Statement by the Press Secretary/ Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on the Earthquake in the Republic of Haiti
January 13, 2010
- I am extremely shocked at the news that an earthquake struck the Republic of Haiti on January 12 (Tue) (January 13 JST [Wed]), causing heavy casualties among the people of Haiti.
I should like, on behalf of the Japanese Government and people, to extend my heartfelt condolences to those afflicted by the earthquake.
- The Government of Japan is prepared to offer all possible assistance in an effective manner to the people of Haiti as soon as their needs have been determined.