His Loving Soul is with us now.
国王陛下の肉体は滅びても その気高き魂は いまや我々とともにある。
Message from Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (in Japanese)
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was in "deep sorrow" at the death of Thailand's King Bhumibol Aduyadej, and remembered him as a gentle person.
"On behalf of the government of Japan and its people, I express my sincerest condolences," Abe said in a message released following the king's death Thursday. "I remember King Bhumibol as a highly gifted and gentle person."
He praised the king for his contribution in lifting Thailand's economy.
"As a spiritual support for the people, His Majesty has led Thailand's remarkable development and advancement of the people's living standard," Abe said.
Japan's Emperor Akihito visited Thailand in 1991 in his first trip abroad after ascending to the throne.
"The king's great contribution in deepening friendship between Japan and Thailand will be remembered by all Japanese people," he said.---