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Akihito
125th Emperor of Japan
The emperor at his public appearance on his 72nd birthday at the balcony of the Imperial Palace (2005)
Reign 7 January 1989 – Present
(19 years)
Coronation 12 November 1990
Born December 23, 1933 (1933-12-23) (age 74)
Tokyo, Japan
Predecessor Emperor Shōwa
Heir-Apparent Crown Prince Naruhito
Consort Empress Michiko
Issue Prince Naruhito
Prince Akishino
Sayako Kuroda
Royal House see Emperor of Japan
Father Emperor Shōwa
Mother Empress Kōjun

Akihito (明仁? born December 23, 1933) is the current emperor (天皇 tennō?) of Japan, and the 125th emperor according to Japan's traditional order of succession. He acceded to the throne in 1989, and is the 21st most senior monarch or lifelong leader. He is the world's only reigning monarch with the title of emperor. ... The Emperor , literally heavenly sovereign,[1] formerly often called the Mikado) of Japan is the countrys monarch. ... is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Emperor Shōwa ) (April 29, 1901 — January 7, 1989) was the 124th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from December 25, 1926 until his death. ... Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan 徳仁皇太子 (Naruhito Kōtaishi) (born February 23, 1960 at Togu Palace, Tokyo) is the eldest son of HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko. ... Empress Michiko of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, HIM Emperor Akihito. ... Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan 徳仁皇太子 (Naruhito Kōtaishi) (born February 23, 1960 at Togu Palace, Tokyo) is the eldest son of HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko. ... Prince Akishino (Fumihito) of Japan (秋篠宮文仁親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Fumihito shinnō denka) also known as Prince Fumihito (文仁親王 Fumihito shinnō) (born 30 November 1965) is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... Princess Nori at Expo 2005 Sayako Kuroda (Japanese: 黒田清子, Kuroda Sayako) (born 18 April 1969), formerly Princess Nori (Sayako) of Japan (紀宮清子内親王殿下, Nori-no-miya Sayako naishinnō), is the third child and only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. ... The Emperor , literally heavenly sovereign,[1] formerly often called the Mikado) of Japan is the countrys monarch. ... Emperor Shōwa ) (April 29, 1901 — January 7, 1989) was the 124th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from December 25, 1926 until his death. ... Empress Kōjun ) (March 6, 1903 - June 16, 2000) was empress consort of Japan. ... is the 357th day of the year (358th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Emperor , literally heavenly sovereign,[1] formerly often called the Mikado) of Japan is the countrys monarch. ... The following is a traditional list of Emperors of Japan. ... List of currently enthroned monarchs and lifelong leaders sorted by length of service: Time served is in years as of 2007-05-12, rounded down. ...

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Name

In Japan, the emperor is never referred to by his given name, but rather is he referred to as "His Imperial Majesty the Emperor" (天皇陛下 tennō heika?), which may be shortened to "His Imperial Majesty" (陛下 heika?). In writing, the emperor is also referred to formally as "The Reigning Emperor" (今上天皇 kinjō tennō?). The Era of Akihito's reign bears the name "Heisei" (平成), and according to custom he will be renamed "Emperor Heisei" (平成天皇; see "posthumous name") after his death by order of the cabinet, in which the name of the next era under his successor will also be established.[1] Japanese era name (年号, nengō, lit. ... Heisei (Japanese: 平成) is the current era name in Japan. ... Japanese name Kanji: Hiragana: Korean name Hangul: Hanja: Vietnamese name Quốc ngữ: Hán tá»±: A posthumous name (諡號) is an honorary name given to royalty, nobles, and sometimes others, in some cultures after the persons death. ... Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan 徳仁皇太子 (Naruhito Kōtaishi) (born February 23, 1960 at Togu Palace, Tokyo) is the eldest son of HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko. ...


Biography

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.

