nationwide, record companies. etc. will put banners on their web sites,
individual artists will collect. and so forth. We are told "just about all of the big,
names in music and entertainment will be involved somehow. The organizers
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anticipate comprehensive press coverage (including TV) throughout the campaign.


The Embassy is in close touch with the organizers and will participate and support
as much as appropriate. There is already a Japanese-language website up and
running (English to follow soon): http://www.hurricane-aid-japan.comlMore
details will be announced soon.

• The City of Yokohama, Japan's second-most populous municipality (pop. 3.58


million) will set up Hurricane Katrina relief donation boxes at every station of the
, Yokohama City Subway during the month of October.

• The "WowWow" satellite TV station broadcast the U.S.-produced charity live


concert program "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" on '
Saturday, September 10. The program on the normally pay channel was free of
charge, and was meant to raise public awareness in Japan of the need for Katrina
relief donations.

• At,the personal suggestion of an Embassy officer, a well-known TV personality


presented the Embassy website during private broadcaster Fuji-TV's top-rated
morning variety show on September 8, urging viewers to use it to make
contributions.

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• The "Japan Emergency Team" NGO dispatched five volunteers to assist with
resettled persons at the Astrodome in Houston.

• The Organizing Committee of the "Yokohama Jazz Promenade 2005" festival will
donate partial proceeds of the internet sales of festival goods and souvenirs. Also,
at event venues on October 8 -9, they will call for Katrina relief donations from
performers and audience alike.

• Yamaha Music Inc. has informed us of plans to convert a previously-scheduled


Gospel music concert at the Great Hall of the Tokyo International Forum
(capacity 5,0(0) to a benefit for Katrina relief. The eventis scheduled for Friday,
September 23. More details forthcoming.

• Organizers of the September 10-11 Ikebukuro Jazz Festival announced they will
donate proceeds from one of its concerts to Katrina relief efforts.

• Several leading NGOs, including the Japanese Red Cross and Peace Winds Japan,
established special websites and bank accounts to collect donations. The
Embassy website Japanese page links directly to these sites. Peace Winds is
reportedly dispatching a two-person team to the affected area.

• The Tokyo Voluntary Action Center, an umbrella organization of grassroots non-


profits and non-governmental organizations, has launched an appeal for donations
to Katrina relief: http://www.tvac.or.jp/wilinfo.cgi?id=5852

• Noted jazz trumpeter Hino Terumasa, who spent years in the US, will be asking
for donations during his concert tour that begins this week.

• The Tokyo American Club has launched a fund-raising campaign among its
members and is planning a series of New Orleans-themed events (jazz concerts,
Cajun-themed meals, etc) to raise funds over the course of several months. The
Club is the most prestigious private club oriented toward Tokyo's 40,OOO-plus
resident Americans. .

• The Japanese Red Cross, in addition to acting as a major conduit for individual
and corporate donations to Katrina relief, announced it would donate $200,000 of
its own funds to support hurricane relief activities of its sister organization, the
American Red Cross.

. • The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan has called to all individual and
corporate members to donate to the American Red Cross, and has posted the ARC
Katrina relief link on their website.

• The Japan branch of the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) has .
dispatched a medical team of four persons to assist with survivors' needs in Texas.

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• The Seisen private elementary school in Kamakura, south of Tokyo, took up a


school-wide donation from students for Katrina relief. The 700 students in grade
1-6 choose on their own to make this voluntary effort.

• A U.S. Embassy officer raised the equivalent of $105 for relief efforts by putting
out a donations barrel at a reception he was hosting in his residence.

Donations made/offered directly to Mission from individualsicorporationsINGOsI


. local and prefectural governments

The Mission website and telephone operators have directed inquirers to the Bush-Clinton
Katrina Fund website (in English) and Japanese Red Cross and Peace Winds donation
sites (In Japanese). We have received hundreds of inquiries but there is no way of
tracking individual donations made by internet or bank transfer.

Embassy Tokyo has received over $2000 mailed to us by private citizens; the constituent
. posts have all received similar unsolicited contributions. All donors who provided name
and address will receive thank-you letters from the Ambassador.

Major individual and other donors that we have met:

• On September 7, Ambassador Schieffer met with and thanked private


businessman Mr. Takashi Endo, who on the same day transferred $1,000,000
from his personal funds to the official U.S. government account for Katrina relief.
A photo of the meeting ran on the Mission website for several days and then on
the llP global website.

• On the same day, the Ambassador received a delegation from the Korean
Residents' Union in Japan, which presented him with a check for 5.5 million yen
(a little more than $50,000). The Embassy's FMC accepted the check for deposit
in the official USG account.

• OnSeptember 8. the Mayor of Minato City (the district of central Tokyo hosting
·the Embassy), stopped by to see the Ambassador after donating $30,000 to
. hurricanes victims via the Japanese Red Cross.

• On September 9, the Mayor and Assembly Chairman of Chiyoda City, Tokyo,


, will visit the Ambassador to make a cash contribution of 1.1 million yen (about
$10,000)

• On September 9, the Mayor and Assembly Chairman of Katsushika City, Tokyo,·


will visit the Ambassador to make a contribution of 1.5 million yen (about
$14,500)

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• On September 9, representatives from the Chuo City, Tokyo government


unexpectedly appeared at the Embassy with a check for 1.1 million yen (about
$10,000). The Ambassador
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was able to greet them personally.

• On September 13, the President and CEO of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co.,
Ltd, (JAPEX) former State Secretary Yuji Takahashi, visited the Ambassador to
notify him of his 'company's contribution of $100,000 by wire transfer to the
special U.S. Treasury account. JAPEX hadoriginally planned a $50,000 donation
but when they learned the Ambassador would personally thank them, they
decided to raise the amount to $100,000. . .

• On September 14, the Director of the Tokyo Office of Niigata Prefecture (pop.
2.45 million) visited the Embassy to provide a donation of 1 million yen (a little
more than $9,000) directly to the U.S. Treasuryfor relief efforts. This gesture
was especially significant because last year Niigata suffered a devastating
earthquake with 42 deaths and great infrastructure damage. At that time the State
Department, USAID, and U.S. Forces Japan provided substantial financial and
material assistance to Niigata. The meeting was covered by the Niigata Nippo
newspaper on September 15 edition.

• On September 1.5, representatives of "Kusa no Kai", a women's volunteer


philanthropic association, met the Ambassador at the Embassy and presented a
cash donation of 500,000 yen (about $4,900) raised through spontaneous
volunteer contributions from its members. .

• The Youth for Understanding Japan Foundation has told us they will donate
$45,000. YFU President Okawara - former Japanese Ambassador to Washington
- will meet the Ambassador on September 27 to convey the donation.

a
• . The Chiba Lotte Marines professional baseball team bas started campaign to
.raise funds from fans to help victims of Katrina and the recent Typhoon No. 14 in
Japan. The campaign is ongoing; team representatives will calIon the
Ambassador after September 26 and bring in their donation.

• The Akasaka (the Tokyo neighborhood hoisting the Embassy) Shop Owners'
Association (Akasaka Shotengai Shinko-kumiai) held a charity jazz concert for
Katrina victims on Saturday, September 10, and will visit the Embassy (to be
scheduled) to present donations of about 120,000 yen (about $1,100)

• The International Artists Center of Tokyo will collect donations for Katrina
victims during a September 27 performance by native dancers from Alaska, and
visit the Embassy the next day to donate the collected funds. (Details to be
confirmed)

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Constituent Posts

Fukuoka
• On Saturday, September'S, the Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture.and the Speaker
of the Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly visited the Fukuoka American Center to
present letters of sympathy and envelopes symbolizing the 1 million yen
.donations which their respective offices were each donating to Hurricane Katrina
relief efforts (2 million yen in total). The Governor also told the media who were
present that cash donation boxes would be set up at various prefectural offices for
, Fukuoka citizens who wished to contribute.

• On 9/6 representatives from the Fukuoka City mayor's office stopped by the
consulate to deliver a condolence letter as well as an envelope representing a 1
million yen donation from Fukuoka City for relief efforts.

• On 9n, the vice governor of Kumamoto Prefecture stopped by the Consulate to


drop off a condolence letter from the Governor and an envelope representing
Kumamoto prefecture's donation of 500,000 yen for hurricane relief efforts. On
the same day, Representatives from Nagasaki Prefecture visited with an envelope,
symbolizing Nagasaki prefecture's donation of 500,000 yen. ' .

• On Sept. 12, a representative from the Fukuoka Rotary Club presented the
consulate with a donation of 100,000 yen from his organization for hurricane
relief efforts.

Nagoya .
• Nagoya City staff came to the Consulate to contribute one million yen to relief
efforts. In addition, they' are arranging an appeal to the city's 30,000 public
servants to raise additional funds.

• We also have been informed that Nagoya-based Brother Industries plans to


donate 15 million yen (about $140,000).

• The President of Meiko Trans Co., a terminal operator and freight forwarding
company, visited the Consulate on September 14 to.contribute $10,000.

• On September 14 executives of the Nagoya International Ladies Club came to the


Consulate to donate ¥loo,OOO.

• The U.S. Pavilion at the Aichi World Exposition received two separate hangings
of a thousand origami cranes, as gestures of local citizens' prayers for the quick
recovery of the area devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

• Toyota City' has begun fundraising efforts and will bundle together various
donations to be presented soon. (Separately, Toyota Motors has informed us of
the $5 million contribution they are making directly in the U.S.)

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• A number of donors have also tried to make donations at the U.S. Pavilion at the
Aichi Expo. We advised the Pavilion to work with the Japan Red Cross and try to
set up a donations table in front of the Pavilion. (The Red Cross Pavilion is
adjacent to the U.S. Pavilion.)

• The U.S. Pavilion at Aichi Expo will contribute five (5) percent of the Pavilion's
proceeds from its website auction which begins September 9. Visitors to the
auction site will be advised of this and we are hopeful that it will stimulate even
more vigorous bidding for the approximately 150 Pavilion items that will be
placed for sale on the site. All Pavilion promotional efforts for the website
auction will reference our support of the Katrina relief efforts." TV Nagoya
interviewed the Deputy Commissioner General on Sept. 8th, about the
. auction/donation story. CaC-TV will did a live broadcast Sept. 13 from the
Pavilion's Franklin Room on the auction/donation story.

• ' On September 8, Mr. Mutsuaki Doke of Hakuhodo, Inc., a speaker at a Nagoya


American Center conference, donated his 28,000 yen (about $250) honorarium to
Katrina relief efforts.

• On Tuesday, September 13, the Principal Officer received a donation of 100;000


yen (about $950) from the President of the Nagoya International Ladies Club.

Osaka-Kobe
• On 9/8 representatives from the Kobe City came to the Consulate to present a
letter of condolence from Mayor Yada, and notified' us that the City would donate
$10,000 to City of New Orleans. Kobe suffered a devastating earthquake in 1995
that claimed some 6,000 lives.

• Officials from Hyogo Prefecture called on the Consul General on September 14 to


announce their intention to make two separate donations directly to New Orleans
City and the U.S. Treasury Katrina Relief account. Hyogo Prefecture includes
Kobe, epicenter of the destructive 1995 earthquake.

• Matsue City - the Sister City of New Orleans - has arranged through the Japanese
foreign ministry and Consulate General in Houston to donate some 3,000,000 yen
(about $28,000) directly to the city of New Orleans. Matsue City representatives
are due to calIon Osaka-Kobe Consul General Russel on Friday, September 16, to
give a symbolic contribution.

Okinawa
• Okinawa Governor Inamine formally present 1 million yen (about $10,000) to CG
Reich on September 10 at the' Okinawa Prefectural Government Building.

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• .Mr. Noriyoshi Gima, chairman of Gima Corporation, presented a check for


$10,000 to CG Reich on Friday, Sept. 9. Gima Corporation is the largest
wholesale importer of American products ,in Okinawa.

Sapporo
• Members of Japan-America Society of Hokkaido will visit the Consulate General
on Friday, September 9 to deliver a letter of condolence addressed to Ambassador
Schieffer from Japan-America Society President, Mikio Arie, and a donation of
100,000 yen.

• .Organizers of a jazz concert in Sapporo and Shibetsu offered to donate 20,000 yen
to the city of New Orleans from event proceeds.

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Hurricane Katrina Relief Assistance from Japan
(as of 91132130 JST)

. GoJ assistance

Financial assistance

• $200,000 in cash donated to the American Red Cross (ARC)

In-kind assistance (most being donated directly to ARC)

• $300.000 in materiel pre-positioned in Florida


o IS0K in blankets, bedding shipped to ARC 09/10/0S
o ISO 60Hz generators and ISO cord reels shipped to Mississippi Emergency
Management Authority (MEMA) via OFDA 09/1110S
• $SOO,OOO in additional supplies (tents, bedding, first aid kits) atNarita Airport
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Civilian relief teams (offered; awaiting USC acceptance)

1. Rescue team (20-100 personnel from fire and police departments, etc.)
2. Medical team (20-100 nCA-registered doctors. nurses, and pharmacists ~ith
field clinic)
3. Experts team (3-10 technical experts)

JSDF Disaster Relief Assets (offered; awaiting USC acceptance)'.


• Medical team (123 JGSDF personnel)
• Disinfection Team (123 JGSDF personnel)
• Transport Assets - two B-747 jets, two C-130 aircraft, five helicopters
• Water Supply Team (20 JGSDF personnel)

Corporate Donations by Japanese finns in the U.S.

.• At least $12 million in total. including Honda Motor Corp ($S million), Hitachi
($1 million), Nissan ($7S0,OOO+), etc.

