Quotes: Japan’s Emperor Akihito on the Earthquake and Tsunami

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Japan's Emperor Akihito addressing the nation in Tokyo on March 16, 2011.

We don’t know the number of victims, but I pray that every single person can be saved.

—Japan’s Emperor Akihito, addressing his nation in a rare television appearance; He expressed concern for survivors and said he was “deeply worried” about the ongoing nuclear crisis. More on the situation here.

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