Japan-Philippines Relations

Message of condolences from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe following the damages caused by the typhoon that hit the Northern Philippines

September 18, 2018
Japanese

Following the damages resulting from the typhoon that hit the Northern Philippines on September 15, Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan delivered the following message of condolences to H.E. Mr. Rodrigo R. Duterte, President of the Republic of the Philippines.

“I am deeply saddened and worried to learn the news that many precious lives were lost, many people are still missing and serious damages were brought in the Northern Philippines due to Typhoon Ompong.
On behalf of the Japanese government and people, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families, and express my sympathy to those who were affected.

Japan is ready to provide the maximum possible assistance including provision of emergency relief goods to the Philippines. Like the Philippines, we fully understand the hardship caused by severe damages of typhoons. Japan always stands with the Philippines in overcoming this time of difficulties.”