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

  1. 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.

  2. 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.