Head of State: Emperor Akihito

Head of State since: 7th January 1989

Predecessor: Emperor Shōwa

Heir to the Throne: Crown Prince Naruhito

National Anthem: Kimigayo

Information about the Monarch:

Was born on 23rd December 1933. He married Michiko Shōda on 10th April 1959. Together they have 3 children:

Crown Prince Naruhito (Heir to the Throne)

Prince Akishino

Princess Nori

Interesting fact:

Akihito was evacuated from Tokyo during World War 2.

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