Emperor of Japan Naruhito has issued a condolence message for the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England.
The Emperor of Japan, Naruhito, was among those who issued a condolence message on the death of Elizabeth II.
In a message from the Imperial Affairs Agency, Naruhito expressed his deep sorrow for the death of Elizabeth II.
“I offer my heartfelt respects to him for his sacrifices”
Naruhito, “I express my sincere and deep regret and offer my heartfelt respects to him for his achievements and sacrifices.” used the phrase.
Stating that Elizabeth II always approached Japan-England relations warmly, Naruhito praised the relations between the British Royal family and the Japanese Imperial family.
In his message, the Emperor expressed his deep gratitude for the attention the Queen showed to him on several occasions during his days in Oxford and during his visits to England.
2. Had dinner with Elizabeth
Public broadcaster NHK stated that Naruhito, who was educated at Oxford University in the 1980s, had dinner with Elizabeth II during his official visit to England.
In the news that Kyodo agency based on the Japanese government, it was noted that Naruhito will go to England to attend the state funeral of Elizabeth II.
Japanese Emperors do not attend funerals
Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio also described Elizabeth II’s death as “a great loss not only for the British people, but also for the international community”.
It is known that traditionally the Emperor of Japan did not attend funeral ceremonies. The previous Emperor Akihito broke new ground by attending King Baudouin’s funeral in Belgium in 1993.