Akihito is best known for being the 125th Emperor of Japan, according to the Japanese traditional order of succession. He acceded to the throne on 7th January 1989 after the death of his father Emperor Hirohito.
He is the fifth child and the eldest son of Emperor Shōwa (Hirohito) and Empress Kōjun (Nagako). He married Michiko Shōda (Empress Michiko) in 1959. He and Michiko have three children: Crown Prince Naruhito, Fumihito, Prince Akishino and Sayako, Princess Nori.
When he married Michiko Shoda in 1959, he made history by becoming the first Japanese crown prince to marry a commoner. He is also the only monarch in the world with the title Emperor.
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Akihito is a famous Japanese emperor, who was born on December 23, 1933. As a person born on this date, Akihito is listed in our database as the 11th most popular celebrity for the day (December 23) and the 22nd most popular for the year (1933).
People born on December 23 fall under the Zodiac sign of Capricorn, the Sea Goat. Akihito is the 450th most popular Capricorn.
Aside from information specific to Akihito's birthday, Akihito is the 20th most famous Japanese.
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