Statement by Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs, on the coup d’État in Thailand
May 22, 2014
1. It is deeply regrettable that the National Peace and Order Maintaining Council headed by Army Commander in Chief General Prayuth Chan-Ocha has assumed the full power of the government in Thailand on May 22.
2. Japan strongly urges those concerned that democracy in Thailand be quickly restored.
3. While the Government of Japan has so far not received reports of casualties among Japanese people in Thailand, it will continue to pay the closest attention to their safety, by providing them with sufficient information and timely alerts.
(* The foregoing is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)