Japan’s Emperor and Imperial Family mourn late King of Thailand

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are mourning the passing of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, the Imperial Household Agency has announced.

The Imperial Household Agency said the Emperor and the Empress have been mourning the demise of King Bhumibol since Thursday night, October 13th. The agency said they will mourn for three days.

The Thai Royal Family and the Japanese Imperial Family have enjoyed a close relationship for more than half a century.

The Emperor and the Empress have known His Majesty King Bhumibol since they were Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Japan.

In the meantime, Prime Minister Shizo Abe of Japan has visited the Royal Thai Embassy in Tokyo to express his condolences and sign the condolence book.

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Reporter : Thammarat Thadaphrom Rewriter : Rodney McNeil National News Bureau & Public Relations : http://thainews.prd.go.th

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