Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress

His Majesty the Emperor

  • Name
    • Akihito
  • Lineage
    • Eldest son of Emperor Showa
  • Date of Birth
    • 23 December 1933
  • The Personal Title for Young Members(Been conferred in accordance with the Imperial Family's tradition of appellation)
    • Prince Tsugu(Tsugu-no-Miya)
  • Coming of Age Ceremony
    • 10 November 1952 (at the age of 18)
  • Investiture as Crown Prince (Rittaishi no Rei)
    • 10 November 1952
  • Accession to the Throne
    • 7 January 1989
  • Enthronement Ceremony (Sokui Rei Seiden no Gi)
    • 12 November 1990
  • Great Feast of Enthronement (Daijosai)
    • 22 and 23 November 1990
  • Education
    • 1956 - completed education at the Gakushuin University

Her Majesty the Empress

  • Name
    • Michiko
  • Lineage
    • Eldest Daughter of the late Hidesaburo Shoda
  • Date of Birth
    • 20 October 1934
  • Honorary Positions
    • Honorary President of the Japanese Red Cross Society
  • Education
    • 1957 - Graduated from the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature in the Faculty of Literature at the University of the Sacred Heart

Marriage

  • Imperial House Council
    • 27 November 1958
  • Engagement Ceremony (Nosai no Gi)
    • 14 January 1959
  • Marriage
    • 10 April 1959

Children

  1. His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito, born 23 February 1960.
  2. His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino(Fumihito), born 30 November 1965
  3. Her Imperial Highness Princess Sayako, born 18 April 1969(Mrs. Yoshiki Kuroda)