A “funeral ceremony” was held at a garrison in Kumamoto City for 10 members of the Ground Self-Defense Force who died in a helicopter accident off Miyako Island in Okinawa Prefecture in April this 12 months, and Prime Minister Kishida misplaced the members. In his condolences, he mentioned that this was an ideal loss to Japan, and that he felt deeply regretted.
In a condolence handle on the funeral ceremony, Prime Minister Kishida mentioned, “It is with great regret that we have come to this day today. I would like to express my heartfelt respect and gratitude to all the personnel who have fulfilled their duties for national defense.” mentioned.
He added, “The loss of a soldier who devoted himself wholeheartedly to the performance of his duty with a strong determination and a sense of responsibility at a key point in the defense of the southwest is a great loss to our country, and I am deeply saddened by the loss of his beloved family. When I think of the deep sorrow of the bereaved families, I can’t help but feel heavy hearts,” he mentioned, mourning the loss of life of the member.
He added, “As commander-in-chief of the Self-Defense Forces, I pledge once again that I will do everything in my power to carry out my will, resolutely protect the lives and livelihoods of the Japanese people, and contribute to the peace and stability of the world and the region.” .