Secretary Clinton Signs Book of Condolences at Japanese Embassy

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
March 22, 2011

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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signed the book of condolences at the Embassy of Japan in Washington, D.C., on March 22, 2011. After signing, Secretary Clinton said, "...it is with a very heavy heart that I come to pay my respects to the people of Japan who have endured so much in the last weeks. This has been an unprecedented disaster, but it has provoked an unprecedented show of resilience by the Japanese people and a pledge of cooperation and friendship from the American people. We will be with Japan and the people of Japan as you recover and rebuild, and we will stand with you in the months and years ahead.

"And I can only express my very deep sympathy to all who have lost family members, loved ones, friends and colleagues, and can only hope that the extraordinary spirit of the Japanese people will be evidenced in every way possible to bring comfort and support to those in need. And we will be there to support you at this time. Thank you."

You can read Secretary Clinton's full remarks here and find out the latest information from the U.S. Embassy in Japan.

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Motoki
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California, USA
March 22, 2011

Motoki in California writes:

Thank you Secretary Clinton. I am touched and truly appreciate your words to Japan. I hope that this tragedy, while hard to bear, will result in an even stronger friendship between the US and Japan.

Pam
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West Virginia, USA
March 24, 2011

Pam in West Virginia writes:

All of our sympathy goes to the Japanese.

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