"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] Message of Condolences by Prime Minister Kishida to H.E. Mr. Recep Tayyip ERDOĞAN, President of the Republic of Turkey

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

I am deeply saddened to learn that many precious lives were lost due to the accident on October 14 at a coal mine in Bartin province of the Republic of Turkey. Japan stands with your country. On behalf of the Government and the people of Japan, I would like to express my heartfelt condolences to those who lost their lives and pray for the early recovery to those who were injured.