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Tainted seafood fears spread as Japan plant leaks

Fears about contaminated seafood spread Wednesday despite reassurances that radiation in the waters off Japan's troubled atomic plant pose no health risk, as the country's respected emperor consoled evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear emergency zone.Full story

Japan's emperor urges victims not to lose hope

Japanese Emperor Akihito made an unprecedented televised address to his disaster-stricken nation Wednesday, saying he was "deeply worried" by the nuclear crisis. Full story

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Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko (2ND-L) talk with evacuees from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at Tokyo Budoh-kan, a shelter acting as an evacuation center on March 30, 2011. Emperor and Empress visited the shelter to encourage the 300 evacuees mainly from Fukushima Prefecture st

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Akihito, Michiko

Japan's Emperor Akihito, left, and Empress Michiko talk with an evacuee, right, at a shelter in Tokyo Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Emperor and Empress visited the shelter to encourage some 300 evacuees from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, mostly from Fukushima Prefecture where the troubled Fukush

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Japan's Emperor Akihito (above) talks wi

Japan's Emperor Akihito talks with evacuees from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at Tokyo Budoh-kan, acting as an evacuation shelter in Tokyo on March 30, 2011. The Emperor and Empress visited the shelter to encourage the 300 evacuees mainly from Fukushima prefecture staying in Tokyo after radi

Japan's Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress
Japan's Emperor Akihito (L) and Empress

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko talks with evacuees from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami at Tokyo Budoh-kan, acting as an evacuation shelter in Tokyo on March 30, 2011. The Emperor and Empress visited the shelter to encourage the 300 evacuees mainly from Fukushima prefecture stayin