Donations madl10fferedlplanned from indlvidualsicorporationsINGOsllocal and


prefectural governments

The Mission website and telephone operators have directed inquirers to the Bush-Clinton
Katrina Fund website (in English) and Japanese Red Cross and Peace Winds donation
sites (In Japanese). We have received hundreds of inquiries but there is no way of
tracking individual donations made by internet or bank transfer.

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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 28 JUN 2006 200503991
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Embassy Tokyo has received over $2000 mailed.to us by private citizens; the constituent
posts have all received similar unsolicited contributions. All donors who provided name
and address will receive thank-you letters from the Ambassador.

Major individual and other donors that have contacted us:

• On September 7. Ambassador Schieffer met with and thanked private


businessman Mr. Takashi Endo, who on the same day transferred $1.000.000
from his personal funds to the official U.S. government account for Katrina relief.
A photo of the meeting ran on the Mission website for several days and then on
the DP global website.

• On the same day. the Ambassador received a delegation from the Korean
Residents' Union in Japan. which presented him with a check for 5.5 million yen
(a little more than $50,000). The Embassy's FMC accepted the check for deposit
in the official USG account.

• On September 8. the Mayor of Minato Citytthe district of central Tokyo hosting


the Embassy). stopped by to see the Ambassador after donating $30.000 to
hurricanes victims via the Japanese Red Cross.

• On September 9. the Mayor and Assembly Chairman ofChiyoda City. Tokyo.


will visit the Ambassador to make a cash contribution of 1.1 million yen (about
$10.(00)

• On September 9. the Mayor and Assembly Chairman of Katsushika City. Tokyo.


will visit the Ambassador to make a contribution of, 1.5 million yen (about
$14.500)

• On September 9. representatives from the Chuo City. Tokyo government


unexpectedly appeared at the Embassy with a check for 1.1 million yen (about
$10.(00). The Ambassador was able to greet them personally. .

• On September 13. the President and CEO of Japan Petroleum Exploration Co .•


Ltd. (JAPEX) former State Secretary Yuji Takahashi. visited the Ambassador to
notify him of his company's contribution of $100,000 by wire transfer to the
special U.S. Treasury account. JAPEX had originally planned a $50.000 donation
but when they learned the Ambassador would personally thank them, they
decided to raise the amount to $100.000. .

• On September 14. the Director of the Tokyo Office of Niigata Prefecture will visit
the Embassy and announce a donation to relief efforts. This gesture is especially
significant because last year Niigata suffered a devastating earthquake with great
loss of life and infrastructure damage. At that time the State Department s :
USAID. and U.S. Forces Japan provided substantial financial and material
assistance to Niigata.

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• On September 15, representatives of "Kusa no Kai", a women's volunteer


philanthropic association, will come to meet the Ambassador with a cash donation
of about 500,000 yen (about $4,900).

• The Youth for Understanding Japan Foundation has told us they will donate
$45.000. YFU President Okawara - former Japanese Ambassador to Washington
- will meet the Ambassador on September 27 to convey the donation..

• The Chiba Lotte Marines professional baseball team has started a campaign to
raise funds from fans to help victims of Katrina and the recent Typhoon No. 14 in
Japan. The campaign is ongoing; team representatives will calion the
Ambassador after September 26 and bring in their donation.

• The Akasaka (the Tokyo neighborhood.hoisting the Embassy) Shop Owners'


Association (Akasaka Shotengai Shinko-kumiai) held a charity jazz concert for
Katrina victims on Saturday. September 10. and wiU visit the Embassy (to be
scheduled) to present donations of about 120,000 yen (about $1,1(0)

• The International Artists Center of Tokyo will collect donations for Katrina
victims during a September 27 performance by native dancers from Alaska, and
visit the Embassy the next day to donate the collected funds. (Details to be
confirmed)

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Fukuoka
• On Saturday. September 3. the Governor of Fukuoka Prefecture and the Speaker
of the Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly visited the Fukuoka American Center to
present letters of sympathy and envelopes symbolizing the I million yen
donations which their respective offices were each donating to Hunicane Katrina
relief efforts (2 million yen in total). The Governor also told the media who were
present that cash donation boxes would be set up at various prefectural offices for
Fukuoka citizens who wished to contribute.

• On 9/6 representatives from the Fukuoka City mayor's office stopped by the
consulate to deliver a condolence letter as well as an envelope representing a I
million yen donation from Fukuoka City for relief efforts.

• On 9n. the vice governor of Kumamoto Prefecture stopped by the Consulate to


drop off a condolence letter from the Governor and an envelope representing
Kumamoto prefecture's donation of 500.000 yen for hurricane relief efforts. On
the same day, Representatives from Nagasaki Prefecture visited with an envelope
symbolizing Nagasaki prefecture's donation of 500,000 yen.
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Nagoya
• Nagoya City came to the Consulate to present a letter and notify us that the city .
will be contributing one million yen to relief efforts. In addition, they are
arranging an appeal to the city's 30,000 public servants to raise additional funds.

• We also have been informed that Nagoya-based Brother Industries plans to donate
15 million yen (about $140,000).

• The President of Meiko Trans Co., a terminal operator and freight forwarding
company, will visit the Consulate on September 14 to convey a contribution of
approximately $10,000 through the Consulate. .

• Toyota City has begun fundraising efforts and will bundle together various
donations to be presented soon. (Separately, Toyota Motors has informed us of
the $5 million contribution they are making directly in the U.S.)

• A number of donors have also tried to make donations at the U.S. Pavilion at the
Aichi Expo. We advised the Pavilion to work with the Japan Red Cross and try to
set up a donations table in front of the Pavilion. (The Red Cross Pavilion is
adjacent to the U.S. Pavilion.)

• The U.S. Pavilion at Aichi Expo will contribute five (5) percent of the Pavilion's
proceeds from its website auction which begins September 9. Visitors to the
auction site will be advised of this and we are hopeful that it will stimulate even
more vigorous bidding for the approximately 150 Pavilion items that will be
placed for sale on the site. All Pavilion promotional efforts for the website auction
will reference our support of the Katrina relief efforts." TV Nagoya will
interview the Deputy Commissioner general on Sept. 8th, about the
auction/donation story. CBC-TV will doa live broadcast Sept. 13 from the
Pavilion's Franklin Room on the auction/donation story

• On September 8, Mr. Mutsuaki Doke of Hakuhodo, Inc., a speaker at a Nagoya


American Center conference, donated his 28,000 yen (about $250) to Katrina
~cl~~ .

• . On Tuesday, September 13, the Principal Officer received a donation of 100,000


yen (about $950) from the President ofthe Nagoya International Ladies Club.

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• Matsue City - the Sister City of New Orleans - has arranged through the Japanese
foreign ministry and Consulate General in Houston to donate some 3,000,000 yen
(about ~28,000) directly 10 the city of New Orleans. Matsue City representatives
are due to calIon Osaka-Kobe Consul General Russel on Friday, September 16, to
give a symbolic contribution,

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• Kyocera Corporation, which is based in Kyoto and one of the most prestigious
companies in Japan, announced that they would donate $200,000 to
reconstruction effort.

• On 9/8 representatives from the Kobe City caine to the Consulate to present a
letter of condolence from Mayor Yada along with a hand-written letter of
condolence, and notified us that the City would donate $10,000 to City of New
. Orleans

Okinawa
• Okinawa Governor Inamine formally present I million yen (about $10,(00) to CG
Reich on September 10 at the Okinawa Prefectural Government Building:

• Mr. Noriyoshi Gima, chairman of Gima Corporation. presented a check for


$10,000 to CG Reich on Friday, Sept. 9. Gima Corporation is the largest
wholesale importer of American products in Okinawa. .

Sapporo
• Members of Japan-America Society of Hokkaido will visit the Consulate General
on Friday. September 9 to deliver a letter of condolence addressed to Ambassador
Schieffer from Japan-America Society President, Mikio Arie, and a donation'of
100,000 y e n . ' .

• Organizers of a jazz concert in Sapporo and Shibetsu offered to donate 20,000 yen
to the city of New Orleans from event proceeds. '

PrivateJNGO efforts in .Japan

• Japan's leading national broadcaster, quasi-governmental NHK-TV"has partnered


with the Japanese Red Cross for a nationwide fund-raising drive. NHK is
running regular public service announcements instructing viewers how to donate
via bank transfer or in person at any NHK or Red Cross office throughout the
country. The campaign will run one month, from September 6 to October 6.

• Major national private Fuji TV network has run public service announcements
informing viewers that the Japan red Cross is soliciting donations for Katrina
relief.

• The "WowWow" satellite TV station broadcast the U.S.-produced charity live


concert program "Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" on
Saturday, September 10. The program on the normally pay channel was free of
charge. and was meant to raise public awareness in Japan of the need for Katrina
relief donations.

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UNCLASSIFIED

• The City of Yokohama. Japan's second-most populous. municipality (pop. 3.58


million) will set up Hurricane Katrina relief donation boxes at every station of the
Yokohama City Subway during the month of October.

• At the personal suggestion of an Embassy officer, a well-known TV personality


presented the Embassy website during private broadcaster Fuji-TV's top-rated
morning variety show on September 8. urging viewersto use it to make
contributions.

• The "Japan Emergency Team" NGO dispatched five volunteers to assist with
resettled persons at the Astrodome in Houston.

• A number of Japanese jazz greats and other leaders of the music and
entenainment industries have banded together for a major "Hurricane Aid Japan"
campaign running through December. Donations will be solicited at numerous
concerts nationwide, record companies, etc. will put banners on their web sites,
individual artists will collect, and so forth. We are told "just about all of the big
names in music and entertainment will be involved somehow." The organizers
anticipate comprehensive press coverage (including TV) throughout the campaign.
The Embassy is in close touch with the organizers and will participate and support
as much as appropriate. There is already a Japanese-language website up and
running (English to follow soon): http://www.hurricane-aid-japan.comlMore
details will be announced soon.

• The Organizing Committee of the "Yokohama Jazz Promenade 2005" festival will
donate partial proceeds of the internet sales of festival goods and souvenirs. Also,
at event venues on October 8 -9, they will call for Katrina relief donations from
performers and audience alike.

• Yamaha Music Inc. has informed us of plans to convert a previously-scheduled


Gospel music concert at the Great Hall of the Tokyo International Forum
(capacity 5,(00) to a benefit for Katrina relief. The event is scheduled for Friday,
September 23. More details forthcoming.

• Organizers of the September 10-11 Ikebukuro Jazz Festival announced they will
donate proceeds from one of its concerts to Katrina relief efforts.

• Several leading NGOs, including the Japanese Red Cross and Peace Winds Japan,
established special websites and bank accounts to collect donations,,-The
Embassy website Japanese page links directly to these sites. Peace Winds is
reportedly dispatching a two-person team to the affected area.

• The Tokyo Voluntary Action Center, an umbrella organization of grassroots non-


profits and non-governmental organizations; has launched an appeal for donations
to Katrina relief: htlp:llwww.tvac.or.jp/wi/info.cgi?id=5852

UNCLASSIFIED
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• Noted jazz trumpeter Hino Terumasa, who spent years,in the US, will be asking
for donations during his concert tour that begins this week.

• One of Japan's leading nationwide retailers. the AEON group. has started to
collect donations for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at their stores throughout
Japan (about 700 stores, mostly "hypennarkets"). The campaign will run from
Sept. 3 to Sepl. 20th. During this same period. the chain will also donate 1% of
all sales proceeds to customers using the popular members' discount cards.

• The Tokyo American Club has launched a fund-raising campaign among its
members and is planning a series of New Orleans-themed events (jazz concerts.
Cajun-themed meals. etc) to raise funds over the course of several months. The
Club is the most prestigious private club oriented toward Tokyo's 40,OOO-plus
resident Americans.

• Keidanren, the Federation of Japanese Business Organizations. sent out acall for
hurricane relief effort donations to its 1.332 member companies. They plan to
send all donations to the Japanese Red Cross after Oct. 6. Kedanren's member
companies are the nation's top corporations and include such world-famous
companies as Toyota. Nissan, Minetta, Sony. etc.

• Japan Post Office -'effectively the largest bank in the world -- has instructed local
post offices allover Japan to post a notice for Hurricane Katrina and Typhoon No.
14 (the storm which hit southern Japan in early September) relief on their bulletin
boards. Private citizens can provide cash donations to the Japanese Red Cross by
postal transfer without the usual handling charge.

,. The Japanese Red Cross. in addition to acting as a major conduit for individual
and corporate donations to Katrina relief. announced it would donate $200.000 of
its own funds to support hurricane relief activities of its sister organization. the
American Red Cross.

• Seven-Eleven Japan. a major convenience store chains. has placed Katrina &
typhoon relief donation boxes in each of its over 10,000 stores nationwide.

• Seven-Eleven's holding company. the Ito-Yokaido Group. is carrying out a


similar campaign nationwide in its various branded stores. including the Ito-
Yokaido hypennarkets. More than 10 million Japanese every day visit Ito-
Yokaido stores.

,. The American Chamber of Commerce in Japan hascalled to all individual and


corporate members to donate to the American Red Cross. and has posted the ARC
Katrina relief link on their website.

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• International shipping firm Nippon Yusen (NYK Line) announced a plan to


deliver food, beverages. and ice in a freezer to be mounted on a heavy-duty truck
owned by a local subsidiary in Louisiana of NYK Line.

• A U.S. Embassy officer raised the equivalent of $105 for relief efforts by putting
out a donations barrel at a reception he was hosting in his residence.

