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Monday, April 2, 2012

Censoring the Emporer

Japan in Uproar Over Censorship of Emperor's Anti-Nuclear Speech

By Michael McAteer
Mar 26 2012, 8:46 AM ET 163 Why did Japanese TV channels cut Emperor Akihito's address on the one-year anniversary of the Fukushima crisis?

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Japan's Emperor Akihito speaks as Empress Michiko looks on at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo / AP
There is a particularly sensitive accusation reverberating through online discussion boards and social media in Japan: that Emperor Akihito's speech on the one year anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami was censored on TV for his comments about the nuclear disaster at Fukushima.

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