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[Title] Message of Condolence by Prime Minister Abe following the shooting incident in Las Vegas, Nevada

[Date] October 2, 2017
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Full text]

Following the shooting incident that occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada which caused numerous casualties on 1st October (local time), Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent the following message to the Honorable Donald J. Trump, the President of the United States of America.

"I am immensely shocked and utterly outraged to learn about the shooting incident in Las Vegas which claimed the lives of a number of innocent civilians and is said to be possibly the worst incident in the U.S. history.

I wish to convey my sincerest condolences to all the victims and their families and hope that those who were injured will recover as soon as possible.

We cannot tolerate such indiscriminate and massive shooting incident for any reason and I resolutely condemn it. Japan expresses its sincere solidarity with the Government of the United States and the people of the United States as they try to overcome this difficult time."