Japan Emperor Akihito's Speech on March 11th 2012

The Emperor and Empress of Japan at the March 11 2012 memorialThis is the full speech that His Majesty the Emperor of Japan gave on Sunday 11 March 2012 during the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami memorial service that was held at the National Theater in Tokyo, Japan. I filmed it at Shinjuku Alta Studios where the whole ceremony was broad casted onto the giant screen facing the station.

The Emperor delivering his speech.
Click on "CC" to display the subtitles.

The official website of the Emperor of Japan where you will find the original of this transcript.

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