The Emperor offers his condolences for Queen Elizabeth

Japan’s Emperor Naruhito issued a statement expressing his deep sorrow and sincere condolences for the death of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II.

The Emperor said he would like to express his sincere respect and gratitude for the Queen’s legacy, her achievements and her dedication.

The Japanese Imperial Family has long maintained a close relationship with the British Royal Family.

Honorary Emperor Akihito attended the Queen’s coronation ceremony in 1953 on behalf of Emperor Showa. In the 1980s, Emperor Naruhito studied at Britain’s Oxford University and has since made official visits to Britain three times and dined with the Queen.

In the statement, the emperor noted that the queen has always had a warm attitude towards relations between the two countries and paid attention to the ties between the British royal family and the Japanese imperial family.

The Emperor expressed his deep gratitude for the Queen’s concern for him on various occasions during his days at Oxford and his visits to the country.

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