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Akihito

(äkē`hētō), 1933–, emperor of Japan (1989–2019). 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. He abdicated in 2019 and was succeeded by his son NaruhitoNaruhito,
1960–, Japanese emperor (2019–), son of Akihito. He is the first Japanese emperor to have studied abroad, attending Oxford from 1983 to 1985. In 1991 he was officially invested as crown prince, and in 1993 he married Masako Owada, a commoner and former
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Akihito

born 1933, Emperor of Japan from 1989
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Japan's Crown Prince Akihito is formally invested as crown prince during a ceremony at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Image Credit: Reuters
When Yara apologized for the incident later, Crown Prince Akihito said in a calm manner, "It was good that nobody appeared to be injured.
In the presence of former Prime Minister Clement Attlee and representatives from newspapers which maintained a negative view of Japan after World War II, Churchill treated Crown Prince Akihito to the prince's favorite red wine, it said.
When then Japanese Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko visited Emilio Aguinaldo in Kawit in November 1962, the general remarked that he knew the prince's grandfather (actually the prince's great-grandfather), Meiji Emperor Matsushito, whom he considered a very good friend of the Filipinos.
Immediately after Japan's defeat in World War II, then 11-year-old Crown Prince Akihito arrived at Harajuku railway station from his evacuation home in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, in November 1945.
French Ambassador Maurice Dejean told diplomats in Tokyo that Paris was going to give the prestigious Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor to then Crown Prince Akihito.
I know more about the 1962 Manila visit of then Crown Prince Akihito and Princess Michiko in 1962-when I was eight months old-than their visit last week.
It was the year then Crown Prince Akihito ascended the imperial throne after the death of his father, Emperor Hirohito, posthumously known as Emperor Showa.
In October 1986, then Crown Prince Akihito and Crown Princess Michiko were scheduled to visit South Korea on behalf of Emperor Hirohito, but the trip was canceled about two months before the scheduled visit.
de Guzman was the mayor of Baguio at the time, the couple was seen being welcomed by the mayor and his wife as then Crown Prince Akihito received the keys to the city.
The empress took the occasion to reminisce her life with the late empress dowager and said one lasting impression she had was a trip they made to the Tama Mausoleum in Hachioji, western Tokyo in 1959 shortly after her marriage to then Crown Prince Akihito.
In 1959, breaking a 1,500-year tradition, then Crown Prince Akihito married a commoner, Michiko Shoda, a daughter of a wealthy businessman.