Imperial Visit to Quake-hit Kumamoto


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.






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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