Akihito is a member of the Imperial House of Japan who reigned as the 125th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession, from 7 January 1989 until his abdication on 30 April 2019, Heisei era. He succeeded to the Chrysanthemum Throne upon the death of his father, Emperor Showa (Hirohito). Upon his abdication due to his age and declining health, he became Emperor Emeritus. He was succeeded by his elder son, Naruhito.
TOKYO: Emperor Naruhito expressed “deep remorse” over Japan’s role in World War II in his first appearance at the annual ceremony marking the end of the hostilities. The 59-year-old Naruhito is.. WorldNews - Published
Japan’s former empress Michiko has been diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer and will soon undergo surgery, the Imperial Household Agency (IHA) said on Friday. Michiko’s husband Akihito.. WorldNews - Published
Japan’s shrinking royal family may have to cut down on its duties as more of its members opt out of the royalty, The Independent reports. Crown Prince Fumihito, better known as Prince Akishino, is.. WorldNews - Published