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Douglas sends condolences to Japanese survivors

Mar 24, 2011 | 11:30am EDT

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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