Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on a Series of Bombs in Jakarta, Indonesia

July 17, 2009

  1. It is abominable that many people were killed and injured by a series of bombs on the morning (local time) of July 17 (Fri) in the Mega Kuningan district of central Jakarta, the capital city of Indonesia. The Government of Japan expresses sympathy for those killed by bombs and sends condolences to the bereaved families. We also express sympathy for the many injured and pray for their early recovery.
  2. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan reiterates its firm condemnation of these atrocious acts of terrorism that target many innocent people.
  3. The Government of Japan will continue its utmost efforts for the eradication of terrorism in cooperation with the international community. Japan will also cooperate and collaborate with the Government of Indonesia, and provide cooperation and support for anti-terrorism efforts.