Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou on Saturday conveyed his sincere condolences to Japanese counterpart Naoto Kan in the wake of Friday's massive earthquake and subsequent deadly tsunami, which struck northeast Japan.

"Greece, which in the past has suffered from similar natural disasters, fully understands the pain of the people struck by the earthquake, as well as the effort -- both emotionally and financially -- now needed to overcome such a disaster ... On behalf of the Greek government and in expressing the feelings of the Greek people, allow me to convey to you our solidarity," he said.

Meanwhile, a foreign ministry spokesman in Athens on Saturday announced that there has been no negative report dealing with the approximately 300 Greek nationals living in Japan.