THE ASHI SHIMBUN
February 24, 2020 at 15:18 JST
Public birthday celebrations are called off for new Emperor Naruhito as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. The emperor turned 60 on Feb. 23, but few people turned up at the square in front of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo’s Chiyoda Ward. (Tsubasa Setoguchi)
Health authorities confirmed 69 new coronavirus cases Feb. 23 and said that 57 of them became infected while aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship that is in quarantine at Yokohama Port. [Read More]
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