CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Japan to employ chartered planes to rescue Japanese stranded in Egypt

01-31-2011 17:30 BJT

TOKYO, Jan. 31 (Xinhua) -- The Japanese government decided on Monday to employ chartered aircraft to rescue Japanese nationals in Egypt due to the ongoing unrest there, local media reported.

The Japanese Foreign Ministry's emergency task force endorsed a plan for the planes to make three round trips between Cairo and Rome on Monday to rescue Japanese stranded in Egypt following massive anti-government protests, Kyodo News reported.

About 1,600 Japanese were staying in Egypt as of Monday, according to the ministry.

Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said at a news conference that Japan would take additional measures to help the Japanese who could not be accommodated on the chartered planes.

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program