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Japan Emperor’s Heart Surgery Successful

Posted February 18th, 2012 at 2:10 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Emperor Akihito has undergone a successful heart bypass operation. National network NHK said the surgery at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Saturday lasted about five hours. The Imperial Household Agency said a medical team from the University of Tokyo Hospital, joined by another team from Juntendo University Hospital, performed the procedure on the […]

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Japan Emperor Undergoes Heart Surgery

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 10:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Japanese Emperor Akihito went into surgery Saturday for scheduled heart bypass surgery. The Imperial Household Agency says a medical team from the University of Tokyo Hospital, joined by another team from Juntendo University Hospital were operating on the 78-year-old emperor. The hospital said the surgery should take about five hours. It was scheduled after tests […]

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Japan Emperor to Undergo Heart Bypass Surgery

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese officials say Emperor Akihito will undergo heart bypass surgery this week after an examination found a heart problem had worsened. The Imperial Household Agency said Sunday that the 78-year-old emperor had a catheter angiogram at the University of Tokyo Hospital on Saturday. The test showed that blood vessels had narrowed, and he was scheduled […]

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Japan’s Emperor Delivers New Year Speech

Posted January 2nd, 2012 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Emperor Akihito has expressed his hope for Japan’s recovery from disasters that devastated the island nation last year. Emperor Akihito made his comments in a New Year’s address to the nation Monday. The emperor appeared on a bullet-proof balcony of the Imperial Palace with his family. He told throngs of well-wishers he shares in […]

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