Friday 8 July 2022

Royal Condolence Messages for Shinzo Abe, former Prime Minister of Japan (2022)

Shinzo Abe was the Prime Minister of Japan (2006-2007 & 2012-2020). He was assassinated on 8 July 2022 while delivering a campaign speech in Nara, Japan. 

Current Monarchies


I, and the people of Bahrain, are saddened to hear of the assassination of former PM Shinzo Abe.My sympathies are with his family and friends. Japan and the international community lost an exemplary leader who dedicated his life to his country.


HM the King had a telephone conversation with HM the Emperor of Japan this morning to express his condolences in response to the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


We are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Japan's former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe San. He was a dear friend of Bhutan, and he will be remembered by the world as a visionary and distinguished leader, who served his country and people with great distinction. We send out deepest condolences to Mrs. Abe and the people of Japan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. 


Your Majesty, It is with deep concern that I have learned about the tragic death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. My thoughts and sympathy are with his family, Your Majesty and the people of Japan.


“Profoundly shocked and saddened over the loss of my dear friend former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo in this heinous attack. The world lost a great leader, and Jordan and I lost a true friend. Our deepest condolences to his family, and the people and government of Japan”
- King Abdullah

Thoughts and Prayers with the Abe Family and people and government of Japan.

- Crown Prince Hussein


His Highness the Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent two cables of condolences to Emperor of friendly Japan Naruhito and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida over the murder of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.


Yang di-Pertuan Agong & Raja Permaisuri Agong express their condolences to the entire family of former Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe, who passed away today.

Their Majesties both express their grief over the passing of the deceased and expressed the hope that the entire family of the deceased would be patient and resilient in the face of this trial and sad and sorrowful atmosphere.

His Majesty described the late demise as a great loss to Japan and its people. [...]

- Yang di-Pertuan Agong & Raja Permaisuri Agong


We were deeply saddened to learn of the fatal attack on former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. We have warm memories of our contacts with him, during bilateral visits and through the UN. Our thoughts go out to his family on this sad day.

King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima


His Majesty the Sultan sends a cable of condolences to His Majesty Emperor Naruhito of #Japan on the death of former Prime Minister Toshiki Kaifu.


We were saddened by the news of the assassination of our friend Shinzo Abe, the former Prime Minister of Japan, who was a loyal friend of the State of Qatar and a supporter of the close relations between our two countries. As we strongly condemn this heinous crime, we express our deepest condolences to his family and the friendly Japanese people.

Saudi Arabia
We received the news of the death of the former Prime Minister of Japan, Mr. Shinzo Abe, and we express to you, the family of the deceased, and your friendly people, our deepest condolences and most sincere sympathy.

United Arab Emirates
We are deeply saddened to learn about the death of our dear friend Abe Shinzo who served his nation with honour and contributed to strengthening the fruitful relations between the UAE and Japan. We extend our sincere condolences to his family and the people of Japan.
- Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan

United Kingdom 

“My family and I were deeply saddened to hear the news of the sudden and tragic death of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. I have fond memories of meeting Mr Abe and his wife during their visit to the United Kingdom in 2016. His love for Japan, and his desire to forge ever-closer bonds with the United Kingdom, were clear.  I wish to convey my deepest sympathy and condolences to his family and to the people of Japan at this difficult time."

- Queen Elizabeth

I’m deeply saddened to learn of the death of Japan’s former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. A true statesman and committed leader. I won’t forget the warmth and generosity he extended to me during my visit to Japan in 2015. My thoughts are with his family and the people of Japan.

- Prince William

Former  Monarchies 


On behalf of the Royal House of Romania, the Custodian of the Crown today sent a personal letter to the Emperor of Japan, in which she conveyed condolences to the family of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with thoughts of support and compassion for the Japanese nation.


I express my sincere condolences to the Japanese government, the people of Japan and #ShinzoAbe’s family in light of this unspeakable crime. Abe-san was a venerable servant of his nation and people. This unacceptable political violence shocks us all.

- Reza Pahlavi