Vietnamese not among the missing from Japan's earthquake

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The Japanese Foreign Ministry announced Friday that Vietnamese were not among the missing in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11.

A senior official of the Japanese consulate division told Vietnam News Agency a day earlier that there have been no reports on any Vietnamese being dead or missing.

Previously, Japan's Kyodo News quoted a senior official from the Japanese Foreign Ministry as saying that 24 foreigners had been killed in the earthquake and tsunami and several dozen remained missing.

The official listed Chinese, Canadian, South and North Koreans, Pakistanis, Filipinos and Americans among the dead.

The missing foreigners include Chinese, South Koreans, Filipinos, Indonesian and Vietnamese nationals, he added.

The Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched an investigation and concluded no missing Vietnamese were detected.

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