• Kyodo


A group of Japanese and Russians said they have raised their target of ¥40 million to pay for leukemia treatment for the baby daughter of a Russian rescue worker who helped out after last year’s earthquake and tsunami disaster in the Tohoku region.

The group set up in late April to help 1-year-old Anna Melnikov achieved the target June 1 after collecting about ¥20 million in Russia and about ¥17.8 million in Japan and being given a donation for the remaining amount by a Russian entrepreneur.

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