Vietnamese youths in Japan help tsunami victims
The Vietnam Youth and Students Association (VYSA) in Japan has donated 500,000 yen (US$6,000) to victims of the recent earthquake and tsunami in north-eastern Japan.
VYSA president Nguyen Ngoc Tu said the money was sent to the donation box at NHK Radio and Television Station in Tokyo on March 25. It aims to help Japanese victims as well as Vietnamese students who are suffering from the results of the disasters.
Tu said the association launched the fund raising programme on March 13 and received 531,000 yen from Vietnamese youth and students in Japan as well as VND50 million from the Vietnamese Students’ Association.
The association has already spent more than 100,000 yen to help Vietnamese students and trainees in Tokyo and Osaka evacuate from dangerous areas.
The remaining 126,000 yen raised in the first fund raising campaign will be sent along with additional money raised between March 15 and April 14.