Statement by the Press Secretary / Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Serial Terrorist Bombings in Assam State, India

October 31, 2008

  1. The Government of Japan is deeply shocked by a series of bombings in the State of Assam in India, including Guwahati city, on 30th October which resulted in a large number of casualties.  We express sympathy for the victims and send condolences to the bereaved families.  We also express sympathy for those injured and pray for their early recovery.
  2. We firmly condemn these bombings as inexcusable acts, targeted at innocent people.  We strongly blame terrorism in any forms and manifestations and reiterate our stance that there can be no justification, whatsoever, for any acts of terrorism.
  3. We hope that the people of India will overcome this tragedy soon.  We are resolved to continue our cooperation with the Government of India to fight against terrorism.