Statement by the Press Secretary on the bombings in Baghdad, Iraq

January 26, 2010

  1. Japan is greatly shocked and indignant at the bombings on January 26 in Baghdad, Iraq, which caused many casualties. Japan expresses its deepest condolences for those who have been killed by the attacks and to the families of the victims.

  2. Terrorism cannot be justified for any reason, and Japan reiterates its firm condemnation of these atrocious acts of terrorism that victimize innocent people. 

  3. Japan expects that Iraqi people mutually respect ethnic and religious groups and continue making efforts toward nation-building, including the upcoming election, while promoting national reconciliation. Japan will keep its proactive support towards such efforts by the Iraqi people.