NATORI CITY, JAPAN — The Honourable Joe Oliver, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the Honourable Pat Bell, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training for British Columbia and industry representatives today applauded the opening of the Donguri Anne Public Library, the first building funded under the Canada-Tohoku Reconstruction Project.

“Today’s announcement demonstrates Canada’s ongoing commitment to helping Japan rebuild following the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami,” said Oliver. “Canadians’ thoughts and prayers continue to be with those affected by these traumatizing events. We look forward to the next phases of this project in support of our longtime friends and allies.”

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Video of the Donguri Anne Public Library Opening Ceremony

Canada Tohoku Overview

DONGURI ANNE PUBLIC LIBRARY PROJECT BACKGROUND

YURIAGE PUBLIC MARKET PROJECT BACKGROUND