• The Japan branch of the Association of Medical Doctors of Asia (AMDA) has
dispatched a medical team of four persons to assist with survivors' needs in Texas.

• All three Japanese international air carriers (ANA, JAL, NCA) have offered free
use of empty cargo capacity to transport relief supplies to the United States.
Continental Airlines has also offered free tickets from Tokyo's Narita Airport to .
Houston for NGO members and medical teams. ANA will provide free transport
of relief goods contributed by the Japanese Red Cross. GOJ and local .
governments. The routes are Narita • Washington, Narita • San Francisco, Narita
- Los Angeles. ANA will continue the free transport until November 30. In
addition, ANA Group will contribute 10 million yen to Japan Red Cross and
100,000 dollars to U.S. Red Cross. NCA (the major Japanese cargo carrier) has
offered free transport of relief goods contributed by non-profit public entities. It
will carry goods by its own aircraft and on code-shared flights. NCA will
continue this until September 30.

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From: CMS TaskForce1-Director


Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:27 PM
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To: SES-O CMS
Subject: FW: Japan's contributions

From: Glsvold. Lisa C


Sent: Friday. September 16, 2005 6:27:14 PM
To: CMSTaskForce1-Director
Subject: FW: Japan's contributions
Auto forwarded by a Rule

Lisa Gisvold
Program Officer
Crisis Management Support
Operations Center
US Department of State
Tel: 202-647-7640

-----Original Message-----
From: Gisvold, Usa C
Sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 7:27 PM
To: 'Meline, Jed'
Cc: Bass, John R (OPS); SES~O_CMS,." : , ,
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Subject: Japan's contributions ....;, ;:;,'. .. ,;.,; "~'~ , .': ....
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Jed: I can confirm that 150 generators were transfe'ried from the JICA (the Japanese equivalent of USAID) warehouse 'in
Miami to the state of Mississippi. We also believe that the Japanese donated $200,000 in cash and additional supplies to
the American Red Cross but this didn't flow through government channels. See the attached spreadsheet which indicates
some 150,000 blankets and 61.000 sleeping mats were donated directly to the American Red Cross in Louisiana and
Mississippi.

Lisa

Lisa Gisvold
Program Officer
Crisis Management Support
Operations Center
US Department of State
Tel: 202-647-7640

----Original Message-----
From: CMS TaskForcel-Director
Sent: Friday, september 16, 2005 7:13 PM
To: Katrina Working Group
Cc: SES-O_CMS
. Subject: FW: Approved Japan contributlons

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Sent: Wednesday, september 14, 2005 3:31 PM
To: Morse,Jane A
Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: Approved Japan contributions

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 09 NOV 2006 200503991
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Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 4: 15 AM B6
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SUbject: FW: UPDATED INFORMATION: RE: ARC will take GOJ aid, but not all

From: . Schweitzer, Catherine H


Sent: Friday, September09, 2005 3:15:11 AM
To: CMS TaskForce1 K
Subject: FW: UPDATED INFORMATION: RE: ARC will take GOJ aid, but not all
Auto forwarded by a Rule

--Original Message-----
From: Davidson, Mark J
sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 12:03 AM
To: Atkinson, David Ri A1brlght, Wendell I; Straub, W David
Cc: Blackshaw, Brett; Hili, JeffreyMi Morgan, William M; Donovan, Joseph R; SChweitzer, catherine H; lee, Andrew T; SChaefer, Marne
V; McKeon, EdwardJ; Rochman, Daniel A; Turner, Michael Ri Wong, Joyce S; Dyson, John A; Stanley, FrankW; Reich, Thomas G;
Meserve, William M' I h r S' H k hua' M n r nev E' TaskForce-1i Bailes, Kenneth Ni DavIes, Jessica X; Post,
Ronald Ji Skipper, lee, Andrew T; smith, SCott E; Carrington, Margot; Syed, B6
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donatlons.doc

Colleagues:

I have updated the non-GoJ portions of this cumulative list. as of 2345 JST Sept. 8. See the attachment above. We have
made aggressive efforts to get a sense of the flow of non-official, private donations coming from Japan. However, there is
no way of reliably tracking most small donations made by individuals. and the proliferation of offers and donations from
individuals, companies, governmental bodies, and other entities is so great that this list necessarily reflects only a small
proportion of large donations as well.

Markl Davidson

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Mark J. Davidson
Cultural Affairs Officer
American Embassy Tokyo
DavidsonMJ@state.gov
tel: (81-3) 3224-5242
fax: (81-3) 3588-0749
http://japan.usembassy.gov
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 12 OCT 2006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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-Original Message-----
From: Blackshaw. Brett
sent: Thursday, September 08. 2005 10:43 PM
To: Davidson, Mark J
Subject: FW: ARC will take GOJ aid. but not all
Importance: High

Mark --

Hope you don't mind - I went ahead and provided Wash folk wIthe non-GOJ portion of Jpns aid from your sheet, as
the press guidance had become something of a moving target.

-- Brett

---Original Message---
From: Blad<shaw, Brett
sent: Thursday, september OB, 2005 9:42 PM
To: Blackshaw, Bretti Hill, Jeffrey M; SChweitzer, catherine Hi Lee,Andrew Ti SChaefer, Mallie Yi McKeon, Edward Ji Rochman,
DanielAi Turner, Michael R; Wong,JoyceS; Dyson, John A; Stanley, FrankWi Reich, Thomas Gi Donovan, Joseph Ri
Meserve, William Mi Reynolds, carol Ti Zumwalt, James Pi Aanenson, Olarles Ri Albright, WendellIi Gibbons, Thomas B
(EAP/)i Reynolds, carol Ti Sidhu, Apar Si Huck, Joshuai Men5cher, Geneve E; Atkinson, David Ri StraUb, W Davidi

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David A., David S./Wendell--

.Heads-up: MOFAjust called to say the ARC just told their Washington Emb they do not need any of the items in
GOJ's pre-packed $300K bundle. ARC said what they do need are blankets and sleeping mats - items which GOJ
does have in their FL warehouse, but only to the tune of approx. $1S0K. GOJ also has some bedding in Narita. valued
at approx. $35K. Jpns Wash Emb POC ·(Kenji Kanasugi) is en route to his office, and should be calling you soon to
discuss.

On the $SOOK Narita-based package, MOFA says their Emb is still in discussion w/ARC as to what they could accept.

On press guidance, we recommend avoiding focus on the #s and taking the line that:
-- the aid announced previously by GOJ will be channeled through the ARC so it can reach those who need it as
Quickly as possible.
-- aid offered to date by GOJ tops $1m; this is on top of millions in aid received from Jpns private sources (detailed in
attached sheet). .
« File: Jpns Katrina aid -- non-govt - 09-08-05.doc » ,

MOFA is currently considering what to do about their own press release planned for tonight, but we will recommend
they go ahead wlout mentioning #s. simply announcing that their previously announced aid will be channeled via the
Red Cross.

-- Brett

----Origi nal Message----


From: Blackshaw, Brett ,
sent: Thursday, september 08,20058:12 PM
To: Hill, Jeffrey M; SChweitzer, catherine H; Lee, Andrew T; Schaefer, Marrie Y; McKeon, Edward J; Rochman, DanielA;
Turner, Michael R; Wong, Joyce S; Dyson, John A; Stanley, Frank W; Reich, ThomasG; Donovan, Joseph R; Meserve,
William M; Reynolds, carol T; Zumwalt,'James P; Aanenson, Charies R; Albright, Wendell I; Gibbons, ThomasB (EAP/J);
R ooids carol T' Sidhu A r S' Huck Joshua' Menscher Geneve E' Atkinson, David R; Straub, W David; TaskForce-!
Cc:
Subject: w
B6

MOFA provided a full breakdown Sept. 8 of what is in the $800K of relief supplies that GOJ will be providing via
the American Red Cross (ARC):

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Miami, FL-based$300K package:
-- 60Hz Generators x 187
-- Cord reels (for generators) x 187
-- Plastic sheeting x 177 rolls
.. NOTE: A breakdown of all supplies contained in the GOJ Miami warehouse (total value: $844K) was provided
via TOKYO 04756; above refers specifically to what is in the $300K package. As reported previously, GOJ has
said they could provide the remainder of the warehoused goods at USG raqussr"

Narita-based $500K package:


- Lg. cross-shaped tents (85m~sq.) x 2
-- Baby formula, diapers, first aid kits x one 3,OOOkg package
-- Bedding x 150 sets
- Chairs x 150)
-- Portable toilets x'10

Brett BlacKshaw
Political-Military Unit
Political Section
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
tel: 03-3224-5337
fax: 03-3224-5322
e-mail: blackshawb@state.gov

-----original Message----
From: Blackshaw, Brett
Sent: Thursday, september OS, 2005 1:15 PM
To: Hill, JeffreyM; SChweitzer, Catherine H; Matsuda, Yulcan; 'Patrick SANT1UO (E-mail)'; Lee, Andrew T; smith, Scott
E; Trost. Laurie; @BACKUPEXEC,; Koepc!<e, Robert T; SChaefer, MaTTie Y; McKeon, Edward J; Turner, Michael R;
Rothman, Daniel A; Russel, Daniel R;'Laycock, John C; Wong, Joyce S; Dyson, John A; Stanley, Frank W; Reich,
Thomas G; Danovan, Joseph R; Meserve, William M; Reynolds, carol T; Zumwalt James P; Aaneoson, OlarfesR;
Albright, Wendell I; Gibbons, Thomas B.(EAP/J); Donovan, Joseph R; Reynolds, carol T; Sidhu, AparS; Huck,'
Joshuaj Menscher, Geneve E
Cc:
Subject:
I GO] agrees to provide $8~OK in reliefsupplies via Red Cross '

GOJ has formally agreed to provide $800,000 in relief aid directly to the Red Cross, according to MOFA First
North American Division Deputy Director Kanai telecon with poloff. Of the $800K in supplies:
I
• $30ClK is pre-positioned in Florida, packed and ready for shipment by truck wfin 12 hours. I .
I
• $500K is based at NaritaITokyo International Airport, and ready for shipment as follows: I
- bedding, tents and portable toilets (ship by charter air from Narita w/in 1-2 days)
- baby formula, diapers, first. aid kits (ship by charter. air from Narita w/in 2-3 days)

I have relayed this information to the State Task Force.

GOJ now contacting American Red Cross: Per telecon, EAP Relief Coordinator David Atkinson has
provided Jpns Embassy in Washington with a POC at the American Red Cross (ARC); he has also given ARC
a heads-up on the GOJ decision. MOFA will let Embassy POL know once they have informed the ARC of
their decision, and begun logistical coordination. r:

Coordinating Public Announcement: MOFA indicated they would like to coordinate with the Embassy/USG
on making this decision public. MOF.A contact noted a particular interest in arranging a statement by the State
Dept. spokesman, but said they are still considering internally the best approach for public announcemet.
State TaSK Force ts aware of post's strong desire to give this positive publicity-- in TOKyO as well as
Washington.

-- Brett

Brett Blackshaw
Political-Military Unit
Political Section
U.S. Embassy Tokyo
tel: 03-3224-5337

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O'Herron, Petra C
From: Albright, Wendell I"
Sent: . Tuesday, September 13, 20059:43 AM
TaskForce-1 .
RELEASED IN FULL
To:
Cc: . EAP-J-Office-DL
Subject: FW: Updated again: Hurricane Katrina Relief Assistance from Japan

Folks, wanted to forward this to you. Please note the figure for Japanese private donations is AT LEAST $12 million. I will
ask the Embassy of Japan again if they have an English~language list of Japanese corporate donations.

Can the EAP person please call me x73154 to confirm this email was received?

Also -- OFDA asked JICA (Japan's AID) about more generators, and JICA has 57 still in Miami. JICA will work with OFDA
to deliver them; I don't have further details yet..

Cheers,

Wendell

From: "Davidson. Mark J(Tokyo)


sent: Tuesday, September 13. 2005 9:13 AM
To: Albright, Wendell I
Cc: Davies. Jessica X; Blackshaw, Brett
Subject: Updated again: Hurricane Katrina Relief Assistance from Japan

katrina
donations.doc

\!Vendell,

I've added the $12 million-plus in Japanese corporate donations in the U.S. to this version. For some reason, my e-mails
to the Task Force keep bouncing back with the message that I am not authorized to send to that address ,",. you might
forward this to them if you can.

Many thanks,

Mark
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Mark J. Davidson
Cultural Affairs Officer
. American Embassy Tokyo
DavidsonMJ@state,gov
tel: (81·).3224-5242
fax: (81-3) 3588-0749
http://japan.usembassy.gov
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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENTOF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 25 SEP 2006 200503991
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From: Straub, W David
B6, B5
Sent: Thursday, September 15, 2005 11:09 AM
To: Green, Michael J.; Stephens, D Kathleen
Cc: Gibbons, Thomas 8 (EAP/J); Albright, Wendell I; I B6
SUbJect: Japanese offers of help with Katrina ----------

Mike, Kathy,

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IVIOIIY lIlOll",>,

David

Status Report

1. Cash $200,000 to the American Red Cross.

2. Relief supplies worth approximately $840,000 from JICA's emergency stockpile in Miami. Despite the fact that these
supplies are ALREADY IN THE UNITED STATES, and that the Japanese had already contracted with companies to ship
them on a moment's notice, FEMA never got around to accepting them. However, once we suggested the EOJ contact
the Red Cross directly, things began to move. The Red Cross subsequenUy accepted 20,000 blankets and 3,000 sleeping
pads, which went to centers in Louisiana and Alabama. Then, with OFDA's assistance, the Mississippi Emergency
Management Agency accepted 150 portable generators. We have learned that JICA is providing an additional 57
generators although we don't know yet who the recipient is. Total value of supplies from Florida is around $600,000.

