"The World and Japan" Database (Project Leader: TANAKA Akihiko)
Database of Japanese Politics and International Relations
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Remarks by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the Attack in Nice, France

[Date] July 15, 2016
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional Translation
[Full text]

In Nice, a large number of people have become victims of an attack that appears to have been a cruel act of terrorism. I pray for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives and also extend my sympathy to those who were injured as well as the families of all those affected. Japan and France share universal values. We express our strong solidarity as France goes through this hardship. The people of Japan stand with the people of France. Despicable acts of terrorism that involve innocent people are absolutely unforgivable. I resolutely condemn them. Just now, at the ASEM Summit Meeting, the nations of Asia and Europe shared their strong indignation and also shared their will to cooperate in rooting out terrorism. Going forward, Japan will work together with the international community in fighting resolutely against despicable terrorist acts while working to put an end to terrorism.