An international rescue effort to help Japan seek survivors of a massive earthquake and tsunami and address a nuclear crisis is gathering pace, with about 100 countries offering assistance.
Japan's government has received offers for assistance from 91 countries, and accepted assistance from about 15 based on assessed needs, mostly for specialised international urban search and rescue (USAR) teams and medical teams.
Following is a list of aid offers:
The southern Afghan city of Kandahar announced it was donating $50,000.
Sent a 72-strong urban search and rescue team, including sniffer dogs, to Miyagi prefecture. A military transport is also providing airlift support, helping move fresh water, Japanese troops and equipment to the quake zone.
The government has also offered field hospitals and victim identification specialists.
Sent fire brigade search and rescue specialists and equipment, including heavy lifting and cutting equipment consisting of 64 personnel and two dogs, and said it would send nuclear physicists if requested.
A 15-member rescue team arrived in Japan on Sunday, state news agency Xinhua said, bringing four tonnes of equipment for search and rescue operations.
-- The government has donated 30 million yuan ($4.56 million) of relief supplies to Japan, the first batch of which has already left Shanghai, including quilts and tents.
-- Health Minister Chen Zu said China was ready to send whatever medical aid was needed at a moment's notice, Xinhua said.
-- Premier Wen Jiabao said on Monday Beijing stood willing to offer further help.
-- China's Red Cross Society has donated another 5 million yuan ($761,200) in aid to its Japanese counterpart, Xinhua said. The group had donated 1 million yuan following the quake.
France has sent a search and rescue team consisting of 134 personnel.
Germany has sent a search and rescue team made up of 41 personnel and three dogs.
Hungary's emergency authority said it had offered a 16-member crew as part of the International Response Assistance Network (RANET) programme to check radiation and do medical advisory work in seven monitoring teams.
Is ready to send search and rescue teams and relief material. The navy is on standby to send its ships to Japan.
Will send 15 search and rescue personnel with experience in the Haiti quake as well as blankets, mattresses, water tanks and bottled water in emergency aid.
Lithuania's state fire and rescue service said it was ready, in conjunction with the European Union, to offer up to 32 rescuers, including three with search dogs and three paramedics.
Will send a team of more than 50 search and rescue personnel. The team includes five tracker dogs and will carry aid material and medicine.
Has donated $1 million and 2,500 woollen blankets, and offered to send up to 300 soldiers, the Montsame news agency said.
New Zealand has sent a search and rescue help team consisting of 65 personnel.
The foreign ministry said Pakistan was awaiting Japan's response to its offer of assistance. A government official said two planeloads of relief goods, including a field hospital, were ready to fly to Japan, along with a team of doctors.
Russia's state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, said it had offered to help in responding to the problems at Japanese nuclear plants if necessary. Russia sent 75 rescuers on Sunday, the Emergencies Ministry said.
Prime Minister Iveta Radicova told parliament that Slovakia ha0d 250,000 euros ready for Japan, but will coordinate with other EU states. Radicova said Japan had asked not to send rescue workers until they have a general idea how to proceed. Slovaks have 25 rescue workers ready.
A 102-member South Korean rescue team left for Fukushima, site of the stricken nuclear plant, on Monday. A further 100 rescue workers are on standby.
Announced $1 million aid and a military relief team with medical assistance to be dispatched to Japan.
A 28-member team of rescue specialists left for Tokyo on Monday, including specialists who helped in rescue efforts after February's earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand. It has sent a first batch of supplies, including clothing, blankets and food, and will start shipping heaters.
The cabinet has allocated 200 million baht ($6.58 million) for clothes, gloves, rubber boots, instant food and other goods. It will also send 15,000 tonnes of rice.
-- A first medical team was to look after the interests of up to 600 Thai nationals. A further team of 17 is ready to go.
The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan has arrived in Japan to assist relief efforts and other U.S. warships were also off the coast.
-- The U.S. embassy in Tokyo has provided an initial $100,000 in immediate disaster relief assistance, and Washington is ready to provide any additional help requested.
-- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has deployed a disaster assistance response team (DART) that includes nuclear experts, and urban search and rescue teams, comprising 144 people and 12 dogs.
Will provide $200,000 in quake/tsunami aid. the Vietnamese Red Cross will give an initial $50,000, a foreign ministry spokeswoman said.