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8.9 Quake in Japan prompt concerns for safety of Thais

BANGKOK, 11 March 2011 (NNT)-The Thai embassy in Tokyo has been coordinating with Japanese authority in bringing Thai nationals living in Miyagi to safety after the 8.9 magnitude quake has rocked the province earlier today, prompting tsunami warnings in Japan as well as other countries in the Pacific Ocean.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokersperson Mr. Thani Thongpakdi has revealed this afternoon that there are 300 Thai people living in the quake hit province, Miyagi, and most of whom are wives of Japanese citizens. The rest of them are students. In Tokyo alone, there are 20,000- 30,000`Thais while there are 50,000 Thai citizens in total in Japan.

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