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G-7 lower house speakers meet with Japanese emperor

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14:27 2 September 2016

TOKYO, Sept. 2, Kyodo

Lower house speakers of the Group of Seven countries met Friday with Japanese Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace ahead of their annual meeting in Tokyo.

With Crown Prince Naruhito in attendance, the emperor shook hands with the lower house speakers and other participants from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States as well as the European Union.

The emperor showed gratitude when Canadian House of Commons Speaker Geoff Regan expressed his sympathy over the damage caused by Typhoon Lionrock that battered northern and northeastern Japan this week.

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