Statement by the Press Secretary/Director-General for Press and Public Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the bombings in Baghdad, Iraq

April 5, 2010

  1. Japan is greatly shocked and indignant at the bombings on April 5 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 maintain mutual respect for different ethnic and religious groups and continue making efforts toward nation-building, including the formation of the new government, while promoting national reconciliation. Japan will keep its proactive support towards such efforts by the Iraqi people.