Messages of condolence following the shooting incident in Las Vegas, Nevada

October 2, 2017
Japanese

  1. 1. Following the shooting incident that occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada which caused numerous casualties on 1st October (local time), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent the following message to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States of America.

    “I am immensely shocked and utterly outraged to learn about the shooting incident in Las Vegas which claimed the lives of a number of innocent civilians and is said to be possibly the worst incident in the U.S. history.
     I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to all the victims and their families and hope that those who were injured will recover as soon as possible.
     We cannot tolerate such indiscriminate and massive shooting incident for any reason and I resolutely condemn it. Japan expresses its sincere solidarity with the Government of the United States and the people of the United States as they try to overcome this difficult time.”

    2. In addition, on the same day, Foreign Minister Taro Kono sent the following message to the Honorable Rex W. Tillerson, the Secretary of State of the United States of America.

    “I am greatly shocked and utterly outraged to hear the news of the shooting incident in Las Vegas which caused numerous casualties.
     I wish to convey our sincerest condolences to all the victims and their families and hope that those who were injured will recover as soon as possible.
     As our friends, the people of the United States, face this tragic moment we express our strong solidarity with the United States. We cannot tolerate such indiscriminate and massive shooting incident for any reason. Japan fully shares the strong will of the United States to confront this incident.”