Emperor Akihito (明仁天皇, Akihito-tennō, born 23 December 1933) (known simply as Akihito) is the former emperor of Japan. He reigned from 1989 to 2019. He was the 125th emperor of his line according to Japan's traditional order of succession. He is head of the Imperial House of Japan.
|Emperor of Japan|
|Reign||7 January 1989 – 30 April 2019|
|Enthronement||12 November 1990|
|Born||23 December 1933|
Tokyo Imperial Palace, Tokyo, Japan
|Issue||Naruhito, Emperor of Japan|
Fumihito, Prince Akishino
Sayako, Princess Nori
|House||Imperial House of Japan|
What the emperor does Edit
The emperor has many duties and responsibilities. For example, he regularly
- takes part in affairs of according to the Constitution of Japan.
- attends various events and ceremonies held at the Imperial Palace.
- attends ceremonies in Tokyo.
- makes appearances at a variety of ceremonies in various parts in Japan
- visits welfare facilities.
- visits regions where disasters hit
- visits other countries
- helps transmit the traditional culture of Japan
As a personal interest, Akihito studies fish.
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Titles and styles Edit
Related pages Edit
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric et al. (2002). "Traditional order of Tennō" in Japan encyclopedia, pp. 962-963.
- Nussbaum, "Akihito" at p. 19.
- Enjoji, Kaori (December 1, 2017). "Japan Emperor Akihito to abdicate on April 30, 2019". CNN. Tokyo. Retrieved December 1, 2017.
- McCurry, Justin (30 April 2019). "Japan's emperor Akihito abdicates with message of love". The Guardian. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
- Imperial Household Agency (Kunaichō), "Affairs of State"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ()
- Kunaicho, "Ceremonies in Imperial Palace"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ().
- Kunaicho, "Progress in Tokyo"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ().
- Kunaicho, "Progress around Japan"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ().
- Kunaicho, "Visits to Welfare facilities"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ().
- Kunaicho, "Visits to disaster-affected areas"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ().
- Kunaicho, "Overseas visits"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ().
- Kunaicho, "Transmitting traditional cultures to posterity"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ().
- Kunaicho, "Studies"; retrieved 2011-10-18 ().
- Chancellor, Alexander. "The Japanese emperor's lesson for the British monarchy," The Guardian (UK). 17 March 2011; retrieved 2011-10-17.
- "Emperor Emeritus Akihito recovering after heart failure diagnosis". www.japantimes.co.jp. 26 July 2022. Retrieved 26 July 2022.
Other websites Edit
Media related to Emperor Akihito at Wikimedia Commons
- Imperial Household Agency (English); (Japanese)
- "Do Not Lose Hope" Address to the Nation, 2011 transcript and audio mp3 and video
- KidsWebJapan, "Emperor's Role"
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