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Japanese Prime Minister SUGA Yoshihide sent a letter of condolence to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the death of Prince Philip on Friday.
In the letter, Suga expressed his “deep sadness” at the Duke of Edinburgh’s passing and “extends deepest condolences to Her Royal Highness, the Queen, the government and to the people of the United Kingdom,” according to public broadcaster NHK.
He also recalled visits Philip made to the country that strengthed the historic relationship between the royal family and the Japanese Imperial Household.
“His Royal Highness visited Japan seven times, including as a State Guest with Her Majesty The Queen in 1975. I pay profound respect for his great contribution to further strengthening historical relations between our country’s imperial family and the British Royal family as well as promoting mutual understanding between Japanese and British people,” Suga added.