3. Relief supplies worth $500,000 at a GOJ stockpile at Narita Airport. Accepted in principle, but nothing has moved.

4. Civilian disaster relief teams. All of these were offered by about September 5. All have been declined by FEMA.
(a) Rescue Team (from fire, police, Japan Coast Guard and JICA)
(b) Medical Team (doctors, nurses, field clinic) . .
(c) Experts Team (technical experts to advise locill authorities on disaster containmenUprevention)

5. JSDF Disaster Relief Teams. Offered at the same time as the civilian teams, all declined by NORTHCOM.
(a) Medical Team (doctors, nurses, support, transported by SDF)
(b) Disinfection Team (doctors, nurses, support personnel, truck mounted with disinfection spray equipment, transported
~SD~ .
(c) Transport Assets (2 87475, 3 C-130s, 2 UH·1 helicopters, 3 CH-47 helicopters, all with SDF crew)
(d) Water Supply Team (20 personnel, one truck, transported by SDF)

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


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DATE/CASE 10: 25 M'AY 2007 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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UNCLASSIFIED
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From: CMS TaskForce1-Director RELEASED IN FULL


Sent: Monday. September 12, 2005 8:52 AM
To: Bass, John R (OPS)
Cc: SES-O_CMS
Subject: RE: Katrina: Responding to Japan's offers of assistance

Will do
> -----Original Message-----
>From: Bass, John R (OPS)
>Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 8:45 AM
>To: SES-O CMS
>Cc: CMS TaskForce1-0irector
>Subject: FW: Katrina: Responding to Japan's offers of assistance
>
>Pls. track down summary of what we've accepted from the Japanese so we can put the 'no'
to all these people in context. Let's also have EAP discuss informally with Embl Tokyo
best way to convey the thanks, but no tx for these personnel offers ~- can they manage via
ambassador with pts, or do they need an oral message or letter from DC?
>
> -----Original Message-----
>From: Blackshaw, Brett
>Sent: Monday, September 12, 2005 6:37 AM
>To: Bass, John R (OPS)
>Cc: Atkinson, David R; Albright, Wendell Ii Gibbons, Thomas B (EAP/J); Meserve, William
M; Maher, Kevin K
>Subject: Katrina: Responding to Japan's offers of assistance
>
>John --
>
>Tokyo OCM Joe Donovan tells me you will very soon be issuing front-channel guidance on
how we should formally respond to the Japanese Government's offer of relief teams, both
from their Self-Defense Forces (SDF) and civilian government agencies. Can you tell me
when we should expect that front-channel? I'd like to update our Front Office.
>
>As a reminder, here's what the GOJ offered back on Sept. 4i we have yet to give them an
answer:
>
>Civilian relief teams (offered; awaiting USG acceptance)
>
>1. Rescue team (20-100 personnel from fire and police departments,
>etc.) 2. Medical team (20-100 JICA-registered doctors, nurses, and
>pharmacists with field clinic) 3. Experts team (3-10 technical
>experts)
>
>JSOF Disaster Relief Assets (offered; awaiting USG acceptance) 1.
>Medical team (123 JGSDF personnel) 2. Disinfection Team (123 JGSDF
>personnel) 3. Transport Assets - two B-747 jets, two C-130 aircraft,
>five helicopters 4. Water Supply Team (20 JGSOF personnel)
>
>Our Front Office has been keen to get either/both offers accepted. The Japanese,
inclUding their SOF, are highly skilled in responding to natural disasters. It's hard to
understand how there would not be a useful role for them to play. GOJ has confirmed
language is not an issue for these teams. Meeting the needs on the ground aside, Embassy
is convinced accepting the dispatch of even one of these teams would pay important
dividends for our alliance w/Japan.
>
>1 understand FEMA was planning to review many of the outstanding foreign offers of
assistance around now. Greatly appreciate whatever insight you can provide.
>
>Brett Blackshaw
>Political-Military Unit
>Political Section
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>e-mail: blackshawb@state.gov
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September 13-14,2005
2300-0700 EDT
EAP Rep: Alex Ave-Lallemant

OUTSTANDING ISSUES:

Japan: An email sent Tues (9/12) evening updating the matrix on several items (inel several Japan issues) fell through the
cracks. Subsequent attempts to update the matrix have been problematic because the email is ambiguous and refers to
line numbers in the matrix which have subsequently changed. Need to get the up to date info from the J desk.

Korea: Korean MFA officer Lim needs to know by 2100 on 9/14 who will meet ROK officials in Dallas (DFW airport) to
accept relief shipment. Current idea is to have Amb. Charles Ray, diplomat-in-resldence at University of Houston, go to
shipment. Ray has noUnot accepted offer yet - he's only been offered informally, not officially. ROK also has a POC in
Houston (attached to Consulate there). Contact info in printed email.

Thailand: State 169098 asked posts (incl Bangkok) to deliver points declining offers of forensic teams. Problem: the Thai
team Is already here and has received HHS approval (HHSwIlJ apparently contact team directJy). Info may be obe'd.

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0042 received call from Dan Larsen, Embassy Seoul, who informed me to expect a call from MOFAT regarding who might
meet the Korean plane when it arrives in Dallas. .

0100 received call from Sang Woo LIM, ROK MOFAT (Cell: I I Lim said that he is working the Korean Bl
-~-f1igAt-GORGUr.f~nttywit~e.-ROK donated goods ale lea'illig seoW-via-car.go-flight-KE 231 at 1030-wGiC8:t\-I...
timmtte---
on 9/15 and arriving in Dallas (DFW) at 1130 AM COT. ROK officials are leaving Seoul on KE 0031 at 1130 local time and
-----.a""rr""ivrnin'"'g-m-Daflas\DfW) at 100~AM C~DT. tim--mso~nfO for ROK poe, a consular official attached to the Consulate
In AOilSton named l:eeSang A O W e l l . _ ___.. .....
.
. .
0222 received call from Brett Blackshaw (Embassy Tokyo POL). The GoJ intends to offer water pumps. Blackshaw
wanted to know if there was any list of things that the USG needed vls-~-vis retllef ,efforts. Told him that we would find the
---FEMA-Iisl.anctsencfto fiim_via email.

0500 Call from Susan Sutton, Embassy Bangkok. who asked to delay transmission of points in State 169098 pending a
few clarifications: 1) she wanted to be sure the EAP cleared on the cable because 2) S had invited the Thai team and 3)
---the-team-was-already-ln-the-US.-Tums-out-that-l=tt=l6-has-accepted-the-offer-and-will-contacUhe-team-directly,-cable-is----
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EAP Issues Task Force 1


September 15, 2005
700 -1500
EAP Rep: Lynn Nelson

OUTSTANDING ISSUES

BRUNEI- Acceptance cable pending Bureau clearance. (See 14:26 below)

FRENCH POLYNESIA: Draft cable to Suva to decline personnel assistance (on unclass side). Sent cable to EAP Front
Office. Pending FO clearance.

JAPAN: Tokyo 4980 reports new Japan offer of 60 water pump trucks and their crews. Pending bureau clearances on
rejection cable (See 12:10 below)

KOREA: Respond to TF1 CMS rep with response to media presence question (see 14:15 below).

LAO - See 10:46 & 14:47 log entries. Appropriate cable will need to be drafted after clarification of donation is received.

SAMOA: Acceptance cable pending Bureau clearance. (See 12:50 below) .

THAILAND: (1) Desk Melanie Higgins (7-0036) Per State 169098 asked posts (incl Bangkok) to deliver points declining
offers of forensic teams. Problem: the Thai team is already here, at request of S, and so is the PM. HHS and FEMA have
reviewed but found no task suitable. Taskforce is still working possibility of imbedding some of the Thai team with the
State rep to FEMAlBaton Rouge (Amb. Sullivan's team andlor USAID team. USAID Ops center called and said team
leader does not have suitable task for Thai team. Director Deborah McCarty discussed with Amb. Sullivan and will follow
up with Amb to discuss possibility of sending one or two representatives to Baton Rouge to observe for one day only.
Taskforce must follow up with Desk after next steps determined per Dlrector/Amb call. And draft e-mail to
interested parties per Higgins

THAILAND: (2) See 10:30 note below. Follow up (a) with OFDA to confirm ESF-6 acceptance to be pass through recipient
to the Greater Food Bank of Little Rock; and (b) with Desk (Melanie Higgins) that Thailand agrees to provide transport of
the corn to Little Rock. .

EAPLOG

14:47 Lao: Embassy received check made out to USG. Instructed desk to determine what Embassy plans are. If they plan
to cash & donate toRed Cross, they need to inform us. If they plan to deposit and send via fund cite, 'they need to wait for
our acceptance cable.

14:42 - Mongolia desk confirms separate Thank You letter by Secretary is in clearance now. Desk states no need for
cable.

14:32 - Draft cable accepting $50,000 per Ulaanbaatar 489 sent to desk (Katia Bennett) for clearance and EAP/FO
clearance. See class side for draft.

14:30 - Per unclass e-mail Samoa willing to donate money to where ever we direct, but desk feels that Samao would
prefer to donate to USG.

14:26 - Draft Cable accepting $1 million per Bandar 453 sent to desk (Brian Aggeler) for clearance and EAP/FO
clearance. See class side for draft.
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14:15 - Per CMS request, sent e-mail to Andrew Hyde requesting information on media presence at Korean flight to
Oklahoma which was bet by Diplomat in residence. Vlad Sambaiew.

14:05 - Confirmed with Thailand Desk Officer (Melanie Higgins) that shipment needs to go to Little Rock AFB .

. 13:45 - Confirmed that State 169095 responding to Cambodia donation of $20,000 was sent. Updated matrix.

12:50 - Spoke with Dan Ricci (ANP). Cable is pending Front Office clearance. FO wanted additional confirmation from
Apia that donation had taken place and whom donation was given to (i.e. Red Cross, USG, etc.)

12:10 - Prepared Japan draft rejection of water pump trucks and forwarded to Wendell Albright for Bureau clearances.

10:46 ~ Sent e-mail to Jonathan Weyer requesting additional info (see unelasse-rnall). After receipt of info. cable will need
to be drafted formally accepting donation.

10:30 - OFDA confirmed that Thai corn offer will be accepted with 2 provisions: 1. ESF-6 to be the recipient and the Thai's
must transport to Little Rock, Ak. Currently Thai transportation only to New York. Confirmed with Melanie Higgins that
.ESF-6 should be the forwarding agency to forward to the Greater Food Bank of Little Rock. Melanie will work with
Embassy Bangkok on the transportation issue. '

10:00 - Received phone call from Kaye Kramer (202-298-4799: j ="":-rn'"1"ln",,,,",,::nr-r---..£-:":':';:;';"";;;:~=:L:-:":':';:;.L.;.;~ BI


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EAP Issyes Taskforce 1


September 5/6, 2005
Midnight Shift (11 pm - 7 am)
. EAP Rep: Geri Kam

9/6120058:00
Received from RSP David Atkinson a request for information of two missing Taiwan nationals. Forwarded to CA
TF rep to add to list. Advised desk to direct future inquiries to ICRC website.

9/612005 7:45
Embassy Tokyo provides in a cable TOKYO 04756 a list of supplies and equipment that GOJ has available in
storage Florida to be available immediately. Task Force advised Japan desk officer Wendell Albright to advise
Embassy Tokyo to communicate with USAID OpCenter on specifics on generators in Florida, as per advise from
TF Coordinator that all discussions of aid specs be handled at an expert-expert level and directed to USAID
OpCenter.

916120056:19 am
Embassy Tokyo Public Affairs Officer Mark Davidson advises post is sending in a cable requesting urgent Dept
guidance on how to handle financial donations from private citizens to the USG. Embassy suggests that a wire
transfer mechanism be in place to receive private contributions. Embassy Tokyo has received envelopes of cash
arriving at the embassy; offers of cash donation from municipal governments in Japan; and,a private Japanese
citizen who plans to come to the embassy on Wednesday to deliver a $1million dollar donation. The individual
wants to donate to the USG, not the Red Cross or an NGO. Post expects significant press coverage of the
donation and request urgent guidance. Forward to RM for action, with CC to EAP.

9/6/2005 6:09 am
FOLLOW UP to Embassy Seoul: Dan Larson called back and was advised that no change from previous
instruction that all foreign in-kind donations must be vetted by FEMA. If the Koreans could provide additional
details on their offer of a reconstruction team, the request could be properly evaluated. Larson hoped that S
would be able to call to thank Korean officials.

9/6/2005 5:04am
Embassy Beijing budget officer Mazhar Ahson emailed TF-1 asking for confirmation of the bank routing number
for financial contributions from foreign govts. EAP rep advised him that TF-1 was unable to verify the correctness
of the ABA routing # as several other posts reported problems; there appears to be one digit too many in the
ALDAC data. Subsequently, Embassy Abu Dhabi and Manama sent emails to TF-1 with correct information.
Correct routing # emailed to Beijing budget officer at 6:55am by EAP rep.

9/6120054:57 am
Embassy Bangkok Political Counselor Susan Sutton emailed a Talking Point for S phone call with Thai Foreign
Minister. Task Force emailed the Talker to S staff for action. EAP rep on TF-1 replied to Ms. Sutton of action
taken. .

