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Birthday of Emperor Akihito – December 23, 2023

Every year, The Birthday of Emperor Akihito is celebrated on December 23 in Japan. It aims to mark the life and reign of Emperor Akihito, the 125th emperor of Japan, who ruled from January 7, 1989, to April 30, 2019. Akihito ascended the throne after his father, Emperor Hirohito’s death. His reign duration is called the ‘Heisei’ era, which translates to ‘become peace’.

Who is Emperor Akihito?

Akihito was born on December 23, 1933, in Tokyo and was the eldest son of Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako. In 1952, he was only officially designated as the crown prince and later got married to Michiko Shoda in 1959 and had 3 children with her — Naruhito, Fumihto, and Sayako. Akihito ascended the Chrysanthemum throne on January 7, 1989.

Who was the first emperor of Japan?

Jimmu Tennō was the first emperor of Japan.

Birthday of Emperor Akihito – Dates

2023December 23Saturday
2024December 23Monday
2025December 23Tuesday
2026December 23Wednesday
2027December 23Thursday

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