A Thank You to Japanese Healthcare Workers

In a video message to Japanese doctors, nurses, and non-clinical staff, Chargé d’Affaires (CDA) Joe Young praised the Japanese medical community for the extraordinary care they’ve provided to U.S. citizens from the Diamond Princess cruise ship.

“I’m pleased to report that almost all of our citizens who were admitted to local hospitals after testing positive for COVID-19 have now recovered and are back home with their family and friends,” he said, adding that the care U.S. citizens have received is “testament not only to the quality of the local healthcare system, but also Japan’s exceptional culture of omotenashi.”