Japan Crisis - Concerns Grow, Emperor Addresses The Nation

Emporer Akihitos Standard

CNN reports that Japan's emperor addressed the nation Wednesday - a rare event that only occurs in times of war or national crisis.

Emperor Akihito's speech underlined Prime Minister Naoto Kan's earlier assertion that the country was going through its worst crisis since World War II. And it came on the same day that white smoke and a new blaze at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi's nuclear plant added to radiation concerns in a country grappling with a nuclear crisis.

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