Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko pay their respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: Kyodo Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko pay their respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko pay their respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: Kyodo

Japanese emperor pays respects to Thailand’s late king, perhaps hoping to curtail Chinese influence

Akihito’s two-day visit to Bangkok comes as Thailand tilts closer to China, Japan’s main rival in East Asia

Topic |   Thailand's Junta
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko pay their respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: Kyodo Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko pay their respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: Kyodo
Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko pay their respects to the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej. Photo: Kyodo
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