March 16, 2020 / 10:22 AM / 20 days ago

Japan emperor may postpone visit to Britain because of coronavirus pandemic - Kyodo

Japan's Emperor Naruhito speaks during a news conference on the occasion of his birthday in Tokyo, Japan February 21, 2020. Picture taken February 21, 2020. Rodrigo Reyes Marin/Pool via REUTERS/Files

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan’s Emperor may postpone a state visit to Britain scheduled for early this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, Kyodo newswire reported citing unidentified sources.

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako in January accepted an invitation from Queen Elizabeth to make a state visit to Britain in early 2020. It would be their first overseas visit since Naruhito acceded to the throne in May last year.

Reporting by Tim Kelly; Editing by Toby Chopra

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