The government of Japan has decided to defray part of the financial burden of disposing of hundreds of thousands of tons of debris that in March last year were taken away by the tsunami hit from the coast of the country and are now slowly reaching the shore of Canada and the U.S.A.
It is expected that Prime Minister of Japan Yoshihiko Noda will say about it at the upcoming meeting with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at the APEC summit. Tokyo is assumed to appropriate about $6 million for disposal of debris.
The international law does not impose such an obligation on Japan. Bu the country's government intends to allocate this money in gratitude for the assistance received from North American countries after the earthquake and tsunami.