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National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia (IASA), The University of Tokyo

[Title] Message of Condolences by Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio following the Volcano Eruptions of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai

[Date] January 17, 2022
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional Translation
[Full text]

I am deeply saddened by the immense damage caused by the volcano eruptions of Hunga Tonga Hunga Ha'apai as well as the earthquakes and the tsunami which followed the eruption. On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I extend my deepest sympathies to all those who have been suffered.

The Government of Japan stands ready to provide any possible assistance for rehabilitation and reconstruction of your country. I sincerely hope that the affected people will be able to return to their normal life as soon as possible.