Birthday December 23, 1933

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Tokyo, Japan

Age 89 years old

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His Imperial Majesty who was crowned the 125th Emperor of Japan in 1989. His reign is referred to as the era of "Heisei." 

Before Fame

He learned English and Western culture while Japan was occupied following World War II and briefly studied at the Department of Political Science at Gakushuin University in Tokyo.


He made one of his most notable televised appearances after Japan's tragic 2011 earthquake and tsunami.

Family Life

He got married to Michiko Shoda on April 10, 1959; he has three children: Crown Prince Narhutio, Prince Akishino and Princess Nori.

Associated With

He succeeded his father Hirohito as Emperor of Japan in 1989.