Japan's Emperor Akihito
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Japan earthquake: Emperor 'deeply worried'

Japanese Emperor Akihito has said he is "deeply worried" about the crisis his country is facing following last Friday's earthquake and tsunami.

In an extremely rare appearance, Akihito went on live TV to make his first public comments on the disaster, and said he was praying for the people.

The emperor spoke after technicians were forced to temporarily abandon a quake-crippled nuclear plant.

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