Akihito is the eldest son and the fifth child of the Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) and Empress Kōjun (Nagako). Titled Prince Tsugu (継宮 Tsugu-no-miya?) as a child, he was raised and educated by his private tutors and then attended the elementary and secondary departments of the Peers' School (Gakushuin) from 1940 to 1952.[2] Unlike his precedents in the Imperial Family, he did not receive a commission as an Army officer, at the request from his father, Emperor Shōwa. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (978x1760, 256 KB) Emperor Akihito and empress Michiko of Japan http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (978x1760, 256 KB) Emperor Akihito and empress Michiko of Japan http://www. ... Empress Michiko of Japan Her Imperial Majesty Empress Michiko of Japan (美智子), (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shoda (正田美智子 shoda michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, Akihito. ... Emperor Shōwa ) (April 29, 1901 — January 7, 1989) was the 124th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from December 25, 1926 until his death. ... Empress Kōjun ) (March 6, 1903 - June 16, 2000) was empress consort of Japan. ... The Gakushuin University (学習院大学 Gakushūin Daigaku) or formerly Peers School (now incorporated as the Gakushuin School Corporation) is an educational institution in Tokyo established in 1877, during the Meiji era, for the education of the children of the Japanese aristocracy, though it eventually also opened its doors to the offspring...


During the American firebombing raids on Tokyo in March 1945, he and his younger brother, HIH Prince Masahito, were evacuated from the city. During the American occupation of Japan following World War II, Prince Akihito was tutored in English by Elizabeth Gray Vining. He briefly studied at the Department of Political Science at Gakushuin University in Tokyo, though he never received a degree. Although he was Heir-Apparent to the Chrysanthemum Throne from the moment of his birth, his formal Investiture as Crown Prince (立太子礼 Rittaishi-no-rei?) was held at the Kokyo Imperial Palace on November 10, 1952. In June 1953, Crown Prince Akihito represented Japan at the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.[2] For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... His/Her Imperial Highness (abbreviation HIH) is a title used by members of an Imperial family to denote Imperial - as opposed to royal - status to show that the holder in question is descended from an Emperor rather than a King (compare His/Her Royal Highness). ... Prince Hitachi (Masahito) of Japan (常陸宮正仁親王, Hitachi no miya Masahito Shinnō) (born 28 November 1935) is a member of the Japanese imperial family and the younger brother of the Emperor Akihito. ... Capital Tokyo Language(s) Japanese Political structure Military occupation Military Governor  - 1945-1951 Douglas MacArthur  - 1951-1952 Matthew Ridgway Emperor  - 1926-1989 Hirohito Historical era Post-WWII  - Surrender of Japan August 15, 1945  - San Francisco Treaty April 28, 1952 At the end of the Second World War, Japan was occupied... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Elizabeth Janet Gray Vining (October 6, 1902 - November 27, 1999) tutored Emperor Akihito in English. ... Gakushuin University (Gakusyuin University Central Lecture Room). ... A degree is any of a wide range of status levels conferred by institutions of higher education, such as universities, normally as the result of successfully completing a program of study. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Imperial Seal of Japan. ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ... Panorama of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Map of the Imperial Palace and surrounding Gardens Nijubashi Bridge at the Imperial Palace. ... is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ... A asses is a ceremony marking the investment of a monarch with regal power through, amongst other symbolic acts, the placement of a crown upon his or her head. ... Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of sixteen sovereign states, holding each crown and title equally. ...


Then-Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko made official visits to thirty-seven countries. The Crown Prince assumed the throne after the death of his father on January 7, 1989, thus becoming the 125th Japanese monarch, according to the traditional order of succession. Emperor Akihito was formally enthroned as the Emperor of Japan on November 12, 1990.[2] In 1998, during a state visit to the United Kingdom, he was invested with The Most Noble Order of the Garter.[3] is the 7th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... A garter is one of the Orders most recognisable insignia. ...


In 2001, Enperor Akihito acknowledged mother sides of Emperor Kammu, one of his ancestors were originated from Baekje of Three Kingdoms of Korea, bringing huge surprise not only in Japan and Korea but in whole world. He cited Japanese history book(屬日本紀) clarifying blood ties with Korean ethnic groups.[4] Emperor Kanmu Emperor Kanmu ) (737–806) was the 50th imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. ... Baekje (October 18 BCE–August 660 BCE), originally Sipje, was a kingdom in the southwest of the Korean Peninsula. ... The Three Kingdoms Period of Korea (hangul: 삼국시대) featured the three rival kingdoms of Goguryeo, Baekje and Silla, which dominated the Korean peninsula and parts of Manchuria for much of the 1st millennium CE. Historians claim that the Three Kingdoms period ran from the 1st century BCE (specifically 57 BC) until... This article is about the Korean civilization. ...


