|Empress Emerita of Japan|
|Empress consort of Japan|
|Tenure||7 January 1989 – 30 April 2019|
|Enthronement||12 November 1990|
|Born||Michiko Shōda (正田美智子)|
20 October 1934
University of Tokyo Hospital, Tokyo City, Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Akihito (m. 1959)
|House||Imperial House of Japan (by marriage)|
Early life change
Michiko Shōda was born at University of Tokyo Hospital in Tokyo. She is the eldest daughter of Hidesaburo Shōda and Fumiko Soejima, president and later honorary chairman of Nisshin Flour Milling Company.
Shōda married Crown Prince Akihito in 1959.
When she married, she became Crown Princess Michiko. She became Empress Michiko in 1989 when her husband became Emperor.
Empress Michiko is the mother of two sons and a daughter.
|Naruhito, Emperor of Japan||23 February 1960||9 June 1993||Masako Owada||Princess Toshi|
|Fumihito, Prince Akishino||30 November 1965||29 June 1990||Kiko Kawashima||Princess Mako of Akishino|
Princess Kako of Akishino
Prince Hisahito of Akishino
|Sayako, Princess Nori||18 April 1969||15 November 2005||Yoshiki Kuroda|
Related pages change
- Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Michiko" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 627.
- Hoover, Willian D. (2011). Historical Dictionary of Postwar Japan, p. 16.
- "Japan's ex-Empress Michiko has early stage breast cancer". ABC News. August 9, 2019.
Other websites change
Media related to Empress Michiko at Wikimedia Commons