The Syrian Embassy in Tokyo invited people Monday who wish to remember the country’s late President Hafez Assad, who died in Damascus on Saturday, to sign a condolence book.

The condolence book will be open from 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday, and from noon to 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday.

Meanwhile, the Japanese government said it will send Foreign Minister Yohei Kono to Syria to pass on condolences over Assad’s death.

“The Japanese government sincerely expresses its condolences to (Assad’s) family, the government and the people of the country,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Mikio Aoki said during a regular press conference.