Emperor Akihito underwent surgery for prostate cancer in January, 2003.[5] Since succeeding to the throne, Emperor Akihito has made an effort to bring the Imperial Family closer to the Japanese people. The Emperor and Empress of Japan have made official visits to eighteen countries, as well as all forty-seven Prefectures of Japan.[2] HRPC redirects here. ... The prefectures of Japan are the countrys 47 sub-national jurisdictions: one metropolis (都 to), Tokyo; one circuit (道 dō), Hokkaidō; two urban prefectures (府 fu), Osaka and Kyoto; and 43 other prefectures (県 ken). ...


Marriage and children

On April 10, 1959, he married Miss Michiko Shōda (born October 24, 1934), the eldest daughter of Mr. Hidesaburo Shōda, the president and later honorary chairman of Nisshin Flour Milling Company.[2] The new Crown Princess was the first commoner to marry into the imperial family. The Emperor and the Empress have three children: Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Japanese_Emperor. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Japanese_Emperor. ... The national flag of Japan, known as Nisshōki (日章旗 sun flag) or Hinomaru (日の丸 sun disc) in Japanese, is a base white flag with a large red disc (representing the rising sun) in the center. ... is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Empress Michiko of Japan, (born October 20, 1934) formerly Michiko Shōda (正田 美智子 Shōda Michiko) and later the Crown Princess of Japan (April 10, 1959 to January 7, 1989), is the wife and consort of the reigning Emperor of Japan, HIM Emperor Akihito. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full 1934 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A Crown Prince or Crown Princess is the heir or heiress apparent to the throne in a royal or imperial monarchy. ... A commoner, in British law, is someone who is neither the Sovereign nor a noble. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...

His/Her Imperial Highness (abbreviation HIH) is a title used by members of an Imperial family to denote Imperial - as opposed to royal - status to show that the holder in question is descended from an Emperor rather than a King (compare His/Her Royal Highness). ... Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan 徳仁皇太子 (Naruhito Kōtaishi) (born February 23, 1960 at Togu Palace, Tokyo) is the eldest son of HIM Emperor Akihito and HIM Empress Michiko. ... is the 54th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Prince Akishino (Fumihito) of Japan (秋篠宮文仁親王殿下 Akishino-no-miya Fumihito shinnō denka) also known as Prince Fumihito (文仁親王 Fumihito shinnō) (born 30 November 1965) is a member of the Japanese imperial family. ... Fumihito is a japanese name, used for males, normally only of the imperial family. ... is the 334th day of the year (335th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Princess Nori at Expo 2005 Sayako Kuroda (Japanese: 黒田清子, Kuroda Sayako) (born 18 April 1969), formerly Princess Nori (Sayako) of Japan (紀宮清子内親王殿下, Nori-no-miya Sayako naishinnō), is the third child and only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. ... The imperial household of Japan (also referred to as the imperial family or kōshitsu (皇室)) refers those members of the extended family of the reigning Emperor of Japan who undertake official and public duties, as well as their minor children. ... Her Imperial Highness Princess Sayako, the third child and only daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, was born on 18 April 1969. ... is the 108th day of the year (109th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (number) 1969 (movie) 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ...

Official functions

The imperial couple with President George W. Bush and Laura Bush at the Imperial Palace (2002)
The imperial couple with President George W. Bush and Laura Bush at the Imperial Palace (2002)

Despite being strictly constrained by his constitutional position, he also issued several wide-ranging statements of remorse to Asian countries, for their suffering under Japanese occupation, beginning with an expression of remorse to China made in April 1989, three months after the death of his father, Emperor Shōwa. For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Emperor Shōwa ) (April 29, 1901 — January 7, 1989) was the 124th emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from December 25, 1926 until his death. ...


