Japan Provides Disaster Relief Assistance to the Philippines in response to the Typhoon Odette

On December 20, 2021, the Government of Japan announced disaster relief assistance to the Philippines in light of the devastation brought about by Typhoon Odette. Through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the assistance hopes to boost the effort of Philippine authorities in providing relief supplies to affected families.

Japanese Ambassador KOSHIKAWA Kazuhiko also announced Japan’s support to the Philippines on his Twitter page. Before this, Ambassador Koshikawa expressed heartfelt sympathies to all the Filipinos affected by the Typhoon and praised the Philippines' effort to respond to the calamity. On his Twitter page, Ambassador Koshikawa writes, "My heart and prayers go out to everyone in large parts of Visayas and Mindanao hit by Typhoon #OdettePH. My deepest respect to the brave first responders of the ongoing disaster relief and recovery operations in the area. I hope for everyone's safety.”

The following relief goods are provided to the Philippines:
- Generator;
- Camping Tent;
- Sleeping pad;
- Portable Jerry Can/water container; and
- Tarpaulin/plastic sheet to cover the roof

The disaster relief goods will be shipped and in coordination with Philippine Government, specifically the DSWD, these goods will immediately be distributed to areas devastated by the typhoon.