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97 Korean nationals confirmed alive in Japan

March 20, 2011 - 09:45 By 양승진

  Ninety-seven of the 102 Korean nationals who were reported missing in Japan's Iwate prefecture have been confirmed alive, Seoul's foreign ministry said Saturday.

   However, the fate of the remaining five Koreans in Iwate and 90 others in Sendai has yet to be confirmed, a ministry official said.

   Meanwhile, South Korea has sent 100 tons of bottled water and six thousand blankets in emergency aid for quake victims in Japan, the official said, adding that the government was in contact with the Japanese government on additional emergency aid. (Yonhap News)