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Kishida thanked Kim Jong-un for his condolences over the earthquake.

Kishida thanked Kim Jong-un for his condolences over the earthquake.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida thanked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un for his condolences in connection with the earthquake, Secretary-General of the Japanese Government Yoshimasa Hayashi said at a press conference in Tokyo.

“Today, KCNA conveyed a message from General Secretary Kim Jong-un to Prime Minister Kishida with condolences to the families and victims, wishes for a speedy recovery and return to a stable life. In connection with the earthquake in the Noto Peninsula area, we are receiving words of condolences from different countries, the government is grateful for this “We want to express our gratitude to Secretary General Kim Jong-un for his condolences,” the Secretary General said.

The DPRK leader on Friday sent a telegram of condolences to Kishida in connection with the earthquake that occurred on January 1 in the Japanese Ishikawa Prefecture. He expressed his “sincere sympathy and condolences” to the Japanese Prime Minister and through him to the families of the victims and injured. Kim Jong-un wished residents of the affected area of ​​Japan “immediate” relief from the consequences of the earthquake and the restoration of a “stable life.”

On the first day of 2024, a series of large earthquakes occurred in the Noto Peninsula area of ​​Ishikawa Prefecture on the west coast of Japan, the strongest of which was magnitude 7.6. The earthquakes prompted a tsunami warning for the entire west coast of the country from north to south, followed by a major tsunami warning for the Ishikawa Prefecture area for the first time since 2011. In a number of places on the coast, the tsunami height was 4.2 meters.

According to the latest data, 110 people were killed and 516 were injured as a result of the earthquake in Japan. For 211 people, local authorities are unable to confirm their safety. More than 365 houses were partially or completely destroyed. 66 thousand households in Ishikawa Prefecture remain without water, more than 23.9 thousand households are without electricity, and the number of evacuees exceeds 31.4 thousand people.