"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 Condolence from Prime Minister Kishida regarding the Passing of Former President of the People's Republic of China Jiang Zemin

[Date] November 30, 2022
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of His Excellency Mr. Jiang Zemin.

His Excellency Mr. Jiang Zemin not only contributed to China's development by promoting the reform and open-door policies, but also played an important role in Japan-China relations, including becoming the first Chinese President to make an official visit to Japan in 1998.

I would like to express my sincere condolences to the bereaved family members, the government and the people of China.