Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi
Government of Japan's Response to the Attacks
September 19, 2001
1. Basic Policy
(1) Japan will actively engage itself in the combat against terrorism, which
it regards as Japan's own security issue.
(2) Japan strongly supports the United States, its ally, and will act in concert
with the United States and other countries around the world.
(3) Japan will take concrete and effective measures which will clearly demonstrate
its firm determination. These measures will be implemented in a swift and comprehensive
2. Immediate Measures
(1) The Government of Japan (GOJ) will promptly take measures necessary for
dispatching the Self-Defence Force (SDF) for providing support, including medical
services, transportation and supply, to the US forces and others taking measures
related to the terrorist attacks, which have been recognized as a threat to
international peace and security in the United Nations Security Council resolution
(2) GOJ will promptly take measures necessary for further strengthening protection
of facilities and areas of the US forces and important facilities and areas
of the US forces and important facilities in Japan.
(3) GOJ will swiftly dispatch SDF vessels to gather information.
(4) GOJ will strengthen international co-operation, including information sharing,
in areas such as immigration control
(5) GOJ will extend humanitarian, economic and other necessary assistance to
surrounding and affected countries. As a part of this assistance, GOJ will extend
emergency economic assistance to Pakistan and India, which are co-operating
with the United States in this emergency situation.
(6) GOJ will provide assistance to the displaced persons as necessary. This
will include the possibility of humanitarian assistance by SDF.
(7) GOJ, in co-operation with other countries, will take appropriate measures
in response to the changing situation to avoid confusion in the international
and domestic economic systems.