The UK is sending emergency drinking water to one of Japan’s worst tsunami-stricken regions in response to an urgent request from the Japanese authorities, the Department for International Development (Dfid) said.
The news came as officials warned today that highly radioactive iodine leaking from the Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant could be seeping into seawater further north than previously thought.
Lauren Lynch reports the latest news in the tennis world and in Miami. Captain Novak Djokovic gathered a team of ATP World Tour Allstars to play a soccer game against NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers for Japan relief. They lost 4-2 but Andy Murray and Marcos Baghdatis scored goals. Martina Navratilova said that Roger Federer will struggle to be no. 1 again which he responded by making a joke about her being out climbing mountains while he was winning. All the seeds are in the draw at the Sony Ericsson Open.
On Wednesday, Venezuela used its national airline, Conviasa, to send a plane filled with 25 tons of food and medical supplies to the city of Nagoya, 262 kilometers from Tokyo. This donation represents an unprecdented act of humanitarian aid in the history of Venezuela-Japan relations.