Ambassador Aiboshi’s visit to AHA Centre and attendance of the Memorial Event for Great East Japan Earthquake
14 March 2014
On 11th March, H.E. Mr. Koichi Aiboshi, Ambassador of Japan to ASEAN, visited ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (AHA Centre) and exchanged views with Mr. Said Faisal, Executive Director of AHA Centre, on Japan-ASEAN cooperation on disaster management. After the discussion, Ambassador Aiboshi observed AHA Centre’s facilities, especially the ICT system which was procured with the assistance of Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund (JAIF). Ambassador Aiboshi also attended the memorial event of Great East Japan Earthquake hosted by AHA Centre together with officials from the Mission of Japan and the staff of AHA Centre. For one minute from 12:46, which is the exact time when the earthquake occurred three years ago, they observed a moment of silence in remembrance of victims of the Great Earthquake.
【Ref.1】 AHA Center (ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management) was established in November 2011 by ASEAN for the purpose of facilitating cooperation and coordination among ASEAN Member States and with relevant international organizations such as the United Nations in the field of disaster management.
【Ref.2】 Japan’s assistance to ASEAN in the field of disaster management