Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs on death and devastation caused by heavy rainfall in Japan


July 9, 2018 - Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today issued the following statement:

“Canada offers its deepest condolences to the people of Japan following the recent heavy rainfall, flooding and landslides in western Japan.

“We are especially mindful of the family members and friends of those who have lost their lives. We hope that those who are missing are found soon and those who were injured in this disaster recover quickly. The Government of Canada is ready to assist Japan if requested.

“In addition to monitoring Global Affairs Canada’s Travel Advice and Advisories, Canadian travellers should monitor news reports and follow the advice of local authorities. While there have been no reports of any Canadians being affected at this time, anyone requiring emergency consular assistance should contact Global Affairs Canada’s 24/7 Emergency Watch and Response Centre in Ottawa by calling collect at +1 613 996 8885 or by email at”


Adam Austen
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

Media Relations Office
Global Affairs Canada
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