9/6/2005 3:30 am
Embassy Jakarta budget officer Ralph Hamilton called the Task Force to request guidance on financial
contributions being sent to the embassy. The embassy's Medan office has received a check from a local
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theological school in Medan (approx $25,000, denominated in local currency, rupiah). This is intended as a
reciprocal gesture in response to U.S. assistance to Sumatra following the tsunami. I informed him that the aldac
cable information on financial contributions was geared more toward the receipt of govt-to-govt contributions and
private contributions were being channeled to NGOs or the www.bushclintonkatrinafund.org website. However,
the post was in receipt of this contribution. RM will need to provide guidance on disposition of these funds and
email sent to RM/BP Hembree. CC also sent to EAP/EX budget officer.

91612005 3:16am
Embassy Bangkok poloff Jim Cole called to report that Thai Foreign Minister Kantathi has a pre-arranged call with
the Secretary at 7:30 am EDT today Sept 6. The Foreign Minister will raise the Thai offer of medical teams for
Hurricane relief, and will be pressing for an official USG response to the Thai offer.

91612005 1:40 am
Acting DCM Jim Vanlaningham, Embassy Beijing, called to report the Ministry of Commerce has given him a
copy of a short list of supplies which will be carried on the Chinese 747 ready to depart Beijing. The Chinese
have received the USG message to hold off on relief shipments for now, but the Chinese want the plane to depart
Beijing at noon Wednesday, (Beijing time), and report that the FAA has told them that Houston would be the
destination airport. Chinese officials are frustrated with USG delays and have asked post if other foreign relief
flights are being accepted. Post wants a more definitive response to be able to give Chinese officials.

91612005 1:35 am
FOllOW LIP to Embassy Seoul: Dan larson called back and w He was advised that no change from previous
instruction that all foreign in-kind donations must be vetted by FEMA. If the Koreans could provide additional
details on their offer of a reconstruction team, the request could be properly evaluated. larson hoped that S
would be able to call to thank Korean officials.

9161200512:00 and 12:20 am .


Chinese Embassy in Washington called to inquire TF fax to send over the manifest of the donated relief materials
waiting in Beijing. Embassy noted that James Keith has asked them to hold off. Embassy also wants flight
clearance and airport destination info tor their relief flight.
EAP rep gave them TF fax number. Fax received 12:20 am. Copy given to matrix staff.

Same information as fax received subsequently in Beijing 14562 .

9/512005 11:20 pm
Mr.1 ~om the Asia Africa Cooperation Environmental Center, an NGO, caned to ask where his B(
organization could send a donation of wheelchairs and medical equipment. Task Force advised him to get in
touch with the American Red Cross or any of the U.S. charities accepting donations of supplies.

9/5/2005 11 :05 pm
Mr. Dan larson, Dep Econ Counselor at Embassy Seoul. called to get a readout of the atmospherics In
Washington as to whether the Korean Govt offer of a reconstruction team would be accepted. Embassy is
meeting with foreign ministry today and wants to know what to tell them. I told them I would check status and ,
they should inquire back before their meeting. Post also wanted to know if S or POTUS would call the Koreans to
thank them for the $30million pledged.

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September 5, 2005
Evening Shift (3 - 11 pm)
EAP Rep: Mark Nachtrieb

9/5/2005 3:45 pm
Mr. Natapanu Nopakun, Political counselor)· ~with the Thailand Embassy in Washington, contacted
EAP Thai Desk and TF·1 to relay an offer 0 to send a mobl e medical team. Noted that EAP desk approved "in
principle." Mobile medical team will consist of 80 - 100 persons; approximately 10 - 20 registered nurses and the

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remainder are Thai Army doctors. Supplies of medicines, rice and other consumables will be sent along with the
mobile medical team. llmeframe of delivery of mobile medical team and supplies is approximately one week;
PolCoun Nopakun noted most likely Saturday, September 10. Nopakun requested information on where team
and supplies should be delivered.

• EAP~ confirm that EAP has approved "in principle"


• PM- will determine aircraft entry authorization and point of entry.
• CA- reference State 163207 for visas for Thai personnel. Not relevant as planned travel is after cutoff of
Tuesday, September 6. Personnel will need to get visas from Embassy Bankok per normal application
process. .
• DHS (FEMA)- determine approval; if so, location of entry and set up. EST-ESFOB, EST-ESF08-A
• Recommend Thai Govemment contact US Embassy in Bangkok via formal channels and propose. Will
then forward proposal as appropriate.

Emailed EAP MLS Deputy Director Robert Rapson and requested that he also follow up with Embassy Bangkok.

Robert- please follow up with this Tuesday- confirm that indeed this offer by GOT is approved in principle as
noted by the Thai Embassy. I've put a call back to Mr. Nopakun to request that the Thai Government formally
offer this to the USG via a note to Embassy Bangkok. This will give us the important details oftheir offer so that
we can follow up over the week. Please instruct Embassy Bangkok to approach GOT. A couple of points as of
now 4:40 pm Sunday (subject of course to change):

PM is looking at aircraft authorization and point of entry.

CA cited State 163207 for visas/or Thai personnel. Unfortunately, this is not relevant for Thailand's offer as
planned travel is after cutoff of TueSday, September 6. Personnel will need to get visas from Embassy Bankok
per normal application process. Please liaise with Taskforce, GOT and Embassy Bangkok to get this in place if
USG decides to accept this offer of help.

FEMA has been given a heads up- official consideration of offer will happen after GOTprovides formal proposal.

Response required once delivery point determined.

4.50 pm
Mr. Young Wan Kim, First Secretary in.the Korean Embassy r "balled to inquire if private donations
could also be sent to Treasury NYC Account. Wanted to knoW What wOUld oi';;'ost convenient for relief effort.
Bl:

InqUired if GOK, and other foreign governments, could donate to ausn-cnnton Katrina Fund
(www.bushclintonkatrinafund.org). Responded that (per State 163278) host govemment offers of assistance are
accepted in principal and are to be sent to the Treasury NYC ACCQunt. Private and foreign government donations
.
,may be sent to NGOs inclUding the Bush Clinton Katrina Relief Fund.

5:40 pm .
Received email from) ~orean Consulate General in Houston with an attached listing of Korean citizens
inquired about. I cal ed consulate and asked why three separate excel spreadsheets. Consulate staffer Cho said
Katie would update list Tuesday moming and specify questions. Checked with CA rep if any new survivor
,information on Koreans- none at this point.

7:00 pm
Chinese embassy representative called to confirm landing location for two chartered Chinese 747s. Informed him.
that it will most likely be Littlerock AFB, AR (ICAO designator KLRF). I asked the representative to email aircraft
registry information, confinnation of request for diplomatic clearance, and listing of materiel that will be
transported by the 747s. '

8:10 pm ,
Australian embassy called and inquired if permission had been granted to allow consular access to New Orleans.

9:50 pm
Announcement by Taskforce Coordinator that FEMA has requested that additional shipments of relief supplies be
postponed. Called David Atkinson to inform bureau. Bob Goldberg and Jim Keith have been notified. Bob will

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call Chinese embassy and explain that, for now, the two 747s (scheduled to depart Beijing September 7 local
time) will need to remain in Beijing for the time being

10:15 pm
Mr. Hu from Chinese Embassy called. Bank of China in Beijing is trying to transfer funds'to Treasury NYC
account and is encountering problems. Routing number cited by bank is consistent with State 163278: 02010-
3000-4. Called RM Duty Officer (cell phone off) and asked them to have RM confirm routing # and inform
taskforce. Note: no other foreign governments appear to be complaining that this routing number is wrong, so
most likely this is a transient technical problem with the Bank of China.

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EAP Issues Task Force 1


September 12-13, 2005
2300-0700 EDT
EAP Rep: Erin Harbaugh

Outstanding Issues:

Japan - Japan response cable drafted and sent to Wendell Albright to clear with EAP front office. After EAP clearances
are received, clear through tasktorce. Follow-up on 9/13 day shift.

Samoa - Acceptance cable needs to be completed (see 02:00 below). Will need to be cleared with Task Force Director.
who will not be available until the 0100-1500 shift. Follow-up on next shift.

Mongolia - Thank you cable needs to be completed by desk (see 00:30 below).

EAP Log:

00:30 - Received confirmation from Embassy Ulaanbaatar the American Red Cross has received donation of $50,000
from Government of Mongolia. Forwarded confirmation to Task Force 3 to register on matrix. Contacted Katia Bennett to
pm'l/'dea thank you cab\e to the GO\Jemmen\ of Mongo\\a. Updated EAP reg,ona\ offers Us\.

02:00 - Followed up 'on $10,000 pledge offer from Samoa. Contacted Charge' Tim Harley regarding the MFA's current
plans for this money and how to follOW up with cable (since I believe they're passed through Wellington). There was no
record of this offer on the regional offers document. Added entry. Will need to transmit an acceptance cable to GOS,

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Outstanding Issues:

Japan - Japan response cable drafted, sent to Wendell Albright, and cleared with EAP front office at 1430. Waiting for
clearance from taskforce director McCarthy. Follow-up on 9/13 1500-2100 shift. Albright also updating Japan donor
matrix.

Samoa - Acceptance cable needs to be completed (see 0200 below). Will need to be cleared with Task Force Director.
EAPJANPdrafting response.

Mongolia - Thank you cable needs to be completed by desk (see 00:30 below).

Thailand - Waiting for a response from HHS to find a place for the 5 Thai forensic experts who accompanied Thai PM to
New York. pac on TF1 is OFDA (Sherry Hazelhurst). Contacted Melanie Higgins and Robert Rapson in BClTV about
speaking with Embassy Bangkok about turning off offer of canned corn in brine from Thai Princess.

Korea - Waiting for a response from US Embassy Seoul (dual-tracked with the Korean desk) in response to questions
from FEMA representatives from the Region VI Federal Regional Center in Denton,TX re:meeting the Korean Ambassador
Chang and Korean Red Cross officials at Dallas Ft. Worth Airport to officially receive Korean aid arriving on September 15.
pac on TF1 is OFDA (Sherry Hazelhurst).
Cambodia - Waiting on a clearance from Peter Guthrie (7-2195 in lon instructions for Embassy Phnom Penh re: cash
donation by King Sihamoni of $20,000 on behalf of himself and his parents the King Father and Queen Mother to support
the victims and recovery efforts (see 0710 below).

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Brian,

Here are the outstanding items:

Laos: Need to follow-up with desk and post about status of the deposit of the $25,000 Lao donation and acceptance
and/or thank you message. -

Brunei: Embassy of Brunei in Washington is awaiting $1 million from Darussalam for hurricane relief. Once the funds are
received the Embassy will deposit them into the Department's account (account information already provided) and notify
us via diplomatic note. The desk will reply to the dip note once it has been received and the deposit confirmed.

French Polynesia: Offer of 100 troops declined. No "no" cables now going out at this time, although the French desk
prepared a draft.

Japan: Offer of 30 pump trucks will not be formally declined until after Secretary Rice meets with her Japanese
counterpart on Saturday evening. Desk has been notified. .

Samoa: TF1 instructed Embassy Apia to have the Samoans make their expressed donation of $10,000 to the Samoan
chapter of the Red Cross, which should forward it to the American Red Cross. Desk will need to follow up so that thank
you message (already drafted) can go out after donation. If Samoan Red Cross cannot accept the donation on behalf of
the American Red Cross. Embassy Samoa may need to accept it for the American Red Cross following guidance in State
164963. Because of local banking practices. the Samoan government may need to contribute In local currency to avoid
substantial exchange loss. • .

Thailand: The Secretary accepted the offer of Thai Forensic Experts. HHS has declined their services. Desk is working
with HHS to find a way for the team to at least tour the region with a Thai delegation. (The corn is accepted. Cable is
outgoing. Should require no further action.)

Have a good weekend. I've got log print-outs and some other documents I'll pass you on Monday.

Joe Murphy
RSP

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EAP Issues Task Force 1

September 16, 2005


0700-1500
.EAP Rep: Gavin A. Sundwall

OUTSTANDING ISSUES

Brunei: Embassy of Brunei in Washington is awaiting $1 million from Darussalam for hurricane relief. once the funds are
received the Embassy will deposit them into the Departrnenfs account (account information already provided) and notify
us via diplomatic note. The desk will reply to the dip note once it has been received and the deposit confirmed.

French Polynesia: Offer of 100 troops declined. No "no" cables now going out. AJdacon refusal of assistance offers
likely, but make sure TF US-1 shift coordinator knows.

Japan: Offer of 30 pump trucks will not be.formally declined until after Secretary Rice meets with her Japanese
counterpart on Saturday evening. Desk has been notified.

Samoa: TF1 instructed Embassy Apia to have the Samoans make their expressed donation of $10,000 to the Samoan·
chapter of the Red Cross who should forward it to the American Red Cross. Samoan chapter of the Red Cross who will
for:ward it to the American Red Cross. Desk will need to follow up so that acceptance cable (already drafted) can go out
after acknowledgement of receipt of donation.

Thailand: 1) The Secretary accepted the offer of Thai Forensic Experts. HHS has declined their services. Desk is
working with HHS to find a way for the team to at least tour the region with a Thai delegation. 2) Confirm the FEMA has
given final approval for the gift of the corn and notify Susan Sutton, PolCouns in Bangkok as well as Melanie Higgins, Thai
desk officer (7-0036). The approval Is needed before the Thailand ships the com to Little Rock Air Force Base. OFDA rep
following up on the approval, EAP rep to notify Embassy Bangkok and Thai desk Officer.

08:30: Laos: BCEL will convert bank draft for $25,000 without bank fee. OF-158 will be generated ,by bank after receipt
of check. Funds will transfer to fund cites provided in State 164963.

