(Provisional Translation)

Statement by the Prime Minister of Japan

September 12, 2001

The incidents in the United States are extremely vicious and unforgivable acts of violence. Such acts of terrorism are totally unacceptable. I am outraged.

On behalf of the people of Japan, I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to the President of the United States of America and to the American people.

Junichiro Koizumi
Prime Minister of Japan