Emperor, Empress visit disaster evacuees in Iwate
NHK -- Jul 05
The Emperor and Empress have visited Iwate, one of the 3 Japanese prefectures hardest-hit by the March 11th 2011 tsunami and earthquake. They spoke to people still living as evacuees in temporary housing.

The Emperor and Empress arrived in Tono City, Iwate Prefecture on Thursday. This was their first trip to the prefecture in 2 years.

Iwate Governor Takuya Tasso and Tono Mayor Toshiaki Honda briefed the Imperial couple about the situation of reconstruction work in the region.

The couple then visited a temporary housing complex where more than 60 people have moved from Kamaishi and other coastal areas devastated by the tsunami.

天皇皇后両陛下は、被災地のお見舞いのため、岩手県を訪問されています。
Source: NHK
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