Akihito
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Akihito

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Birthday
23, 1933
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
23, 1933 (age 84)
Birthplace
Tokyo, Japan

About

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.

Trivia

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.