Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, left, and their daughter Princess Aiko pose for a photo during a family portrait session ahead of the New Year. Photo: AP
Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, left, and their daughter Princess Aiko pose for a photo during a family portrait session ahead of the New Year. Photo: AP
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Coronavirus: Japan emperor prays for pandemic dead in New Year message

  • Japanese Emperor Naruhito calls for people to ‘share their pain and support each other’
  • Elsewhere, Australia hits a record number of new virus cases, while NZ will cut the interval between the 2nd vaccine dose and a booster shot to 4 months from 6

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Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, left, and their daughter Princess Aiko pose for a photo during a family portrait session ahead of the New Year. Photo: AP
Japan’s Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, left, and their daughter Princess Aiko pose for a photo during a family portrait session ahead of the New Year. Photo: AP
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