The Basic Position of the Government of Japan(GOJ) on North Korea's Shelling Incident

November 23, 2010
  • The GOJ does not tolerate the incident and strongly condemns North Korea.
  • The GOJ expresses condolences to the Government of the ROK and the people for the loss of lives, and support the ROK's position on the incident.
  • North Korea's provocative action destabilizes the peace and stability not only of the ROK but also of the entire region including Japan. The GOJ urges North Korea to cease such provocative actions immediately.
  • The GOJ will coordinate closely with the ROK, the U.S., and other concerned countries regarding the incident. The GOJ will continue to make inter-agency efforts to gather information and to be fully prepared for any unexpected situations.

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