Message of Condolence from Foreign Minister Kishida to Secretary Kerry following the shooting incident in Orlando, Florida, the United States of America

June 13, 2016

  1. Following the shooting incident in Orlando, Florida on June 12th in local time, which caused numerous casualties, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, sent the following message to the Honorable John F. Kerry, Secretary of State of the United States on June 13th.

    I cannot help but be immensely shocked and utterly outraged to hear about the shooting terrorism incident that occurred in the state of Florida, resulting in a large number of casualties. Such inhumane and despicable terrorism are never justified for any reason. I resolutely condemn it.

    I would like to express our sincere condolences to all the victims and their families, and hope that those who were injured will recover as soon as possible.

    Today, when people of the United States, who share values with us, confront with the difficulties, Japan expresses strong solidarity with the United States. Japan completely shares the determination of the United States to the fight against terrorism. Japan continues to engage in the fight against terrorism in cooperation with the United States and the international community.