No Filipinos hurt or killed in Japan typhoon — DFA | Global News

No Filipinos hurt or killed in Japan typhoon — DFA

/ 09:58 PM September 05, 2018

A car lies upside-down next to other damaged vehicles along a road after being blown by strong winds from typhoon Jebi in Osaka on September 5, 2018. AFP

There are no Filipinos in the list of casualties and injured in Japan, as Typhoon Jebi wreaked havoc in the western part of the country, according to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).

The DFA said the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo and the Consulate General in Osaka have not received any reports of Filipinos among the 10 reported dead and more than 300 injured in the aftermath of the strongest typhoon to hit Japan in 25 years.


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DFA has offered its sympathies to Japan, a  close ally of the Philippines.

Typhoon Jebi made landfall on the country’s west coast on Tuesday, packing strong winds that damaged several establishments.

The department also vowed to monitor the typhoon and constantly check the welfare of 280,000 Filipinos  in Japan, adding that both the embassy and consulate are ready to assist affected Filipinos.

Filipinos in Japan can contact the Embassy at +8180 4928 7979 and the Consulate General at +8190 4036 7984. /ee

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