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On March 28, a statement from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) was sent to UNWTO by its President Tadatoshi Mamiya expressing their sincere respect and appreciation to the International Tourism Community who has been involved with the relief and recovery efforts given to Japan that was affected by the tsunami last March 11, 2011. This was concluded by a promise of cooperation from both sides to be working together in the near future to re-establish Japan as a popular destination for everyone again.

Meanwhile, a Special Resolution was adopted at the 23rd Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for South Asia and the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and Pacific held in Colombo, Sri Lanka last week to express the deepest sympathies and condolences of the UNWTO Member States in the region to the Japanese people as well as the national and local governments.