China Offers Help To Earthquake-Hit Japan

The Chinese foreign ministry also said that there have been no Chinese casualties reported from the earthquake.

The view of street in earthquake-hit Japan.

China has said it is willing to provide necessary help to Japan on the massive earthquake that struck the country on New Year's Day.

The Chinese foreign ministry said on Wednesday that there have been no Chinese casualties reported from the earthquake.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin during a regular press briefing, offered help to earthquake-hit Japan, Reuters reported.

Japanese authorities have confirmed 62 deaths so far, making the earthquake the deadliest in Japan since at least 2016, the report mentioned.

It also stated when Wang was asked about the airplanes collision at Tokyo's Haneda airport on Tuesday, he said there were no Chinese citizens injured in the accident.

He also said that Japan had not made any request for assistance.

There were 14 Hong Kong tourists on the Japan Airlines (9201.T) plane involved, and the Chinese embassy in Japan has gotten in touch with them, Wang said, as per the report.

The collision, which sparked concerns about runway safety, killed five of six crew on the smaller De Havilland Dash-8 Coast Guard turboprop, while all 379 people aboard the Japan Airlines Airbus, it mentioned. 

Earlier,  a  series of powerful earthquakes that hit western Japan, while aftershocks continued to shake Ishikawa prefecture and nearby areas two days after a magnitude 7.6 temblor slammed the area.

Water, power and cell phone service were still down in some areas., AP report said.

It added the residents expressed sorrow about their uncertain futures.