The Embassy of Japan in the Republic of Palau, on behalf of the Japanese people, expresses great gratitude for the warm messages of sympathy and donation from the people of Palau for the Japanese people affected by the heavy downpour in July 2018 in Western Japan.
The torrential rain caused the largest disaster by rainfall in Japan in the past 30 years, with the death toll exceeding 200 and forcing mass evacuations.
In response to the condolence letter from President Tommy E. Remengesau, Jr. addressed to Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister Abe expressed his deep appreciation to President Remengesau for the words of heartfelt sympathy and generous relief donation. He also noted that although the area affected sustained extensive damage, the people of Japan, including the disaster victims, were greatly encouraged by the message from President Remengesau and the people of Palau.
The Embassy also further expressed its appreciation to the Tenth Olbiil Era Kelulau for the Senate Joint Resolution No.10-27, which was resolved to express condolences and sympathy to the people of Japan. We also thank Palau Red Cross Society which initiated the fund raising activities among the people of Palau and all the people who took part in the relief drive on July 13th.
The year 2019 will mark the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and Palau. The Embassy hopes that the friendship between the two countries will further deepen and develop over the coming years. (PR)