In June 2005, the Emperor visited the U.S. territory of Saipan, the site of one of the most afflicting World War II battles from June 15 to July 9, 1944 (Battle of Saipan). Accompanied by Empress Michiko, he offered prayers and flowers at several memorials, honouring not only the Japanese who died, but also American soldiers, Korean laborers, and local islanders. It was the first trip by a Japanese monarch to a World War II battlefield abroad. The Saipan journey was received with high praise by the Japanese people, as were the Emperor's visits to war memorials in Tokyo, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Okinawa in 1995. For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Saipan seen from the air A map of Saipan, Tinian & Aquijan Saipan (IPA: in English) is the largest island and capital of the United States Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), a chain of 15 tropical islands belonging to the Marianas archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean (15°10... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants United States Empire of Japan Commanders Richmond K. Turner Holland Smith Yoshitsugu Saito â€  Chuichi Nagumo â€  Strength 71,000 31,000 Casualties 3,426 killed; 13,160 wounded 24,000 KIA and 5,000 suicides; 921 prisoners The Battle of Saipan was a battle of the Pacific campaign of World... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Hiroshima (disambiguation). ... Megane-bashi (Spectacles Bridge) Nagasaki   listen? (長崎市; -shi, literally long peninsula) is the capital and the largest city of Nagasaki Prefecture located at the south-western coast of Kyushu, Japan. ... This article is about the prefecture. ...


On September 6, 2006, the Emperor celebrated the birth of his first grandson, Prince Hisahito, the third child of the Emperor's younger son. Prince Hisahito is the first male heir born to the Japanese imperial family in 41 years (since his father Prince Akishino) and could avert a possible succession crisis as the Emperor's elder son, the Crown Prince, has only one daughter, Princess Aiko. Under Japan's current male-only succession law, Princess Aiko is not eligible for the throne. The birth of Prince Hisahito could mean that proposed changes to the law to allow Aiko to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne will not go through after being temporarily shelved following the announcement of Princess Kiko's third pregnancy in February 2006. is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... His Imperial Highness Prince Hisahito of Akishino , 6 September 2006-) is the third child of Prince and Princess Akishino, and their first son. ... The Japanese Imperial succession controversy refers to the question of whether Japans laws of succession under the The Imperial Household Law of 1947 should be changed from male-only primogeniture to equal primogeniture. ... Princess Aiko, The Princess Toshi (敬宮愛子内親王殿下 Toshi no miya Aiko naishinnō denka), born December 1, 2001, is the first child of Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince Naruhito, former heir apparent to the Japanese throne, and Crown Princess Masako. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Imperial Seal of Japan. ...


Ichthyological research

The emperor is known as an ichthyological researcher, especially studies in the taxonomy of family gobies.[6] He produced articles for publication in Japanese and English scholarly journals such as Gene or Japanese Journal of Ichthyology[7]. Ichthyology (from Greek: ἰχθυ, ikhthu, fish; and λόγος, logos, knowledge) is the branch of zoology devoted to the study of fish. ... For the science of classifying living things, see alpha taxonomy. ... For other uses, see Family (disambiguation). ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... For other uses, see Gene (disambiguation). ...


He also wrote some articles about the early period of the Japanese science history in Edo or Meiji Era, which were published in Science[8] and Nature[9]. In 2005 a newly described goby was named Exyrias akihito in his honour. Science is the academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and is considered one of the worlds most prestigious scientific journals. ... Nature is a prominent scientific journal, first published on 4 November 1869. ... Binomial name Exyrias akihito Allen & Randall, 2005 Exyrias akihito is a species of marine goby. ...


Ancestors

Akihito's ancestors in three generations
Akihito Father:
Hirohito, Emperor Shōwa
Paternal Grandfather:
Yoshihito, Emperor Taishō
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Mutsuhito, Emperor Meiji
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Adopted: Haruko, Empress Shōken - Actual: Lady Naruko Yanagiwara-no-Fujiwara, concubine
Paternal Grandmother:
Sadako, Empress Teimei
Paternal Great-grandfather:
Prince Kujō Michitaka
Paternal Great-grandmother:
Lady Noma Ikuko, concubine
Mother:
Nagako, Empress Kōjun
Maternal Grandfather:
Imperial Prince Kuniyoshi Kuni
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Prince Kuni Asahiko
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Lady Isume Makiko, concubine
Maternal Grandmother:
Princess Shimazu Chikako of Satsuma
Maternal Great-grandfather:
Prince Shimazu Tadayoshi, 29th and last Daimyo of Satsuma, Osumi and Hyuga
Maternal Great-grandmother:
Lady Hiro Sumako, concubine
  • Ancestry in Genealogics

