Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, on the Terrorist Attack in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan

December 16, 2014

  1. 1. Japan is deeply shocked and saddened by the terrorist attacks which caused numerous deaths and injuries including many children on December 16, at the Army Public School in Peshawar (50km from the border with Afghanistan), Pakistan. Japan mourns the victims and expresses its condolences to the bereaved families. Japan also offers its heartfelt sympathy to those wounded in the attacks.

    2. Japan strongly condemns such acts of terrorism which targets innocent people as inexcusable. Japan accuses terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, committed for whatever purposes, and reiterates that no act of terrorism can be justified.

    3. Japan is determined to support efforts by the Government of Pakistan to fight against terrorism in cooperation with the international community.