Danish crown prince visits disaster-hit city


Danish Crown Prince Frederik on Tuesday visited the disaster-hit city of Higashimatsushima in Miyagi Prefecture to encourage survivors of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

“My basic impression is how devastating and brutal nature can be, you can see the forces of nature through the tsunami and the earthquake,” the crown prince said aboard a sightseeing boat in Matsushima Bay.

During his visit to the city, the 43-year-old crown prince joined children for lunch and played soccer with them at the tsunami-destroyed Hamaichi Elementary School.