Japan’s Emperor and Empress pay respect to late King

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Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko paid respect to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Grand Palace shortly after their arrival in Bangkok from Vietnam on Sunday afternoon.

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The Royal couple laid wreaths and signed book of condolence to pay their respect before proceeding to meet with HM King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun.

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Empress Michiko said in her message about the passing of the late King on October 13 that the late King was 6-7 years older than her and had treated her like a sisther since she was about 20. She added that when she learned about the late King’s sickness, she hoped she had a chance to meet the late King.

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