Emperor expresses concern about disaster victims
NHK -- Jan 01
Japan's Emperor Akihito released his New Year's message on Wednesday. He reveals deep concern for people affected by the 2011 disaster.

The Emperor cited those who cannot return home due to radioactive contamination. He also mentions evacuees spending the severe winter in temporary housing.

The Emperor says many Japanese have faced difficulties and hardships in 2013. He hopes people will help each other. He adds that Japanese should work with others around the world to pursue peace and a better future.

新年を迎えて天皇陛下は、東日本大震災の被災地について「改めて深く案じられます」と­の感想を述べられました。 陛下は冒頭、「東日本大震災から3度目の冬が巡ってきました」としたうえで、「年頭に­あたり、被災者のことが改めて深く案じられます」と述べられています。
Source: NHK
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