India envoy in Japan meets representatives of Indian community

NEW DELHI: The Indian Embassy in quake- hit Japan today met representatives of the 25,000-strong Indian community there to ascertain their views about their plans and assistance needed by them in the wake of last Friday's disaster.

Indian Ambassador in Japan Alok Prasad had an interaction with the community representatives to know about their future plans and how the government could help them, official sources said.

After Japan was hit by giant tidal waves caused by a massive earthquake, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna and Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao had spoken to Prasad and said all Indian national were safe as the available information.

Krishna had said the embassy will "do whatever is possible" to help the Indians and a helpline has been set up there for assistance.

On Sunday, 30 Indians in Tanida, one of the tsunami-hit areas in Japan, had been shifted to a hotel, according to official information reaching here. The Indian community is concentrated in and around Tokyo

With Japan facing the danger of nuclear radiation, IT majors TCS, Infosys and Wipro have offered their employees there the option of coming back home while allowing local workers to shift to safer locations.

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