08:40: Thai desk officer reported that there is no word yet on if the Thai Forensics team will tour affected areas.

09:00: Reconfirmed with OFDA rep that FEMA approval for Thai com donation is still pending.

09:20: NSC Jed Meline called asking for update on Thailand's Katrina Assistance. Thailand portion of Matrix copied and
sent to him via email: jmeline@nsc.eop.gov.

10:00: Emailed Tim Harley in Samoa instructions that the Government of Independent Samoa should make its $10,000
donation to the local Samoan chapter of the Red Cross who will forward it to the American Red Cross.

10:10: Spoke with East Timor desk officer, who said that East Timor is praying for hurricane victims but is not in a position
to make a financial donation. .

12:00: Reconfirmed with OFDA rep that FEMA approval for Thai corn donation is still pending.

12:55: Contributed human interest story from Embassy Beijing to SitRep.


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
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From: CMS TaskForce1K
Sent: Monday, September 12,20053:05 PM
To: TaskForce-1
Cc: TaskForce-1
SUbject: EAP end of shift report - Sep 12, 0700-1500

EAP Issues Task Force 1


september 12, 2005
700-1500 EDT
EAP Rep: David Bonine

Korea - Confirmed with EAPIK Offic~ Andrew Hyde trat the point of contact regarding the donation of cleaning supplies is
ROK Embassy Officer, Mr. LIM (Cell L _
Japan - Embassy Tokyo is eager to provide a response to the GOJ on its offer of relief teams from Self-Defense forces
and civilian government agencies. According to a 9/6 email from NORTHCOM these offers will be declined, but we
haven't conveyed that message to the Japanese yet; we have been waiting on approved language from the Secretary for
declining offers. EAP/J confirmed that $500,000 worth of supplies has been delivered from its storage facility In Florida:
$300,000 worth of blankets and sleeping pads to the American Red Cross, and $200,000 of portable generators and cord
reels to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

Australia - GOA offered additional assistance in the form of disaster recovery specialists and logistics specialists. I
informed the Australia desk that the offer is appreciated, but these teams are not needed at this time.

NF

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DATE/CASE ID: 11 SEP 2006 200503991
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Sent: Thursday, September 15, 20053:07 PM
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Cc: TaskForce-1
Subject: EAP End of Shift Report 9/150700-1500

EAP Issues Task Force 1


September 15, 2005
700 - 1500
- -
EAP Rep: Lynn Nelson

OUTSTANDING ISSUES

BRUNEI- Acceptance cable pending Bureau clearance. (See 14:26 below)

FRENCH POLYNESIA: Draft cable to Suva to decline personnel assistance (on unclass side). Sent cable to EAP Front
Office. ~ending FO clearance. .

JAPAN: Tokyo 4980 reports new Japan offer of 60 water pump trucks and their crews. Pending bureau clearances on
rejection cable (See 12:10 below)

KOREA: Respond to TF1 C~S rep with response to media presence question (see 14:15 below).

LAO - See 10:46 & 14:47 log entries. Appropriate cable will need to be drafted after clarification of donation is received.

SAMOA: Acceptance cable pending Bureau clearance. (See 12:50 below)

THAILAND: (1) Desk Melanie Higgins (7-0036) Per State 169098 asked posts (incl Bangkok) to deliver points declining
offers of forensic teams. Problem: the Thai team is already here, at request of S, and so is the PM. HHS and FEMA have
reviewed but found no task suitable. Taskforce is still working possibility of imbedding some of the Thai team with the
State rep to FEMAlBaton Rouge (Amb. Sullivan's team and/or USAID team. USAID Ops center called and said teem
leader does not have suitable task for Thai team. Director Deborah McCarty discussed with Amb. Sullivan and will follow
up with Amb to discuss possibility of sending one or two representatives to Baton Rouge to observe for one day only.
Taskforce must follow up with Desk after next steps determined per Dlrector/Amb call. And draft e-mail to
Interested parties per Higgins

THAILAND: (2l See 10:30 note below. Follow up (a) with OFDA to confirm ESF-6 acceptance to be pass through recipient
to the Greater Food Bank of Little Rock; and (b) with Desk (Melanie Higgins) that Thailand agrees to provide transport of
the com to little Rock.

EAPLOG

14:47 Lao: Embassy received check made out to USG. Instructed desk to determine what Embassy plans are. If they plan
to cash & donate to Red Cross, they need to inform us. If they plan to deposit and send via fund cite, they need to walt for
our acceptance cable.

14:42 - Mongolia desk confirms separate Thank You letter by Secretary is in clearance now. Desk states no need for
cable. .

14:32 - Draft cable accepting $50,000 per Ulaanbaatar 489 sent to desk (Katia Bennett) for clearance and EAP/FO
clearance. See class side for draft.

14:30 - Per unclass e-mail Samoa willing to donate money to where ever we direct, but desk feels that Samao would
prefer to donate to USG.

14:26 - Draft Cable accepting $1 million per Bandar 453 sent to desk (Brian Aggeler) for clearance and EAP/FO
clearance. See class side for draft.
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14:15 ., Per CMS request, sent e-mail to Andrew Hyde requesting information on media presence at Korean flight to
Oklahoma which was bet by Diplomat in residence, VIad Sambaiew.

14:05 - Confirmed with Thailand Desk Officer (Melanie Higgins) that shipment needs to go to Little Rock AFB.

13:45 - Confirmed that State 169095 responding to Cambodia donation of $20,000 was sent. Updated matrix.

12:50 - Spoke with Dan Ricci (ANP). Cable is pending Front Office clearance. FO wanted additional confirmation from
Apia that donation had taken place and whom donation was given to (Le. Red Cross, USG, elc.)

12:10 - Prepared Japan draft rejection of water pump trucks and forwarded to Wendell Albright for Bureau clearances.

10:46 - Sent e-mail to Jonathan Weyer requesting additional info (see unclass e-mail). After receipt of info, cable will need
to be drafted formally accepting donation. . . .

10:30 - OFDA confirmed that Thai com offer will be accepted with 2 provisions: 1. ESF-6 to be the recipient and the Thai's
must transport to Little Rock, Al<. Currently Thai transportation only to New York. Confirmed with Melanie Higgins that
ESF-6 should be the forwarding agency to forward to the Greater Food Bank of Little Rock. Melanie will work with
Embassy Bangkok on the transportation issue.

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DATE/CASE In: 22 AUG 2006 200503991
RELEASED IN PART
From: US Dos [travelingline@yahoo.com] B6 f;~4
Sent: Tuesday, September 27,20056:04 PM
To: KatrinaWG; John R (OPS) Bass; Arnold A Chacon; Lynwood Dent; Henrietta Fore; Rebecca Gonzales;
Elizabeth Moore; Mike Morrow; Richard Paschall; ses_4@state.gov; Harry Thomas;
travelingline@yahoo.com . .
Cc: John Arndt; John R (OPS) Bass; Audu Besmer; Deborah Bolton; Donna Bordley; William Campbell;
charlesbolden53@j IDick Christenson; OFM Dobson; Peggy England; Steve Fox; Greg Franklin; Bl
Rebecca Gustafson; Peter Gutherie; Michelle Harris; Mike Hess; OFM Hopkins; jacree@ofda.net;
Jmeline@nsc.eop.gov; Eileen Kane; KatrinaWG; kisaacs@usaid.gov; LambertCA@state.gov;
Ichapman@ofda.net; Eduardo Martinez; Deborah McCarthy; Brian McFeeters; Sarah McNiece; Kendall
Montgomery; Mike Morrow; inpratt@usaid.gov; Portia Palmer; perezcz@state.gov; Frank Ponds;
randrew@ofda.net; richardcj@state.gov; rmtkatrina_rm@ofda.net; scatlin@ofda.net; sheaDL@state.gov;
Susan Sheybani; state.iimg@hq.dhs.gov; Harry Thomas; travelingline@yahoo.com; Pia Wanek; April S
Waters; Alan Yu; Carolyn Zangari
Subject: Daily Activities Report - Sept 27, 2005

Media Event Wednesday featuring German pump operators and Corps of Engineers: Ambassador
Sullivan will travel to New Orleans and thank the German pump operators. Also present will be senior Corps of
Engineers officers; Mayor Nagin has also been invited to attend or send a representative. PA and FEMA public
relations office have arranged for a media group of international and domestic media to travel to New Orleans
to a site where the team in engaged in dewatering operations.
. .

Press release on Mexican Army Assistance: FEMA Joint Information Center put out press release detailing
Mexican Army contributions. TIC with PA assistance will continue to offer international journalists access to
stories, particularly those with an international component.

State South presence: One CA rep Steve Sena departs tomorrow morning. We have informed FEMA PFO that
State will be phasing down its operations considerably from this Friday with remaining AID officers departing
Little Rock and the region and only consular/OFM officers and one PA officer remaining. We are turning back
some office space toFEMA, but asking-that FEMA continue to provide systems and communications support.

CONSULAR ISSUES

Passport Office Meeting: We have made the necessary arrangements for a one-day meeting of visiting Passport
Office officials with New Orleans Passport Office employees in Baton Rouge Airport Conference Center
Wednesday.

Remains Recovery and Retrieval Update: Col. Mary Myersconfirmed at the RRR,meeting that the U.S.
military are largely withdrawn from the search effort in NOLA. Separately, Urban Search & Rescue (USAR)
reps noted that several out-of-state USAR teams (from Florida, Missouri, Nebraska and Pennyslvania) are
phasing out. There continue to be problems with how Kenyon personnel are handling human remains (HR)
they transfer to the St. Gabriel morgue. Dr. Cataldie, the Louisiana doctor overseeing the RRR effort, has
decided that remains may only be released to a Louisiana-licensed funeral home; a workaround had to be
created over the weekend for release to an Alabama facility. Funeral homes must make appointments 24 hours
in advance before they can pick up HR from St. Gabriel. .

Flooding at Morgue: Hurricane Rita caused significant flooding at the St. Gabriel morgue, although this did
not directly affect morgue operations. Cons reps will visit the morgue as soon as possible to resume tracking
operations. .

Morgue Checks: Cons rep Lamora spoke this afternoon with our contact at the morgue, who confirmed receipt

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of the various lists of unaccounted for foreign nationals we have sent to her. Thus far, she has found no
additional matches beyond the four (one Briton, one Portuguese and two Brazilians) we knew ofas oflast
Thursday, 9/22.

IBM Project Update: Cons reps confirmed to FEMA that we will provide our combined list of still
unaccounted for foreign citizens to them in a standardized format that theycan then pass to IBM for its project
(contracted by the State of Louisiana) to try to use a computer program to cross-check all on-line databases in
which Katrina-related individuals might be registered. The purpose of this project is to give the State as
complete a count as possible of the number of individuals affected.

No More Missing Japanese: The Japanese Embassy in Washington confirmed for us by phone this morning
that all but one of the Japanese citizens on their Louisiana list have now been accounted for. Coincidentally,
immediately after that call we received an e-mail from the American Red Cross (responding to our e-mail of last
week) stating that they had located that same Japanese citizen, who had relocated to Texas. We passed this
information to the Japanese Embassy. This should mean that there are no more Japanese citizens unaccounted
for.

Italian List Update: In response to our request yesterday, the Italian Embassy in Washington forwarded a
somewhat shorter list of about 90 names (down from the previous count of 111) of Italian citizens whose
whereabouts are still unknown. We have redacted that list down to 49 in the hardest-hit parts ofSE Louisiana
and passed it to our various contacts. We have asked the Italian Embassy for clarification on whether their lists
are driven by actual inquiries by these people's family/friends, or whether they are based solely on the
embassy's registration lists.

Mexico: Cons rep Sena placed another call to ICE rep George Robinson to follow up on our previous inquiry
on the 11 Mexican immigration detainees whose whereabouts remain unknown.

Honduras: Cons rep Sena.called the Louisiana State Commission on Law Enforcement to follow up again on
I .. Ithe Honduran citizen who was supposedly in Louisiana custody prior to Katrina.

Nicaragua: The Nicaraguan honorary consul from New Orleansr. Carlos Sampson, phoned to request our
assistance in locating Nicaraguan citizen, Iwhose family reports he was in jail in Kenner
prior to Katrina. According to the family:l . ~as due to be released on bail but then his release was
delayed when it was discovered he was in the U.S. illegally. His family has lost track of his whereabouts.
We then called the Commission and passed along I I
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Sent: Thursday, September08, 2005 12:02'PM
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Subject: FW: Donationsfor Hurricane Katrina Victims

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-----Original Message-----
From: Scalzo, Christopher R
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 11:35 AM
To: Hembree, Eric L
Cc: Kaplan, Sid L; Millette, James L(Charleston); Anderson, Roger W(Charleston);
Bordley, Donna
Subject: RE: Donations for Hurricane Katrina Victims

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RM Katrina
Report.xls

-----Original Message-----
From: Hembree, Eric L
Sent: Thursday, September 08, 2005 11:03 AM
To: 'Davisson, Brandon'
Cc: Kaplan, Sid L; Millette, James L(Charleston); Anderson, Roger
W(Charleston); Scalzo, Christopher R
Subject: Donations for Hurricane Katrina Victims

Today's report:
Cumulative receipts via wire transfer to the Treasury $ 11,499,975.50
Latest receipts
$ 1,000,000.00 - Tokyo,Japan -r I E
$ 4,999,975.50 - Kingdom of Bahrain (assume some fee was deducted along the way)

Tracking spreadsheet format is being finalized today for reporting purposes.


