TOKYO (Sputnik) – Observing a minute of silence, Japan on Thursday honoured the memory of those who perished in the 2011 earthquake that was followed by a devastating tsunami and the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
The ceremony in Tokyo was attended by Emperor Naruhito, Empress Masako, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and relatives of the natural disaster’s victims. The number of participants was limited due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Last year’s ceremony was canceled altogether amid the spread of the coronavirus.
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