Japan's Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako smile at their residence in Tokyo, in this photo released ahead of his 60th birthday. Photo: AP Japan's Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako smile at their residence in Tokyo, in this photo released ahead of his 60th birthday. Photo: AP
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako smile at their residence in Tokyo, in this photo released ahead of his 60th birthday. Photo: AP
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On birthday, Japan’s Emperor Naruhito talks about coronavirus and ill Empress Masako’s ‘ups and downs’

  • Japanese Emperor Naruhito offered his sympathy to those affected by the coronavirus and spoke about the health of Empress Masako
  • Festivities surrounding the emperor’s 60th birthday have been toned down amid concerns about the virus

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Japan's Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako smile at their residence in Tokyo, in this photo released ahead of his 60th birthday. Photo: AP Japan's Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako smile at their residence in Tokyo, in this photo released ahead of his 60th birthday. Photo: AP
Japan's Emperor Naruhito and his wife Empress Masako smile at their residence in Tokyo, in this photo released ahead of his 60th birthday. Photo: AP
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