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The planned state visit by Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako to Britain in the second quarter of this year will be postponed due to the new coronavirus outbreak, Japan’s top government spokesman said Thursday.

“In view of the spread of new coronavirus infections in the world, we have judged it appropriate for us to rearrange the timing of the visit in consultation with the British government,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a news conference.

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