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A Postscript From Japan
At the height of the crisis, the Emperor and Empress opened their hospital to those in need of medical emergency. They also opened their hot bath facilities in their summer palace to a nearby shelter.
Akihito and Michiko
Only those of us who served in Japan in the 1950s might have shaken our heads after Thursday's frontpage photos in the
New York Times
that showed Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko consoling evacuees.
Obama Bows In Japan To Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (VIDEO, PHOTOS)
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