Tuesday, May 24, 2011

JAPAN - Emperor at the scene of the disaster

"The imperial couple visited the devastated city," as the daily. The Emperor and Empress went to Minami-Sanriku, one of the cities most affected by the tsunami on 11 March. The town of 20,000 inhabitants has lost 3800 of its homes. Nearly 1000 people are dead or missing and 6,000 homeless. The couple had already gone into shelters, but this is the first time since the disaster that was moving at the heart of the area most severely hit.

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