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Japan's royal couple visit tsunami-hit areas

05-06-2011 19:04 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

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Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited the tsunami-devastated city of Kamaishi in northern Japan to talk to evacuees who had lost their homes in the disaster.

This is the second visit the imperial couple have made to the area.

They arrived in Iwate Prefecture Friday morning by plane before transferring to a helicopter and then a bus to visit an evacuation center. They visited the gymnasium of Kamaishi City Middle School. The area is still hit by frequent aftershocks and one slightly rattled the buildings as the couple were there.

The emperor and empress have long played a role comforting the public in tough times. Their previous visit last month was to Miyagi Prefecture.



Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: CNTV.CN

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