Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan

March 2, 2010

  1. Japan is greatly shocked and indignant at the bombings on February 26 in Kabul, Afghanistan, which caused many casualties, including several Afghan, Indian, Italian and French nationals. Japan expresses its heartfelt sympathy for the victims and sends deepest condolences to the bereaved families.

  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 the people of Afghanistan will soon overcome this tragedy. Japan is resolved to continue its cooperation with the international community to tackle terrorism.