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

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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