Message of Condolence from Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida on the explosion at the Boston Marathon
April 17, 2013
1. On April 16 (U.S. Eastern Standard Time), Minister for Foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida sent a message to the Honorable John Kerry, U.S. Secretary of State, upon hearing of the explosion that occurred at the Boston Marathon in the afternoon of April 15 (U.S. Eastern Standard Time).
2. In his message, Foreign Minister Kishida expressed condolences for the victims of the explosion and their families.
* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.