Japan-United States of America Relations
Message of condolence following the shooting incident in Orlando, Florida, the United States of America

June 13, 2016
Japanese

Following the shooting incident in Orlando, Florida on June 12th in local time, which caused numerous casualties, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent the following message to the Honorable Barak H. Obama, President of the United States of America on June 13th.

I am immensely shocked and utterly outraged to hear about the shooting terrorism incident that occurred in the state of Florida, resulting in a large number of casualties among US citizens. We cannot tolerate acts of terrorism for any reason. I resolutely condemn it.

I would like to express our sincere condolences to all the victims and their families, and hope that those who were injured will recover as soon as possible.

Japan stands with the United States and the people of the United States at this difficult time. Terrorism challenges the values shared by Japan and the United States. Japan shares President Obama’s strong determination to the fight against terrorism, and continues to engage in the fight against terrorism in cooperation with the United States and the international community.