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Great East Japan Earthquake


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Message from Prime Minister Naoto Kan

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   Regarding Assistance Received from Overseas


President Grybauskaite Signed the Book of Condolences in the Embassy of Japan


   President Dalia Grybauskaite of the Republic of Lithuania signed the Book of Condolences for the victims of Great East Japan Earthquake at the Embassy of Japan in Vilnius.  The text of the President’s condolences reads as follows:


     “We feel your pain, we support your help.  I express deepest condolences on behalf of the Lithuanian people and my firm belief that courageous Japanese people will overcome the tragic consequences of the natural disaster.  Lithuania stands together with the helping world.”




Message from His Majesty The Emperor

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Message from the Ambassador

To the people of Lithuania,

   Since the breaking news reported that Japan was attacked by the earthquake of magnitude 9.0 and tsunami tremendous volume of messages of condolences, sympathy and encouragement, and offers of assistance were expressed by many people of Lithuania including H.M. the President Ms. Grybauskaite, H.E. the Speaker of the Seimas Mrs. Degutiene, H.E. the Prime Minister Mr. Kubilius. And many condolence candles and flowers for the victims in Japan were laid in front of the Embassy of Japan.

   I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation to them all on behalf of the people of my home land.

Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Lithuania
Miyoko Akashi


A condolence visit of Speaker of the Seimas H.E. Ms. Irena Degutiene to the Embassy of Japan in Lithuania


   On 14th March, 2011, Speaker of the Seimas H.E. Ms. Irena Degutiene made a condolence visit to the Embassy of Japan in Lithuania and expressed her solidarity and sympathy with Japan and its people. Ms. Degutiene laid floral tribute in front of the Embassy and extended words of sympathy to Ambassador of Japan H.E. Ms. Miyoko Akashi; “I offer my deepest condolences to the victims of the massive earthquake and the subsequent tsunami in Japan. The earthquake recorded unprecedented damage in Japan, however, I sincerely wish that the people of Japan will overcome the disaster by making concerted and united efforts”.


    The Embassy of Japan has kept receiving warm condolence messages from the people of the Republic of Lithuania. Candles and flowers have been placed in front of the Embassy since the day of the earthquake. Ambassador Akashi has issued a message of her gratitude and appreciation to condolences from Lithuanian people.