Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Voice of Russia to assist with messages to Japan

Text of report in English by Japan’s largest news agency Kyodo

Moscow, March 13 Kyodo - Voice of Russia, the Russian government-run international radio station, said Saturday it will air a special programme to convey messages from overseas residents facing difficulty contacting their families and friends in Japan in the aftermath of a massive earthquake.

The station will accept such messages in Japanese, English and Russian on a 24-hour telephone hotline and will deliver them in its Japanese-language programme aired daily between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. Japan Time, as well as on its website pages featuring some other Asian and European languages.

The phone number for the services is 7-495-9506484. The broadcaster also accepts messages via e-mail at letters@ruvr.ru .

(Source: Kyodo News Service, Tokyo, in English 0142 gmt 13 Mar 11 via BBC Monitoring/R Netherlands Media Network Weblog)

Radio Japan English service

All times UTC / target areas: af (Africa) as (Asia) eu (Europe) na (North America) pa (Pacific)

0500-0530 5975eu 6110na 9770af 15205as 17810as
1000-1030 9605as 9625pa 9840pa 11780as
1200-1230 6120na 9625pa 9790eu
1200-1300 9695as
1300-1330 9875as
1400-1430 5955as 9875as 21560af
(Alexey Zinevich, Bulgaria/BCDX 986/Top News)