Deputy Japanese Foreign Minister Makiko Kikuta toured the IDF medical clinic in the city of Minami-Sanriko on April 4.
“Your excellent work here, which was impossible to ignore in media reports throughout Japan, is very much appreciated by us and the Japanese people,” Kikuta said. “I was very impressed by the medical staff,” she continued. “Israelis have strong character and I was impressed by the orderly way that you operate.” Kikuta praised the Israeli medical team for being the first to offer aid to the Japanese people. (Israel Defense Forces)