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Condolence books opened in Medway for Japan victims

Mayor of Medway David Brake signs the book of condolence
Image caption Mayor of Medway David Brake signs the book of condolence at the civic centre in Chatham

Books of condolence for victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami have been opened in Medway.

Books have been placed at the civic centre in Gun Wharf, Chatham, as well as council buildings in Strood, Rainham, Gillingham and Rochester.

Medway is twinned with the Japanese cities of Ito and Yokosuka, which have roads named after them in Gillingham.

The books will be taken to the Japanese embassy in central London at the end of the month.

Councillor David Brake, the Mayor of Medway, said: "Our thoughts are with the people of Japan who are coming to terms with the effects of this terrible disaster.

"Medway has very close links with Japan and these books will give residents the opportunity to send their thoughts and messages to people there."

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