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Naruhito,1960–, Japanese emperor (2019–), son of AkihitoAkihito
, 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, Hirohito, Akihito is an accomplished amateur marine biologist. In Apr.
..... Click the link for more information. . 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 diplomat. They have a daughter. He became emperor when his father in 2019. Upon Naruhito's ascension to the throne the Reiwa ("beautiful harmony") era was proclaimed.
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