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The Japan Emergency Team, a nongovernmental organization now carrying out relief activities in the areas hit by the July 16 Niigata earthquake, is asking for donations of emergency relief supplies.

Items urgently needed include mineral water, canned and instant food, emergency medical kits, rice, towels, soap, used laptops, camping supplies and sleeping bags. (Please do not send clothes or blankets).

Emergency supplies should be sent with the contents clearly marked and 1,000 yen in each box for handling to: Operation Niigata, Box 65, Tokyo Azabu Yubinkyoku 106-8691.

The team is also soliciting monetary donations for dispatching its Disaster Relief Vehicle, a motor home that provides food, medical assistance, drinks, showers and other emergency help. The dispatch will cost at least 2.8 million yen.

Monetary donations should be sent by postal transfer to: Yunbin Furikae 00160 7 162438, Nihon Kinkyu Enjotai (The Japan Emergency Team).

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