-----Original Message-----
From: Hembree, Eric L
Sent: wednesday, September 07, 2005 3:12 PM
To: 'Davisson, Brandon'
Subject: RE: Broadcast for Donations for Hurricane Katrina Victims

We are still in the process of setting up related recording and reporting procedures.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
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DATE/CASE ID: 29 AUG 2006 200503991
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EAP Issues Taskforce 1
September 8, 2005
0700 - 1500 sor
EAP Rep:

EAp Issues Taskforce 1


September 7-8, 2005
23:00 - 0700 EDT
EAP Rep: Shaun Hayeslip

Outstanding Issues:

Brunei: Still waiting for an exact figure for its donation.

Korea: Outcome of Wednesday evening inter-agency meeting on resolution of assistance from Korea, among
other countries. is inconclusive. Another meeting will convene on Thursday. This information passed on to
Andrew Hyde (EAPIK) and Dan Larsen (Embassy seoul).

(U) JAPAN ASSISTANCE: Embassy Tokyo has received confirmation that the Japanese offer ofassistance will go to the
American Red Cross. On top of $200K in cash, the offer will entail: .
• A $300K package of supplies, which are currently based in Florida. Supplies are ready to be deployed, dependent on
'arranging a charter flight and a final destination with the ARC.
• $500K in supplies based in Narita. These include:
o Bedding, tents, portable toilets - Y2 day to pack + charter flight.
o Baby formula, 1st aid kits, diapers - need to be purchased & packed (2-3 days).

(SBU) JAPAN PRESS STRATEGY: The GOJEmbassy in Washington will be talking with the Red Cross -00B EST;
shortly thereafter, they plan to touch base with EAP/J and EAPIRSP before releasing a press statement regarding their
assistance. PA should be prepared for potential questions on the Japanese contribution, will be desirable to have Spokesman
McCormack mention the offer during his briefing, Embassy Tokyo is coordinating with MOFA to plan a meeting with VFM
Yachi or DG Kawai and joint statement by the Ambassador in conjunction with MOFA on Friday.

(U) VIETNAM OFFER OF ASSISTANCE: Embassy has received word that the GOV is prepared to offer $ lOOK, plus a
medical team of 10-15. Ambassador has expressed our appreciation; Embassy will be following up with a front channel
cable with further details.

(U) INDONESIA OFFER OF ASSISTANCE: Embassy has received a letter from Coordinating Minister for People's
Welfare Alwi Shihab expressing a general Indonesian offer ofassistance. Indonesia is ready to mobilize resources if their
assistance is needed, and Dr. Shihab has specifically ordered organization of medical teams. Embassy will be contacting
State and FEMA to coordinate approach. (JAKARTA 11997)

(U) THAI PM UPDATE: Embassy Bangkok has re-confirmed that PM will deplane in New York. MFA will have one
working-level official on the flight carrying Thai donations; cargo list includes blankets, 15 tons of rice, and 3 tons oC"ready
to eat rice". .

2330
Embassy Tokyo (Brett Blackshaw) has received confinnation that the Japanese offer of assistance will go to
American Red Cross. This offer will entail:
• A $300K package of supplies, which are currently based in Florida. They are ready to go; dependent on
arranging a charter flight, and a final destination.
• $500K in supplies based in Narita. These include
o Bedding, tents, portable toilets - need 112 day to pack + charter flight
o Baby formula, 1st aid kits, diapers - need to be purchased & packed (2-3 days)
2348
Embassy Bangkok confirms that PM is indeed deplaning in NYC. Triple checking with MFA; also checking to
confirm contents of supplies, which are believed to be rice and blankets.

2356

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Indonesia: have "ordered organization of teams of highly trained medical personnel" with experience
from tsunami recovery, ready to mobilize them If needed. Post indicates that Embassy will touch base
with DOS to explore logistics (with FEMA). (JAKARTA 11997)

0047
Embassy Bangkok reconfirms that PM will not/not go to little Rock. MFA will have one working-level official on
the flight; cargo list includes blankets, 15 tons of rice, 3 tons of "ready to eat rice".

0125
Embassy Tokyo continues to seek contact with the American Red Cross, to ensure MOFA and the ARC are
coordinating the Japanese assistance offer. Embassy is also brainstorming on the appropriate coordination with
MOFA on press strategy, including possible joint statement tomorrow Tokyo time.

0230
Embassy Hanoi called to inform TaskForce that GOY will be holding a press conference in the next hour
or so to offer assistance of $100K, plus a medical team of 10-15. The Ambassador will be contacting the
GOY to express our gratitude for their offer; Embassy will be following up with a front channel cable In
the next few hours with details.

0345
The Government of Mongolia is looking to give its $50,000 contribution directly to the American Red Cross.
Contacted the ARC in an effort to track down information on wire transfers; they indicated that they would pass
information to Pat Freetn, Embassy Ujanbaatar, on or about 9 am EST. Recommend following up with Pat
and Karen Ogden (ARC 0 ensure follow-through. . Bt
0505
Touched base with Embassy Bangkok DCM Alexander Arvizu. Confirmed information provided earlier by
Embassy officials (2348, 0047), and gave a qulck brief on USDA's concerns about food donations, noting that
those concerns applied to EU countries, not Thailand's rice offer:

0535
Talked with Embassy Tokyo again. GOJ Embassy in Washington will be speaking with American Red Cross·
-008 EST. GOJ will then contact EAP/J and EAP/RSP to touch base, before releasing a press statement on
their offer of assistance. EAP/P (Ken Bailes) will be coordinating language for the Spokesman's briefing later
today. Tomorrow, Embassy will be arranging a meeting for the Ambassador at MOFA with VFM Yachi or DG
Kawai, in conjunction with a joint statement. .

0630
Talked with Dan Larsen, Embassy Seoul. RevieWed state of play for ROK offer of assistance, including noting the
interagency meeting slated to be convened today.

0641
Received front-channel cable from Embassy Hanoi.

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EAP Issues Taskforce 1
September 8.2005
1500 - 2300 EDT
EAP Reps: Charles Bouldin/Noah Zaring

Outstanding Issues:

Thailand
Thai Rice (gift of King, conveyed by PM. wanting high visibility, needing USDA approval)
Thai forensic team (Secretary Rice personally told Thai FM we would accept)
Plywood (Central WHA, others possible; can this be accepted? What restrictions?) .

Flight with goods. ROK willing to hold off on sending it but want guaranty can send it Sept. 15. No can do.
Japan
Water containers. power generators, other. FEMA told OFDA at 2000 that approval is coming.

Forensic Teams (HHS has said no.)

Australia
Forensic Teams (HHS has said no. Australian Ambassador has warned Amb. Malloy that if German and
Thai forensic teams are allowed and others (With much greater expertise) are allowed, that will cause
quite a row.)

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EAP Issues Taskforce 1
September 8, 2005
2300 - 0700 EDT
EAP Rep: J. Nathan Bland

Outstanding Issues:

Thailand
-Clearance of rice
-U.S. President to travel with Thai Prime Minister?

Republic of Korea
-Action on Cable Seoul 4091

Japan
-Goods in Florida warehouse.

0634
J forwarded the cable about the disappointed Koreans and the e-mail with the detailed list of their offer to EAP/K
for action.

0621
Called and spoke with Supervisor Smith from JFK's cargo section to give him a "heads up" about the shipment of
blankets. I gave him the Task Force phone number in case he has any questions. His number is 718.487.2691.

0535
Received a call from Dan Larsen (Emb. Seoul) saying that he was sending a "very pointed" cable detailing the
disappointment of the Koreans regarding lack of action in regards to their offer of goods. The cable is "Seoul
4091." He also sent an e-mail detailing the offer of the Koreans.

0525
Susan Sutton (Bangkok) e-mailed saying that their Agriculture Attache team has agreed to call Ian McNairn after
8am.

0402
Steve Gowing of OFOA called asking about the plane from Thailand. I e-mailed him all of the relevant information
and he said that it looked like everything would go fine.

I asked again about the question of dearing the rice. He wasn't very helpful either. but asked that we call back
after 8am when their full team is there. We should try to get in touch with Ian McNaim (703.526.2210 x(203)

0334
I contacted Customs at ~IFK Airport (718.553.1648) to inform them about the arrival of the blankets on Flight TG
790. The customs agent took the information to tell his supervisor. He informed me that if the goods were sent on
an airway bill, then the freight would be unloaded and cleared in the cargo department. The supervisor in cargo
would arrive to work around 6am. (718.487.2691) I will call him also.

0246
Received call from Emb. Bangkok, Susan Sutton, who had two points.

1) She has answers to questions that were sent to her regarding the shipment of rice. She said that shipment
contained cans of rice wi sardines. The Ag. Officer in Bangkok stated that we usually don't inspect all of the food
that comes from Thailand. Usually, the Govt. of Thailand issues a phytosanitary certificate stating that the food
meets standards, and weusually accept their certificate.

They were tasked with getting approval for the rice to enter the U.S., and she is not sure exactly what the process
is to get the rice approved for entry. She requested that I check with OFDA to find out the exact process. I called
OFDA, no one there was knowledgeable about the process. They asked that we check back at 8am when the full
team arrives.

2) Susan also informed that Protocol asked for details about a commercial plane (Thai Airways) carrying relief

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supplies from Thailand that is already in the air that is to arrive before the Prime Minister. Protocol asked for
details so that the goods would not be held up by customs. She found out the info:
• Flight TG 790; expected to land at 6:35 am, Friday 9/9/05 at JFK Airport.
• Carrying only blankets; no food
• 36 boxes of blankets
=
• Total weight 1:935 tons

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EAP Issyes Taskforce 1
September 9,200'5
1500 -2300 EDt
EAP Rep: Kaye Lee
Lynn Nelson '

Outstanding Issues:

Japan - Offer of teams - see 2300 entry below.

Korea - State cable - confirm it goes out and list number.

EAP Log:

2300 Call from Brett Blackshaw in Tokyo and email looking for confirmation from NORTHCOM that they are
aware of Japanese offers of relief teams. Need to find out if they know about offers and if decision has been made
on acceptance. Acceptance is politically important to the GOJ. Blackshaw noted that Brig. General Allen may also
be involved in this decision. Have reached out to NORTCOM - not to Allen yet.

2245 Received OK to accept 10 tons of tarps, diapers, 5 tons of cleaning' supplies from ROK. Conveyed to post
via cable STATE XXX. Other assistance declined at this time. Received phone call from Dan Larsen in Seoul and
conveyed info. '

18:00 Received diplomatic note from Australia with instructions on human remains. The task force is currently
clearing ga circular that will go to all diplomatic missions regarding the IdentifiCation and disposition of remains,
which should serve to answer the Australian requests in the dipnole. Kaye faxed the dipnoet to the Austrialia
Desk for their info. .

17:72 Spoke with Scott Marciel. Confirmed Thailand is bringing blankets and rice on flight to Little Rock. Advised
Scott to contact OFDA RMC (703-526-2210) to obtain contact at Little Rock AFB to arrange for Thai officials to
arrive at base in advance of the flight. .

17:30 Confirmed with Kevin Olybrish that the Cambodia $20,000 donation was presented to Embassy Phnom
Penh.
-Acceptance cable and instructions sent. STATE 166898

17:25 Confirmed with Wendell Albright that Japan donations from Florida are currently at $300,000. Any future
donations will require an additional cable accepting donations and thanking Japan.

1700 Kaye spoke with Lynette Chang from Singapore Embassy (202-465-3380) who clarified that Singapore had
donated the use of 4 helicopters and a total of 41 personnel in the Katrina affected area. The helicopters and
personnel had been stationed in Texas at a National guard facility for long-term training. All four helicopters are
presently deployed and in use, according to Chang. She said that the first three helicopters arrived on 9/1 and the
fourth arrived on 9/4. She asked that press info be corrected. We've updated the matrix to reflect the correct info
(4 vs 3.)

1630 passed to Malaysia desk - matt cenzer-contact info for Julie reynes, ARC reynesj@usa.redcross,org. Matt
talked to Julie reynes and put her in contact with the Malaysian embassy. Malaysian frn hamid will be in DC on
9/26 and the Malaysia desk is attempting to arrange an opp for him to present malaysia's donation to the
president of the ARC or other suitable senior red cross official. .

1530 The Japanese diplomat seeking access to New Orleans that was stopped by the National guard was
allowed access. Note froin Amba Sullivan - Consular access: we ran into a new problem thoday with a Japanese
consular visit to NO in which we had notified state police. but nat'l guard and NOPD blocked their entry, indicating
a heightened level of local authority/capacity. After some delay OS was able to facilitate' entry.

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EAP Issues Taskforce 1
September 9, 2009
0700 - 1500 EDT
EAP Rep: Alex Ave-Lallemant
Michael Goldman

Outstanding Issues:

Thailand
-Rice has been given blanket clearance by USDA. Okay to bring it in, as long as rice doesn't leave PM's plane
before arriving at Little Rock 9/11. (For information on flight and clearance, see unclass email of 2:11)
-Now, trying to find POC at Little Rock AFB to act as liaison with Thai officials who will be there beforehand.
-Melanie Higgins (7-0036) is Thailand Desk Officer.

Republ ic of Korea
-A much more frustrating situation.
-Still no word from OFDAI FEMA on shipment.
-Embassy Seoul worries about effect on bilateral relationship (see Seoul 4091). With EAP/K's help, we've drafted
a paragraph for Task Force Chair to include in memo for S conversation with DHS Secretary Chertoff. (See below
for text.)

