Vietnamese Minister of Foreign Affairs Bui Thanh Son did the same to his Japanese counterpart Minister Kamikawa Yoko on the same day. As of 5:00 pm on Tuesday (Japan time), there had been no report of any Vietnamese casualties in the disasters in Japan, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan as saying. All Vietnamese citizens living near the quake’s epicenter were evacuated to safe shelters where they were provided with essential necessities, Hoang said. Those Vietnamese interns working in Toyama, Fukui, and Ishikawa Prefectures were safe after the massive quake, according to the Public Interest Foundation International Manpower Development Organization, which manages these interns. Affected Vietnamese citizens who need help can contact Vietnamese representative agencies in Japan at +81-80-3590-9136, +81-80-20346868, or +81-90-1255-5537 of the Vietnamese Embassy in Tokyo, or +81-90-4769-6789 or +81-92263-7668 of the Vietnamese Consulates General in Osaka and Fukuoka, respectively.