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Cheap Calls to Japan Available Following the Tsunami

Wed 30 Mar, 2011 // Firstnumber Team
Tsunami aftermath

Following the 8.9-magnitude tremor and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan's north-east coast almost two weeks ago, government authorities and charities are still attempting to help survivors recover amidst scenes of complete devastation.

Trawlers and buildings were all swept away as a wall of water hit a number of small, coastal towns just 400km from Tokyo.

The disaster is thought to have taken the lives of more than 11,000 people and the death toll is expected to rise further as fears continue to grow over the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant which was severely damaged.

So far, harmful levels of radiation have been detected in the immediate area while microscopic particles have also been picked up as far a field as Glasgow.

Charities rally around Japan

Charities such as the Red Cross are still appealing for the global community to join together in a bid to raise funds for the thousands of displaced Japanese people looking to rebuild their futures.

Finally, for UK-based citizens needing to phone relatives or friends in Japan, Firstnumber are proud to offer cheap calls to Japan for just 2p a minute to landlines.

Please note that while the aid effort continues in Japan, phone lines - especially in remote areas - remain damaged and congested. If you do not get through the first time, please try again.

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