Japanese preschooler donates his piggy bank savings to typhoon victims

By on December 17, 2013

According to the United Nations, typhoon-ravaged Tacloban city, Leyte,  Philippines has recorded a death toll of 4,460 with the number still expected to rise as local and international disaster relief operations continue the search.  Some bodies are believed to have been swept out to sea.  The enormous destruction in the city has displaced thousands of survivors whose lives will never be the same.  Japan, with whom the Philippines remains close, was the first country to despatch a disaster relief team made up of medical professionals.  For those who wish to donate or check updates on the present situation, visit www.philembassy.net

Shoichi Kondo, a Japanese preschooler marched to the Philippine Embassy in Tokyo accompanied by his mom, Mrs. Miho Kondo, and donated his piggy bank savings of JPY 5,000 to the victims, through  Second Secretary and Consul, Mr. Bryan Dexter Lao.

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