The following statement was issued today by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:
The Secretary-General is deeply saddened by the loss of life caused by the arson attack and fire in Kyoto, Japan. He extends his condolences to the families of the victims and to the people and the Government of Japan. He wishes those injured a swift recovery.
In this tragic moment, the United Nations stands in full solidarity with the Government and people of Japan.