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Japanese Emperor Visits Tsunami Evacuees

Japan’s Emperor Akihito and his wife, Empress Michiko, have visited an evacuation shelter for victims of the earthquake and tsunami.

It was their first face-to-face meeting with survivors of the double disaster on March 11th.

They spent about an hour meeting evacuees at a centre in Tokyo which is normally used as a gym for martial arts.

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito diagnosed with heart condition

Japan’s Emperor Akihito was diagnosed with arteriosclerosis — hardening of the arteries — following hospital tests on Friday, a report said.

The 77-year-old monarch is expected to continue carrying out his normal duties but will need to take medication, Kyodo News agency said, quoting the imperial household agency.

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