IEA Expresses Condolences to Japanese People

Agency emphasises readiness to act if needed.

13 March 2011

In the wake of the tragic earthquake that struck northeast Japan, IEA Executive Director Nobuo Tanaka expressed his sincerest condolences for the lives and homes lost.  He said, “the IEA stands with the Japanese people. I would like to emphasise our strong support and readiness to act should energy supply become a concern.” The IEA will continue to monitor the developments in Japan, in close consultation with Japanese authorities, and is ready to help in any possible way.

For latest information, see web site of the Nuclear and Industry Safety Agency (METI)

See letters from IEA Executive Director to Japanese Economy, Trade and Industry and Foreign Ministers 

For further information on the Japanese energy sector 

See also:
Nuclear Energy Agency
OECD Secretary-General Gurría expresses sympathy with the people of Japan

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