Emperor Taisho (大正天皇 Taishō Tennō) (August 31, 1879 – December 25, 1926), whose given name was Yoshihito (嘉仁), was the 123rd imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, from 1912 until his death in 1926. ... Emperor Meiji ) (November 3, 1852 — July 30, 1912) was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from February 3, 1867 until his death. ... Empress Shōken in Western garb, a sign of the reform taken under the Meiji era Empress Shōken ) (28 May 1849 - 19 April 1914) was empress consort of Japan as the wife of Emperor Meiji. ... born Princess Sadako Kujo (九条節子 kujō sadako) (June 25, 1884 - May 17, 1951) was the consort of the Taisho Emperor and the mother of Emperor Hirohito. ... Empress Kōjun ) (March 6, 1903 - June 16, 2000) was empress consort of Japan. ... His Imperial Highness Prince Kuni (Asahiko) of Japan (27 February 1824 - 29 October 1891) (Kuni no miya Asahiko Shinnō), also known as Prince Asahiko (Asahiko Shinnō) and Prince Nakagawa (Nakagawa-no-miya), was a member of the Japanese imperial family who played a key role in the Meiji Restoration. ...

References

  1. ^ "NATIONAL DAY OF JAPAN TO BE CELEBRATED", Embassy of Japan in Pakistan, 2007-12-07. Retrieved on 2007-12-28. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress. Imperial Household Agency (2002). Retrieved on 2007-12-28.
  3. ^ "PoWs' anger at Akihito honour", BBC News, British Broadcasting Corporation, 1998-04-10. Retrieved on 2007-12-28. 
  4. ^ "백제-일본 왕실 혈연 실체 발굴"(Excavation concerning relationship between Baekje and Japanse royalty.) by Prof.Hong Yoon Ki of HUFS [1]
  5. ^ "Akihito has successful cancer operation", BBC News, British Broadcasting Corporation, 2003-01-18. Retrieved on 2007-12-28. 
  6. ^ Hamilton, Alan. "Palace small talk problem solved: royal guest is a goby fish fanatic," The Times (London). May 30, 2007]
  7. ^ PubMed Search Results
  8. ^ Early cultivators of science in Japan. Science. 1992, 258(5082), 578
  9. ^ Linnaeus and taxonomy in Japan. Nature. 12 July 2007

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See also

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Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei The following is a traditional list of Emperors of... List of currently enthroned monarchs and lifelong leaders sorted by length of service: Time served is in years as of 2007-05-12, rounded down. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Imperial Household Agency building on the grounds of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo The Imperial Household Agency ) is a government agency of Japan in charge of the state matters concerning Japans imperial family and also keeping the Privy Seal and the State Seal. ...

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Akihito
Born: December 23 1933
Regnal titles
Preceded by
Emperor Shōwa
(Hirohito)
Emperor of Japan
January 7, 1989
Incumbent
Designated heir:
Crown Prince Naruhito
History of Japan Paleolithic Jomon Yayoi Yamato period ---Kofun period ---Asuka period Nara period Heian period Kamakura period Muromachi period Azuchi-Momoyama period ---Nanban period Edo period Meiji period Taisho period Showa period ---Japanese expansionism ---Occupied Japan ---Post-Occupation Japan Heisei Heisei (平成) is the current era name in Japan. ... Emperor Meiji ) (November 3, 1852 — July 30, 1912) was the 122nd emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from February 3, 1867 until his death. ... Emperor Taisho (大正天皇 Taishō Tennō) (August 31, 1879 – December 25, 1926), whose given name was Yoshihito (嘉仁), was the 123rd imperial ruler of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, from 1912 until his death in 1926. ... Emperor Shōwa ) (April 29, 1901 – January 7, 1989) was the 124th Emperor of Japan according to the traditional order of succession, reigning from December 25, 1926 until his death in 1989. ...

 
 

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