Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akihito, left, and Empress Emerita Michiko in Tokyo in December. Photo: The Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akihito, left, and Empress Emerita Michiko in Tokyo in December. Photo: The Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP
Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akihito, left, and Empress Emerita Michiko in Tokyo in December. Photo: The Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP
Japan

Debate over Emperor Akihito’s evacuation to Kyoto in days after Fukushima nuclear disaster

  • Former Emperor Akihito stepped down from the throne on April 30, 2019, becoming the first Japanese monarch to abdicate in around 200 years
  • On March 11, 2011, the Fukushima plant was flooded by tsunami waves exceeding 10 metres triggered by a magnitude 9.0 quake

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Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akihito, left, and Empress Emerita Michiko in Tokyo in December. Photo: The Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akihito, left, and Empress Emerita Michiko in Tokyo in December. Photo: The Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP
Japan's Emperor Emeritus Akihito, left, and Empress Emerita Michiko in Tokyo in December. Photo: The Imperial Household Agency of Japan via AP
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