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Japanese Lawmaker Reprimanded After Letter to Emperor Hits Nerve

A Japanese lawmaker was reprimanded on Friday for breaking a taboo by trying to involve Emperor Akihito in politics when he handed him a letter expressing concerns about the health impact of the Fukushima nuclear crisis.   A furor erupted after Taro Yamamoto gave Akihito the handwritten missive at a garden party last week, the first such bid in more than a century to draw the emperor's attention.   The incident highlights Japanese sensitivities about the emperor that linger...

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