From 16th March to 18th March, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Fukushima Prefecture and Miyagi Prefecture affected by Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on 11th March 2011.
At Tokyo Station
On 16th March, Their Majesties visited Miharu Town, Fukushima Prefecture and met with the evacuees from Katsurao Town affected by the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant accident occurred on 11th March 2011.
On 17th March, Their Majesties visited Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture.
Their Majesties visited the cenotaph for the fishermen who lost their lives due to the huge tsunami occurred on 11th March 2011.
On that day, Their Majesties visited Onagawa Town to see the newly opened shopping mall.
On 18th March, Their Majesties visited the exhibiton about disaster and medical care took place at Tohoku University in Sendai City.