No Cambodian has been reported missing in Japanese quake

Official statement of the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs about no missing Cambodians so far in Japan.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cambodia released this Sunday a statement to say that no Cambodian citizen has been reported missing so far during the Sendai earthquake and tsunami. It says also that Cambodians living or studying in Japan, can get in contact with their embassy for any situation related with the natural disaster. The embassy published the following information for urgent contacts:

To our Cambodian compatriots: With regard to the 11th March earthquake, the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Tokyo requests you to inform the following diplomats if you have any relative or friends missing: 1-Mr. Sim Vireak, First Secretary: Tel: (81) 80 4075 5704 – Email: 2- Mr. Hok Sophea, First Secretary: Tel: (81) 80 4075 5702 – Email: 3-Mrs. Sok Soboth, Second Secretary – Tel: (81) 80 4075 5701 – Email:

Primer Minister Hun Sen sent his condolences to Primer Minister Naoto Kan and the people of Japan. The Royal Goverment of Cambodia and the Cambodian Red Cross has donated 100 thousand US dollars and 20 thousand US dollars respectively to the Government of Japan for the relief of the victims by the 8.9-9.0 MW megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 on 11 March 2011 (in Cambodia was 12:46 on March 11). The epicenter was reported to be 130 kilometers off the east coast of the Oshika Pensinsula. The tsunami did not affect the Cambodian coasts.

According to the census of 2010 of the Cambodian Student Association of Japan, there are 331 Cambodians studying in Japan. However, there is not a report of Cambodians working in that country and none of Cambodian tourists that were in the area during the earthquake.

If you are a Cambodian in Japan or you know Cambodians in that country, feel free to use also this website to report any incident or ask information for Cambodians.


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About Albeiro Rodas

Albeiro Rodas (in Cambodia Sky Ly Samnang), is a MA in Digital Communication, independent journalist and a Salesian of Don Bosco from Amalfi, Colombia, based in Cambodia since 1999. He is the creator of the Don Bosco schools of journalism in Sihanoukville and Kep with young people from poor communities and the founder of the Don Bosco Kep Children Fund. Medal for Social Commitment UPB (2010); among the 100 more upstanding Colombians abroad (Marca Colombia, 2012, and among the 12 Colombians that are making this a better world 2013 (

2 responses to “No Cambodian has been reported missing in Japanese quake”

  1. Ly says :

    yarath, how i can speak your brother. thank you na

  2. Yarath says :

    Hello, I am from Preah Sihanouk Province. I communicate that we got a message from my brother Yareth in Shiga, Japan and he is well. No more news about other Cambodians. Hope they are ok, good in health and coming back to their homeland and condolences for Japanese people.

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