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Japan: Wales Millennium Centre opens condolence book

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay
Image caption The Wales Millennium Centre had support from Japanese firms and people when it started

The Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff has opened a book of condolence after Japan's earthquake and tsunami.

The centre has two rooms named after the donations it received in its early days from Japanese firms and people.

Corporate affairs head Bet Davies said: "Our staff were upset whenever they passed the Japan Room and felt so helpless - so we have set this up."

Ms Davies said the centre would discuss a possible cultural fundraising event with Wales' Japanese community.

She urged that donations towards recovery efforts be made in the meantime to the Red Cross' Japan tsunami appeal or the charity Save The Children.

Seven members of the Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service with search and rescue skills were part of the British team which flew to Japan last week to help with the rescue effort.

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