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Empress Masako

Current Empress of Japan

Masako (雅子, Masako), born Masako Owada (小和田雅子, Owada Masako) on 9 December 1963, is the wife and empress consort of the current Emperor of Japan, Naruhito, the eldest son of the previous emperor Akihito[1], who took the throne after abdication of the latter on 30 April 2019.

Masako
Empress Masako at TICAD7.jpg
Masako in 2019
Empress consort of Japan
Tenure1 May 2019 – present
BornMasako Owada (小和田雅子)
(1963-12-09) 9 December 1963 (age 55)
Toranomon Hospital, Toranomon, Minato, Tokyo
Spouse
Naruhito (m. 1993)
IssueAiko, Princess Toshi
HouseImperial House of Japan (by marriage)
FatherHisashi Owada
MotherYumiko Egashira
ReligionShinto

Titles and stylesEdit

  • 9 December 1963 – 9 June 1993: Miss Masako Owada
  • 9 June 1993 – 30 April 2019: Her Imperial Highness The Crown Princess of Japan
  • 1 May 2019 – present : Her Majesty The Empress

ReferencesEdit

  1. Sanz, Cynthia (21 June 1993). "The Princess Bride". People 39 (24). http://www.people.com/people/archive/article/0,,20110658,00.html. Retrieved 16 November 2011. 

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