Japanese diamond industry escapes deadly tsunami

The earthquake and resulting tsunami that swept through Japan has caused thousands of fatalities. (TORU YAMANAKA/Getty)

WDFB says Japanese members unaffected by tragedy in the country.

No members of the Japanese diamond industry have been hurt by the tsunami that has ravaged the country, according to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB).

The WFDB said that to its knowledge no members of the Japanese diamond trade have been affected by the earthquake and resulting tsunami that led to the death of thousands of Japanese people last week. The WFDB added that it would be offering support to the Tokyo Diamond Exchange.

WDFB president Avi Paz said: "We have all been shocked and horrified by the pictures we have seen following the earthquakes and the tsunami. Our hearts go out to the people of Japan at this terrible time, particularly to the families of those who have perished.

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"The WFDB is a global family and we all come together at times like these. On behalf of the WFDB, I would like to send my heartfelt best wishes for a speedy recovery, and to offer any help and support to our colleagues in Japan, particularly to our friends and colleagues at the Tokyo Diamond Exchange."

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