Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on Shutdown of International Airport in Thailand

December 2, 2008

  1. The Government of Japan greatly regrets that anti-government protesters in Thailand have occupied Bangkok's international airports, shutting down its function for nearly a week.  The Government of Japan is also deeply concerned about the situation of which the shutdown of the airport has begun seriously affecting not only the movement of people between Japan and Thailand but Japanese companies’ business activities such as distribution of goods.
  2. The Government of Japan strongly hopes that the situation which caused the occupation of the airports will be peacefully resolved as soon as possible and that the airport will resume its business immediately.