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Akihito

(äkē`hētō), 1933–, emperor of Japan (1989–). As crown prince, he traveled widely, visiting Great Britain, Canada, the United States, and many countries of Asia and South America. Like his father, HirohitoHirohito
, 1901–89, emperor of Japan. He was made regent in 1921 and succeeded his father, Yoshihito (the Taishō emperor), in 1926. He married (1924) Princess Nagako Kuni (1903–2000); a son and heir, Prince Akihito, was born in 1933.
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, Akihito is an accomplished amateur marine biologist. In Apr., 1959, he married Michiko Shoda, a commoner; it was the first time that an heir to the Japanese throne had wed outside the court nobility. Tradition was also abandoned when their three children, Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino, and Princess Nori, were raised at home. When Akihito ascended to the throne, the Heisei ("achieving peace") era was proclaimed. As emperor, Akihito continued his efforts to humanize and modernize the royal family.

Akihito

born 1933, Emperor of Japan from 1989
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1990: Crown Prince Akihito was formally installed as Emperor Akihito of Japan, becoming the 125th Japanese monarch.
The King received a cable of thanks from Emperor Akihito of Japan, in reply to a cable of condolences for the victims of torrential rains and floods that inundated various southern and western parts of Japan.
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Tokyo, Dhu-AlHijjah 2, 1437, Sep 3, 2016, SPA -- Following his departure at the end of his official visit to Japan, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, Second Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has sent a cable of thanks to Emperor Akihito of Japan. In his cable, the Deputy Crown Prince expressed profound appreciation and thanks to the Emperor of Japan for the warm hospitality and good reception.
Rabat - HM King Mohammed VI sent a message of congratulations to HM Emperor Akihito of Japan on the occasion of the anniversary of his accession to the throne.
General Shaikh Mohammed also met Emperor Akihito of Japan at Tokyo Imperial Palace during his official two-day visit.
His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, met with Emperor Akihito of Japan at the Tokyo Imperial Palace on Wednesday as part of his ongoing official visit to Japan.
In the afternoon, Emperor Akihito of Japan hosted a luncheon in honor of Prince Salman in the presence of Prince Naruhito at the Imperial Palace in the Japanese capital.
ANI - Ambassador of Japan, Seiichi Otsuka held on Monday a reception at the Phoenicia Hotel to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Emperor Akihito of Japan.
One of his productions ended up being bought by emperor Akihito of Japan Ruthin ceramic artist Maggie Humphrey with her mural, in July 1989 Bethesda blacksmith Ann Catrin Evans and her pupil He use some of the old blacksmith's tools at Bersham Herit elen Shepherd from Chester tage Centre, Wrexham Jewellery designers Tony Gordon and Christine Bola pictured in February 1988 with some of their creations
Colombo, March 16 -- The Buddhist Sangha of Sri Lanka, including the Mahanayakes of the different Chapters has sent a message of condolence to Emperor Akihito of Japan, the Japanese Government and the people in connection with the great tsunami that struck the country last Friday.
At this time of great trial, I wish you to know that the Government and people of Pakistan stand with you and the Japanese people in total solidarity and support," President Asif Ali Zardari said in his condolence message to Emperor Akihito of Japan.