Douglas sends condolences to Japanese survivors

An estimated 18,000 people lost their lives in the double disaster which struck Japan on 11 March (11).

The Wall Street legend, who recently overcame a battle with cancer, joined U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations headquarters in New York on Thursday (24Mar11) and offered his heartfelt thoughts to those affected by the tragedies.

Douglas’ appearance coincided with the launch of a new exhibit of petitions calling on world leaders to ban the use of nuclear weapons as a result of Japan’s nuclear crisis following the Asian disasters.

He said, “Our hearts go out to the Japanese people as they deal with this catastrophe. The Japanese have a history of rebuilding their country after natural and man-made catastrophes.”

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