"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 from Prime Minister KISHIDA Fumio to H.E. Mr. Guillermo Alberto Santiago Lasso Mendoza, President of the Republic of Ecuador

[Date] March 21, 2023
[Source] Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet
[Notes] Provisional translation
[Full text]

I am deeply grieved and saddened at the news that many precious lives were lost and many people were affected as a result of the recent earthquake that struck the southern part of Guayas province, the Republic of Ecuador.

On behalf of the Government of Japan and the Japanese people, I express my heartfelt condolences to all those who lost their lives and their bereaved families. I extend my sympathies to all who have been affected by this disaster and pray for the swift reconstruction of the affected areas.