Imperial Visit to Quake-hit Kumamoto

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On 19th May, HM Emperor Akihito and HM Empress Michiko visited Kumamoto Prefecture to meet the residents affected by the major earthquakes that struck central Kyushu last month (the magnitude-6.5 quake on April 14, followed by a magnitude-7.3 quake two days later).
Due to the earthquake, 49 people have died and a lot of evacuees are stiil staying at the evacuation centers.

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Photo from Asahi1 and Asahi2


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  1. Hope to see crown princess support her people more like her in-laws do.

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