Japan
-Most goods in storage in FL are being transferred to American Red Cross.
-The Japanese have also gotten clearance from FEMA to give generators, also in Fl, to the State of Mississippi.
-The only things remaining in storage are water supplies. ~
-No word yet on offer of ~IDF epidemic control personnel.
-A Japanese diplomat trying to enter New Orleans has been stopped by Nat. Guard (see below).

Singapore
-Correction needed to press reports re: donated helicopters.

Malavsia
-:EAP/J (Wendell Albright) believes they have a better contact at the American Red Cross. If he is able to come
up with some names, please pass them on to Malaysia Desk Officer.

1449
Call from Joe Bookbinder of State's Foreign Press Center (202-504-6554) concerning a call from the Singapore
Press Attache, Lynette Chang I ~ Ms. Chang wants to correct an error in our press release detailing B~
foreign offers of assistance. Accordrng fa MS. hang, Singapore has offered four helicopters, not three.

1436
Received following from EAPIK, which I gave to Task Force Coordinator for inclusion in memo to S for her
conversation with Chertoff:

The South Korean government, stung by accusations late last year that it had responded slowly to the
Tsunami, has been touting its rapid response, with full engagement by the Prime Minister, to the .
devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina. They have offered $30m in assistance, including 100 tons of
in-kind assistance, to be delivered rapidly. Unfortunately, as we have postponed their in-kind assistance
and the Korean puolic has witnessed neighboring countries delivering assistance (not entirely accurate or
fair), the public perception is growing again that the government has managed confirm Korea's weak self-
image and is relegated to being a second-tier ally of the U.S. The Korean in-kind offer is based directly on
our original guidance of what was needed and they are prepared to deliver it on Sep. 15 to Little Rock
AFB. The Desk and Embassy Seoul will endeavor to strip out the food portion in the Korean offer, if
FEMA can be persuaded to accept the rest of the material. The Koreans need a clear indication that it will
be accepted both to plan and to allow the government to fulfill its commitment to assist the U.S. in time of
need. The Secretary will meet with FM Ban on Sep 16 in New York on the margins of UNGA.

1422
Called K desk, asked them to put together a one-paragraph statement, which we can insert in briefing to S, for her
conversation with Chertoff. K said they would be happy to provide.

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1405
Received call from Japanese consular officer who is trying to get access to New Orleans. LA national guard is
apparently not permitting him to enter. despite receiving authorization from Amb. Sullivan. I asked the official if he
had also coordinated with the LA' State Police, but was cut off before he could answer. He had not given his
name.

1325
Called Ms. Lester back with information about the Thai team that is traveling with the PM's plane (see below). She
then asked how future offers of forensic assistance should be handled. After speaking with Task Force head, I
told Ms. Lester that while no guidance has been sent to our embassies, we are asking that such offers be put on
hold, for now. Future offers of forensic assistance from foreign govemments can be addressed to the Task Force,
or - if they want something more formal - to S and through her staff, to us.
1312 ,...__. __
Took call from Victoria Lester of Interpol I l:elll labout reports she has heard that a Be
Thai forensics team will be traveling to the U.s.
Ms. Lester epresseo conctm that other such offers have been
turned down. Told her I would look into it and call her back.

1300
Confirmed that Thai rice has received blanket dearance by USDA to enter U.S. on PM plane, provided that the
rice does not leave the plane before it arrives in Little Rock on 9/11. Remaining problem: we need poe at Little
Rock AFB, so Thai officials can help meet plane.

1130
Spoke with OFDA rep re: Thai and Korean offer. No word from FEMA. They are still "considering" the offers,
according to he OFDA rep, but don't really want such in-kind contributions. Related the news to an
understandably frustrated Andrew Hyde at the Korea Desk. Things look better for the Thai rice offer, which likely
will go through. The sticking point now, according to PM rep, is that the Thais would like two officials to go to Little
Rock AFB to be there for receipt of shipment, but no-word who the poe would be. Have contacted North Com for
more information.

1020
Took call from Ms. Haznah at Malaysian Embassy who offered $1million to Am Red Cross from Malaysia. Wanted
to have FM present at ceremony when he is here on Sept 25 - 26. .

0930 ,
Spoke to Wendell Albright (EAP/J) who pointed out a new offer of assistance from the Japanese Defense Force
(epidemic prevention). Updated matrix to reflect this information.

0830
Spoke to OFDA rep re: Korean Offer. FEMA still considering the issue.

0700
Shift begins

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EAP Issues Task Force 1


September 11, 2005
1500-2300 EDT
EAP Rep: Gary G. Oba

Outstanding Issues:

Korea - ROK needs to identify ROK point of contact regarding donation of cleaning supplies. Korean govemment
has received list of items we have requested and will do its best to provide them. The Korean Embassy in DC
needs to contact OFDA and/or State and provide an English-speaking ROK counterpart.

Australia - GOA has offered forensic teams although we do not need them. GOA is still happy to arrange a video
conference with its tsunami team about this matter. Per David Atkinson, this is being taken up by Task Force
Coordinator Malloy and/or Korea desk, No update on this matter occurred during this shift.

EAP Log:

1620 Noted in OFDA movement report that the Thai aircraft with rice. blankets and food arrived in Little Rock at
1425L. The same OFDA report indicates that generators donated by Japan arrived in Alabama and Louisiana
around 1200L.

1730 FEMA Logistician responsible for tracking ROK offer called asking for help identifying ROK point of contact.
After contacting EAPIK Officer Andrew Hyde, provided FEMA with contact information for: 1) ROK Embassy
Officer, Mr. LIM (Celli Iand Embassy Seoul ECON Officer Dan Larsen (Work 011-822-397-4176) . BI

1945 E-mailed Embassy Seoul ECON Officer Dan Larsen to convey FEMA request above.

2047 Received Embassy Bangkok e-mail with contact information for Thai aircraft shipment (contact is Amomsate
Singha of MFA. Cell phonel- JThis information apparently OBE as aircraft has already arrived in
little Rock.

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EAP.lssues Task Force 1


September 12, 2005
700-1500 EDT
EAP Rep: David Bonine

Korea - Confirmed with EAP/K officer Andrew Hyde that the point of contact regarding the donation of cleaning
supplies is ROK Embassy Officer, Mr. LIM (Celli
.
I .
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Japan - Embassy Tokyo is eager to provide a response to the GOJ on its offer of reli~f teams from Self-Defense
forces and civilian government agencies. According to a 9/6 email'from NORTHCOM these offers will be declined,
but we haven't conveyed that message to the Japanese yet; we have been waiting on approved language from
the Secretary for declining offers. EAP/J confirmed that $500,000 worth of supplies has been delivered from its
storage facility in Florida: $300,000 worth of blankets and sleeping pads to the American Red Cross, and
$200,000 of portable generators and cord reels to the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency.

Australia - GOA offered additional assistance in the form of disaster recovery specialists and logistics specialists.
I informed the Australia desk that the offer is appreciated, but these teams are not needed at this time.

Dalai Lama - China desk confirmed the Dalai Lama is donating $100.000 to the Bush-Clinton Fund for disaster
assistance.

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September 13-14, 2005
, 2300-0700 EDT
EAP Rep: Alex Ave-Lallemant

OUTSTANDING ISSUES:

Japan: An email sent Mon (9/12) evening updating the matrix on several items (incl several Japan issues) fell
through the cracks. Subsequent attempts to update the matrix have been problematic because the email is
ambiguous and refers to line numbers in the matrix which have subsequently changed. Need to get the up to
date info from the J desk.

Korea: Korean MFA officer Lim needs to know by 2100 on 9/14 who will meet ROK officials in Dallas (DFW
~ airpor.t)<to.accept.[elief.shipmellt._Currellt.idea.is.to.hav.e.l\mb._Chades.Bay,_dipJolJJat:ilJ:J:e.sjpelJce~at
U.Jli:Lersiw, .
of Houston, go to shipment. Ray has notlnot accepted offer yet - he's only been offered informally, not officially.
ROK also has a poe in Houston (attached to Consulate there). Contact info in printed email.

Thailand: State 169098 asked posts (incl Bangkok) to deliver points declining offers of forensic teams. Problem:
the Thai team is already here and has received HHS approval (HHS will apparently contact team directly). Info
may be obe'd.

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EAPLog
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0042 received call from Dan Larsen, Embassy Seoul, who informed me to expect a call from MOFAT regarding
who might meet lhe Korean plane when it arrives in Dallas. .

0100 received call from Sang Woo LIM, ROK MOF~


T (CeIlJ Lim saidI tha~ h-~'iS ~~~~g
the
Korean flight concurrently with OFDA and State. ROK dona\ea gooos are leaVing Seoul via cargo flight KE 237 at
~-- -B~
1030 local time on 9/15 and arriving in Dallas (DFW) at 1130 AM COT. ROK officials are leaving Seoul on KE
0031 at 1130 local time and arriving in Dallas (DFW) at 1015 AM COT. Lim also wave info for ROK POC, a .
consular official attached to the Consulate in Houston named Lee Sang HO (CeUl J
0222 received call from Brett Blackshaw (Embassy Tokyo POL). The GoJ intends to offer water pumps.
Blackshaw wanted to know if there was any list of things that the USG needed vis-a-vis reflief efforts. Told him
that we would find the FEMA list and send to him via email. .

0500 Call from Susan Sutton, Embassy Bangkok, who asked to delay transmission of points in State 169098
pending a few clarifications: 1} she wanted to be sure the EAP cleared on the cable because 2) S had invited the
Thai team and 3) the team was already in the US. Tums out that HHE has accepted the offer and will contact the
team directly; ceble is therefore likely to be obe.

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September 13, 2005
1500-2300 EDT
EAP Rep: Sean Stein

Outstanding Issues:

China: Condolence message from Foreign Minister forwarded to SES-Correspondence. Expect reply tasker am
shift. (I know that sounds bureaucratic but that's how it's done.)

Korea: OFDA is prepared to accept Korean donation of Diapers, cleaning supplies. tarps, and blankets in Dallas
on Sept 15 @ 10:15. Korean delegation to be led by Amb. Chang Chul-Kyoon (Head of Consular Affairs at
~-~-iM0F-A*),,"DelegatioA,will-also.include.Ms ...P-ark-EuA=Young.from·the,Korean.Red.Cross.aRd.Ms••Suh.Eun...Ji.from----
MOFAT. Andrew Hyde 7-4316 (Korea desk).

There is a possibility that the Department may ask Amb. Charles Ray to travel to Dallas to accept the donation on
behalf of the Department. (Amb. Ray is currently in Houston as a Diplomat in Residence in Houston.) EAP rep
needs to follow up early am to press for a decision if Amb. Ray will be asked to go and to arrange funding with
EX. Amb. Ra~ has not yet been contacted but can be reached at I ~nd'
I t: The coordinator for the Diplomat in Residence program may also have a telephone
HUmoer. ih eVent lat the trip is approved but Amb. Ray is not available, Florita Sheppard, another Dip in
Residence in Texas should be contacted.
B

Thailand: The Princess' donation of com will be accepted by the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. (Amy Sellers
(225) 359-9940 c::::l OFDA action.
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Samoa: Acceptance cable pending clearance.

Cambodia: Cable accepting donation from King Sihamoni of $20,000 on behalf of himself and his parents the
King Father and Queen Mother deared and passed to coordinator. Waiting for comeback.

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Bentes, Jullanna W

From: CMS TaskForce1-Director [c=US;a= ;p=GOV+DOS;0=Americas101;s=Task Force


1;g=Director;ou1 =AM102;ou2=SS01-1 01;]
Sent: Friday, September 16, 20057:29 PM
To: Katrina Working Group RELEASED IN FULL
Cc: SES-O CMS
Subject: FW: EAP Wrap up

From: eMS TaskForce1K


sent: Friday, September 16, 2005 6:51 PM
To: Mcfeeters, Brian D(Main State 5210)
Cc: Katrina Working Group; TaskForce-l
Subject: EAP Wrap up

Brian,

Here are the outstanding items:

Laos: Need to follow-up with desk and post about status of the deposit of the $25,000 Lao donation and acceptance
and/or thank you message.

Brunei: Embassy of Brunei In Washington is awaiting $1 million from Darussalam for hurricane relief. Once the funds are
received the Embassy will deposit them into the Department's account (account information already provided) and notify
us via diplomatic note. The desk will reply to the dip note once it has been received and the deposit confirmed.

French Polynesia: Offer of 100 troops declined. No "no" cables now going out at this time, although the French desk
prepared a draft. .

Japan: Offer of 30 pump trucks will not be formally declined until after Secretary Rice meets with her Japanese
counterpart on Saturday evening. Desk has been notified.

Samoa: TF1 instructed Embassy Apia to have the Samoans make their expressed donation of $10,000 to the Samoan
chapter of the Red Cross, which should forward it to the American Red Cross. Desk will need to follow up so that thank
you message (already drafted) can go out after donation. If Samoan Red Cross cannot accept the donation on behalf of
the American Red Cross, Embassy Samoa may need to accept It for the American Red Cross following guidance in State
164963. Because of local banking practices. the Samoan government may need to contribute in local currency to avoid'
substantiel exchange loss.

Thailand: The Secretary accepted the offer of Thai Forensic Experts. HHS has declined their services. Desk is working
with HHS to find a way for the team to at least tour the region with a Thai delegation. (The com is accepted. Cable is
outgoing. Should require no further action.)

• Have a good weekend. I've got log print-outs and some other documents I'U pass you on Monday.

Joe Murphy
RSP

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE In: 10 AUG 2006 200503991 ltNCLASSIFIED