Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    6 / -4   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>World

Japanese emperor undergoes checkup ahead of quake memorial ceremony

(Xinhua)

15:59, March 09, 2012

TOKYO, March 9 (Xinhua) -- Japanese Emperor Akihito, who received a heart surgery last month, underwent a checkup Friday before deciding whether to attend a quake memorial ceremony on Sunday, according to Imperial Household Agency sources.

The 78-year-old emperor had a chest X-ray at the Imperial Household Hospital following the removal Wednesday of fluid that had accumulated in his chest after his heart bypass surgery.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is scheduled to attend an official ceremony to mourn the victims, which will be held at the National Theater in Tokyo.

The great earthquake measuring 9.0 on the Richter scale, which hit northeast Japan at 2:46 p.m. local time on March 11, 2011, and ensuing tsunami killed over 15,000 people and also triggered the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:王莉莉)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Chinese leaders join panel discussions, Hu stressing stability in Tibet

  2. Wounded Chinese workers in Congo blasts to head home

  3. Marvellous spectacles of extreme weather

  4. Odd-looking animals around world

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. Facing problems forges confidence for development
  2. Defense budget guards peaceful intentions
  3. Will China's economy keep growing or slow down?
  4. Chinese products bring benefits to U.S. consumers
  5. Is international 'hot money' flowing into China?
  6. China's economy to roar ahead amid global woes
  7. U.S. solution to Syria issue doomed to failure
  8. Trust key to stability on Korean Peninsula
  9. Public will increasingly swaying diplomatic policies
  10. Political dialogue is right solution to Syrian crisis

What's happening in China

Students may get sporting chance

  1. Smokers may be singed by tax hikes
  2. Missing geologists in Kekexili still unfound
  3. Xisha Islands tourism to be developed
  4. Tourism resort seeks credibility after scandal
  5. Road rage killer sparks public fury

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai