September 20, 2001
President Bush welcomes the Japanese Governments September 19 announcement
of concrete measures in the campaign against international terrorism. Prime
Minister Junichiro Koizumi announced a seven-point package of actions to support
the U.S. and international response to last weeks terrorist attacks in
New York and Washington. These steps include measures involving Japans
Self-Defense Forces, expanded security for U.S. forces and facilities in Japan,
humanitarian assistance to affected countries and displaced persons, measures
to support the world economy, and strengthened international cooperation in
sharing information and immigration control. We look forward to working with
Japan as it implements its program.
The United States also appreciates the $10 million in emergency relief funds
donated by the Government of Japan to assist those affected by the September
11 attacks. Japan's actions demonstrate its commitment in the fight to eradicate
international terrorism and its compassion and sympathy for the victims of terrorism
in the United States, which included many Japanese nationals.