In an advertisement published on page nine of the Chinese Communist Party’s official People’s Daily today, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan expresses his heartfelt thanks for the support Japan has received since the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that struck the country exactly one month ago.

The top of the message reads in English: “Thank you for the kizuna.” Kizuna is a Japanese words that implies bonds of friendship or family among people.


[ABOVE: Page nine of today’s People’s Daily, with a thank-you advertisement from Japan’s prime minister.]