Messages of Condolences from Foreign Minister Kono to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan Regarding the Earthquake in Taiwan

February 7, 2018
Japanese

  1. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, sent the following message of condolence to Mr. David Tawei Lee, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan, regarding the magnitude 6.4 earthquake the epicenter of which was Hualien City in eastern Taiwan on the morning of February 7 (0:50 a.m. Japan time).

    I am deeply saddened to learn of the major earthquake that recently struck eastern Taiwan, causing substantial damage.
    I offer my sincere prayers for those who lost their lives, and extend my heartfelt condolences to those affected.
    Japan stands ready to provide any necessary assistance to Taiwan at this difficult time.