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Japan's Emperor and Empress visit evacuation center

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko today paid another visit to survivors of last month's earthquake and tsunami. Writing on the Huffington Post last week, Murray Fromson reflected on the powerful symbolism of the images of the Emperor's earlier visit to an evacuation center, published on PhotoBlog on March 30.

"Prior to the ascendancy to the Royal throne after the death of Akihito's father, Emperor Hirohito, the notion that commoners would ever have had a view of the Japanese ruler, let alone sit with him and his wife 60 years later and have a conversation with the God-like figure would have been unthinkable", Fromson wrote.