Letter of Appreciation
from Mayor of Kashiwazaki City Niigata Prefecture, Japan
(Originally in Japanese)
September 14, 2007
are wholeheartedly grateful to you for rendering timely and
compassionate aid and relief materials to the victims of the
recent Niigataken Chuetsu-oki earthquake.
Complying with your request,
the relief items provided by you have been delivered to the
stricken households where most certainly they will be well used.
It's been two months since
the earthquake. During this time, thanks to the support and
aid from all directions, our daily lives have, towards the end
of August, finally returned to normal. More than 1,000 households
are moving into modular houses. The daily life of citizens has
During this period, enormous
relief efforts from all over the country and from all circles
together with innumerable support and encouragement have helped
Kashiwazaki City to stand on her feet again. Although it is
a long and tedious journey ahead, our citizens, united under
the slogan of “Work Harder! Let Kashiwazaki shine again!”
and with concerted effort, have devoted themselves to the rebuilding
and recovering task. In the future, we hope that you would continue
to lend us your support and encouragement.
I should have visited you
to express our appreciation in person, but please understand
our situation and forgive me for conveying our gratefulness
in simple writing.
of Kashiwazaki City