Akihito is the current Emperor of Japan. He succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne upon the death of his father Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) on 7 January 1989. According to Japan's traditional order of succession, he is the 125th member of the world's oldest reigning dynasty. The Japanese government announced in December 2017 that Akihito would abdicate on 30 April 2019 due to his age and declining health.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito, along with Empress Michiko, on Wednesday started a three-day pilgrimage to the Ise Grand Shrine, the holiest site in Japan's Shinto religion, as part of a.. WorldNews - Published
According to a report by Business Insider, on Wednesday, Japan's 85 year-old emperor performed a sacred ritual involving the country's imperial treasures to announce his abdication from the throne to..
According to a report by Reuters, on Tuesday, controversy has arisen in Japan as the nation prepares to enter a new imperial era and people debate the meaning of its recently revealed name, "Reiwa." On..