Comment by Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi

( On the Occasion of the Three-Month's Anniversary
of the September 11 Attacks )

December 11, 2001

  1. Three months have passed since the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

  2. I myself and the people of Japan are together with President George W. Bush and the people of the United States in that we shall never forget the September 11 tragedy and our common resolve to fight against terrorism.

  3. Japan is resolved to continue to stand by the United States in its determined fight against terrorism, and to contribute actively, on its own initiative, to the efforts of the international community, in order to prevent and eradicate international terrorism and to ensure that such terrorist acts will never be repeated.

  4. Further, Japan will continue to work on the diplomatic and other fronts to reinforce the international coalition against terrorism, to bring peace and reconstruction to Afghanistan,to provide assistance to the countries neighboring Afghanistan and to the displaced persons in and around Afghanistan, and to strengthen international legal frameworks against terrorism.